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At A Glance

Old Capitol Museum hosts National History Day competition March 19

Old Capitol Museum at the University of Iowa will host a district competition of National History Day on Friday, March 19.

The competition, which aims to inspire and excite middle and high school students about history, will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students from six schools in Cedar Rapids and Marion have created exhibits, documentaries, performances, papers and Web sites based on topics related to the 2010 competition theme, "Innovation in History: Impact and Change." This is the fourth time that Old Capitol has hosted the competition.

The museum will remain open to the public during the competition but parts of the museum may be closed during judging sessions.  The public is welcome to attend the awards ceremony tentatively set for 3:00 p.m.

For more information on the competition, visit the Web site: or the Old Capitol Museum Web site:


Law school program examines restorative justice alternatives

The University of Iowa College of Law will host a program examining restorative practices in criminal justice. "Healing the Harm: Victim-Offender Dialog and Other Restorative Practices in the Criminal Justice System and Beyond," will be held Tuesday, March 23 at 5 p.m. in Room 285 of the Boyd Law Building.

Victim/offender programs allow for the participation of victims and offenders in addressing the aftermath of crime. Offenders are urged to take responsibility for the crimes, the damage that results from their actions and repair the harm they caused through apology or participating in community service. They have been offered in Iowa for more than 15 years, in cases of severe/violent crime and property offenses.

Participants in the program include Mary P. Roche, director of victim and restorative justice programs, Iowa Department of Corrections; and Fred Gay, juvenile bureau chief, Polk County Attorney's Office, Des Moines.


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