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Sept. 27, 2011

At A Glance

Muste elected vice president of national engineering association

Marian Muste, research engineer at IIHR--Hydroscience and Engineering and adjunct professor of civil and environmental engineering in the UI College of Engineering, was recently elected vice president of the International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR).

At the UI's IIHR, his research areas include experimental methods in hydraulics and fluid mechanics, sediment transport, environmental fluid mechanics and engineering education.

Founded in 1935, IAHR is a worldwide, independent organization of engineers and water specialists working in fields related to the hydro-environmental sciences and their practical application.

Muste joined IAHR in 1995, serving as secretary (1999–2001) and chair (2001–2007) of the Hydraulic Instrumentation Section. Since 2007, he has served as IAHR council member in charge of student chapter coordination and as chair of the NexGen Task Force. He continues to work with the Innovation and Professional Development Division.


Zimbabwean opposition figure to speak at two UI events Oct. 3 and 4
Roy Bennett, deputy minister of agriculture and a major opposition figure in Zimbabwe, will be featured at two upcoming events: a WorldCanvass Studio program at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, in Room 2780 of the University Capitol Centre (UCC); and a Careers for Change lecture at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, in Room 1117, UCC. Both events are free and open to the public.
Bennett is treasurer of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), Zimbabwe's opposition political party headed by Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai. He has been imprisoned repeatedly by President Robert Mugabe's government, faced intimidation and physical attacks on himself and his family, and lived for several years in exile in South Africa.  
Conversation guests who will join Bennett and WorldCanvass Studio host Joan Kjaer are Lyombe Eko, UI professor in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and co-director of the African Studies Program; and Farai Marazi, a UI doctoral candidate in anthropology from Zimbabwe.
These events are sponsored by International Programs, UITV, Information Technology Services, UI Pentacrest Museums, KRUI, the UI Center for Human Rights and the African Studies Program.
For more information, visit or contact Joan Kjaer at or 319-335-2026.


Pianist Nosikova continues to celebrate the Liszt bicentennial in Oct. 8 recital

Pianist Ksenia Nosikova, a University of Iowa School of Music faculty member, will continue to celebrate the Liszt Bicentennial during a free solo recital at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, in the Riverside Recital Hall.

The first half of the program will feature works by both Clara Wieck Schumann and Robert Schumann -- Clara's youthful Notturno in F Major, Op. 6, No. 2, and Impromptu: "Le Sabbat" (Witches Dance), Op. 5, No. 1; and Robert's Sonata in F-sharp minor, Op. 11, written in the same period and based partially on his own songs.

On the second half Nosikova, a member of the American Liszt Society's board of directors and the president of the American Liszt Society Iowa Chapter, will perform his piano settings of "Le moine" from Mélodies by Meyerbeer, "Der Asra" by Anton Rubinstein, Prière des Matelots "O Grand Saint Dominique" from "Illustrations de opéra L'Africaine" by Meyerbeer and the Fantasy on Themes from "Rienzi" by Wagner.

Liszt wrote many well-known original works, but his output throughout his career also included numerous transcriptions, arrangements, paraphrases and fantasies based on works by other composers -- often to showcase his brilliance as a performer. Nosikova says that these works demonstrate Liszt's collegiality through showcasing the works of other composers.


UI Chamber Orchestra will play in the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts

The University of Iowa Chamber Orchestra will present a free concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, in the news Coralville Performing Arts Center.

School of Music faculty member William LaRue Jones will be joined by graduate student conductors Chun-Ming Chen, Kira Horel and Michael Wright, to direct performances of the "Fingal's Cave" Overture, Op. 26 (Hebrides Overture) by Felix Mendelssohn, the Symphony no. 26 in E flat, K184, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Le Tombeau de Couperin by Maurice Ravel, and Mozart's virtuosic 1791 concert aria "Per Questa bella Mano," K612.

The Mozart concert aria, written for the unusual combination of low vocal and instrumental performers, will feature two faculty artists -- baritone John Muriello and double bass player Volkan Orhon.

The Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, which opened this fall at the corner of 5th Street and 12th Avenue, features at the 472-seat Jim L. Fausett Theater. Visit the website of the Coralville Performing Arts Center at

Bios of Jones, Muriello and Orhon are accessible at


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