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Dec. 2, 2008

At A Glance

UI Alumni Association seeks interest for bowl tour packages

The Iowa Hawkeyes are once again eligible for a bowl appearance, and the University of Iowa Alumni Association (UIAA) will be sponsoring the UI official bowl tour and offering special packages for fans and alumni.

As the UI awaits an official invitation, the UIAA will post up-to-date tour details online at Travel packages will include air, hotel, ground transportation, a pre-game tailgate, game tickets, and more.

For further details, fans and alumni can go to and sign up to receive an e-mail announcing the bowl and also view and purchase tour packages.

Once the official invitation has been made, reservations can also be made by calling the Iowa bowl tour hotline at 800-553-5527.

Nobel Laureate Krugman to deliver Levitt Lecture

Paul Krugman, recipient of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Economics, will deliver the University of Iowa College of Law's Levitt Lecture at 4 p.m. Friday, March 27, 2009, in MacBride Auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public. Krugman, a professor of economics at Princeton University and a columnist for the New York Times, was honored by the Nobel Committee for his research and analysis of trade patterns and location of economic activity.

Daily Iowan wins 'the Pulitzer of college journalism'

The Daily Iowan has once again been awarded a Pacemaker award, which recognizes the top student newspapers in the country. The award, considered "the Pulitzer Prize of college journalism," is given by the Associated Collegiate Press.

Judges select Pacemaker recipients based on excellence in coverage and content, quality of reporting and writing, leadership on the opinion page, evidence of in-depth reporting, layout and design, photography, art and graphics.

This year's award reflects the content appearing in the DI during 2007-08 publishing year. Among the stories reviewed by judges were a piece examining Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's success in the Iowa Caucuses and an in-depth piece about a local murder-suicide.

The DI is one of nine campus dailies to win the award this year.

For more information on the DI, visit

UI Hygienic Lab offers program for junior high and high school students

The University Hygienic Laboratory is accepting applications for its 2009 Student Grant Program, which provides laboratory expertise and mentoring to junior high and high school students interested in science projects.

Grant recipients will work with Hygienic Laboratory scientists either at the UI Oakdale Campus or at the Iowa Laboratories Facility in Ankeny. In addition to Hygienic Laboratory staff serving as mentors, the laboratory will provide testing services as part of the students' science projects. Past projects have included testing for infectious diseases on surfaces, measuring bacteria on toothbrushes and looking for levels of pesticides in water.

Applications are available at The deadline is Jan. 16, 2009.


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Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to participate in a program, please contact the sponsoring department in advance.