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Nov. 6, 2008

At A Glance

Big Ten Network to air UI-produced program on engagement

The next edition of the University of Iowa's Big Ten Network series "Iowa Magazine" will focus on engagement. The program will air at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13; 4 a.m. Monday, Nov. 17; and 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19. The half-hour show is broadcast in high definition.

Produced for the Big Ten Network by the UI Center for Media Production, the program explores the UI's meaningful interaction with the world around it. Featured in the video will be UI doctors aboard the Flying Eye Hospital; the study of nature at the Iowa Lakeside Laboratory; Santos, a digital human used for research; Dance Marathon; and a ride to a UI football game aboard the Hawkeye Express.

A preview of the program is available on YouTube at

For a schedule of UI programming visit

For a complete network schedule visit

Andreasen recognized by National Academy of Sciences

Nancy Andreasen, M.D., Ph.D., professor of psychiatry at the UI Carver College of Medicine, has been named a national associate of the National Research Council of the National Academies by the Council of the National Academy of Sciences.

This honor is given as a lifetime appointment to select individuals whose dedication to the work of the academies is recognized as extraordinary. In the past three years, Andreasen chaired two influential committee reports, one on "Facilitating Interdisciplinary Research" and another on "Veterans Administration Compensation for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder." Andreasen also has chaired or served on many NAS or Institute of Medicine committees in previous years.

Catalyst Awards reception set for Nov. 13

The Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity invites the University of Iowa campus community to celebrate distinctive and innovative diversity contributions at the 2008 Catalyst Award Reception from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, in the Levitt Center for University Advancement.

Catalyst Award recipients this year are: John Achrazoglou of College of Education, individual award; Jimmy Reyes of the College of Nursing, individual student award; and Iowa Edge and Women's Resource and Action Center program/department awards. Recipients will be honored with a plaque and $1,500 award.

The keynote address will be given by Executive Vice President and Provost Wallace Loh.

The event is supported by the following colleges and departments: The Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity; Admissions;  African American Council; Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education; Colleges of Business, Graduate, Law, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Nursing, and Public Health; Human Resources; International Programs, Native American Council; Office of the President; Office of Student Life;; University of Iowa Health Care; University of Iowa Foundation; University Libraries; and Women in Science and Engineering.

For more information contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, 319-335-0705.

Community seminar Nov. 18 to focus on health literacy

Experts from University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics will discuss "Health Literacy 101: What You Need To Know" at the next "Health For Your Lifetime" seminar from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, at the Holiday Inn Conference Center, 1220 First Ave. in Coralville.

Nearly half of all American adults -- 90 million people -- have difficulty understanding and using health information. Health literacy is not simply the ability to read. It requires a complex group of reading, listening, analytical and decision-making skills, and the ability to apply these skills to health situations.

To register, visit or call 319-356-1049 or 877-633-4692.

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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.