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General University News

april 29

UI students, honorary doctorates recognized at spring commencement ceremonies

april 28

Johns Hopkins Business Dean Gupta second of three provost finalists

april 27

Yes, but will there be doughnuts? Hagle explains purpose of Presidential Exploratory Committees

Earth Month activities conclude, Branstad to speak at I-RENEW symposium April 29

Media Advisory: Planting scheduled for UI student greenhouse gas service project

april 25

UI's Butler first of three finalists for provost

Eleven UI faculty members selected for Creative Campus Institute

april 21

UI announces schedule for provost finalists

Middle Eastern Awareness Week features Dance of Arabia performance April 30

april 19

UI students partner with Iowa City to reduce greenhouse gasses

UI celebrates Earth Day with tree plantings, waste audits and more

UI Museum of Natural History, Iowa City and Cedar Rapids bird clubs host film fund-raiser

April 15

UI discovery of relationship between proteins may impact development of cancer therapies

April 13

UI names Katherine Jones 2011 Student Employee of the Year

april 11

New app brings the University of Iowa to your phone

April 8

UI Pentacrest Museums host Family Weekend April 16–17

april 6

UI recognizes students, faculty, staff and alumni at Finkbine Dinner

RiverFest 2011 features music, food and fun, plus a Zombie Prom

Two UI staff members win Lola Lopes Award for Undergraduate Student Advocacy

april 5

Media Advisory: Mason, Butler and Herky to visit State Capitol Tuesday

april 4

'Iowa Insights' podcast: Burn unit provides skillful, compassionate care

'Fossil Guy' returns to the UI Museum of Natural History

April 1

UI students receives Goldwater Scholarship, Honorable Mention

RVAP promotes 'Live Free' campaign during Sexual Assault Awareness Month



april 28

Study finds Avastin, Lucentis equally effective for age-related macular degeneration

UI College of Nursing to honor recent donor

april 21

UI cancer researcher teams to receive Oberley Seed Grants

april 19

Study finds decrease in length of hospital stay after hip replacement but increase in hospital readmissions

April 15

UI discovery of relationship between proteins may impact development of cancer therapies

april 12

Schlievert to be head of microbiology at UI Carver College of Medicine

april 11

UI Children's Hospital named to Neonatal Research Network for second time

April 8

UI dedicates renovated pediatric cancer labs named for Dance Marathon

april 7

UI study suggests antidepressants aid physical recovery in stroke

april 6

Media Advisory: UI to dedicate renovated laboratories named for UI Dance Marathon

Media Advisory: UI to honor donors, faculty and staff for transplant success

april 5

Media Advisory: UI's Project HOPE inspires interest in health professions April 7

april 4

Twelve UI Hospitals and Clinics nurses named to 100 Great Iowa Nurses

Media Advisory: Media invited to injury prevention town hall with national leaders April 7

April 1

Fraternal Order of Eagles, UI dedicate new diabetes research center

UI Children's Hospital reminds parents that April is Bike Safety Month


Iowa Center for the Arts

april 29

Iowa New Play Festival opens May 1 with Janet Schlapkohl's 'Rogue's Dance'

UI School of Music spotlights four choirs in two days

UI Press publishes 'Franklin in His Own Time' May 8

april 28

Biology professor Logsdon appointed director of UI Pentacrest Museums

Hancher's 2010-2011 season closes with Circa's '61 Circus Acts in 60 Minutes' at Englert Theatre

april 27

Former IWP director Blaise returns for Prairie Lights/Writing University reading

April 22

Writing University streams April 25-28 Prairie Lights readings

april 21

UI benefit event will launch public fundraising for a new music building

april 20

Iowa New Play Festival May 1-7 provides a sneak peek at tomorrow's theater

UI Press publishes 'AfterWord: Conjuring the Literary Dead' May 1

april 19

UI Martha-Ellen Tye Opera Theater produces Donizetti's comic masterpiece 'Elixir of Love'

School of Art and Art History ArtsFest combines culture and fun

april 18

UI graduate students' film to screen at renowned Cannes festival

April 13

McGurl's 'The Program Era' Wins Truman Capote Award for Literary Criticism

'Andean Expressions' will be available from the UI Press April 16, 2011

Writing University April 18-20 streams begin with Stuckey-French

april 7

UI Writers' Workshop featured on PBS tonight, April 7

Iowa Liszt Festival will include UI Symphony performance with Nosikova

april 5

Hancher presents the Miró Quartet on April 14 at the Riverside Recital Hall

Writing University will feature two UI alumni in April 13-15 streams

UI Press releases letters of an early 20th-century school teacher

April 1

Writing University live streams April 6-9 will include Paul's Book Club

University Theatres Mainstage presents Tony-winning musical 'Urinetown'

New 'Music IC' festival debuts this June in downtown Iowa City



april 18

UI study shows empowered workers are better, more productive workers

April 15

Business fair highlights UI's student-owned businesses

april 12

Econ students to discuss national debt with Concord Coalition experts

april 7

Tippie students partner with Active Endeavors, Patagonia to raise money for Heritage Trust

april 6

Marketing researcher examines how we remember what we don't remember



april 25

Law researcher suggests amending sex offender laws to improve viability

april 14

Iowa law professor calls for less honesty about health care rationing

april 12

Law professor studies lawsuits brought by slaves that paved road to Civil War



april 12

ISU, UI partner to feature student innovation at Invention Convention April 16

april 5

Media Advisory: UI's Project HOPE inspires interest in health professions April 7


Liberal Arts and Sciences

april 28

UI School of Journalism and Mass Communication awards $145,000 in scholarships

april 27

Hawkeye Poll: Iowans remain on the lookout for a standout GOP contender

April 22

Hawkeye Poll: Majority of Americans supports Social Security reform

april 18

UI graduate students' film to screen at renowned Cannes festival

April 15

UI WISE program awards travel grants

april 12

Media Advisory: CLAS to dedicate Stuit Hall -- UI's first LEED renovation project -- April 14

UI students create funeral resource guides for Des Moines, Iowa City, Sioux City

april 11

UI research shows that some features of human face perception are not uniquely human

april 6

UICHR to host premiere of documentary on 'honor killing' by UI's David Gould

april 4

University of Iowa honors student wins 2011 Truman Scholarship

April 1

UI students receives Goldwater Scholarship, Honorable Mention



april 29

College of Engineering establishes grand challenges program, names scholars

April 22

UI researchers develop system to predict air pollution events for Santiago, Chile

april 12

ISU, UI partner to feature student innovation at Invention Convention April 16


Virtual Soldier Research program wins U.S. Navy contract worth up to $8.6 million

april 6

Two UI staff members win Lola Lopes Award for Undergraduate Student Advocacy


International Programs

april 6

UICHR to host premiere of documentary on 'honor killing' by UI's David Gould

april 4

Media Advisory: UI Japanese Outreach Initiative Coordinator discusses tsunami with Willowwind students



april 29

UI Fencing Club hosts sectional tournament April 30-May 1

Textbook buyback starts May 3 at the University Book Store

UI Charles A. Hale Memorial Lecture May 5 examines Mexican police news

RAGBRAI to hold College Spirit Day July 29

april 28

UI researchers receive ICTS Pilot Grant Awards

Kroon appointed director of UI Women's Resource and Action Center

2011 Audrey Qualls Commitment to Diversity Award winners recognized

UI Johnson County Landmark jazz band performs before heading to Brazil

WorldCanvass program features Italian art and culture May 6

april 27

UI pharmacist to lead national pharmacy group

UI's Gigi Durham to be published in 'Best American Essays' anthology

UI CNM presents concert by the New Music Ensemble of the University of Minnesota

'Four Winged Dinosaur' to be screened at UI Museum of Natural History May 8

april 26

Longtime UI leader and scholar Duane Spriestersbach dies at 94

Facilities Management begins listserv, website for construction and access alerts

UI interdisciplinary health fair April 29 at Coral Ridge Mall

Reading celebrates new issue of UI earthwords literary journal

UI Electronic Music Studio spotlights new electronic music from Korea

UI Press releases new volume explaining Blake's theory of creativity

UI to celebrate publication of 'Bourgeois to Boojie: Black Middle-Class Performances' May 4

'HiStory Time' program on UI railroad collections' slated for May 7 at Old Cap

april 25

UI Arts Share program receives Alliant Energy grant

CLAS recognizes Rodgers and Cohen for contributions to diversity and community

Museum Studies Exhibit celebrates 100-year anniversary of the program

UI, Discovery Education offer free technology conference April 30

'Don't forget Sudan' during two UI events May 2 and 3

UI Concert and University Bands share May 4 performance

UI spring undergraduate dance concert features 10 new works

May 7 recital features Agrell as composer, classical performer and improviser

april 22

Earth Day events postponed

Nominations now being accepted for 2011 Kid Captains

Law student research paper wins national legal writing contest

Materialism and metaphysics in Walcott's poetry is topic of April 29 lecture

UI symposium explores methodologies in second language acquisition April 29-30

'Chaos and Creation on the Pentacrest' film series concludes with 'The Sixties'

Soprano Joselson will present free faculty member May 2 at UI

april 21

UI listed in The Princeton Review's 'Green College' guide

UI graduate student receives Nissan Fellowship

Center for the Book students, faculty earn national honors

Fraser named to U.S. Department of Defense advisory group

Four poets laureate will read April 24 on the Writing University site

Gusto Latino returns to the UI April 29 for night of Latin music and dancing

april 20

Magic Johnson lecture cancelled

Bacon honored with College of Education's Yager Educational Accomplishment award

Poet Aliki Barnstone reads April 23 on the Writing University site

UI hosts documentary 'Boys and Men Healing' April 25

Wine appreciation course begins April 27

Vermeer Corp. leader to discuss growth of her family business at JPEC lecture

UI engineer Lee to chair 40th anniversary meeting of Korean-American association

april 19

UI physician named on list of 100 best spine surgeons

D'Amour, former UI playwright-in-residence, was 2011 Pulitzer finalist

POROI to present screening of 'Black American Gothic' April 20

UI panel discussion focuses on Middle East, North Africa April 21

UI lecture features Islamic reform in former Aden and the Indian Ocean April 26

UI Chamber Orchestra performs Milhaus, Beethoven and Schubert May 1

april 18

UI's Mikelson recognized as volunteer of the year

Sustainable architecture topic of UI lecture April 21

Cancelled: Metropolitan Opera Live lecture series continues April 26 with 'Il trovatore'

Fleming, director of Des Moines Art Center, speaks at April 26

'Take Back the Night' march and rally April 28 on UI Pentacrest

April 15

UI journalism student wins first place in national Hearst writing competition

Levy named to the Iowa Academy of Family Physicians Chair in Rural Medicine

UI graduate student receives Merck Fellowship in Biostatistics

'Fossil Guy' series continues April 23 with 'Under the Feet of Triceratops'

April 25 performance at the UI will raise funds for Japan relief

The Beggarmen will be special guests in April 26 UI Symphony Band concert

April 28 features back-to-back Writers' Workshop literary readings

Fine Arts Council sponsors Riverbank Art Fair and Wine Tasting April 30

Cancelled: Trumpeter Schendel will present free faculty recital April 30

Agricultural Medicine course offered June 13-17

april 14

Osterberg honored for community engagement

Mark honored by American Physiological Societ

Sigmund honored by American Physiological Society

Madison/Court street intersection closed April 15-18

Battle of the Bands to benefit Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

UI School of Music presents Knific guest recital April 19

Verdi and Italian unification the topic of UI talk April 21

Explorers Lecture features UI students' project Rain Garden

UI hosts 'The Big Sleep' screening, guest lecture April 21, 22

Movies@MNH: Earth Month Series culminates with 'Earth Days' documentary

Expert on aging Carstensen to deliver 2011 Parkin Lecture

Flutist Esposito presents faculty/guest recital at the UI April 27

Magic Johnson tickets now available to public

Maia Quartet slates Arts Share Community Concert for April 30

April 13

UI cancer researcher receives Aiming for a Cure Foundation grant

Hygienic Laboratory announces student mentorship recipients

Hoffman to discuss the business case for sustainability April 14

Tippie forum to examine Iowa's commercial real estate market April 15

Center for New Music Ensemble is joined by Maia Quartet and Norsworthy for April 17 concert

Natural History Museum's Storytime Adventures features prairie animals April 17

Trade between Asia and Latin America topic of UI lecture April 20

Art Building West architect Steven Holl will speak at the UI April 21

Delta Center offers workshop on learning in social contexts April 22

Free head and neck cancer screening offered at UI April 22

Children's car safety program April 27

april 12

College of Dentistry to hold waste audit April 14

Construction to begin on overhead walkway between BSB and EMRB

'The Fossil Guy' presents program on North American mammals

Movies@MNH: Earth Month Series features 'Hoot' on April 17

Habeas Corpus Early Music and Dance to perform at Old Capitol April 17

Middle Eastern regimes is topic of Turkish journalist's talk April 19

CNM presents concert by ensemble: Peripherie April 24

UI archaeologists to present on Jackson County archaeology May 7 in Maquoketa 

UI math professor to deliver lecture at national mathematics meeting Aug. 4-6

april 11

Sidewalk detour for near Hancher Footbridge in place

College of Law's mock trial team finishes second in nation

Poets Richards and Tiffany read April 12 on the Writing University

UI Health Sciences Research Week set for April 12 to 14

Court Street lane closure in place April 13-May 5

Cancelled: UI residence halls waste audit scheduled for April 22

Old Capitol Museum's HiStory Time offers family arts, crafts and stories

Public invited to attend seminar on robust computing systems April 21

Beckwith Boathouse wins Environmental and Energy Leadership Award

Target grant funds UI dance company's IC elementary school performances

School of Journalism and Mass Communication awarded $15,500 from McCormick Foundation

april 8

UI English faculty member D'Agata heads list of UI Guggenheim winners

UI faculty win 2011 national orthopedics clinical research award

UI Hospitals and Clinics recognized for transplant success

UIMA to showcase artist's videos from the UIMA collection at Studio Arts

Diversity Catalyst Award Reception set for April 13

Hancher and Miró Quartet take 'Caps off to Nurses' with concerts at UIHC, Mercy April 14

Writers' Workshop poets Levine and Wilson read April 21

Latitude accompanies Chaplin film April 22, invents more music April 25

Youth entrepreneur camp expanded to Cedar Rapids

april 7

CLAS names Ganim director of Division of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Making money using green business practices to be discussed at UI

Impact of war spending in Sri Lanka topic of UI talk April 14

UI Press releases Walt Whitman bibliographical supplement

Iowa Brass Quintet presents free concert April 19

UI Carver College of Medicine 'Examined Life' conference hosts screenwriter, Pulitzer Prize winner

College of Engineering camps for kids begin in Iowa City on June 20

april 6

Robinson, two IWP writers are Man Booker International finalists

Puderbaugh to speak about choral music at Finding God at Iowa forum April 8

CIVIC hosts mock caucus with international legislators at City High April 11

Guest artist de la Concha lectures at the UI April 12

UIMA films series concludes with 'Fact Meets Fiction' April 15

april 5

UI mathematics uses new TILE room to help students learn

Gifts advance UI College of Public Health campaign

Post-WW II Japanese-American prejudice topic of film April 12

april 4

Torrevillas' '…in Trento' wins award at L.A. International Film Festival

Crosspark Road rerouted starting April 6

Harpsichordist de Silva will present free recital April 17

Bassist Volkan Orhon will present free UI faculty recital April 17

UI program offered for adults with hearing loss and partners

April 1

UI Awards Diversity Catalyst Seed Grants

Henry A. Wallace papers available in Iowa Digital Library

New UI Press book examines regional identities in literature

Front Street closed April 4-13

Museum of Natural History events in Earth Month Film Series

UPDATED: Old Hospital Road near Oakdale Hall closed April 5

'Chaos and Creation' film series continues April 10 with 'High School'

Recreational Services offers Dutch oven cooking class April 15

UI School of Music hosts Iowa Flute Festival 2011 April 16






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