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May 31, 2011

At A Glance

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science faculty, students receive awards

Richard Shields P.T., Ph.D., professor and director of the University of Iowa Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science Graduate Programs, received the Olive Farr Distinguished Service Award from the Iowa Physical Therapy Association (IPTA) April 16 in Ames, Iowa.

Olive Farr served as the director of physical therapy at the UI from 1943 to 1963. Named in her memory, the Olive Farr award is the association's highest honor for distinguished service and leadership in physical therapy.

Four students from the UI Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science Program also were recognized by the IPTA for outstanding leadership and academic achievement. Shane Nissen, Katie Hare, Caitlin Larsen and Alysha Schuring each received $500 scholarships from the IPTA Foundation.

For more information about the IPTA, visit


UI adoption of new Internet standards shouldn't impact service
The Internet Society has declared June 8 World IPv6 Day to bring attention to the fact that the Internet is rapidly running out of address space and to begin a trial run of the latest Internet Protocol (IP).
Internet data is sent in small packets that are routed across networks as specified by the IP. Each packet contains two numeric addresses indicating the packet's origin and destination. Since 1981 IPv4 has been the publicly used version of the IP, but with Internet growth more numerical addresses are needed. 
This has caused real-world problems on the University of Iowa campus, where officials have seen an explosion of products connected to the Internet, especially mobile devices. The adoption of IPv6 will allow the UI to continue to support the expansion of networked devices for the campus community.
Guy Falsetti, who manages Windows services in the Information Technology Services organization, says the UI has converted most of the campus network to support IPv6 traffic. He says the university has been preparing for the implementation of IPv6 for years, and he doesn't expect any disruption of service.
More about World IPv6 Day is available at


Writing University streams 'Paul's Book Club' June 8

The University of Iowa's Writing University website,, will provide a live stream of "Paul's Book Club" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 8. The stream will originate in a free event with Paul Ingram and his audience in Prairie Lights Books, 15 S. Dubuque St. in downtown Iowa City.

The discussion will focus on "Do the Windows Open?" by O. Henry Prize winner Julie Hecht. Each of the nine humorous stories, documenting the mania of modern life, is narrated by the same neurotic photographer.

Hecht is also the author of the novel "The Unprofessionals," the short-story collection "Happy Trails to You" and the interview/profile "Was This Man a Genius? Talks With Andy Kaufman."

In 2007 Ingram was a winner in the James Patterson PageTurner Awards, created and funded by bestselling author James Patterson to recognize individuals, companies, schools and other institutions that find original and effective ways to promote the excitement of books.


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