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April 11, 2008

At A Glance

Morgan named to national board of oral and maxillofacial surgery

Teresa Morgan, D.D.S., recently accepted an appointment to the examination committee of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS), the dental specialty certifying board that represents more than 4,000 oral and maxillofacial surgeons in the United States.

Morgan is a diplomate of ABOMS and a graduate of the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. She completed her residency at the UI and joined the faculty in 2001. Morgan's colleagues say the appointment is indicative of her national reputation.

Student Health Research Poster Session is April 15

The University of Iowa Interdisciplinary Science Group will hold its ninth annual Interdisciplinary Health Research Poster Session from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, in the first-floor atrium of the Eckstein Medical Research Building.

Thirty-three students from across campus will present their research. The event provides an opportunity for UI students working on health-related research to present their work and interact with researchers from areas other than their respective disciplines. Twelve awards of $100 each will be presented at the event. Judging will occur between 11:30 and 1 p.m.

For more information, contact Kathy Holeton at 319-335-6804 or

Composers Workshop will present new student compositions April 20

The University of Iowa Composers Workshop will present a free concert of new works by graduate students in the composition program at 8 p.m. Sunday, April 20, in Clapp Recital Hall on the UI campus.

The Composers Workshop is a collaborative project between composers and performers in the UI School of Music. The workshop is directed by David Gompper, professor of music in the theory and composition department of the School of Music and director of the Center for New Music. Graduate teaching assistant John Griffin coordinates performances.

New works on the April 20 program will be:

--"Twelve Tempers" for brass quintet by Daniel Roeder
--Three Miniatures for Flute Duo by Peter Juffernbruch
--"Episodes" for harp by Chris Shortway
--"Reflection in E" for piano by Jonathan Tauscheck
--"Impressions of Delphi" for violin and piano by Lieschen Mast
--Selections from "No Sleep for the Wicked" for chamber ensemble by Christopher Gainey

The main showcase for student composers in the School of Music, the Composers Workshop presents a series of free concerts each semester.

Martial Guedron, art historian from Strasbourg, France, will speak April 21

Martial Guedron, a professor of art history at the Université Marc Bloch in Strasbourg, France, will speak about the "look" of race that was created by the earliest anthropologists in a University of Iowa guest lecture at 7 p.m. Monday, April 21, in Room 116 of Art Building West.

Guedron's lecture, "Nature, Ideal, and Caricature: The Perception of Physical Types by the First Anthropologists," is free and open to the public.

"People of color often first circulated in Europeans' orbit through words and images produced by anthropologists," Guedron notes. "These anthropological images arose at the intersection of aesthetic criteria, scientific accounts of human differences and racial prejudices in 18th-century physiognomic arguments about the 'look' of race. These same systems of representation then circulated even more widely and damagingly in the innumerable caricatures of the period."

Guedron's talk is sponsored by the UI School of Art and Art History; the 18th/19th-Century Interdisciplinary Colloquium of UI International Programs; the departments of English, French and Italian, and History; the African Studies Program; Caribbean, Diaspora and Atlantic Studies; the European Studies Group; and the UI Center for Human Rights.

UI poets read from new anthology April 22

University of Iowa Writers' Workshop graduates Kristin Kelly, Dora Malech, and Kiki Petrosino, whose work has been included in the "Best New Poets" anthologies, will present a free reading at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, in the Prairie Lights bookstore at 15 S. Dubuque St. in downtown Iowa City.

Listen live via the Writing University Web site at

The only publication of its kind, the annual "Best New Poets" anthology, made up exclusively of work by writers who have not yet published a full-length book, is both a crucial venue for emerging writers and an invaluable resource for committed readers of poems. Pulitzer Prize winner Nathasha Trethewey selected the poems in the 2007 edition.

Respected poet David Wojahn, who teaches at Virginia Commonwealth University, called the anthology, "A rich and readable selection, reflecting no party-line aesthetic, and attesting to the formidable promise of the emerging generation."

The Writers' Workshop is a graduate program of the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Baritone David Meyer will present UI alumni recital April 23

University of Iowa alumnus David Meyer, an operatic baritone who is now director of the Western Washington University Opera Studio, will present a free guest recital at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, in the Opera Room, Room 132 of the UI Voxman Music building.

Pianist Kimberly Carballo, vocal coach with the Indiana University Opera Theater, will accompany Meyer.

Meyer will perform four groups of art songs: a group by Franz Schubert, including four songs from the cycle "Schwanengesang" (Swan song); three songs by Henri Duparc; selections from Gustav Mahler's "Five Rückert Songs"; and songs from "Let Us Garlands Bring" by Gerald Finzi.

Meyer received a bachelor's degree from the UI and graduate degrees from Indiana University. He sang both operatic and concert performances in Europe before joining the faculty at Western Washington. For more information on Meyer, visit

In addition to her duties at Indiana University, Carballo maintains a private studio as a freelance coach and piano teacher. She has accompanied master classes for the Indiana faculty, and has prepared and presented hundreds of art song and instrumental recitals with students and faculty members. She was instructor and vocal coach for universities and the National Lyric Opera of Costa Rica.

Enrollment open for May 2 UI primary care conference in Dubuque

Health care professionals may enroll in a University of Iowa Continuing Medical Education (CME) program on primary care clinical issues. The one-day program will begin at 7:30 a.m. Friday, May 2, at the Grand River Center, 500 Bell St. in Dubuque.

Topics include immunodeficiency, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, adult vaccination, low back pain, adrenal insufficiency, breast cancer, monoclonal gammopathy of uncertain significance, fluid therapy in sepsis, and deep vein thrombosis. Conference fees are $200 for physicians, $125 for nurses and allied health care professionals, and $75 for residents in training. Fees include meals, educational materials and course credit recording.

The event sponsor is the Department of Internal Medicine at the UI Carver College of Medicine.

To learn more or register, call UI CME at 319-335-8599 or visit "Upcoming Conferences" at


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