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March 22, 2011

At A Glance

UI Community Credit Union gift to College of Public Health honors Borg, Colloton
A gift from the University of Iowa Community Credit Union (UICCU) will support the John W. Colloton Chair in Health Management and Policy in the UI College of Public Health and honor UICCU board member Dean Borg, who has served for 30 years in leadership of the member-owned financial cooperative. Borg was chairman of the UICCU board between 1984 and 2008.
UICCU President and CEO Jeffrey Disterhoft said the $3,000 donation underscores Borg's remarkable dedication to the University of Iowa and honors his personal and professional association with John Colloton, director emeritus of University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. The Colloton Chair was established in 1999 with $2 million in endowment funds contributed by colleagues and friends of Colloton. Borg, who directed the office of public information in UI Hospitals and Clinics from 1973 to 2000, is currently senior producer/correspondent for Iowa Public Radio and a frequent contributor to National Public Radio. In addition, he has been the host of Iowa Press and other public affairs programming on Iowa Public Television for more than 40 years.
Colloton said the gift represents a continuation of the outstanding leadership for which both the UICCU and Borg are widely known throughout the community and the state of Iowa. 
The donation will become a component of the College of Public Health's ongoing $15 million campaign, Building Today for a Healthy Tomorrow, which is focused on financing a new building that will be the college's first academic home, as well as providing funds for student and faculty support and other programmatic development.

A full version of this release is available at


School of Journalism and Mass Communication announces Hall of Fame inductees

The University of Iowa School of Journalism and Mass Communication will induct two individuals into its Hall of Fame this year: Phyllis Fleming, a retired editor from The Gazette in Cedar Rapids, and Theodore (Ted) Glasser, a communication professor at Stanford University.

Fleming, who died Feb. 18, received her bachelor's degree in journalism from UI in 1956 and worked at The Daily Iowan as a student. She worked as a reporter and editor for The Gazette for 45 years, retiring in 2002 as deputy managing editor, and served as a member of the Daily Iowan Advisory Board for 20 years.

Glasser received his Ph.D. in mass communications from the UI in 1979 and joined the faculty at Stanford in 1990, having previously taught at the University of Minnesota and the University of Hartford. Glasser received a distinguished leadership award from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in 2003, and an undergraduate teaching award from Stanford in 2002.

The two will be honored April 22 at the Fourth Estate Banquet, which celebrates achievements of faculty and students of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.


University Book Store holds Spring Cleaning Sale

The University Book Store's annual Spring Cleaning Sale will be held from Wednesday, March 23, to Friday, March 25, at its Old Capitol Mall location.

Customers can take advantage of discounts of up to 75 percent on Hawkeye apparel such as t-shirts, fleece, jackets and more. There will also be $1, $5, $10 sale items as well.

All sale items are final. No refunds or exchanges will be accepted. Sale prices are not valid with any other discount or promotion.

Store hours are Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon – 5 p.m. For more information, call the University Book Store at 319-335-3179.


UI law journal to celebrate 20th anniversary March 24

"Transnational Law and Contemporary Problems" (TLCP), a multidisciplinary academic journal published by the University of Iowa College of Law, will mark its 20th anniversary with a celebration at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 24, in Room 225 of the Boyd Law Building.

Peer Zumbansen, a law professor at York University in Toronto, Canada, will present "The Parameters of Transnational Law: Global Governance and Legal Theory." Opening remarks will be made by Gail Agrawal, dean of the UI College of Law, and David Alberts, the first editor-in-chief of the journal and a partner at Mayer Brown in New York, N.Y.

The talk is free and open to the public. A reception at One Twenty Six in downtown Iowa City will follow.

TLCP is a student-edited journal that publishes three issues per year. It addresses issues and problems that transcend national political boundaries, presenting to the international and comparative law communities matters not commonly found in other journals.

The journal's website is For more information on the event, contact Ingrid Gronstal Anderson at  


Parents and their children's communication skills is subject of free talk March 24

"The Role of Parents in Children's Communication Skills" is the title of a free, public talk from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 24, at T-Spoons, corner of Linn and Market streets. Julie Gros-Louis, assistant professor of psychology in the University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, will speak.

Gros-Louis plans to discuss her research, which focuses on how infants develop the ability to bring behaviors, such as gestures and eye gaze, together to communicate with parents before they have language. She notes that by examining infants' play interactions with parents, we can see what infant behaviors are important for communication and also how parents can help support the development of communication. Studies in her lab can guide parents in improving development of communication skills and language in the first and second years of life.

The talk is presented by Café Scientifique of Iowa City, whose discussion sessions are held on the third Thursday of the month from September to May. Café Scientifique of Iowa City is a meeting forum where the public is invited to explore and debate the latest ideas in science, mathematics, medicine and technology. The website for Café Scientifique is located at:


UI Art and Art History guests lecture March 24

The University of Iowa School of Art and Art History will present two free guest lectures Thursday, March 24. Lynn Cool, a guest of the jewelry and metal arts area, will speak at 7 p.m. in Room 1435 of the Studio Arts Building, and Michelle Grabner, a guest of the painting and drawing area, will speak at 7:30 p.m. in Room 101 of Biology Building East.

Cool has taught metalsmithing at the Lawrence Arts Center and Kansas State University. In 2008 she worked in Finland as a visiting artist at the Lahti Institute of Design. Her recent body of work, "Amalgamation," explores hierarchies of the art object and the wearable through an interchange of multiple functions.

Grabner is chair of the painting and drawing department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her essays and reviews have been published widely, and she and her husband, Brad Killam, run the artist project space called The Suburban in Oak Park. Since January 1999 they have worked with more than 120 artists.

In 2008, they purchased the Waupaca County Poor Farm in the Township of Little Wolf in Wisconsin, transforming it into a nonprofit art space and residency center.


Iowa City Book Festival to announce author line-up at fundraiser March 27

Who will be coming to the Iowa City Book Festival July 15-17? To find out which best-selling authors and talented newcomers will be appearing this summer, attend the Iowa City Book Festival Announcement Party and Fundraiser on Sunday, March 27.

This preview event of the 2011 Iowa City Book Festival will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the home of Marc Moen and Bobby Jett, at the Penthouse at Plaza Towers, 221 E. College St., in downtown Iowa City. Former Iowa Poet Laureate Marvin Bell will read from his new work.

Tickets for the event are $100. Proceeds from the event will directly support the 2011 Iowa City Book Festival through the Friends of the Libraries Fund.

For tickets and more information, see Tickets will also be available at the door.


Xerox CEO Burns to discuss leadership and ethics in UI lecture

Xerox CEO Ursula Burns, the first African American woman to lead a Fortune 500 corporation, will discuss leadership and ethics when she speaks at the University of Iowa's Tippie College of Business on Thursday, March 31.

Burns' lecture begins at 2 p.m. in the Senate Chambers in Old Capitol. Admission is free and open to the public.

Burns, 52, joined the printing, document management and business processes company in 1980 as an intern while studying for her master's degree in engineering at Columbia University. Later, as senior vice president and then president, she was part of the executive team that rescued Xerox from the brink of bankruptcy and a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation and restored it to profitability and competitiveness.

Burns became CEO in 2010 and now leads a $22 billion company with more than 136,000 employees worldwide. The company ranks 152 in the most recent Fortune 500 list of America's largest corporations.

When Burns took over the reins as CEO from Anne Mulcahey, it also marked the first time a woman had taken over leadership of a Fortune 500 company from another woman.

For more information, call Barbara Thomas at 319-335-2188.


UI Kantorei continues collaboration with bassoonist Coelho

Kantorei, the premier vocal ensemble of the University of Iowa School of Music, will continue its collaboration with faculty bassoonist Benjamin Coelho in a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 1, in the Riverside Recital Hall.

Their collaboration will culminate with a release of a CD next year.  

The program, under the direction of Timothy Stalter, features:

--The world premieres of "Orationes pro pacem" and "La pobrecita infeliz" by Sweden-based German composer Eberhard Eyser (
--A set of compositions by organist Rudolf Tobias, Estonia's first professional composer, edited by School of Music choral faculty member David Puderbaugh.
--"O Heiland, reiss die Himmel auf" by Johannes Brahms.
--The world premiere of "Oferen Gernewek Vyghan" (A Little Cornish Mass) by composer, broadcaster and Greenland cultural explorer Adrian Vernon Fish (, sung in the ancient Cornish language and featuring soloists Gretchen Bruesehoff, soprano; Jacqueline Lang, alto; Noah DeLong, tenor; and Brian Dykes, bass.

Read biographies of Coelho, Stalter and Puderbaugh at


College of Nursing invites students to 'Take the Lead' with their careers

The University of Iowa College of Nursing's annual TLC (Take the Lead with your Career) program will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, April 18, in the College of Nursing Building, Room 20.

The event is primarily intended for individuals interested in learning more about College of Nursing graduate programs.

At TLC, participants will get information about graduate admissions, financial aid/scholarships, and engage with a panel of nursing students who will offer their perspectives about various nursing programs and strategies for success in those programs.

Refreshments will be offered at the TLC Mix and Mingle, during which participants will have a chance to meet members of the college's faculty.

Although the primary focus of TLC is graduate nursing programs, students interested in undergraduate nursing programs are also welcome to attend the event and take advantage of this opportunity to make early connections with College of Nursing faculty, staff and students.

If you are planning to attend, please RSVP to Valerie Garr at by
April 13.

The College of Nursing Building is located at 50 Newton Road, in Iowa City. Parking is available at the Newton Road Ramp.


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