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March 26, 2008

At A Glance

Robinson receives distinguished scientist award

Robert G. Robinson, M.D., the Paul W. Penningroth professor and head of psychiatry at the UI Carver College of Medicine, has been named the 2008 American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry Distinguished Scientist. The award recognizes original scientific contributions in geriatric psychiatry and mentorship of junior researchers. Robinson's research includes post-stroke depression, the mechanism of mood regulation, mood disorders following traumatic brain injury, and the use of transcranial magnetic stimulation to treat depression in the elderly. Robinson received the award during the association's annual meeting in March, where he also presented the 2008 Distinguished Scientist Award Lecture, "30 Years of Investigating Post-Stroke Depression."

University of Iowa professionals receive ADDY Awards

University of Iowa marketing, communications and design professionals received several ADDY awards Feb. 23 at the 40th Annual American Advertising Federation of Cedar Rapids-Iowa City Awards Gala in Cedar Rapids.

Iowa Memorial Union Marketing and Design won the Mosaic Award, which is given for celebrating achievement in diversity, as well as one Gold ADDY and one Silver ADDY. The UI Foundation won three Gold and two Silver ADDY Awards, University Hospitals and Clinics/ University of Iowa Health Care earned three Gold ADDYs and one Silver ADDY, and University Relations earned one silver award. A photo taken for the IOWA Centers for Enterprise earned a silver award, while a newsletter produced for University Hospitals and Clinics won a Gold award.

For a complete list of all ADDY winners see

UI Social Work program sponsors national Family-Centered Practice conference

The University of Iowa School of Social Work's National Resource Center for Family Centered Practice will celebrate 30 years of national leadership in family-centered child welfare practice with a conference April 16-18 at Hotel Vetro in Iowa City.

Conference speakers include leaders in family-centered child welfare practice, policy and research. Participants will discuss what the field has learned over 30 years and how that knowledge can shape the future. Sponsors are the National Resource Center for Family Centered Practice, the UI School of Social Work and Portland State University School of Social Work.

The conference is geared toward child welfare professionals, including social workers, administrators, educators, students, researchers, policymakers, community program staff and consumers of child welfare services.

For registration information and a conference schedule, visit or contact Miriam Landsman at 319-335-4934 or

Giblin to discuss Kenyan crisis at March 31 International Mondays

James Giblin, a UI professor of African history, will present "The Crisis in Kenya: An Historical Perspective" as part of the International Mondays lecture series. The presentation takes place from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, March 31, in Meeting Room A of the Iowa City Public Library. The lecture is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

For more information visit or or call Amy Green at 319-335-1433 or

Kidd will deliver Mitchell lecture March 31 NOTE: This event has been rescheduled for 4 p.m., Tuesday, April 1, in Room 240, Art Building West.

Book designer Chip Kidd will present the Mitchell Lecture on the Art of the Book, "A Number of People," at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 31, in Room 116 of Art Building West on the University of Iowa campus.

Associate art director for the publishing house of Alfred A. Knopf, Kidd is an internationally recognized graphic designer. His first book, "Batman Collected," was awarded the Design Distinction award from ID magazine.

He is editor-at-large for Pantheon, where he has overseen the publication of Chris Ware's "Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth," Dan Clowes's "David Boring," and the definitive book of the art of Charles Schulz, "Peanuts."

His first novel, "The Cheese Monkeys," was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and his second novel, "The Learners," is just out. He will read from that book for Iowa Public Radio's "Live from Prairie Lights" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, in the Prairie Lights bookstore, 15 S. Dubuque St. See

The Mitchell Lecture, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the UI Center for the Book.

Honey to discuss 'Transitions in Modern Muslim Societies' at April 3 luncheon

Rex Honey, UI professor of geography and international studies, will present "Transitions in Modern Muslim Societies" at a noon luncheon of the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council Thursday, April 3, at Rockwood Fellowship Hall, Congregational Church, 30 N. Clinton St. in Iowa City.

The Cottage will cater the event. Reservations are $7.50 for council members and $8.50 for nonmembers. The deadline to register is noon Monday, March 31. For those unable to attend, WSUI-AM 910 will carry the program at 9 p.m. Sunday, April 6, on the Iowa Public Radio network.

For more information see

SCOPE presents Counting Crows April 15 in the Iowa Memorial Union Main Lounge

Tickets go on sale Thursday, March 27 at all Ticketmaster locations for SCOPE Productions' presentation of Counting Crows at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 15, in the Iowa Memorial Union Main Lounge.

Tickets are $28, and will be available at Ticketmaster locations including the IMU Box Office. Cash, check, or credit cards are accepted; University of Iowa students can charge up to eight tickets to their U-Bills.

Counting Crows, originating from the San Francisco area, became known in 1994 following the release of their debut album "August and Everything After," featuring the hit "Mr. Jones." The band has a new album "Saturday Nights and Sunday Mornings," nearly six years after its last album "Hard Candy."

For more information on this and other upcoming SCOPE concerts see


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