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Dec. 8, 2009

At A Glance

Nite Ride extends hours for finals week

University of Iowa Police will offer extended hours of service during the upcoming finals week. The free passenger van service for women will operate from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. every day from Dec. 13-17. The service normally operates until 3 a.m. seven days a week.

To arrange for a ride home, women may dial 319-384-1111. Callers are connected with the van driver, who can provide the van's current location and an estimated pickup time.

For more information, including Nite Ride routes, visit


Proposals sought for clinical and translational science pilot grants

The Institute for Clinical and Translational Science at the University of Iowa is accepting applications for pilot and feasibility grants in translational research. The program is open to full-time UI clinical or tenure-track faculty members, research scientists and trainees.

A minimum of six one-year pilot grants of up to $50,000 each will be awarded. Letters of intent are due by Jan. 10, with final applications due by March 1.

For more information or to apply online, visit


Kerber to be honored at Iowa Women's Archive event Dec. 10

The Iowa Women's Archive is recognizing University of Iowa Professor Linda K. Kerber's induction into the Iowa Women's Hall of Fame at a special event 4-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, at the Archives, located on the third floor of the UI Main Library. A program begins at 4:30 p.m.

Kerber, the May Brodbeck Professor in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has devoted her life and career to the empowerment of women through a better understanding of women's history. She was inducted into the Iowa Women's Hall of Fame Aug. 29 in Des Moines.

Since joining the UI History Department faculty in 1971, she has inspired and mentored generations of students. According to the Iowa Commission on the Status of Women, she became a catalyst for transforming the way scholars and students look at the contributions of women to society. As a humanist scholar, Kerber is an authority on American history and women's studies, achieving international distinction for her contributions to our understanding of gender, citizenship, and the legal and political status of women.

For more information on Kerber and her honor, see



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