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March 30, 2010

At A Glance

UITV airs programs on McCaffery hiring

University of Iowa Television (UITV) will air several programs on the hiring of Fran McCaffery as the new men's basketball coach starting, today March 30.

McCaffery's introduction news conference may be viewed the following dates and times: 6:15 p.m. and 9:45 p.m Tuesday, March 30; 8 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 31; 12:45 a.m. Thursday, April 1; and 5:25 a.m. Sunday, April 4.

A program showing the public rally for McCaffery at Carver-Hawkeye Arena will be aired on these dates: 6:35 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 31; 5:40 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. Thursday, April 1; 12:45 a.m. Friday, April 2; and 5 p.m. and 6:10 p.m.

UITV is seen in Iowa City, Coralville and North Liberty on Mediacom Channel 17. It is also seen on South Slope Cable and ImOn Cable. It is seen on campus on Channel 4. Viewers in Cedar Rapids, Marion and Hiawatha should check their cable listings for the correct channel.

For a listing of the UITV channels visit,


UITV to air Obama speech March 31 through April 4

University of Iowa Television (UITV) will broadcast President Obama's Thursday, March 25 speech at the UI Field House several times starting, Wednesday March 31.

Obama's speech will be aired at the following dates and times:
5:30 a.m., 6 p.m., 8:45 p.m. and 10:45 p.m. Wednesday, March 31; 5:05 a.m. Thursday, April 1; 9:25 a.m. Friday, April 2; 5:20 p.m. Saturday, April 3; and 7:30 a.m. Sunday, April 4.

UITV is seen in Iowa City, Coralville and North Liberty on Mediacom Channel 17. It is also seen on South Slope Cable and ImOn Cable. It is seen on campus on Channel 4. Viewers in Cedar Rapids, Marion and Hiawatha should check their cable listings for the correct channel.

For a listing of the UITV channels visit


Bijou presents free screening of 'African Queen' March 31

Newly remastered to coincide with its recent DVD and Blu-Ray release, the Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn classic, "The African Queen" is coming to the Bijou for a one-time only free screening at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 31.

Meticulously restored using state-of-the-art digital technology, the movie is available for a new generation to appreciate and for long-time fans to see again. In honor of University of Iowa alumnus Nicholas Meyer's pivotal role in the remastering of the film, the Bijou Theater was given the honor to screen the timeless classic.

The Bijou is located in the Iowa Memorial Union (on the corner of Madison and Jefferson Streets in downtown Iowa City). For more information see or call 319-335-3258.


University Book Store spring sale is March 31 through April 2

The University Book Store's annual Spring Cleaning Sale will be held Wednesday, March 31, through Friday, April 2, at its location in the Old Capitol Mall.

Customers can take advantage of huge discounts on Hawkeye apparel such as t-shirts, fleece, jackets, and more. Current store hours are: Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

All sale items are final. No refunds or exchanges will be accepted. Sale prices are not valid with any other discount or promotion. For more information, call the University Book Store at 319-335-3179.


Lecture Committee presents talk with Public Enemy members April 1

The University of Iowa Lecture Committee will present a panel discussion with members of the seminal hip-hop group Public Enemy at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 1, at the Englert Theatre in downtown Iowa City.

The discussion is being held in conjunction with the University of Iowa Museum of Art's exhibition, "Two Turntables and a Microphone: Hip-Hop Contexts featuring Harry Allen's 'Part of the Permanent Record: Photos from the Previous Century'" on view through June 27 in the Black Box Theater at the Iowa Memorial Union.

The event includes a talk by Allen, and a panel discussion moderated by Kembrew McLeod, UI associate professor of communication studies, featuring Public Enemy front man Chuck D and co-founders Hank and Keith Shocklee (members of the group's original production unit, the Bomb Squad).

For panelist bios and more information, see For more information on the UIMA exhibit, see


'Taping the World' project continues with ethnomusicologist visit April 2

Yale ethnomusicologist Michael Veal will give a talk on dub reggae, "The Acoustics of Diaspora," at 4 p.m. Friday, April 2, in Room 1117 (International Commons) in the University Capitol Center.

Veal's work has addressed various topics about the music of Africa and the African Diaspora. His current research on Jamaican dub music examines the ways in which taped media and the studio-based innovations of Jamaican recording engineers in the 1970s shaped local culture and affected popular music worldwide.

A related event takes place at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 1, at the Englert Theater, featuring a panel discussion including founding members of the hip-hop group Public Enemy.

"Taping the World" is a project that focuses on the cultural resonances of the tape recorder. John Durham Peters, professor and chair of the UI Department of Communication Studies, and Kembrew McLeod, UI associate professor of communication studies, both in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS), are investigating the impact of the tape recorder and the ways in which the tape recorder has altered communication and discourse since its popularization in the mid-20th century.

This project is sponsored by UI International Programs.

For more information, contact McLeod at 319-335-0582 or


International Mondays features talk on food preparation, consumption April 5

International Mondays Brown Bag Series presents a forum titled "Food Security, Production, and Technologies: A Discussion of the 2009 Obermann Cmiel Seminar on World Fares" from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, April 5, at the Iowa City Public Library Meeting Room A. This event is free and open to the public.

The panelists, all participants in the Obermann Center's Fall 2009 Cmiel Research Semester, will examine the historical and geopolitical influences on food preparation and consumption around the globe. The Cmiel Research Semester aims to advance the scholarly work of individual participants through the exchange of ideas.

Panelists include the following University of Iowa faculty: Constance Berman, professor of history; Catherine Komisaruk, assistant professor of history; and Cameron Thies, associate professor of political science, all in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS). Carly Andrews, UI International Programs outreach coordinator, will facilitate.

The Obermann Center is co-sponsoring this segment. The series is a forum for students, faculty and community members to engage in a discussion of global issues sponsored by UI International Programs, the Stanley-UI Foundation Support Organization and the Iowa City Public Library.


For more information, contact Andrews at 319-335-0345 or


Colombian author Santiago Gamboa to speak April 5, 6

Update: The Monday, April 5 reading has been cancelled and will be resheduled. Information will be posted as it becomes available. The reading on Tuesday, April 6 will take place as scheduled.

Prizewinning Colombian author Santiago Gamboa will speak at 7 p.m. Monday, April 5, at Prairie Lights Books, and again at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, at Shambaugh House, 430 N. Clinton St. in Iowa City.

His session at Prairie Lights Books will be conducted in Spanish and revolve around readings from recent novels and a novel in progress. The audience will have an opportunity to ask questions following the readings.

The talk at Shambaugh House will be in English and will also include a time for questions. Gamboa will speak about his experience as a Latin American author living in India, and how this experience influenced his work and his views. A reception will follow his Tuesday talk, sponsored by the University of Iowa Latin American Studies Program (LASP).

Gamboa, born in Bogotá in 1965, is a journalist, diplomat and prizewinning author. He has lived in Madrid, Paris and New Delhi. His first novel, "Páginas de vuelta" (Turned Pages) published in 1995, forged a new path for Colombian literature.

LASP and International Programs at the UI are sponsoring Gamboa's visit.

For more information contact Roberto Ampuero at 319-335-2796 or


Engineering Research Open House scheduled April 8

The College of Engineering will host its eighth annual Research Open House from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 8, at the Seamans Center for the Engineering Arts and Sciences. Designed to encourage interdisciplinary research among students, faculty and staff, the event is free and open to the public.

The event will showcase, celebrate, and promote research activities, capabilities and accomplishments of the College of Engineering's faculty, students and staff. It will also provide opportunities for graduate and undergraduate recruitment; development of new industrial contacts; and provide better information for the university and the local community about the research capabilities of the college.

Activities include:

--8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Welcome Area and Information Desk, Lobby, south entrance to Seamans Center.
--9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Research Poster Viewing.
--10 to 11 a.m. Student Seminar for those interested in graduate school, Rockwell Collins Conference Room, Room 3111 SC, Allan Guymon, chemical engineering.
--4:30 to 5:20 p.m. Paul D. Scholz Symposium: "Engineering -- A Global Perspective," Room W290, Chemistry Building.


Engineering symposium on technology and society to be held April 8

Global perspective will be the subject of the 2010 Paul D. Scholz Symposium on Technology and its Role in Society to be held from 4:30 to 5:20 p.m. Thursday, April 8, in Room W290 of the UI Chemistry Building.

UI Distinguished Engineering Alumni Academy member Richard Stanley, chair emeritus of The Stanley Group of companies and chair of the Stanley Foundation, will speak on "Engineering -- A Global Perspective."

In 2009, Stanley received the national Tau Beta Pi Distinguished Alumnus Award and the National Society of Professional Engineers most prestigious award for having made outstanding contributions to the engineering profession, the public welfare, or humankind. Previous recipients include President Herbert Hoover.

The free, public symposium was renamed in 1993 to honor Scholz, 20-year Tau Beta Pi advisor and associate dean of the UI College of Engineering (1979-1992). Co-sponsors are the UI Tau Beta Pi chapter, Tau Beta Pi alumni and the College of Engineering.

Further information: or 319-335-5764.


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