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March 25, 2008

At A Glance

Engineering student receives award from American Geophysical Union

Gabriele Villarini of Rome, Italy, a University of Iowa doctoral candidate working with Witold Krjewski, professor of civil and environmental engineering and faculty research engineer at IIHR--Hydroscience & Engineering, recently won an Outstanding Student Paper Award from the Hydrology Section of the American Geophysical Union.

The paper, "Sensitivity studies of the radar-rainfall error models," deals with modeling of uncertainties in radar-based estimates of rainfall with particular emphasis on the effects of radar parameterization and set-up on the obtained results.

Villarini will receive a certificate recognizing the achievement.

Jazz pianist Koenigsberg will visit UI April 2-3

Toby Koenigsberg, a jazz pianist from the University of Oregon, will present a lecture and guest concert during a visit to the University of Iowa campus, April 2 and 3.

The events are free and open to the public.

--At 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, in Room 1077 of the Voxman Music Building, Koenigsberg will give a talk titled "Jazz Piano after Bud Powell." He'll discuss the legacy of Bud Powell, Thelonious Monk and Bill Evans in the artistry of Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett and Herbie Hancock for a Jazz History class taught by UI Professor John Rapson.

--At 8 p.m. Thursday, April 3, Koenigsberg will perform in solo, trio and quintet settings with UI jazz students.

Koenigsberg has performed throughout the United States with many of the leading jazz artists and is active in jazz scholarship and teaching. For more information see

Bill Carrothers will perform and teach jazz piano at UI April 4 and 5

Jazz pianist Bill Carrothers, called "a class act" in the Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD, will perform a guest concert and teach a clinic for University of Iowa jazz students at the UI April 4 and 5.

The events are free and open to the public.

--At 8 p.m. Friday, April 4, in Harper Hall of the UI Voxman Building, Carrothers will perform in solo, trio and quintet settings with UI jazz faculty Steve Grismore, guitar, and Jim Dreier, drums; and UI alumni Bob Domsic, saxophone, and Scott Barnum, bass.

--At 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 5, Carrothers will present a workshop with ensembles from the UI School of Music jazz program in the Opera Room, Room 132 of the Voxman Music Building.

A professional jazz pianist for more than 20 years, Carrothers has played at venues throughout the United States and Europe. For more information, see

Performers sought for April 19 Bridging Fiesta

University of Iowa Ambassadors and the Organization for the Active Support of International Students are looking for performers for The Bridging Fiesta, an annual international talent show. The Bridging Fiesta is the largest student-run multicultural event on the UI campus and draws 500 people in attendance every year. The event will take place from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, April 19 in the second-floor ballroom of the Iowa Memorial Union.

Performers are welcome to incorporate singing, dancing, musical instruments, bands, short plays, costume and fashion shows and, more particularly, performances that are culturally representative and entertaining to the audience. For more information, contact Ozgen Kilic at


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Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to participate in a program, please contact the sponsoring department in advance.