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March 30, 2011

At A Glance

Law school panel examines collective bargaining for public unions

The University of Iowa College of Law will host a discussion on the merits of collective bargaining rights in public unions on Friday, April 1 at 12:30 p.m. in room 235 of the Boyd Law Building.

Panelists include Iowa Rep. Nathan Willems (D-Lisbon), Matthew Glasson of the UI Labor Center and professor John McGinnis of the Northwestern University Law School.

For more information call 563-380-6448.


UI sirens to sound as part of statewide tornado drill April 6

Sirens throughout Iowa, including on the University of Iowa campus, are scheduled to sound at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 6, as part of an annual statewide tornado drill.

The drill is part of National Severe Weather Awareness Week April 4-8, which seeks to provide Iowans with a better understanding about the state's spring weather hazards. Brochures and fact sheets about Iowa's various hazards are available for download at and

The National Weather Service has received a waiver from the Federal Communications Commission to use "live" Emergency Alert System (EAS) codes during the tornado drill. The codes will allow officials to test the warning system via National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather radios during the exercise. Broadcasters using the EAS will be able to test their equipment to make sure tornado warnings go out over the airwaves as they're designed to do.


UIMA film series continues April 8 with screening of 'Gay Shame'

The University of Iowa Museum of Art film series, "Rites of Resistance: Gender, Performance Art, and Film in the '60s and '70s," continues Friday, April 8, with "Gay Shame." The film features scenes from "Screen Test #2" by Andy Warhol and "It's Not the Homosexual who is Perverse but the Situation in which He Lives" by Rosa von Praunheim.

The screening will take place at 7 p.m. in Room E105 of the Adler Journalism Building. It is free and open to the public, but some content being shown may be unsuitable for children; parental guidance is advised.

The film series, "Rites of Resistance: Gender, Performance Art, and Film in the '60s and '70s," is offered in conjunction with UIMA's exhibition "Lil Picard and Counterculture New York," open through May 27 in the Iowa Memorial Union's Black Box Theater. 

UI graduate students David Oscar Harvey and Andrew Ritchey organized the series, which is a collaboration between the UIMA and UI Department of Cinema & Comparative Literature in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. UIMA donors Robert A. Rasley and Kumi Morris and William T. Downing are the sponsors.


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