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Aug. 22, 2008

At A Glance

Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center names Buatti deputy director

University of Iowa Health Care leaders announced this week that John Buatti, M.D., professor and head of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and UI Hospitals and Clinics, has been appointed deputy director of clinical cancer care for Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the UI, effective Aug. 1.

In this new role, Buatti oversees and coordinates all clinical activities in Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center. As deputy director, Buatti reports to Cancer Center Director George Weiner, M.D., and to the chief executive officer of UI Hospitals and Clinics. Buatti will continue to serve as professor and head of radiation oncology.

UI to celebrate flood recovery with ribbon cutting ceremony Aug. 25

University of Iowa President Sally Mason has invited the university community to a celebration of the university's early successful steps toward recovery from the flood of 2008.

The ceremony, which marks the re-opening of several campus buildings affected by the flood, will take place at 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 25 on the patio between the Main Library and the Becker Communications Studies Building on the UI campus. Buildings re-opening include the Becker Building, the Adler Building, the English-Philosophy Building, and the Library, all of which sustained serious flood damage and all will reopen Monday. A reception will follow the ceremony.

'Women at Iowa' documentary to be screened in Old Capitol Aug. 26

The Council on the Status of Women's Herstory subcommittee will host a broadcast screening premiere of the documentary "Women at Iowa" at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26 in the Old Capitol Senate Chamber.

"Women at Iowa" is an interview program documenting the work, experience and history of women at the University of Iowa and is co-produced by the Council on the Status of Women and UITV. Christine Grant, professor emeritus and former UI athletic director for women's sports, will give brief remarks and answer questions following the screening.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit For UITV broadcast times, visit

UI to hold student job fair Aug. 29

The University of Iowa Office of Student Financial Aid will hold a student job fair for campus employment from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29 on the second floor of the University Capitol Center in the Old Capitol Mall.

The Student Job Fair is held in conjunction with Welcome Week 2008 to help new students become acquainted with the campus, as well as welcome returning students. The fair will feature a number of university and off-campus employers who qualify for work-study support based on their government or nonprofit status. These employers will offer on-campus, part-time hourly positions and work-study positions at both on-campus and eligible nonprofit off-campus sites.

An estimated 30 businesses, nonprofit organizations and UI campus representatives will be available to speak with students. A full listing of employers can be found on the UI Office of Student Financial Aid Web site at under the heading of Student Job Fair on the left side bar.

For more information about the fair, or about part-time or work-study job opportunities, contact the Office of Student Financial Aid at 319-335-1460 or visit the Office of Student Financial Aid Web site at

UI will hold annual Deeded Body Program memorial service Aug. 29

The Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology in the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine will hold its annual memorial service for the Deeded Body Program at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, at Oakland Cemetery, 1000 Brown St., Iowa City.

The service honors those whose donated bodies aided in the advancement of medical education and science at the UI through studies completed during the past year.

In case of inclement weather, the memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1300 Melrose Ave., Iowa City.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute to host fall celebration Sept. 3

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the UI Center on Aging will host "A Celebration of Lifelong Learning" Wednesday, Sept. 3 in the Medical Education and Research Facility (MERF).

The free event begins at 3 p.m. with a reception and information tables in the MERF atrium. At 4 p.m., Jeri Sedlar will give the keynote presentation, "Hot Wire Your Future," in the Sahai Auditorium.

Sedlar, co-author of the book, "Don't Retire, REWIRE," is a nationally known speaker and creator of the concept of "rewirement," which focuses on finding new purpose, passion and work possibilities after age 50. Sedlar has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, NBC's "The Today Show" and "Nightly News," and she has been featured in numerous newspaper and magazine articles.


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