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Dec. 30, 2008

At A Glance

UI Museum of Natural History announces January closing

The University of Iowa Museum of Natural History will be closed Monday, Jan. 5, through Friday, Jan. 9, for winter maintenance. It will reopen at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, and resume regular hours for the rest of winter break.

The Museum of Natural History's regular hours are: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Thursdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m.

The Museum of Natural History explores the human experience as it relates to the natural environments of Iowa and beyond. For more information, visit


Singer-songwriter Rachael Davis appears on Jan. 9 'Java Blend'

Award-winning singer-songwriter Rachel Davis will perform on Iowa Public Radio's "Java Blend" performance series in 2009 with a free, live performance at noon Friday, Jan. 9, at the Java House in downtown Iowa City.

Davis' influences range from the jazz of Ella Fitzgerald to the pop vocals of Patty Griffin. She is a contemporary songwriter, but is equally at home singing anything from traditional ballads to Cole Porter to Joe Henry. In 2002, she won the Boston Music Award for Best New Singer-Songwriter.

The show originates from WSUI-AM 910 at the University of Iowa and will be recorded for broadcast on Saturday, Jan. 24, and Sunday, Jan. 25, on Iowa Public Radio.

For broadcast times and stations visit


Physical Therapy Program faculty member, student receive awards

A faculty member and a student in the University of Iowa Graduate Program in Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science recently received awards from the Foundation for Physical Therapy.

Susanne Morton, assistant professor, received a one-year, $40,000 research award for a study that will examine new ways to help patients regain movement following a stroke, using motor adaptation strategies that include real-time visual feedback of the leg and step-target locations during walking.

Keith Avin, a doctoral student in rehabilitation science, received a $5,000 Kendall Doctoral Scholarship as a part of the foundation's Opportunities for Clinicians and Scholars Program, which supports students with outstanding potential for doctoral studies in their first year of graduate studies.


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