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Feb. 3, 2011

At A Glance

UI Hospitals and Clinics takes action on privacy violations

Officials with University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics announced today that they have completed their review of inappropriate access of electronic medical records of 13 University of Iowa student-athletes and taken disciplinary actions against five employees.

The affected student-athletes have received information related to the improper access of their medical records.

UI Hospitals and Clinics is in the process of terminating the employment of three individuals for violating its patient privacy policies. Two other individuals will receive five-day, unpaid suspensions.


UI LEAP 'Militainment' course begins Feb. 9

The University of Iowa Lifetime Enrichment Adult Program is offering "Militainment: Representations of the Military in American Popular Culture" on Wednesday evenings from Feb. 9 to Feb. 23. Classes will run from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in Room 2390 of the University Capitol Centre.

The course will examine some of the ways that the military and warfare are represented in popular entertainment and consumer culture. Instructor Bruce Gronbeck is a retired UI professor of communication studies who taught undergraduate and graduate courses in American political communication, including "American Politics and Entertainment."

The course fee is $30 for UI LEAP members and $40 for nonmembers.

To learn more or register, visit or contact Laura Scheetz at 319-384-4221 or


HiStory Time: 'Abraham Lincoln' slated for Feb. 12 at Old Capitol Museum

Where did we get the name “Honest Abe”? And why is Illinois called “The Land of Lincoln”?

Those questions and more will be answered at the Old Capitol Museum’s HiStory Time: “Abraham Lincoln,” at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, in the University of Iowa Old Capitol Museum’s Supreme Court Chamber.

The free, public event is geared toward elementary-age children and their families and will feature museum staff reading the story “Stand Tall, Abe Lincoln,” written by Judith St. George and illustrated by Matt Faulkner. After the reading, there will be historically themed educational activities for participants. No registration is required. For more information call 319-335-0548 or visit


UI Center for New Music presents international violin/erhu concert

Chinese erhu player Guo Gan from Paris and violinist Wolfgang David from Vienna will be joined by four University of Iowa faculty members in a Center for New Music (CNM) concert at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, in the Senate Chamber of the Old Capitol on the UI campus.

The program will feature works by Guo, as well as Hu Ching-chu, Liu Tian-Hua, Jules Massenet, Pablo de Sarasate, Fritz Kreisler and David Gompper, director of the CNM. The concert will be followed by a question-and-answer session.

Pianist Gompper will perform, along with faculty colleagues Scott Conklin, violin; Volkan Orhon, bass; and Daniel Moore, percussion.

David has performed at the UI frequently, including duos with Gompper. Guo is the son of a famous ehru player, but he has also studied piano, violin, cello and jazz percussion, and his work as a composer and performer combines Asian and western musical styles.

The ehru is a two-string, bowed instrument used in solo and ensemble settings in both traditional and contemporary Chinese music.

For full concert information and bios, visit


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