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May 4, 2009

At A Glance

State epidemiologist to discuss influenza A (H1N1) May 6

Patricia Quinlisk, M.D., state epidemiologist and medical director for the Iowa Department of Public Health, will discuss the recent outbreak of influenza A (H1N1) at noon Wednesday, May 6.

Quinlisk's talk will be presented from Des Moines via the Iowa Communications Network. Two University of Iowa viewing locations will be available: Room 538 in the Pharmacy Building and Room A117 in Oakdale Hall.

The free presentation also will be available via streaming video on the Web. To register for the Web presentation visit

The event is sponsored by the Upper Midwest Center for Public Health Preparedness, based in the UI College of Public Health.

'Seizing the Future of News' symposium set for May 6

The commentary and columns class in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication will prepare students for entry into the world of journalism through a symposium titled "Seizing the Future of News."

The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 6 in the rotunda and lobby of the Adler Journalism Building.

Speakers from noon to 1 p.m. include: Daily Iowan publisher Bill Casey and editor Emileigh Barnes; Marc Armstrong, Stephen Bloom, Stephen Berry and Don McLeese from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication; Jennifer Hemmingsen from the Cedar Rapids Gazette, radio journalist Ben Kieffer; Steve Silva, program coordinator with UI Student Instructional Technology Assistants; and Lynda Waddington of the Iowa Independent.

The symposium will celebrate the future of journalism through showcasing student work along with addressing where journalism is heading through surveying the new media landscape with a sense of courage, fortitude and hope (rather than gloom and doom), said Professor Judy Polumbaum of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Loebsack to attend Tippie Build 2 dedication May 8

U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack will attend the dedication of the Tippie Build 2 house, built this spring by students, faculty and staff in the Tippie College of Business with Habitat for Humanity of the Cedar Valley.

The dedication ceremonies will be held Friday, May 8 at 4 p.m. at the home, 2527 Whispering Prairie Ave. Loebsack will tour the home with some of the Tippie students and faculty who built it, as well as the home's new owners, Ibrahima and Khadidiatou Diallo and their four children.

For more information about Tippie Build 2 visit


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