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Sept. 17, 1999
Volume 37, No. 3


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"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 aren’t 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, Aug. 31).

"I believe that this type of breakthrough, if you’re 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. 5).

"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. It’s 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).











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