Jan. 21, 2011
At A Glance
UI Lifetime Enrichment Adult Program announces spring courses
The University of Iowa Lifetime Enrichment Adult Program has released its spring schedule of courses for adult learners age 50 and older. The program offers sessions on a wide variety of topics. Courses with current openings include Basic Stringing, Militainment, Lunch with Medical Students, Creating Special Moments with Grandchildren, Why Are Legislatures So Unpopular?, Write Your Life, Genealogy, Introductory Spanish, The State Hygienic Laboratory at The University of Iowa, Wine Tasting and Literature of the Prairie.
Lifetime Enrichment Adult Program (UI-LEAP), formerly known as the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Iowa, is a program of the UI Center on Aging. UI-LEAP courses provide unique learning opportunities for all adults age 50 and older. There are no education or experience requirements to enroll, and there are no course tests or grades.
UI community can explore volunteer opportunities Jan. 26
Over 60 local community-based organizations will be represented when the University of Iowa hosts a volunteer fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, in the Main Lounge of the Iowa Memorial Union.
Approximately 1,000 people are expected to attend the fair, where local nonprofit volunteer managers will share information and sign up volunteers. Several civic and government organizations will be represented, as well as cultural and historical groups, educational and child care organizations, animal rescue and adoption organizations, and health and human services agencies. An alternative spring break “mini-fair” will also be offered.
David Baumgartner, assistant provost for enrollment management, said the fair gives students, faculty and staff an opportunity to engage with community organizations. Students learn about engaging with and serving the community and beyond, through alternative spring breaks and volunteering, and explore career through non-profits. Faculty can collaborate with organizations and gain ideas for future service learning and engaged scholarship.
For more information, call 319-335-7589 or visit http://www.careers.uiowa.edu/cep.
Counterculture of the 60s and 70s explored on 'WorldCanvass' Jan. 28
Public invited to College of Education’s MLK Research Symposium Jan. 28
UI Gallery series present Artigue's 'Salvage' Feb. 3-6
The University Theatres Gallery series will present "Salvage: A Recovery in Three Acts," written and directed by Iowa Playwrights Workshop student Kevin Artigue, at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, through Saturday, Feb. 5, and again at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6, in Theatre B of the University of Iowa Theatre Building.
When a failed violinist-turned-teacher smashes her husband's head with a toaster, she is launched into an odyssey that takes her from the Mojave Desert to a new life of birds, home finance and berry farming in Iowa.
Artigue attended the University of California-San Diego, and interned at South Coast Rep and the literary department of the Public Theatre. Before coming to the UI, he was a teaching artist with the La Jolla Playhouse and San Diego Rep, and was active in the Los Angeles experimental theater scene.
His full-length plays include "People Like You," "Good and Mourned," "In the Starry Nights" and "Lost Sharks."
Admission is $5 -- free for UI students -- and tickets are available one hour before showtime at the door. This production includes adult material; potential audience members who are concerned about whether it is appropriate for them should contact the Department of Theatre Arts at 319-335-2700 for more information.
Pianist Shafer will present UI School of Music guest recital Feb. 7
Pianist Timothy Shafer, a guest of the University of Iowa School of Music, will present a free recital at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7, in the Riverside Recital Hall.
Shafer will perform the "Italie" suite from "Annees de pelerinage" (Years of Pilgimage), a virtuosic masterwork composed 1837-49 by Franz Liszt. The 200th anniversary of the celebrated Hungarian composer's birth is being celebrated throughout 2011.
A faculty member at Penn State University, Shafer appeared in Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall in 1995 as member of Duo Concertant and returned in 1997 for his solo debut. In addition to maintaining an active solo recital and chamber music schedule in the United States, he has performed, taught and adjudicated in South America and Asia.
Shafer is the co-author of "Class Piano for Adult Beginners," and his articles on piano teaching have appeared in the Piano Pedagogy Forum and the American Music Teacher.
Learn more about Shafer at http://pennstatepiano.com/page13.php.
UI to host Mini Medical School program Feb. 8 in Davenport
The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine will host a Mini Medical School program on Tuesday, Feb. 8, at the Adler Health Education Center, located at Genesis Medical Center East, 1236 E. Rusholme St., in Davenport.
Check-in will be from 6 to 7 p.m., and light refreshments will be served. Genesis staff members will lead pre-program activities that include an intubation station using a GlideScope, a shoulder dystocia birthing model, automatic external defibrillator (AED) and CPR demonstrations, and joint injections.
The Mini Medical School program will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Darren Hoffmann, Ph.D., a faculty member in the UI Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, will present "Dissecting Your Health in a Virtual Anatomy Laboratory Experience."
Roger Gingrich, M.D., Ph.D., professor of internal medicine and a physician with Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the UI, will discuss "Breakthroughs in Cancer Research."
Mini Medical School is free and open to the public. To register, call 319-335-8886 or toll-free 877-MED-IOWA. Online registration is available at http://www.medicine.uiowa.edu/minimedicalschool.
Campus events are searchable on the UI Master Calendar: http://calendar.uiowa.edu.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to participate in a program, please contact the sponsoring department in advance.