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Oct. 10, 2011

At A Glance

UI Health Care, North Liberty offers extended hours for pediatric appointments

University of Iowa Health Care‚ North Liberty is now offering evening and weekend hours with board-certified pediatricians to help meet the needs of busy families.

The clinic, at 3 Lions Drive, in North Liberty, is now open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, and from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

During the extended hours pediatricians will staff the clinic on a rotating basis. Pediatricians available are Gretchen Vigil, M.D., Dayna Miller, M.D., Stacy McConkey, M.D., Jerold Woodhead, M.D., and Rami Boutros, M.D.

To make an appointment, call 319-626-5680 or online at


College of Public Health hosts information fairs Oct. 12, 13

The University of Iowa College of Public Health invites students and other individuals interested in learning more about degrees and careers in public health to information fairs on Wednesday, Oct. 12, and Thursday, Oct. 13. Both events are free and open to the public.

The Oct. 12 fair will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the first-floor atrium of the Eckstein Medical Research Building on the UI health sciences campus. The Oct. 13 fair will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room 2600 of the University Capitol Centre.

Attendees will have the opportunity to talk to current students and program representatives from master of public health, master of health administration, master of science, and doctoral programs. Information on combined degree programs and the Certificate in Public Health will also be available.

For more information, contact Katie Yamaki at or 319-384-5469.


Davenport boy is Kid Captain for Iowa-Northwestern game Oct. 15

Isaac Arguello, son of Elisha and Steven Arguello of Davenport, has been named Kid Captain for Saturday, Oct. 15, when the Iowa Hawkeyes take on Northwestern.

Isaac, 10, was a newborn when doctors saw he was struggling to breathe. He was rushed to the intensive care unit at Genesis Medical Center in Davenport, where his lungs continually collapsed.

Doctors there recognized he needed specialized care and sent him to University of Iowa Children's Hospital to find the cause of and treatment for his condition.

Isaac was diagnosed with Jeune syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that affects the way bones develop. Complications include narrower rib cages that restrict growth and expansion of the lungs. Though he still faces medical challenges, Isaac continues to make great progress.

More information and a video about Isaac are available at

In its third year, the Kid Captain program is a partnership between UI Children's Hospital and the Iowa Hawkeyes to honor UI Children's Hospital patients and celebrate their stories.

Home game Kid Captains are honored at midfield before the game. All Kid Captains, including honorary away game captains, will have their individual stories told throughout the football season and will receive a commemorative jersey.


Expert to speak on medieval manuscripts and the future of the book Oct. 18-20

Elaine Treharne, professor of English and history at Florida State University and a leading researcher in the cultural contexts, contents and languages of early English manuscripts, will visit the University of Iowa Oct. 18-20 for a series of free, public events. Treharne is visiting campus as Ida Beam Distinguished Visiting Professor.

Treharne will lead a symposium titled, "The Future of the Book," from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 18, in the Main Library conference room (second floor, south).

She will also present two lectures: "Medieval Books: Materialist Aesthetics," from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19 in the Gerber Lounge (304 English-Philosophy Building); and "Seeing Sense: The Virtual World of the Flatpack Manuscript," from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, in W151 Pappajohn Business Building.

Treharne's visit, supported by the UI Office of the Provost's Ida Cordelia Beam Distinguished Visiting Professor program, is sponsored by the Departments of English, Classics, and History, and the Certificate in Medieval Studies Program, all part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and by the the UI Center for the Book.

For more information, contact the Department of English at 319-335-0454.


College of Law hosts conference and tribute for David Baldus

The University of Iowa College of Law will host a conference and tribute to celebrate the life and work of professor David Baldus, Joseph B. Tye Professor of Law, on Friday, Oct. 20.

Baldus was one of the nation's leading researchers in the death penalty, particularly on how race is a factor in capital punishment decisions. He died June 13 at the age of 75.

The conference, which will examine the impact and influence of Baldus' research and advocacy, will begin at 1 p.m. in room 245 in the Boyd Law Building. The tribute will begin at 4 p.m. in Levitt Auditorium.

More information is available online at


Deadline Oct. 24 to register for Nov. 2 UI Statewide Veterans Conference

Veteran service providers are invited to the 2nd annual University of Iowa Statewide Veterans Conference Wednesday, Nov. 2, at the Iowa National Guard Armory, 4540 Melrose Ave. in Iowa City.

Check-in begins at 8 a.m., and the event will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Retired Brig. Gen. Jodi Tymeson, executive director of the Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs, will give the keynote.

The UI Office of the Provost, UI Office of the Registrar, UI Chief Diversity Office, UI Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, and the UI Student Veterans Association are hosting the conference.

Other speakers include: Lt. Col. Kevin Kruse, director of Family Programs with Iowa Army National Guard; Dan Grinstead, a social worker with University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and Iowa Army National Guard; Donald Rhoades, a vocational rehabilitation counselor with the Department of Veterans Affairs; Michael Hall, a physician and researcher with the Iowa Veterans Affairs Health Care System; and Tamara Woods, a doctoral candidate in the UI College of Education Counseling Psychology Program.

To register for the free conference, visit The deadline to register is Monday, Oct. 24.

For more information, call 319-335-0705 or 319-335-0697 for Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD).


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