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Jan. 18, 2008

At A Glance

UI Recreational Services offers free trial classes starting Jan. 21

During its Fitness Week, Monday, Jan. 21 to Sunday, Jan. 27, University of Iowa Recreational Services will offer free trial classes in aerobics and indoor cycling, followed by trial wellness classes in yoga and Pilates during Wellness Week, Monday, Jan. 28 to Friday, Feb. 1.The fitness classes include abdominal workouts, cardio kickboxing and step workouts. The indoor cycling classes allow bicycle workouts throughout the winter months.

Wellness classes promote gentle exercise, focusing on practiced movements and poses. These classes include: yoga for moms, beginning and intermediate Pilates, and power yoga.

These classes are offered at several times each day at various recreational centers on the UI campus. To participate in aerobics or cycling classes after the trial week, participants can buy passes or pay a daily walk-in fee. For wellness classes, participants can register at E216 Field House. More information: or 319-335-9291.

Human rights benefit concert to take place Jan. 24

UI Amnesty International and the Global Health Club are sponsoring J[AMnesty] Human Rights Benefit Concert from 6 to 11 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at Old Brick, 26 E. Market St. Proceeds will benefit Amnesty USA's Denounce Torture campaign, which works to end unlawful detention and investigate allegations of torture, and DarfurFast, a fundraising initiative by numerous human rights organizations to prevent the rape and other assaults on women in Sudanese refugee camps.

There will be musical acts, and a guest speaker. Attendees are asked to bring a canned food item to donate to the Johnson County Crisis Center. More information:

Juliet White-Smith will play solo viola recital Jan. 30

Juliet White-Smith, a member of the faculty at the University of Northern Colorado and president-elect of the American Viola Society, will play works for solo viola on a University of Iowa guest recital, at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, in Harper Hall of the UI Voxman Music Building.

White-Smith's recital will be free and open to the public. She will play three works:
--"Tricinium: Sonata for Solo Viola" by Maurice Gardner.
--"Ice Birds" for viola and audio, composed in 2002 by Paul Barsom.
--The Suite No. 1 in G Major for unaccompanied viola by J. S. Bach.

Smith-White's biography: Information on the UI School of Music: UI arts information and calendar updates:

Organist from Luther Seminary and St. Olaf will present guest recital Feb. 1

Lynn Trapp, who teaches organ for the master of sacred music degree program of Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minn., and St. Olaf College in Northfield, will present a guest recital at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, in Clapp Recital Hall on the University of Iowa campus.

Trapp's varied program will include works from the Baroque and Classical eras as well as the 20th century:

--Praeludium in G major by Vincent Lubeck.
--Trapp's "Cantilene" for organ and oboe with UI faculty member Mark Weiger, oboe.
--"Variations on the Norwegian Folktune 'O How Glorious Shall it be for the Children of God'" by Bjorn Slogedal.
--Praeludium in A minor by Johann Krebs.
--Works by Stephen Paulus and Albert Alain.
--Passacaglia in C minor, BWV 582, by J.S. Bach.

Trapp's Web page: UI School of Music: UI arts information and calendar:

Art historians Antliff and Leighten will speak Feb. 4 and 5

Two art historians from Duke University will present lectures as guests of the University of Iowa School of Art and Art History Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 4 and 5. The lectures, in Room 116 of Art Building West, will be free and open to the public.

At 8 p.m. Feb. 4, Mark Antliff will speak on "Machine-Age Fascism: Philippe Lamour and the New Vision Photography of Germaine Krull." And at 5 p.m. Feb. 5, Patricia Leighten will speak on "A 'Rationale of Ugliness': Primitivism, Cubism and Its Audience."

Antilff and Leighten are co-authors of "Cubism and Culture" and "A Cubism Reader: Documents and Criticism, 1906-1914" (forthcoming). More information: and UI School of Art and Art History: UI arts information and calendar:

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