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Feb. 17, 2010

At A Glance

Law school to host regional mock trial competition

The University of Iowa College of Law will host the regional tournament of the National Trial Competition this week in the Boyd Law Building.

Law students from the UI, Drake, St. Louis University, Washington University, Marquette University, University of Missouri-Kansas City, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Minnesota, Hamline University and the William Mitchell College of Law will compete.

Students will try a mock civil case in a series of rounds in front of a total of 75 judges and attorneys with the assistance of about 130 witnesses and bailiffs.  The preliminary rounds start at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18 and Friday, Feb. 19. The semi-finals begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20 and the final round to decide who goes to the competition's national finals begins at 2 p.m. Saturday.

The NTC is sponsored by the Texas Young Lawyers and the American College of Trial Advocates and is the oldest and most prestigious trial competition in the country.


Spring job and internship fair to bring more than 100 employers to UI

More than 100 employers will attend the University of Iowa's annual spring job and internship fair on Wednesday, Feb. 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Main Lounge of the Iowa Memorial Union.

Sponsored by the UI's Marvin A. and Rose Lee Pomerantz Career Center, the event will host such local, national and international companies and organizations as Aviva, CRST, CGI, Go Daddy, Principal Financial Group, Hawthorne Direct, RuffaloCODY, Epic, GreatAmerica Leasing, Echo Global Logistics, Microsoft, Internal Revenue Service, UI Trademark Licensing Program/Athletics Hall of Fame, Systems Unlimited, United States Probation and more.

Students of all majors are encouraged to attend. Students should bring their student ID to check-in. For more information, call the Pomerantz Career Center at 319-335-1023 or visit


UI LGBT Center present slam poets' performance and workshop

The University of Iowa's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) Resource Center will present Salt Lines, a traveling circuit of nationally recognized female slam poets, 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25 in the Iowa Memorial Union Black Box Theatre. Their spoken word performance is free and open to the public.

On Friday, Feb. 26, the award-winning writers will offer a free writing and performance workshop for students, faculty and Iowa City community members in Room A of the Iowa City Public Library from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

The Salt Lines performance and writing workshop will include Andrea Gibson (Women of the World Poetry Slam Champion), Denise Jolly (Seattle Poetry Slam) and Sonya Renee (Individual National Poetry Slam Champion). These poets represent some of the highest ranking and most respected artists coming out of the international poetry slam circuit. The artists and their work have been featured on HBO, CNN, MTV, BET and Oxygen.

For more information about these events, contact Elizabeth Krause, manager of the UI LGBT Resource Center, or 319-335-7123 or Stef Shuster, event co-organizer,


Bass trombonist Pollard present free recital at the UI Feb. 25

Bass trombonist Denson Paul Pollard, an alumnus of the University of Iowa School of Music, will perform a free recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, in University Capitol Center Recital Hall.

With faculty accompanist Shari Rhodes, Pollard will perform Variations on a melody from Rossini's "Moses" by Niccolo Paganini, Sonatine for Bass Trombone and Piano by Troy Thompson, the Final Scene from "Aida" by Giuseppe Verdi, "Senza Mama" from "Suor Angelica" by Giacomo Puccini and "Etoile des Profondeurs" by Jerome Naulais.

Pollard has been bass/tenor trombonist with the New York Metropolitan Opera Orchestra since 2007. Previously he was the bass trombonist of the Hong Kong Philharmonic and he has also been bass trombonist of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, the Cedar Rapids Symphony and the Des Moines Metro Opera Orchestra and the principle trombonist of the Waterloo/Cedar Falls Symphony.

He was the tuba/bass trombonist with tours of the revival of "Showboat" and the touring production of "Annie." He played bass trombone for an 18-month tour of Andrew Lloyd Weber's "Music of the Night" and the Barry Manilow Concert Tour.

Pollard is now a faculty member at Montclair State University and Purchase College. Visit his Web site at


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