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May 24, 2011

At A Glance

UI Huntington's Disease Center to hold informational forum May 25

Staff with the University of Iowa Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA) Center of Excellence will be on hand to answer questions and provide information about Huntington's Disease from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, in the Fountain Lobby at UI Hospitals and Clinics.

May is Huntington's Disease Awareness Month, and the educational display aims to raise awareness of this devastating, inherited neurological disease for which there currently is no effective treatment or cure.

As one of the leading Huntington's Disease centers in the United States, the UI HDSA Center of Excellence provides care and research opportunities to individuals with the condition.

Learn more about the center at


UI Press releases anthology inspired by William Carlos Williams

The University of Iowa Press will release "Visiting Dr. Williams: Poems Inspired by the Life and Work of William Carlos Williams," edited by Sheila Coghill and Thom Tammaro, on June 1.

The 102 poems by 102 homage-paying poets collected in "Visiting Dr. Williams" demonstrate the range of his influence.

Loved for his decidedly American voice, for his painterly rendering of modern urban settings and for his ability to re-imagine a living language shaped by the philosophy of "no ideas but in things," Williams left an indelible mark on modern poetry. As each successive generation of poets discovers the "new" that lives within his work, his durability and expansiveness make him an influential poet for the 21st century as well.

Robert Creeley, David Wojhan, Maxine Kumin, James Laughlin, A. R. Ammons, Wendell Berry, Heid Erdrich, Frank O'Hara, Lyn Lifshin, Denise Levertov, Wallace Stevens, John Ashbery, Allen Ginsberg, Philip Levine and a host of other poets draw upon a wide range of voices, styles and forms to pay tribute to Williams' unique legacy.

The book will be available at bookstores or directly from the UI Press, 800-621-2736 or Customers in Europe, the Middle East or Africa may order from Eurospan Group at


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