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Aug. 10, 2011

At A Glance

Travelers alerted to traffic changes while UI residence hall students move in

An estimated 4,000 University of Iowa students will move into residence halls Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 17 and 18, creating changes in traffic flow and access around the main residence halls.

An initial rush will begin at 8 a.m. Monday, Aug. 15, when the doors open for all students to move in that day between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. This move in will be similar to past years with traffic guards and one-way traffic around the Grand Avenue halls. On Tuesday, Aug. 16, UI officials expect less traffic with only a few hundred students arriving, most of whom are moving into Daum for an Honors Program workshop.

On the east side, Clinton Street will be closed to one-way traffic going south from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 17 and 18, beginning at the corner of Church and Dubuque streets and continuing on Clinton Street until Bloomington. The west side will be through traffic, and the east side will be for those who are unloading. All the meters on Clinton Street will be blocked these two days as well. On the westside, the UI will also have traffic similar to Monday but will hood the meters so no one can park there all Wednesday and Thursday, the area will be unloading only.

For more information, call 319-335-3700 or visit


Nite Ride to resume service Aug. 15
Nite Ride, a free shuttle operated by University of Iowa Police for female students, will resume service Monday, Aug. 15.
The shuttle, which operates between 10 p.m. and 3 a.m., will use the "academic route" Sundays through Thursdays and the "downtown route" Fridays and Saturdays.
On "academic route" days, Nite Ride will pick up and deliver female students who call 384-1111 at any UI building, parking lot, ramp or other destination within an area bounded by Summit Street to the east, residence halls to the west, Highway 6 and Melrose Avenue to the south, and Highway 6/Foster Road to the north.
On "downtown route" days, the shuttle will pick up passengers at the intersection of Clinton and Washington streets, just south of the Pentacrest, and drop them at any location within the boundary described above.
For more information about Nite Ride, visit


School of Urban and Regional Planning holding Sustainable Dubuque Field Camp Aug. 15-17

University of Iowa graduate students in the School of Urban and Regional Planning will begin their partnership with the city of Dubuque on nine sustainability projects in the next two years with the Sustainable Dubuque Field Camp Aug. 15-17.

The field camp is intended to give students and faculty a crash course on Dubuque's history and its issues, enable them to meet key public and private leaders, and allow them to meet with their project partner in Dubuque so students can discuss the scope and methodology of their project.

The students' efforts are part of the School of Urban and Regional Planning's community-based outreach program, the Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities, launched in 2009. Starting this fall, the UI will assist Dubuque community leaders on the first five yearlong projects, which are all related to the city's Sustainable Dubuque Initiative, started in 2006. The students are scheduled to complete four additional projects during the 2012-13 year.

The UI Office of the Provost and Office of the Vice President for Research have committed $40,690 per year to support the project.

Visit for project details.


UI to host free poetry/comic-strip workshops for teens

Local teens are invited to take part in free comics and poetry workshops this fall. The four-session workshops are set for 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays Sept., 10, 17 and 24, and Oct. 1. They will be offered simultaneously at three locations: the Coralville, North Liberty and Iowa City public libraries.

The workshops are sponsored by the Iowa Youth Writing Project, which is affiliated with the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop and UI Arts Share.

Participants will use the comic-strip form as an unexpected tool for examining classic poems and unlocking their own potential as writers. They will create their own "poemics" or "poem-strips" (poem/comic hybrids) that will be published in book form and shared at a public reception as part of the UI's "Comics, Creativity and Culture: Interdisciplinary and International Perspectives" symposium. The reception will take place at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9 at Prairie Lights Books.

Online registration is available at: For more information, e-mail or call 319-804-9979.


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