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Jan. 24, 2011

At A Glance

UI students to provide tax services through VITA

University of Iowa accounting and law students will again provide free tax return preparation services to qualifying persons this year as part of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

The service begins Sunday, Jan. 30 and runs through April 16. Trained tax preparers will be available on various dates and times at the Iowa City Public Library, Northwest Junior High School, North Liberty Community Center and Goodwill Industries in Iowa City. Spanish translators will be available at all locations.

For a complete schedule of dates at each location and the terms of eligibility, visit or e-mail


Public invited to seminar on the business of nanotechnology Feb. 3

The business of nanotechnology is the subject of a seminar to be delivered by Bharath Rangarajan, president of Advanced Nanotechnology Solutions, Inc., San Francisco, from 4:30 to 5:20 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, in Room W290, Chemistry Building, on the UI Campus.

A part of the Randall and Barbara Meyer "Grabbing the Globe" Seminar Series, the talk is free and open to the public.

With more than 15 years of experience in semiconductors at Advanced Micro Devices, Rangarajan is one of the leading strategists in the technology sector. His experience includes the fields of technology, manufacturing, marketing, strategy and business development. In addition, he has been responsible for creating and executing some game-changing moves, including large acquisitions and divestitures. Rangarajan earned a doctorate in chemical engineering from Michigan State University, and an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley.

The "Grabbing the Globe" Seminar Series is designed to prepare Engineering students for global success. It recognizes UI Distinguished Engineering Alumni Academy member and retired Exxon USA president and CEO Randall Meyer and his wife, Barbara.


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