"The stories that we are willing to tell help us see one another.
Stories contain our collective memory. They remind us of who we
are and where we come from." James Marshall, professor
of curriculum and instruction, regaling incoming first-year students
with his own personal stories during the annual Weeks of Welcome
lecture (Iowa City Press-Citizen , Aug 26).
"We arent at a point where can can say, complete
victory, but it is so close." Roger Tracy, director
of the Office of Statewide Clinical Education Programs, rejoicing
that more Iowa-trained physicians are choosing to practice in traditionally
underserved small Iowa towns (Des Moines Register, Aug. 29).
"Every one of those patients is begging to be re-treated."
Joel Weinstock, professor of internal medicine, recounting
the results of an experiment in which patients with bowel disease
were given a drink containing live parasitic worm eggs thought to
be helpful in bucking up the immune system (New York Times,
"I believe that this type of breakthrough, if youre
lucky, happens only once in a lifetime." Mary Hendrix,
professor of anatomy and cell biology, celebrating an important
finding made by herself and UI collaborators Andrew Maniotis and
Robert Folberg about tumor cells (Cedar Rapids Gazette, Sept.
"If you live a life in books, with your head always in books,
then being out in the garden with the fruits and the vegetables
is a good antidote to that. Its a very real experience. You
can touch them, you can grow them." Carl Klaus, professor
emeritus of English, waxing poetic but never cucumbers (Iowa
City Press-Citizen, Sept. 8).