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April 2, 2009

At A Glance

Landsman receives award for social work research

Miriam Landsman, associate professor of social work and executive director of the National Resource Center for Family Centered Practice, will receive the Slavin-Patti Award for Scholarly Excellence for her article "Pathways to Organizational Commitment," published in Administration in Social Work (2008).

The article is based on her research on improving recruitment and retention in public child welfare, funded by a $1 million grant from the Children's Bureau, Administration on Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The award will be presented at the National Network for Social Work Managers conference in Orlando, Fla., April 30 to May 1.

Visiting photographer Warpinski lectures April 16

Terri Warpinski, a visiting photographer in the University of Iowa School of Art and Art History, will present a free public lecture at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 16, in Room E105 of the Adler Journalism Building.

Warpinski creates imagery that reflects her reverence for the natural environment and her interest in the traces of human connection embedded in the landscape. She has most often photographed in the desert environments of the United States and Mexico, as well as central and eastern Australia.

In recent work she has been drawing on imagery from travel through the Middle East, Western Europe and China, while also continuing to address her home landscape, from the coastal rainforest to the sage plain of the high desert.

Warpinski has been exhibiting nationally since 1979, and is represented in many public, corporate and private collections. She is on the national board of directors for the Society for Photographic Education and served as the national chairperson of the society 2003-2007.

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