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May 13, 2011

At A Glance

Peek-Asa named national women's leadership program fellow

Corinne Peek-Asa, Ph.D., professor of occupational and environmental health in the University of Iowa College of Public Health, has been selected for the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program for Women at Drexel University College of Medicine.

Peek-Asa, director of the UI Injury Prevention Research Center, is one of 54 senior women faculty from across the United States and Canada in the 2011-2012 class of fellows. Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine is a national, year-long program dedicated to preparing senior women faculty for leadership at academic health centers. It is a core program of the Institute for Women's Health and Leadership at Drexel's College of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pa.

For more information about the program, visit


Iowa Voyagers to celebrate 50th anniversary May 20

The Iowa Voyagers, the University of Iowa Alumni Association's educational alumni travel program, will celebrate its 50th anniversary from 10 to 11:45 a.m. Friday, May 20 at the Levitt Center for University Advancement.

Event attendees will be treated to refreshments, commemorative gifts and drawings to win travel prizes, including a Danube River trip for two.

Since 1961, the UI Alumni Association travel program has taken alumni and friends all over the globe to experience and learn about the world. Now offering approximately 50 trips a year, the program has welcomed more than 5,000 dedicated UI globetrotters with Iowa warmth and camaraderie, says UI Voyagers director Diane Baker.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information or to register your attendance, visit, call 319-335-3293/800-469-2586 or e-mail


Campus Recreation and Wellness Center to host Armbruster Open swim meet May 20-22

The Iowa Flyers Swim Club and University of Iowa Recreational Services are hosting the first annual David Armbruster Open, Friday May 20 to Sunday May 22. The long course swim meet will be held at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center (CRWC) on the UI campus.

The meet is named for former UI Coach David Armbruster who, along with Iowa swimmer Jack Sieg, developed the modern butterfly stroke in the 1930s. To honor their contributions to the sport, special awards will be given to the swimmers with the highest combined USA Swimming individual points in their age group.

Swimmers competing are ages youth though college age.

The meet is full for competitors, but is free and open to the public to watch. For more information and competition times visit


'Old Capitol: Past, Present and Future' lecture set for May 25

Join Shalla Ashworth, director of operations at the University of Iowa Pentacrest Museums, as she shares stories of Old Capitol, our state's first capitol. Her lecture is free and open to the public and will take place in the Old Capitol Museum's Senate Chamber on Wednesday, May 25, at 6:30 p.m.

Ashworth has been with the Old Capitol Museum for over 15 years and was involved with the museum through its recovery after the devastating fire in 2001 that destroyed the building's historic dome and cupola. Her lecture includes rarely seen photos of Old Capitol through years of renovation and reconstruction.

This lecture is a part of the month-long celebration of Irving Weber Days, organized by the Johnson County Historical Society, which honors the life of Iowa City's beloved late historian Irving B. Weber (1900–1997) through a variety of local history programs and events. For full program information, visit the Johnson County Historical Society website (

For more information on the Old Capitol Museum, visit


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