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Dec. 9, 2009

At A Glance

Winter issue of eXchanges translation journal is now available

The winter issue of eXchanges, the University of Iowa online journal of literary translation, is now available at

The new issue, EXOCITY, features poetry, fiction and critical nonfiction translated from Sanskrit, Polish, German, Latin and Spanish.

The issue also features an interview with Johannes Goransson, co-editor of Action Books and Action Yes, on his translations of Swedish poetry and other literary topics.

The journal, founded in 1989-90 by the Iowa Translation Workshop, is devoted to translation both in and out of the English language. It aims to foster cultural interchange and expand awareness of translation as a valid art form. And by publishing the source text as well as its translation, eXchanges also highlights the symbiotic nature of the translation process.

Gerr named director of Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health

Fredric Gerr, M.D., University of Iowa professor of occupational and environmental health, has been named director of the Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health based in the UI College of Public Health.

Gerr, who has been a UI faculty member since 2002, succeeds Wayne Sanderson, who served as the center's director since 2002.

The center is dedicated to protecting and promoting the health of farmers, farm workers and their families and neighbors. Established in 1990, it is one of nine centers nationwide supported by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health to address agricultural health and safety concerns.

The Great Plains Center serves Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota through research, outreach and education efforts that aim to detect and avoid hazards leading to illness and injury.

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Wing elected to American Law Institute

Adrien Wing, Bessie Dutton Murray professor of law in the University of Iowa College of Law, has been elected a member of the prestigious American Law Institute.

The institute, made up of 4,000 lawyers, judges and law professors, is the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law. It drafts, discusses, revises, and publishes legal scholarship that influences the courts and legislatures, as well as in legal scholarship and education.

Wing is a graduate of Princeton University and UCLA, and earned her JD at Stanford Law School. She has been a member of the UI law faculty since 1987.


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