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Oct. 17, 2008

At A Glance

Field appointed to EPA Radiation Advisory Committee

University of Iowa professor R. William Field has been appointed to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board Radiation Advisory Committee by the EPA's administrator Stephen L. Johnson.

Field will serve a three-year term on the board, which provides independent expert advice on technical issues underlying EPA policies and decision-making.

Field holds joint appointments in the Department of Occupational and Environmental Health and Department of Epidemiology in the College of Public Health. His research focuses on new methods to improve retrospective dose assessment for epidemiologic studies, cancer epidemiology, occupational epidemiology, radiation epidemiology and risk perception. He also directs the UI occupational epidemiology training program funded by the National Institutes of Occupational Safety and Health.

Nonprofit Resource Center co-sponsors non-profit management conference

The University of Iowa's Larned A. Waterman Iowa Nonprofit Resource Center is one of the co-sponsors and organizers of this year's annual statewide conference on volunteer service and non-profit management.

"Together, Building Iowa's Future" will be held Oct. 28 and 29 at Iowa State University and will feature sessions on, among other topics, recruiting and managing volunteers, marketing, creating business partnerships, boards of directors and an update on new state and federal laws that govern non-profit organizations. For more information or to register, visit

Grants to help college students connect with young professionals in Iowa

A talent retention initiative of the University of Iowa will award 12 $1,000 grants to young professional groups in the state to host events that will show career paths available to young people in Iowa.

The awards are available through Consider Iowa, an initiative of the university's Pomerantz Career Center that shows students career possibilities in Iowa and encourages them to stay in the state. The program, called Project Network, will bring together young professionals and college students about to make career decisions. The program also offers career-related resources online.

Groups must apply for the awards with a proposal explaining what their event would entail. For more information or for an application, visit Application deadline is Nov. 7.

Labor rights in Thailand and Cambodia topic of lecture Oct. 20

Lon Moeller, clinical professor of management and organizations in the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business, and Marcella David, professor in the College of Law, will present "Labor Rights and Realities in Thailand and Cambodia" at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20 in the International Commons, 1117 University Capitol Centre.

David and Moeller visited apparel factories and factory workers in Thailand and Cambodia as part of a trip sponsored by the Workers Rights Consortium last spring. They will review the details of their trip and share observations about the working conditions of workers involved with the manufacture of university and college apparel.

The UI Center for Human Rights and UI International Programs sponsor the presentation. For more information, contact Amy Weismann at or visit

Swing Dance Club to host Halloween Swingers Ball Oct. 31

The University of Iowa Swing Dance Club is hosting their annual Halloween Swingers Ball from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31 at the Masonic Temple, 312 E. College St. in Iowa City.

The dance will begin with an hour-long beginner's lesson taught by UI Flying Lindy Hawks, the UI Swing Dance Club's competitive team. The event will feature live music from the Tornadoes, social swing dancing, costume contests and prizes.

Admission is $5 for club members and $10 for the general public. The University of Iowa Swing Dance Club is a student organization that offers classes, workshops and social dances to its members and the Iowa City community. To learn more about the club or the Welcome Week Swing Dance, visit


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