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Nov. 18, 2011

At A Glance

UI Chief Diversity Office provides leadership training for staff, faculty
University of Iowa staff and faculty interested in developing leadership skills related to diversity and inclusion can attend a free, all-day workshop, thanks to the UI Chief Diversity Office.
The office recently established an affiliate of the National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI), a nonprofit organization that provides leadership training for diversity and inclusion with the goal of eliminating all forms of prejudice throughout the world.
Two upcoming "Leadership for Inclusion and Equity" workshops, hosted by the UI School of Social Work, still have openings and will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Nov. 30 and Dec. 2, in Room 332 of North Hall on the UI campus.

To be added to either of these two workshops, contact Diversity Resources Coordinator Lindsay Jarratt in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity in the Chief Diversity Office at 319-335-0705 or

The workshop is highly interactive and hands on, and is definitely not your typical "diversity training."

Offices and departments can request the training, or individuals can sign up through Learning and Development in Employee Self-Service for the spring workshops, which are Feb. 2 and March 2. They hope to offer the training to students at the end of next semester.


UIMA@IMU and 'Graphic Language' exhibit closed for Thanksgiving

The UIMA@IMU and the special exhibition, Graphic Language: The Art and Literature of Comics at the Black Box Theater, will be closed for the University Thanksgiving break starting Saturday, Nov. 19, through Monday, Nov. 28.

These exhibitions are free and open to the public, and are otherwise open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday; from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday; and from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The Graphic Language exhibition will close on Dec. 11.


Iowa Dive Club hosts Olympian Laura Wilkinson Nov. 20

Olympic gold medal winner Laura Wilkinson will work with and inspire area divers at a dive clinic hosted by the Iowa Dive Club on Sunday, Nov. 20.

The clinic runs from noon to 6 p.m. at the University of Iowa Campus Recreation and Wellness Center (CRWC). Wilkinson will give talks at 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 5:40 p.m. Divers also will participate in skills sessions using the CRWC's Olympic Diving Well, Dry-Land Spring Floor and Spotting Rigs, and Video Replay facilities.

The clinic is open to the general public and requires preregistration. The fee is $130 for athletes and $50 for coaches. A registration form is available at

Laura Wilkinson won the gold medal in 10-meter platform diving at the 2000 Summer Olympics. She also is the 2005 World Championship platform gold medalist, 2004 World Cup platform gold medalist, and holds 19 U.S. national titles.

The Iowa Dive Club is a registered U.S. Diving and AAU club operated by UI Recreational Services.


UI collaboration class shows its results in Dec. 1-3 performances

The University of Iowa Division of Performing Arts interdisciplinary class in creative dance collaboration, led by dance faculty member Deanna Carter, will reveal its results in performances at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 1-3, in the Space Place Theatre of North Hall.

The production will include:
--"Child's Play," with direction and puppet design by David Hanzal, devised in collaboration with Beth Kilmer, Jacqueline Sherrard and Samuel Summer.
--"It's All About Eve According to Eve," imagined and directed by Joh Kirk; written, staged, designed and performed in collaboration with Topeka Ellis, Sarah Finley and Sarah Genta to music by Joni Mitchell, Jimmy Buffett and Arnold Schoenberg.
--"If we sing it, it makes it better," directed and composed by Gabriel Anderson in collaboration with performers Taylor Gillhouse and Brady Van Patten, with accompaniment by Jason Gregory.
--"A ball: of fire and season" produced by Rebecca Chun, Alex de la Pena, and Jennifer Lynn Tillpaugh, and including music by PDQ Bach.
--"Lexicon," conceived by Alex de la Pena, Melinda Myers and their cast.

Admission is $12 ($6 for senior citizens and youth, and free for UI students with a valid UI ID).


Hardy/Tsachor Duo will perform at the UI Dec. 2

The Hardy/Tsachor Duo, featuring violinist Andrew Hardy and University of Iowa School of Music pianist Uriel Tsachor, will present a free performance at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, in the Riverside Recital Hall.

Their program will be Schubert's Sonatine no. 2 in A minor, D. 385; Beethoven's Sonata no. 3 in E flat Major, op. 12, no. 3; Anton Webern's Four Pieces, op. 7; and Erich Wolfgang Korngold's Sonata in G Major, op. 6.

Hardy and Tsachor have been performing throughout Europe and the United States for nearly two decades, and have recorded nine CDs, including performances of many obscure and rarely heard works.

Hardy is the vice president and music director of Les XXI, which organizes a chamber music series in Brussels, Belgium. Read Tsachor's bio at


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