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Oct. 14, 2011

At A Glance

Reminder about Saturday's Hawkeye football game

University of Iowa Police remind fans that while the Hawkeyes football team kicks off against the Northwestern Wildcats at 6 p.m. Saturday, parking lots will still open at 7 a.m.

Kinnick Stadium gates will open 90 minutes before kickoff. The contest will end between 9 and 10 p.m., and post-game tailgating is prohibited.

While significant problems are not anticipated, UI Police said night games present unique challenges, and fans, drivers and pedestrians should take the day's activities into consideration while moving on and near the UI campus.

Game day details at


Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center named center of excellence for imaging status

Leaders of Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Iowa and the UI Department of Radiology jointly announced today that Iowa's only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer center is now a Center of Quantitative Imaging Excellence (CQIE).

Advanced imaging plays a pivotal role in cancer care by helping to detect tumors early and in guiding therapy as well as subsequent disease monitoring and surveillance. The NCI awarded the designation to Holden because of the high quality and capabilities of the center's medical imaging technology, its multidisciplinary cancer therapy, and clinical trials teams.

This program will significantly enhance the consistent high quality of advanced imaging procedures while a patient is undergoing treatment as part of an NCI-sponsored clinical trial.

CQIE is also designed to help streamline the operational efficiency of the clinical trials process.


Law school hosts symposium examining Supreme Court's race and jury decision

The University of Iowa College of Law will host a symposium that examines the evolution of the U.S. Supreme Court's key Batson v. Kentucky decision on October 20 and 21 in the Boyd Law Building.

The Batson decision, handed down in April 1986, held that potential jurors could not be dismissed from a jury pool based on their race alone. The doctrine has evolved significantly since then, but scholars still differ on whether the decision has been effective in reducing racial discrimination in the jury selection process.

For more information about the symposium or to register visit


UI Career Leadership Academy students to engage in community service projects during October

Students from the Pomerantz Career Center's Career Leadership Academy are participating in service projects in the Iowa City area this month.

The activities include:

--conducting an on-campus book drive for Big Brothers Big Sisters, ongoing through Oct. 21.

--building new archery targets that will be used by athletes with disabilities who are practicing for Special Olympics and other events. Saturday, Oct. 15, 9 a.m., SportAbility, 1584 Parkview Court NE, Solon.

--painting and maintenance work at Four Oaks Juvenile Justice and Behavioral Health Agency, Sunday, Oct. 23, noon to 6 p.m., 1916 Waterfront Drive, Iowa City.

--bowling and mini-golf with children in the Best Buddies organization, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2 to 4 p.m., Colonial Lanes, Iowa City.

--repairing the healing garden at Hope Lodge, Sunday, Oct. 23, 3 to 6 p.m., Iowa City.

The Career Leadership Academy is a four-semester academic credit program that focuses on employee readiness and leadership skill development, in part using community service activities. For more information about the Career Leadership Academy, see


Recreational Services offers kayaking courses

University of Iowa Recreational Services is offering Kayak Rolling Series–Fall, a course designed to teach the basic skills needed to kayak in white water.

The course will meet 8 to 10 p.m. Tuesday nights, Nov. 1, 8, and 15, in the Field House Pool. Each session will build off skills learned in the previous session. This hands-on training is a prerequisite to a white water kayaking adventure trip to the St. Francis River in Missouri to be held May 2012.

The fee is $60; registration deadline is Friday, Oct. 28. For more information visit


University Choir and Camerata share Oct. 21 concert at the UI

The University Choir and the Camerata, vocal ensembles in the University of Iowa School of Music, will share a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, in the Ballroom of the Iowa Memorial Union.

The University Choir, conducted by graduate student Michael Schnack and accompanied by John P. Rakes and a small orchestral ensemble, will open the concert with the Gloria by Luigi Boccherini, and Devotional Songs by Jean Berger.

Schnack chose the settings by exiled German-Jewish composer Berger, based on German texts by the Pennsylvania Dutch, because their strong connection to Iowa's Mennonite and Amish people. The pieces will be performed in English, fulfilling Berger's stress on the importance of the direct emotional connection with concert audiences through use of the vernacular.

Faculty member David Puderbaugh will direct the Camerata, an ensemble combining UI students and community members, in "See on Eesti" and "Kus mu kodu" by Estonian composer Anti Marguste, "O sing joyfully" by Adrian Batten, Two Choruses from "Samson" by George Frideric Handel, Three Mountain Ballads arranged by Ron Nelson, and "Feller from Fortune" arranged by Harry Somers. Schnack is the Camerata accompanist.


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