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Jan. 21, 2010

At A Glance

Heartland Center seeks proposals for pilot research projects

The Heartland Center for Occupational Health and Safety at the University of Iowa is accepting research proposals for pilot project funding. Doctoral and post-doctoral trainees, occupational medicine residents, and faculty new to the field of occupational health and safety are eligible to apply. The submission deadline is March 12.

Proposals submitted by a student, fellow or resident must have a faculty sponsor who will oversee the research.

Awards will be announced by April 30 for a one-year grant period beginning July 2010. The maximum amount of funding is $20,000 per project.

The Heartland Center is a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Center that provides training, continuing education and outreach in occupational health and safety.

For more information, visit http://cph.uiowa.edu/heartland/pilot-grants/pilot_info.html.

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Dr. King and his writings on the topic of fear are subject of free talk Jan. 22

"We Are Not Afraid" is the title of a free, public College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) Distinguished Lecture from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, in Room 2229, Seamans Center for the Engineering Arts and Sciences. A reception will follow.

Philip Kutzko, Collegiate Fellow and professor in the Department of Mathematics and winner of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring, will speak as a part of the University of Iowa 2010 Celebration of Human Rights.

Kutzko plans to discuss how the writings of Dr. King, who often spoke about fear and its potential to slow or even reverse civil rights progress, can offer guidance and inspiration to those who would work to allay such fears, especially in the university setting.

The talk is co-sponsored by CLAS, Department of Mathematics, College of Engineering, Office of the Special Assistant for Equal Opportunity & Diversity and Associate Provost for Diversity, College of Public Health, College of Pharmacy, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Department of Geoscience and Predoctoral Training Program in Biotechbology.

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Register for North Liberty workshop on writing resumes, cover letters

Are you sending out a tired, worn-out resume you created 10 years ago? Haven't gotten any calls for interviews lately? Join Joan Murrin and Heidi McLaughlin, founder/director and assistant director, respectively, of the University of Iowa Dual Career Network, at the North Liberty Community Library from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, for a workshop on writing resumes and cover letters. Attendance is free but registration is required.

Murrin and McLaughlin will show participants how to create a resume that will make potential employers take notice. They'll also demonstrate how to write a compelling cover letter that will make job-seekers stand out from the crowd.

Murrin and McLaughlin are certified as professional resume writers and as job and career transition coaches.

Register at the North Liberty Community Library by Feb. 15 or call the library at 319-626-5701 and ask for Jennie.

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