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Aug. 2, 2010

At A Glance

Reitz elected president of international law society

John Reitz, professor of law and director of the University of Iowa College of Law’s Masters in Law and international visiting scholar programs, has been elected president of the American Society of Comparative Law. He will serve a two-year term leading the organization, which promotes the comparative study of law and the understanding of foreign legal systems.

Reitz’s term will include the UI College of Law hosting the ASCL’s annual meeting and international conference on comparative law in Fall 2012.

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UIMA@IMU closed through Aug. 23

The University of Iowa Museum of Art’s on-campus visual classroom, the UIMA@IMU, will be closed for reinstallation Aug. 1 through Aug. 23.
 
Located in the Iowa Memorial Union’s third-floor Richey Ballroom, the temporary art venue opened in 2009 after the flood displaced the UIMA’s 12,000 piece permanent collection. The space houses 250 objects from Africa, China, Japan, Tibet and the Ancient Americas, as well as 20th-century European and American ceramics, conceptual art, and figurative art and has served as a resource to UI students.
 
Other temporary locations housing works from the UIMA's permanent collection will remain open during this time. The Figge Art Museum in Davenport is currently displaying the UIMA's ongoing exhibition “A Legacy for Iowa: Pollock's Mural and Modern Masterworks from the University of Iowa Museum of Art” and the Levitt Center for University Advancement houses a selection of art from the UIMA's Stanley African Art Collection.
 
For more information on our temporary locations and the UIMA@IMU’s reopening, please visit http://uima.uiowa.edu/visit-us.

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'Miracle Treats' to benefit UI Children's Hospital Aug. 5

Blizzards in August? Ice cream lovers can help raise funds for children in need during the fifth annual "DQ Miracle Treat Day" on Thursday, Aug. 5.

During the special day, participating Dairy Queen locations will donate proceeds from the sale of every Blizzard to University of Iowa Children's Hospital through Children's Miracle Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for children's hospitals.

People who want to participate, but are unable to visit a Dairy Queen on Aug. 5, may contact Children's Miracle Network to purchase a $5 medium Blizzard coupon redeemable at participating locations through Sept. 5.

Last year on Miracle Treat Day, participating Dairy Queens throughout the United States and Canada raised more than $4 million.

For more information, visit http://www.miracletreatday.com or call Children's Miracle Network at 319-335-8484.

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