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March 12, 2010

At A Glance

UI physician is president of national orthopedic surgery board

John Callaghan, M.D., professor of orthopaedics and rehabilitation with University of Iowa Health Care, was elected president of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) March 11 at the academy's annual meeting in New Orleans. Callaghan will lead the 36,000-member organization for one year.

Callaghan, who holds the Dr. Lawrence and Marilyn Dorr Endowed Chair for Hip Reconstruction and Research, was elected and served a one-year term as first vice-president of the academy in 2009.

He is an internationally regarded expert in adult reconstructive surgery, specifically hip and knee replacements. He has received numerous honors and accolades, and he is the author or co-author of more than 230 peer-reviewed publications.

AAOS provides education and practice management services for orthopedic surgeons and allied health professionals, serves as an advocate for improved patient care and informs the public about the science of orthopedics.

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Diana Joseph reads 'Live from Prairie Lights' March 23

Diana Joseph will read from her new memoir, "I'm Sorry You Feel That Way: The Astonishing but True Story of a Daughter, Sister, Slut, Wife, Mother, and Friend to Man and Dog," at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 23, in Prairie Lights Books at 15 S. Dubuque St. in downtown Iowa City. The free "Live from Prairie Lights" event will be streamed live and archived on the Writing University website,, at the University of Iowa.

Surrounded by dysfunctional men -- from her 14-year-old son to her high-maintenance boss -- Joseph did what she had to do: survive. "I'm Sorry You Feel That Way" is the memoir of a truly modern woman, in all her endless complexities and contradictions, and of the people she has come to love in spite of -- or rather because of -- theirs.

Joseph teaches creative writing in the Master of Fine Arts program at Minnesota State University, Mankato.


Organist Fairs will perform UI guest recital March 25

Henry Fairs, head of organ studies at the Birmingham Conservatoire and organist for the University of Birmingham, England, will perform as a guest of the University of Iowa School of Music at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 25, in the Riverside Recital Hall (the former St. Thomas More church).

His program will be Dietrich Buxtehude's Toccata in F, BuxWV 157; J.S. Bach's "O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig," BWV 656, "Nun danket alle Gott," BWV 657 and Fantasy and Fugue in C minor BWV 537; S.S. Wesley's "Choral Song"; Robert Schumann's Four Sketches, Op 56; and Nikolaus Bruhns' Praeludium in E minor.

Since winning first prize in the Odense International Organ Competition, Fairs has performed in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark and Poland.

His recent projects include recording a disc of Durufle's complete organ music for Naxos, a performance of the complete organ works of Messiaen in a series of six concerts for the Barber Institute of Fine Arts in Birmingham and a broadcast recital for Bayerischer Rundfunk from the Internationale Orgelwoche in Nuremberg.


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