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July 21, 2010
 
PHOTO: 2010 FedEx Orange Bowl trophy won by the UI Hawkeye football team.
 
Hawkeyes and health programs highlight UI booth at Johnson County Fair

orangebowltrophyThe 2010 FedEx Orange Bowl trophy, health programs, and a unique photography project will all be part of a University of Iowa presence at the Johnson County Fair next week.

The UI’s exhibit in Building A will kick off Monday, July 26, when fair-goers will have the opportunity to see and have their photos taken with the 2010 FedEx Orange Bowl trophy. It will conclude Thursday, July 29, with an exhibit of The Oxford Project, featuring photos and stories of the residents of Oxford, Iowa, taken in 1984 and again in 2004.

UI Health Care will also have a exhibit in Building A featuring an anatomy exhibit, a Children’s Hospital safety store, and information on a variety of topics including sun safety, aging, lung disease and smoking, and organ donation.

In addition, the UI College of Pharmacy Professional Outreach and Development Society will be at the fair all week, in Building C, to conduct hypertension screenings and follow-up counseling. That booth will also recognize the College of Pharmacy’s 125th anniversary. The Department of Pharmacy was official founded July 1, 1885.

Herky and the UI cheerleaders and dance squad will make a special appearance between 7 and 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 27, which is Kids Day at the fair.
 
Here’s a full schedule of exhibits for the week:
 
Monday, July 26
 
--UI Sports Marketing will display the Orange Bowl trophy, offer posters of Hawkeye football and other fall sports, take basketball season ticket applications, and give away basketball key chains and schedule cards. Fans can also register to win a pair of football tickets or men’s and women’s basketball tickets. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

--Hardin Health Sciences Library will hand out issues of the National Institute of Health’s MedlinePlus Magazine and bookmarks with the website for the library’s free consumer health guide. The guide can be used to look up information on health topics, including prescription drugs, child health and development, and addiction and substance abuse. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  
--UI Carver College of Medicine’s Junior Mini Medical School Program and the UI Gross Anatomy exhibit featuring plastinated specimens. 1-5 p.m.
   
--Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Cancer Information Service with a message of sun safety. 5-9 p.m.
 
Tuesday, July 27
 
--The College of Dentistry will offer information on soda pop’s impact on dental decay; how to limit your intake of soda; and how much sugar different brands of regular soda pop contains. The College will also be giving away toothbrushes, toothpaste and magnets as well as information on how to become a patient at the College and what everyone can do to prevent tooth decay on a daily basis. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

--The College of Public Health will offer an interactive putt-putt golf game that helps to engage and educate fairgoers about the many ways that public health enhances everyday life. Prizes for sinking two putts may include such items as a College of Public Health sun visor, Hawkeye golf balls, hand sanitizer and sunscreen. 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

--The UI Office of Sustainability will demonstrate the award-winning hand-held water sanitizer that associate research engineer Craig Just and a group of his students developed as a College of Engineering class project in Design for the Developing World. Just and UI student members of Engineers for a Sustainable World recently returned from Ghana where the prototype sanitizer was introduced on a trial run to a community that does not have clean drinking water. 3:30 to 9 p.m.

--UI Children’s Hospital Safety Store, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

--Herky and Hawkeye cheerleaders and dancers will perform between 7 and 8 p.m. on the fair’s midway.
 
Wednesday, July 28
 
--The College of Dentistry will present information on preventive dentistry and cosmetic dentistry as well as ways that senior citizens can economically maintain their smiles. The College will also be giving away toothbrushes, toothpaste and magnets as well as information on how to become a patient at the College and what everyone can do to prevent tooth decay on a daily basis. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

--UI Center on Aging, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

--Translational Lung Imaging Research Program with information about lung disease and smoking, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

--Center For Disabilities and Development, 5-9 p.m.

--Fry Fest. Information about the second annual edition of this event, which will take place “Fryday,” Sept. 3, in Coralville. Fry Fest will feature players and coaches from the 1960 and 1985 Rose Bowl teams, an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest organized “Hokey Pokey” Dance, and a concert by Three Dog Night. 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

--The UI Office of Sustainability will demonstrate the award winning hand-held water sanitizer that associate research engineer Craig Just and a group of his students developed as a College of Engineering class project. 3:30 to 9 p.m.
 
Thursday, July 29
 
--UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences professors Peter Feldstein (School of Art and Art History) and Stephen G. Bloom (School of Journalism and Mass Communication) will display some of the photos and short narratives from their award-winning Oxford Project. Feldstein began the project in 1984, when he set out to photograph every resident in Oxford, Iowa, population 676. Twenty years later, he re-photographed many of the residents. Only this time, they also shared memories that Feldstein and Bloom compiled into first-person narratives that accompany their photos, now in a book. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

--Volunteer Services of UI Hospitals and Clinics, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

--Translational Lung Imaging Research Program with information about lung disease and smoking, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

--Organ donation program awareness, 2-8 p.m.
 
STORY SOURCE: University News Service, 300 Plaza Centre One, Iowa City, IA 52242-2500
 
MEDIA CONTACT: Steve Parrott, University Relations, 319-384-0037, steven-parrott@uiowa.edu