Dec. 9, 2011
At A Glance
UI researcher Perlman named AAAS Fellow
Perlman was selected for his major contributions to the understanding of viral disease. In particular, his work has shown how certain viruses that cause respiratory and brain infections are able to hinder or evade the immune system.
He is one of 539 AAAS members to be named Fellow this year. All the new Fellows will be honored at the association's annual meeting Feb. 18 in Vancouver, B.C., Canada.
The tradition of AAAS Fellows began in 1874. Fellows are selected on the basis of their efforts toward advancing science applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished.
For more information on the nomination process and to search a database of current AAAS Fellows, visit http://www.aaas.org/aboutaaas/fellows.
UI Mock Trial team wins third invitational championship
The University of Iowa Mock Trial (UIMT) program earned its third first place finish of the semester and a fourth place finish after competing in St. Paul, Minn. Dec. 3-4. According to the American Mock Trial Association (AMTA), UIMT became the program with the most first place finishes in the country for the 2011 fall invitational season.
Seniors Melissa Osman and Will Mattessich led team 1424 to a first place finish, beating out Drake University in the final round. Team 1425, captained by seniors Jerod Haldin and Kelly Grogg, finished in fourth place. Outstanding witness awards were given to senior Britney Matthews and sophomores Kyle McDonald and Mike Tabor.
This tournament marked UIMT's second first place finish in St. Paul, where nationals will be held in the spring. UIMT is one of only six programs in the country to win back-to-back national championships in the history of collegiate mock trial and hopes to win another championship in 2012.
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