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June 16, 2009

At A Glance

UITV broadcasts flood commemoration on cable, Web

The University of Iowa flood commemoration, which took place Monday at the Old Capitol Museum, may be viewed on the Web or on UI Television (UITV)'s cable channels.

The event -- whose theme was "Remember, Reimagine, Rebuild" -- may be viewed online at mms:// and on UITV at the following times:

--Tuesday, June 16: 3, 7 and 11 p.m.
--Wednesday, June 17: 4 a.m. and 4 and 8 p.m.
--Thursday, June 18: 4:30 p.m.
--Friday, June 19: 11 p.m.
--Saturday, June 20: 2 and 10 a.m.

The commemoration featured remarks by UI President Sally Mason; Lt. Gen. Ron Dardis, adjutant general for the Iowa National Guard during last year's flood; and U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack; Eric Rossow, a 2009 graduate of the university who helped with sandbagging efforts during the flood; and others.

For a listing of the UITV channels visit,

Animal Tales Storytime, June 21

The University of Iowa Museum of Natural History's Animal Tales Storytime series continues on Sunday, June 21, with a free, public children's book reading about "Fossils and Bones" at 2 p.m. in Iowa Hall, located on the first floor of Macbride Hall on the UI Pentacrest.

Families are invited for an afternoon of stories related to the displays in the Museum. After the storytime, visitors can explore the associated exhibits with museum staff, and children will be given activity sheets to take home. Stories are geared toward elementary-aged children and will be read in various galleries of Macbride Hall.

Future Animal Tales Storytime readings are scheduled for July 19 and August 16.

The University of Iowa Museum of Natural History features three permanent galleries exploring natural history and emerging environmental research in Iowa and beyond. For more information call 319-335-0606 or visit


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