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Sept. 23, 2008

At A Glance

Go Green Initiative identifies waste stream problems, solutions

Student environmentalists from UI Environmental Coalition and Engineers for a Sustainable World, along with interested College of Dentistry faculty and staff, gathered Sept. 17 on the Dental Sciences Building lawn as part of the college's Go Green Initiative.

Approximately 25 participants sorted waste collected at the building, performing a baseline audit of the building's waste stream in order to identify opportunities for reducing landfill waste and expanding what is captured for recycling.

The event revealed an unconventional waste stream compared to typical academic facilities, with a significant amount of dental clinic-related waste, including disposable lab gowns, sterilization pouches, plaster and wax castings and plastic and rubber gloves. Solutions identified include educating lab and facilities occupants for reducing certain types of waste, locating recycle markets for others, and altering lab disposal practices.

For more information about the UI's Go Green program, visit

Engineering career fair to feature some 100 industry representatives Sept. 25

The University of Iowa College of Engineering will hold its Fall 2008 Engineering Career Fair from 1-6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, at the Sheraton Hotel in Iowa City.

The fair provides an opportunity for engineering students and alumni to learn more about companies and agencies seeking full-time employees, co-ops and interns for their organizations. Students should bring their student ID to check-in.

Students from all engineering fields of study are welcome to attend the fair, which will include representatives from about 100 companies including 3M, Accenture, Acciona Windpower, Caterpillar, Monsanto, Procter & Gamble/Oral-B and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

A complete directory of participating organizations is available at

Iowa City streets will be closed for Sept. 28 ScrapArtsMusic performance

Portions of Clinton St. and Iowa Avenue in downtown Iowa City will be closed 12:30 p.m. through 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, for the free, 2 p.m. Pentacrest performance by ScrapArtsMusic, presented by Hancher Auditorium.

Clinton St. will be closed between Washington and Jefferson Streets, and a portion of Iowa Avenue will be closed between Clinton and Dubuque Streets.

For information more visit

'The Animation Show 4' at Bijou Sept. 26-28

The Bijou Theater will present "The Animation Show 4," a collection some of the world's best animation, Friday, Sept. 26, to Sunday, Sept. 28, in Lecture Room 2 in Van Allen Hall.

Animators Mike Judge and Don Hertzfeldt have compiled this collection of short films, exploring the range and unending possibilities of animation. The shorts range from stop-motion comedy from Australia to stunning computer animation from France.

Admission is $5. Friday shows are at 5, 7 and 9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday shows are 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9 p.m.

The Bijou, Eastern Iowa's Source for independent, art house, classic and foreign film, has temporarily relocated to Van Allen Hall after flooding closed its home in the Iowa Memorial Union.

For information visit or call 319-335-3258.

Burlington St. sidewalk closed Sept. 29-Oct. 17

A sidewalk on the University of Iowa campus along Burlington St. on the south side of Gibson Square between Madison St. and the UI Water Plant will be closed for approximately three weeks beginning Monday, Sept. 29, through Friday, Oct. 17. The closing is necessary to complete underground electrical duct work on a project that will service the Lindquist Center. Pedestrian traffic will be rerouted through the alley to the east of Gibson Square near the Water Plant. The alley will be reduced to one lane of motor vehicle traffic during this time to accommodate increased pedestrian traffic. The work has been scheduled to occur between home football games to minimize disruption.

UI hosts international lung imaging meeting Oct. 2-4

Scientists from around the world will meet Oct. 2-4 at the Coralville Marriott Hotel and Convention Center to discuss the latest developments in lung imaging, including the use of CT, MRI and PET.

The International Summit on the Future of Quantitative and Functional Lung Imaging is organized by UI radiology professors Edwin van Beek, M.D., Ph.D., and Eric Hoffman, Ph.D., in conjunction with international and local scientists. The meeting will highlight multidisciplinary approaches for advancing lung imaging, including modeling, building clinical studies databases and establishing international standards to assess effectiveness of new treatments.

For more information visit or contact Ann Thompson at 319-356-1381,, or Edwin van Beek at 319-384-6133,

Archaeology activities for families at UI Museum of Natural History Oct. 4

The University of Iowa Museum of Natural History will host "Adventures in Archaeology," featuring activities exploring Iowa's past, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4.

The day's activities include demonstrations in ancient methods for producing stone tools -- a process known as flintknapping -- and pottery- and cordage-making. Throughout the Iowa Hall gallery, museum volunteers and students from the UI Department of Anthropology will lead these and other free, public activities geared at children and families, although anyone interested in Iowa archaeology is encouraged to attend. Visitors will also be able to take home information on the long and varied cultural history of Iowa.

For more information on "Adventures in Archaeology" call Sarah Horgen at 319-335-0606.

For more information on the UI Museum of Natural History visit


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