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Oct. 7, 2011

At A Glance

Victim/survivors and UI researchers to discuss intimate partner violence Oct. 11

The Domestic Violence Intervention Program will bring together victim/survivors, advocates and researchers for a free, public event titled, "Intimate Partner Violence: Knowledge and Our Lived Experience," from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11 in Room 1101 of University Capitol Centre.

The victim/survivors will share the realities of living with an abusive intimate partner. University of Iowa researchers who have studied intimate partner violence will offer their perspectives.

Researchers will include:
--Karen Heimer, professor in the Departments of Sociology and Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
--Corinne Peek-Asa, associate dean for research for the College of Public Health, professor in the Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, and director of the UI Injury Prevention Research Center, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
--Audrey Saftlas, professor in epidemiology in the College of Public Health.
--Erin O'Gara, a doctoral candidate in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. For more information, visit, or contact 319-351-1043 or


'Young Starlets of Japanese Cinema' film series begins Oct. 14 at UI
"Young Starlets of Japanese Cinema" is the theme of a new film series at the University of Iowa, which begins Friday, Oct. 14, with a screening of "One Million Yen Girl" at 7 p.m. at the Bijou Cinema in the Iowa Memorial Union. All screenings are free and open to the public.
This 7th Annual Japan Foundation Film Series is devoted to introducing young female actresses from films released in the 2000s. Additional screenings include "Harmful Insect" on Oct. 21, "Yunagi City Sakura Country" on Oct. 28, and "Kamikaze Girls" on Nov. 4, all at 7 p.m. at the Bijou.
A display of award-winning furoshiki designs will be featured at each screening as well. The Japan Foundation's annual furoshiki design contest for college students serves as an opportunity for people overseas to learn about furoshiki, a Japanese wrapping cloth that can be used as gift wrapping, a shopping bag, and décor, among many other uses. 
This series is sponsored by the UI Center for Asian Pacific Studies, the UI Institute for Cinema and Culture, UI International Programs and the Japan Foundation.
For more information, visit or contact Yume Hidaka, UI's Japanese outreach coordinator, at or 319-384-2259.


UI LGBT Resource Center to celebrate 5th anniversary Oct. 28-30

A special weekend of festivities will celebrate a half-decade milestone for the University of Iowa Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Resource Center Oct. 28-30 in Iowa City.
The UI Center for Student Involvement and Leadership, UI Alumni Association, UI Center for Diversity and Enrichment, LGBT Faculty and Staff Association, TransCollaborations, and Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Allied Union invite the public to participate in the center's 5th anniversary celebration.
The celebration will begin with a reception and rededication/ribbon cutting ceremony Friday, Oct. 28, at 5 p.m. at the center, located at 125 Grand Avenue Court in Iowa City.

The program will begin at 6 p.m. and include UI officials, alumni, and current students sharing their reflections and visions for the center. An open house will follow and a play titled, That's so Gay: The Play!, will begin at 9 p.m., presented in collaboration with the Campus Activities Board Diversity Committee.
Though Friday's events are free and open to the public, registration is required by Wednesday, Oct. 19 for all other activities. An entire schedule and registration details are at
For registration questions, e-mail or call 319-335-3296. For all other questions, call 319-335-3059.



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