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Feb. 22, 2011

At A Glance

Registration begins for UI summer youth entrepreneurship camps

Applications are now being taken for the University of Iowa’s summer Youth Entrepreneur Camp and Jacobson Entrepreneurship Academy in Iowa City and Des Moines. The day-long camps teach elementary and junior high aged children the skills they need to start and develop a business.

The Youth Entrepreneur Camp is for students having completed grades four through six and will be held at the Pappajohn Business Building on the UI campus July 11-15. The Jacobson Entrepreneurship Academy is for students having completed grades six through eight will be held July 18-22 at the Pappajohn Business Building in Iowa City, and from July 25-29 at the Pappajohn Higher Education Center in Des Moines.

Registration for both camps is $175, which includes class materials, snacks, lunches, graduation reception, bus tours and a t-shirt.

Registration materials are available at For more information, contact Dawn Bowlus in the Jacobson Institute for Youth Entrepreneurship at 319-335-0985 or


UI sports medicine seminar on throwing injuries is March 1

"Throwing Safely‚ Preventing Injury in Baseball and Softball Players" will be the focus of a free community seminar from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, at the Institute of Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2701 Prairie Meadow Dr., Iowa City.

Presenters will include University of Iowa sports medicine specialists George Phillips, M.D., clinical associate professor of pediatrics, and Brian Wolf, M.D., assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery, as well as physical therapist Paul Pursley and UI Head Baseball Coach Jack Dahm.

Geared toward baseball and softball players, parents and coaches, this seminar will include discussion of:
--proper warm-up methods and throwing mechanics;
--pitch counts and rest for adolescent throwers;
--common shoulder and elbow problems;
--injury prevention and rehabilitation.

Register online at or by calling 319-335-8886 or 877-MED-IOWA.


Peace Corps celebrates 50th anniversary with panel discussion March 1

The Iowa Peace Corps Association will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps with a panel discussion of former volunteers Tuesday, March 1. The discussion begins at 7 p.m. in Room A of the Iowa City Public Library and will center on “Global Issues I Care About: the Impact of 50 Years of Peace Corps.” This event is free and open to the public.

Four former Peace Corps volunteers will discuss how their volunteer experiences changed their lives and the world. They will also share international issues that have been important in their lives.

Panelists include David Osterberg (Iran, 1966-68), Matt Lozier (Honduras 1999-2001) and Christopher and Nora Roy (Burkina Faso, West Africa, 1970-1972).

Osterberg is an associate professor and Lozier is a recent doctoral graduate in the University of Iowa College of Public Health. Christopher Roy is a professor in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

More than 585 UI alumni and 2,164 Iowa residents have served in the Peace Corps since it was established 50 years ago by President John F. Kennedy.

This event is sponsored by the Iowa Peace Corps Association and UI International Programs.

For more information, contact Katy Hansen at or 319-466-3119.


Poet and critic Wayne Koestenbaum reads from Harpo Marx book March 2

University of Iowa Nonfiction Writing Program will present a free reading by poet and critic Wayne Koestenbaum at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, in Lecture Room 2 of Van Allen Hall.

Koestenbaum will read from his soon-to-be-published book "The Anatomy of Harpo Marx."

Koestenbaum, a distinguished professor of English at the City University of New York Graduate Center, is best known for his scholarly explorations of the lives of American gay intellectuals.

His prose works include "The Queen's Throat," a National Books Critics Circle Award finalist that considers the attraction of opera for gay men, and a book about Andy Warhol. In "Hotel Theory," a study of the isolation of hotel life is juxtaposed with a fictional hotel encounter between Lana Turner and Liberace.

Listen to Koestenbaum speaking about his intentions in the book at the Chicago Humanities Festivalo --


Agriprocessors interpreter to speak at law school symposium March 3

A court interpreter who has spoken out against the legal proceedings against Latino workers arrested during the Agriprocessors raid in Decorah three years ago will speak at a symposium at the UI College of Law next week.

Erik Camayd-Freixas, professor of Hispanic studies at Florida International University, will discuss “The Wars on Terror and Illegal Immigration,” at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 3, in the Boyd Law Building.

Camayd-Freixas’ lecture is the keynote address to the law school’s symposium “War On….the Fallout of Declaring War on Social Issues,” which will be held March 3 and 4 in the Boyd Law Building. The symposium will look at whether fighting wars against poverty, drugs, crime and other social issues is the best way to solve them.

Camayd-Freixas worked as an interpreter for workers who were charged with various immigration crimes following the raids. Following the trials, he publicly criticized the government for the rapid pace of the proceedings and the pressure put on defendants and their lawyers in cases where the defendants often didn’t understand legal procedures or the charges against them.

A program schedule and registration is available at


Writers' Workshop alumnus Mullins reads from collection March 3

Iowa Writers' Workshop alumnus David Philip Mullins will read from "Greetings from Below," winner of the 2009 Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction, at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 3, in the Prairie Lights Books. This free event that will be streamed live and archived on the University of Iowa's Writing University website,

The linked stories of "Greetings from Below," set mostly in Las Vegas and San Francisco, chart the wild sexual indulges and moral stumblings of aspiring writer Nick Danze, intertwined with memories of his father.

His stories have appeared in the Yale Review, the Massachusetts Review, the New England Review, the Cimarron Review, Fiction, Ecotone and Folio. He has received awards from Yaddo and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference teaches writing and literature at Creighton University.

Learn more at


Composers Workshop presents free event March 6

New works from the University of Iowa Composers Workshop will be presented in a free event at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 6, in the Riverside Recital Hall.

The concert will include:
--Zachariah Zubow's "My Fairy King," performed by
Angela Lickiss, English horn, and Andrew Hanson-Dvoracek, guitar.
--Stephanie G. Pieczynski's "Aurora," featuring flutist Nora Epping.
--Aaron Perrine's "A Look Back at Loveliness," setting of Edna St. Vincent Millay's poetry performed by soprano Jacqueline Lang and pianist Casey Rafn.
--Jason Gregory's "Commentary 1" for flute, oboe and bassoon;
--Pianist Matt Smart performing a revision of his 2008 composition "Cope."
--Daniel Houglum's Untitled, composed for violinist Emily Rolka.

The Composers Workshop is affiliated with the UI Center for New Music, directed by David Gompper.


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