July 5, 2011
At A Glance
Nowak honored for distinguished service in pediatric dentistry
Arthur Nowak, professor emeritus of pediatric dentistry at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, has received the inaugural Distinguished Service Award from the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD).
Nowak received the award in honor of his years of dedicated service to the College of Diplomates and the ABPD. He served on the board of directors from 1984-1990 and was president of the board in 1991. He has been executive director of the ABPD since 2002.
Nowak retired from the UI in 2000 after nearly 30 years as a faculty member. Throughout his career, he emphasized the importance of dental care for infants and young children as part of a comprehensive health care program. He also focused on caring for patients with special needs, such as people with disabilities and others who may lack access to dental treatment.
UI Museum of Natural History sponsors lecture by authors McGehee, Mutel
Local authors Claudia McGehee and Connie Mutel will discuss how the natural world forms the ground base of their writing during a lecture sponsored by the University of Iowa Museum of Natural History. The free public lecture is part of the Iowa City Book Festival and is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Sunday, July 17, in the museum's Biosphere Discovery Hub.
McGehee is the author of multiple children's books including "A Tallgrass Prairie Alphabet," which was named a Midwest Favorite by the Upper Midwest Booksellers Association, and "A Woodland Counting Book," a Moonbeam Children's Book Awards Gold Medal winner.
Mutel has written and edited several books on Iowa's natural history, most recently "The Emerald Horizon: The History of Nature in Iowa," Iowa's first comprehensive environmental history, and "A Watershed Year: Anatomy of the Iowa Floods of 2008."
The Iowa City Book Festival is presented by the UI Libraries and is sponsored by Humanities Iowa, Iowa City Public Library, Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature, Lensing Funeral & Cremation Services, Prairie Lights Books, MidWestOne, Friends of Old Time Music, UI Press and the UI Libraries.
For more information on the UI Museum of Natural History visit http://www.uiowa.edu/mnh.
Uganda minister will speak about LGBT rights at July 18 UI talk
UI to hold informational meeting on strategic communication courses July 19
The University of Iowa School of Journalism and Mass Communication (SJMC) will offer two graduate-level strategic communication courses online and in Des Moines this fall. An informational meeting is set for 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 19 at the John and Mary Pappajohn Education Center, 1200 Grand Ave., Des Moines.
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