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Sept. 11, 2009

At A Glance

New UI Press anthology traces the influence of Wallace Stevens

"Visiting Wallace: Poems Inspired by the Life and Work of Wallace Stevens," edited by Dennis Barone and James Finnegan, with a foreword by Alan Filreis, will be available from the University of Iowa Press Sept. 15.

The book will be available at bookstores or directly from the press, by phone at 800-621-2736 or online at Customers in the United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East or Africa may order from Eurospan Group online at

This is the first anthology of poems, by a full range of poets, inspired by Stevens's life and work. Contributors include John Ashbery, John Berryman, Robert Bly, Robert Creeley, Annie Finch, Forrest Gander, Dana Gioia, Peter Gizzi, Edward Hirsch, Richard Howard, Susan Howe, Donald Justice, Ann Lauterbach, Robert Lowell, James Merrill, Marianne Moore, Adrienne Rich, Theodore Roethke, David St. John, Carl Sandburg, Ravi Shankar, Mark Strand, William Carlos Williams and Charles Wright.

Barone, who teaches at St. Joseph College, is the author or editor of numerous books. Finnegan is an executive with Lee & Mason Financial Services in Connecticut. Filreis is the Kelly Professor of English and director of the Kelly Writers House at the University of Pennsylvania.


Old Farmstead Road closed for two months beginning Sept. 10

Old Farmstead Road on the University of Iowa Research Park campus will be closed south of Postal Road for approximately two months beginning Thursday, Sept. 10.
The closure is required to accommodate the second phase of a UI construction project on the Oakdale Campus.

The section of the road closed is south of the southern parking lot entrance for the Institute for Rural and Environmental Health. Access to services along Old Farmstead Road will be maintained via detour signage. For more information, contact UI Facilities Management at 319-335-5500 or visit


South Madison closed near new UI Campus Recreation Center Sept. 15-17

A construction project on the University of Iowa campus will close South Madison Street a half block north of its intersection with Court Street Tuesday, Sept. 15 through Thursday Sept. 17. The closure is necessary to allow the dismantling of the tower crane that has been used in the construction of the new Campus Recreation and Wellness Center.


Osher Institute class on directing choreography begins Sept. 19

The Osher Institute at the University of Iowa is offering "Fantasies, Fights and Faeries," a class on specialty staging for the theater, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturdays, Sept. 19 to Oct. 10, in room 5159 Westlawn, on the health science campus.

Instructor Michael Sokoloff will teach hands-on, no-holds-barred strategies for creating non-dance choreography for classic to contemporary plays. Budding directors and theater enthusiasts alike are welcome. The course fee is $30 per person for Osher Institute members and $45 for non-members, which includes an institute membership.

Learn more or register online at, or contact Linsey Abbott at 319-384-4221 or for more information.


Fall career and internship fair set for Sept. 22

The Pomerantz Career Center's fall job and internship fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22 in the Main Lounge of the Iowa Memorial Union. More than 110 employers -- including ConAgra Foods, Ernst & Young, Von Maur, Berkshire Hathaway, Homestate Companies, Deere & Co. and Accenture -- will be on hand to discuss career and internship opportunities.

UI students of all majors seeking full-time positions and internships can attend. Student IDs are required for check-in. For a full list of participating employers and sponsors, visit:


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