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Oct. 24, 2011

At A Glance

UI College of Pharmacy's Carter receives awards at ACCP annual meeting

Barry Carter, Pharm.D., professor of pharmacy practice and science at the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, received two awards at the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) 2011 Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh on Oct. 16.

Carter was selected as the 2011 recipient of the Russell R. Miller Award, which recognizes a college member who has made substantial contributions to the literature of clinical pharmacy, advancing both clinical pharmacy practice and rational pharmacotherapy.

He was also presented with the 2011 Therapeutics Frontiers Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions to pharmacotherapeutics -- the study of therapeutic uses and effects of drugs -- in the recipient's field. The recipient of the award is considered to be at the leading edge of research in the field.

Carter also presented the Therapeutic Frontiers Lecture, discussing his work on high blood pressure management and the impact of clinical pharmacists on patient outcomes.


UI College of Pharmacy's Trewet receives state, national appointments

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad has appointed CoraLynn Trewet, Pharm.D., clinical assistant professor and director of Continuing Education at the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, to the Medical Assistance Pharmaceutical and Therapeutics Committee. She began her service on the board in September.

She has also been named to the National Program to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk Coordinating Committee at the National Institutes of Health.


Lecture topic Oct. 27: 'Corn: Only as high as an elephant's eye'

The University of Iowa Pentacrest Museums will host a lecture by UI Associate Professor of Biology Erin Irish to celebrate the continuation of the exhibit "Maize: Mysteries of an Ancient Grain." The free public lecture, titled "Corn: Only as high as an elephant's eye," will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 in the Old Capitol Museum Supreme Court Chamber.

"Maize" was originally scheduled to close on Oct. 16 but will remain open until Nov. 27. The traveling exhibit explores the science and history of maize: what it is, why it is important, and how it has changed over the thousands of years that humans have cultivated the crop. Irish's lecture will answer many of the questions that often go unanswered about the plant we come in contact with on a daily basis, such as: Why are all the corn plants in a field the same height?

The Pentacrest Museums are open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday; and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. They are closed Mondays and national holidays. For more information, visit and


Port Byron, Ill., boy is Kid Captain for Iowa-Minnesota game Oct. 29

Ty Buffington, 5, son of Candi and Brandon Buffington of Port Byron, Ill., has been named Honorary Kid Captain for Saturday, Oct. 29, when the Iowa Hawkeyes take on Minnesota.

Ty and his twin sister, Lindsay, were born 15 weeks prematurely at a Davenport hospital in July 2006 and were transferred to University of Iowa Children's Hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The NICU at UI Children's Hospital offers the most comprehensive, advanced care in Iowa for premature or critically ill babies.

The babies were in the NICU for several months; Lindsay was released after 118 days, Ty stayed for the first 448 days of his life as his lungs were underdeveloped and he required a breathing tube.

By the time he was 4, the breathing tube was removed for good; Ty is now making friends at preschool and learning to swim.

More information and a video about Ty 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.

All Kid Captains will have their individual stories told throughout the football season and will receive a commemorative jersey.


World cinema series to screen at the Bijou beginning Saturday
The Global Lens 2011 film series—a showcase of ten critically-acclaimed narrative feature films from Bosnia and Herzegovina, China, Argentina, Kyrgyzstan, India, Georgia, Brazil, Uruguay, and Iran—will screen at the Bijou Cinema Oct. 29 through Nov. 10.

Selections in this years' series include: "Belvedere," "Opera Jaw." "The Light Thief," "Soul of Sand," "The Tenants," "The White Meadows," "Street Days," "The Invisible Eye," "A Useful Life," and "Doorman River."

Global Lens is an annual, touring film series from Global Film Initiative, a not-for-profit organization specializing in the support of independent films from Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. The series premiers at the Museum of Modern Art in January, then is presented in more than 25 cities across the United States and Canada throughout the year. 

Tickets for all screenings are $7 for the general public, and free for UI students.

For a full schedule of screenings and more information about each film, visit


Website invites public comments on UI plans to demolish HVC, Art Building

The University of Iowa has created a website and will hold public meetings Nov. 1 where people can provide comments regarding plans to demolish Hancher Auditorium, the Voxman School of Music, Clapp Recital Hall and the Art Building, all severely damaged in the 2008 flood.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has scheduled two meetings regarding these projects for Nov. 1: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Iowa City Public Library, 123 South Linn St., Iowa City; and 6-8 p.m. at Macbride Hall Auditorium, UI Pentacrest.

Details about the Hancher-Voxman-Clapp (HVC) project may be found at Details about the Art Building project may be found at View the full public notice regarding the above projects at

Comments may otherwise be submitted to FEMA for either of the projects for a 30-day period beginning Nov. 1 via email at or by regular mail (postmarked by Nov. 30) to: FEMA/Iowa Closeout Center Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation (EHP) 7755 Office Plaza Drive North Suite 145, Building G, West Des Moines, Iowa 50266.


Celebrate Diwali Nov. 5 with the Indian Student Association

The University of Iowa Indian Student Alliance's annual Diwali: Festival of Lights celebration will be Saturday, Nov. 5 in the Main Lounge of the Iowa Memorial Union.

Diwali is one of the largest South Asian festivals. It marks a time of communal unity and happiness as people celebrate the victory of good over evil in a vibrant and colorful atmosphere.

The evening will begin with a catered Indian dinner from Zaika restaurant at 5 p.m. The main show will begin at 7 p.m. The show seeks to touch all aspects of the Diwali celebration, from modern song and dance to the traditional stories that lay the foundation for Diwali.

The first 200 UI student tickets are $10. Reserved seating tickets are $25; general admission tickets are $15. Tickets include dinner and the show, and are available at the IMU Box Office. General admission tickets are also available at Zaika in Iowa City, Taj Mahal Groceries in Cedar Rapids and Taj Groceries in Coralville.

For more Information, visit ISA's event page on Facebook at


UI Composers Workshop presents new student works Nov. 6

The Composers Workshop of the University of Iowa School of Music, directed by David Gompper, will present a free concert of new student works at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, in the Riverside Recital Hall.

The program will feature chamber works for a variety of instrumentations by Aaron Perrine, Leonid Iogansen, Yansoo Kim, Zach Zubow, Jason Palamara, Matthew Smart, William Huff, and Brian Penkrot.

Performers will include saxophonist Nathan Bogert, cellists Yoo-Jung Chang and Eunkyung Son; violinists Megan Karls, Colleen Ferguson, Lucy Lewis, and Leonid Iogansen; trumpeter Meagan A. Conley; trombonist Shelby Kifer; violist Manuel Tabora; guitarist Brian Penkrot; and flutist Amanda Lyon.

A collaborative project between composers and performers in the UI School of Music, the workshop is devoted to the performance of music written at the UI and aims to foster greater co-operation and interplay between composers and performers in the Iowa City area. To read the full program and notes visit

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