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June 25, 2008

At A Glance

Tippie birthday celebration garners bronze award

A January 2007 celebration in honor of Henry B. Tippie's 80th birthday has won a bronze award in the Council for Advancement and Support of Education's annual Circle of Excellence Awards Program competition.

Organized by the University of Iowa Henry B. Tippie College of Business, the birthday celebration included: the Tippie Trivia Challenge, with Henry Tippie awarding the prize to the top student team; a question-and-answer session with Tippie; and a luncheon, public reception and dinner in Tippie's honor.

Tippie received a BSC from Iowa in 1949. In 1999, he provided a significant naming gift for the College of Business to the UI.

UI joins Big Ten partners at Midwest economic summit

University of Iowa President Sally Mason, incoming Provost and Executive Vice President Wallace Loh, interim Provost Lola Lopes, Iowa Board of Regents President David Miles and other UI and state officials are slated to join provosts and faculty from other Big 10 schools, leaders of regional banks, economists and government leaders Thursday and Friday at an economic summit organized to explore the challenges the Midwest must face to remain competitive economically.

The summit, "Developing a Regional View of the Midwest Economy: Breaking Down Barriers That Impede Regional Progress," is sponsored by the University of Minnesota, the Committee on Institutional Cooperation, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.

In addition to Mason, Loh and Lopes, the UI contingent is scheduled to include Tom Sharpe, associate vice president for economic development; Paul Rothman, head of the Department of Internal Medicine; P. Barry Butler, dean of the College of Engineering; and Jordan Cohen, interim vice president for research. More information about the summit is available at

Osher Institute offers 'Lunch and Learn' series in July

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Iowa Center on Aging will offer a "Lunch and Learn" series in July. Scheduled sessions include:

--"Get Jazzed" July 1, featuring John Rapson, director of jazz studies in the UI School of Music, and the recordings of artists performing at the 2008 Iowa City Jazz Festival.

--"The Water You Drink" July 15, comparing Iowa City and Coralville drinking-water quality to bottled water.

--"Lincoln's Grandchildren" July 29, detailing the family of Robert Todd Lincoln and their ties to Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.

Each session will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in Room 1117 of the Medical Education and Research Facility. The cost is $10 per session, which includes lunch.

For registration and additional information, visit or contact Julie Bobitt at 319-384-4222.


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