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May 30, 2008

At A Glance

Iowa's Tippie undergraduate investors win Krause Challenge

The University of Iowa's Tippie College of Business won the Krause Challenge portfolio management competition in 2008. The UI portfolio, managed by undergraduate students taking the Applied Equity Valuation class, showed a return of 8.1 percent between Aug. 1, 2007 and March 31, 2008.

The Krause Challenge is an annual competition pitting undergraduate student fund managers from UI, Iowa State University, University of Northern Iowa and Drake University. Established in 1998, it is named after William Krause, founder and CEO of Krause-Gentle Corp., who provided the seed money for each school's portfolio. At least 25 percent of the fund must be invested in Iowa-based companies.

As of March 31, the value of the UI portfolio was $228,802. Among the fund's top performers were Principal Financial, Rockwell Collins, Noble Corp., and Apple.

More information is available online at and at

Hubbard Program to host 15 fellows at Law School in June

The University of Iowa College of Law's Phillip G. Hubbard Law School Preparation Program is again bringing undergraduate students from across the country for a month-long introduction to law school and legal careers June 2 to 27. The students are from groups historically underrepresented in law and considering careers in the field.

The Hubbard Fellows will participate in intensive classes, skills training and other workshops and activities to build skills in legal analysis, writing and the study of legal concepts. They will also take a mock Law School Admissions Test, and field trips are planned to numerous attorneys, courts and legal organizations around Iowa City, Cedar Rapids and Chicago.

Big Ten Network puts UI in spotlight June 4

The Big Ten Network will air 24 consecutive hours of programming featuring the University of Iowa when it celebrates "Iowa Day" Wednesday, June 4. Coverage will include some of Iowa's best performances in 2007-08, among them the Big Ten Wrestling Championship, the Hawkeye softball team's upset of Michigan, a victory against Michigan State in the Big Ten Field Hockey semifinals, and the women's basketball team's thriller over Minnesota.

At 9 p.m. Eastern (8 p.m. Central) the Big Ten Network will present a special edition of "Big Ten Tonight" recapping Hawkeye highlights from the past 12 months. Additionally, the network will re-air two Iowa victories from the series, Big Ten's Greatest Games, including the men's basketball game against Connecticut (1995) and the football game against Michigan (1990).

The programming schedule also contains four episodes of campus programming produced by the University of Iowa, including "James Van Allen: Flights of Discovery," "Lasansky: Inside the Image," and the debuts of "The Making of Dance Gala" and "Iowa Caucuses."

All of the videos are available online -- except for "The Making of Dance Gala," which will be added soon -- at

More information is available at

Rick Stanley to perform on 'Java Blend' June 6

Harpist and singer-songwriter Rick Stanley of Fairfield, Iowa will perform live on the Iowa Public Radio performance series Java Blend from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, June 6 at the Java House in downtown Iowa City.

Stanley composes, records and performs both contemporary folk ballads and traditional Celtic ballads and instrumentals, accompanying himself on his Irish folk harp, one of many he builds in his harp shop.

The free show originates from station WSUI-AM 910 and will be recorded for broadcast Saturday, June 21 and Sunday, June 22, across the state on Iowa Public Radio.

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UI Museum of Art will be open more hours starting June 10

Beginning Tuesday, June 10, the University of Iowa Museum of Art (UIMA) will stay open nearly 10 more hours every week than in the current schedule. The new hours will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday; and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

The museum will continue to stay open late for scheduled events, including "Know the Score LIVE!", writer-in-residence readings, exhibition openings and other special events. It will continue to be closed on Mondays, as well as Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Pam White, the museum's interim director and director of the UI Pentacrest Museums, said that with the new schedule, the UIMA will be more accessible to the general public and tour groups. Visitors are encouraged to call 319-335-3232 or e-mail to arrange a docent-led tour during the new hours. Flexible scheduling for educational groups and classes at all levels can be arranged with two weeks notice.

The UI Museum of Art is located on North Riverside Drive in Iowa City.

Admission is free. For more information visit

Impetus Press co-founder Jennifer Banash reads June 11

University of Iowa graduate student Jennifer Banash, co-founder of Iowa City's Impetus Press, will present a free reading at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, in the Prairie Lights bookstore at 15 S. Dubuque St. in downtown Iowa City.

Banash, who was once an exotic dancer before coming to the UI as a doctoral student in English, will read from her new young-adult novel, "Elite," about the world of privileged adolescents in Manhattan.

Read reviews and other information on the book at

Impetus Press was founded to publish fiction falling in the gray area between commercial and experimental -- too serious and experimental for mainstream publishing but too entertaining and engaged with popular culture for the experimental presses.


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