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July 3, 2008

At A Glance

North Riverside near Art Building reduced to single lane beginning July 9

A construction project on the University of Iowa campus will reduce traffic to a single lane on North Riverside Drive just north of the CRANDIC viaduct in the vicinity of the Art Building, beginning Wednesday, July 9. The project, to construct a new electrical duct bank across North Riverside, is expected to take about two weeks. During that time, a flag person will be present to accommodate alternating single-lane traffic. Motorists should expect delays on this route.

Summer Writing Festival adds sessions July 26-Aug. 1

The Iowa Summer Writing Festival, which was forced by the floods to cancel several sessions in June, has added an additional weekend (July 26-27) and weeklong (July 27-Aug 1) session to the end of its 2008 schedule.

The festival, which is presented by the University of Iowa Division of Continuing Education, scheduled the additional sessions to provide opportunities for registrants whose sessions were canceled, as well as those who had not yet registered.

The added sessions will include a series of free public events at 11 a.m. Monday through Friday, July 28 through Aug. 1, in Room 101 of the UI Biology Building East. Known as "Elevenses," these hourlong presentations feature issues of special interest to writers with a different speaker each day. Fridays are reserved for a reading by faculty of that week's festival session.

For information about the added sessions and registration materials, visit the festival's Web site


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