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March 3, 2008

At A Glance

Court of Appeals hears cases this week at law school

The Iowa Court of Appeals is holding its three-day March session at the University of Iowa College of Law through Wednesday. The session marks the first time the Court of Appeals has convened at the law school.

Three separate three-judge panels will hear the appeals of 18 cases from Iowa district trial courts during the three days of oral arguments. Arguments begin at 1 p.m. on Monday, March 3, at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, March 4 and 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 5. In a rare occurrence, the Tuesday morning appeals are being heard by a panel of three judges who are all women: Chief Judge Rosemary Shaw Sackett, Gayle Nelson Vogel and UI alumna Anuradha Vaitheswaran. All sessions will be held in the Levitt Courtroom in the Boyd Law Building and are open to the public. A reception with the judges for law school faculty, staff and students will be held at the Boyd Law Building in the faculty lounge at 4 p.m. Tuesday. The court normally meets in Des Moines but occasionally meets in other courtrooms across the state.

UI Hospitals and Clinics hosting Nursing Career Day March 8

Specialists from the Department of Nursing Services and Patient Care at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics will host Nursing Career Day 2008 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 8, in the Clinical Nursing Education Center, located on Level 4 of the General Hospital.

Participants will enjoy brunch, meet with UI Hospitals and Clinics staff and nursing management representatives, learn about the nursing divisions, and tour patient units. Reservations are required and will be accepted through March 6. To register, contact Karla Kammerer Shedd or Bonnie Ritchie at 319-356-2285.

Osher course on art collecting, framing, selling begins March 26

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the UI Center on Aging is offering "Art: Collecting, Framing and Selling," from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays March 26 through April 9. The three-session course features Iowa City field trips to the home of Mary Lea Kruse, owner of Artists Concepts Ltd., for tips on art collecting; Chait Galleries for proper art framing and preservation techniques; and the new UI Art Building West and its Art Library for information on art appraisals and "de-excessing" an art collection, plus ways to research art using library resources.

Information and registration is available online at or contact Linsey Abbott at 319-384-4221.


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