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June 7, 2011

At A Glance

Three UI scholars receive American Council of Learned Societies funding

Three University of Iowa scholars will receive support from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS): Laura Gotkowitz, associate professor of history; Jonathan Larson, visiting assistant professor of anthropology; and Jennifer Zoble, a graduate student in nonfiction writing and literary translation.

Gotkowitz, a faculty member in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, received a Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship to support her project, "Trials without End: Political Violence and Democracy in Bolivia after World War II." The fellowship supports scholars pursuing long-term, ambitious projects by providing a year of residence at a national research center.

Larson and Zoble received East European Studies Program Travel Grants. Larson participated in a recent conference at Princeton University on language under socialism in Eastern Europe. The title of his paper was "Heteroglossic Hazards: Wooden Language and Fiery Kritika in Socialist Czechoslovakia." Zoble's grant will go toward participation in the University of Pittsburgh's Summer Language Institute, where she will study intermediate Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian.

The ACLS, a private, nonprofit federation of 71 national scholarly organizations, is the preeminent representative of American scholarship in the humanities and related social sciences. In 2011, awards totaling nearly $15 million were made to more than 350 scholars in the U.S. and abroad. 


WRAC offers counseling services to UI students, staff, faculty and community

Individual counseling services are available for UI students, staff, faculty and members of the community at the University of Iowa Women's Resource and Action Center (WRAC). Counseling services are offered free of charge for UI students, and on a modest sliding scale for all others. No one is turned away because of inability to pay.

Sharon Lee and Jerrod Koon, who are doing their advanced practicum at WRAC as part of their doctoral programs in counseling psychology in the UI College of Education, are providing the counseling.

Both of them also have prior experience as staff members at WRAC. Last year, Lee served as the center's Diversity Dialogue Services Coordinator, and Koon will begin his fourth year as coordinator of the WRAC's Men's Anti-Violence Council this fall. Both Lee and Koon are entering their fifth year in the doctoral program in counseling psychology and have extensive clinical experience.

For more information on WRAC's counselors and counseling services, visit http:/ or call WRAC at 319-335-1486.


Items from Old Capitol 'Chaos and Creation' up for auction through June 12

The Old Capitol Museum has shown it; now you can own it. Items from Old Capitol's "Chaos and Creation on the Pentacrest" exhibit are being auctioned now through Sunday, June 12.

The silent auction is open to the public and will operate during regular museum hours, which end at 5 p.m. on Sunday. All proceeds will go to benefit future exhibits. The items available for bidding include sections of the hand-painted psychedelic mural, photos of Iowa City protests and photos of landmark events around the world.

"Chaos and Creation" highlights the tumultuous 1965 to 1975 period on the UI campus, in the nation and around the world. Originally scheduled to close on May 22, the exhibit was continued due to its popularity.

The University of Iowa Pentacrest Museums (both Old Capitol Museum and Museum of Natural History) recently extended their hours to make exhibits more accessible. The new hours are:

-- Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
-- Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
-- Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
-- Closed Mondays
For more information on the Old Capitol Museum please visit


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