July 13, 2010
At A Glance
UI lung specialist will serve outreach clinic in Vinton
University of Iowa Health Care leaders announced today that Dayna Groskreutz, M.D., is now staffing the pulmonology outreach clinic at Virginia Gay Hospital in Vinton, Iowa.
Groskreutz succeeds Geoffrey McLennan, M.D. She also serves as an assistant professor of internal medicine at the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine. Groskreutz is a member of the American Thoracic Society and the American College of Chest Physicians.
The monthly clinic is offered through a clinical partnership between UI Health Care and Virginia Gay Hospital. The clinic occurs on the second Friday of each month. To schedule an appointment with Groskreutz, call Virginia Gay Hospital at 319-472-6270.
UI alumna selected for White House internship
Merino honored for new book of poetry, 'Curación'
"Curación," a book of poetry by Ana Merino, associate professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, won a Jaime Gil de Biedma Poetry Award in Spain. "Curación" placed second in the competition, which recognized three books from a pool of 250.
The award, sponsored by the regional government of the Castilla and León communities, is named after Jaime Gil de Biedma, a Spanish poet who died in 1990. "Curación" and the other winning books will be published this fall by Visor. Merino also received a prize of 3,000 Euros.
"Curación," which means recovery in Spanish, deals with the concept of illness. The book is divided into three parts, each of which articulates a different sensation or path related to healing.
Merino, a UI faculty member since 2009, specializes in creative writing and studies comics and graphic novels, along with representations and theories of childhood poverty. Her previous publications include six books of poetry, a youth novel and a scholarly book on comics.
Newton Road lane closed at Carver Biomedical Research Building July 14-16
Traffic control will be in place with the southbound lane to remain open at all times to allow traffic to alternate in both directions. Please allow extra time to navigate this section of Newton Road in front of CBRB. For further information, contact Facilities Management at 319-335-5500.
Iowa Summer Rep 2010 festival of comedies by Theresa Rebeck will present a staged reading of her Pulitzer-nominated "Omnium Gatherum," at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 18, in Theatre B of the University of Iowa Theatre Building.
Co-written with Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros, "Omnium Gatherum," was created as a response to the plethora of dinner parties Rebeck attended following 9/11.
With stinging humor, the play speaks to the urge to consume following a massive tragedy: If we eat enough or drink enough or spend enough, it all might go away.
This production includes material of an adult nature. Potential audience members who are concerned about whether it is appropriate for them should contact the UI Department of Theatre Arts -- 319-335-2700 -- for additional information.
Tickets are $5 from the Hancher Auditorium Box Office at 319-335-1160 or 1-800-HANCHER, or online at https://boxoffice.hancher.uiowa.edu/. Any remaining tickets will be on sale at the Theatre Building box office.
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