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Oct. 14, 2008

At A Glance

UI professor to take part in Green Bike Tour in Slovenia

In an effort to promote sustainability and renewable energy, David Osterberg, UI clinical associate professor of occupational and environmental health, will participate in a Green Bike Tour in Slovenia on Oct. 16.

Osterberg will ride with students and professors from the School of Environmental Sciences at Nova Gorica University in Nova Gorica, Slovenia, where he is currently teaching a course. Participants will visit a hydroelectric plant and meet with wind energy developers and policy representatives on their one-day, 25-kilometer ride.

Osterberg has led past Green Bike Tours in Iowa, the Midwest, and one in Europe. The goal of these tours is to demonstrate what many people of the world are doing to sustain the Earth by developing more renewable energy sources.

For more information about Green Bike Tours visit

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month

Cancer Tip of the Month for October 2008 from Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center/Cancer Information Service at the University of Iowa:

The most important risk factor for breast cancer is age. As women age, their risk of developing breast cancer increases. Women age 40 and older should get a yearly mammogram. To make it easier to remember, schedule a mammogram around a significant annual date, such as your birthday.

If you, your mother, sister or daughter has a history of breast cancer, your risk of breast cancer is higher. This is especially true if your family member was diagnosed before age 40. However, keep in mind that only 5 to 10 percent of breast cancer is inherited.

For more information about breast cancer or any other cancer, contact Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center Cancer Information Service at the University of Iowa at 800-237-1225.

UI Family Care-Belle Plaine offers flu shots

Staff members with UI Family Care-Belle Plaine are providing immunizations against influenza to their patients on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that everyone in the following groups receive the flu vaccine:

--Children age 6 months and older.
--Adults 50 years old and above.
--People ages 2 to 64 with underlying chronic health conditions.
--All women who are or will be pregnant during the influenza season.
--Health-care workers with direct patient contact.
--Out-of-home caregivers and people who have contact with children less than 6 months old in their homes.

Call 319-444-3210 to schedule an appointment.

Hawkeye Marching Band program to air on Big Ten Network

The Big Ten Network will air "Getting Ready for the Boom!" at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, a program showing how the Iowa Hawkeye Marching Band prepared for the season and their first performance in front of 70,000 fans.

Produced by the University of Iowa Center for Media Production, "Getting Ready" follows new band members learning music, marching steps and formations, and explores why the band experience fosters personal growth that lasts a lifetime.

The high-definition program also airs on the Big Ten Network Monday, Oct. 20 at 3 a.m. and Wednesday Oct. 22 at 9 a.m.


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