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November 16, 2001
Volume 39, No. 7


Byting the Past: Preserving Old Pages with New Technology
Training the unseen healers: Clinical lab scientist program preps grads for high demand profession
Nonprofits profit from Iowa center

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News Briefs
Pomerantz Center building named in recognition of $10 million gift
Carver Trust gives $10 million for medical research facility
November Longevity Awards presented


Bulletin Board

Offices and Awards

Ph.D. Thesis Defenses
Pubs. and Creations
Parking and Transportation now offers 30-ride bus passes
Faculty members invited to apply now for Old Gold Summer Fellowships

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TIAA Cref Unit Values

Staff Development Courses

The University of Iowa Homepage

Bulletin Board

The Music Man, by Iowan and Iowa Fight Song composer Meredith Willson, will march into Hancher Dec. 4-9. For ticket information, contact Hancher Box Office at (33)5-1160 or

Dine to raise landmine awareness

The Women’s Resource and Action Center (WRAC) invites community members to participate in Night of a Thousand Dinners, 5-7pm, Nov. 30, at WRAC.

For the event, sponsored by the Canadian Landmine Foundation and the United Nations Association of the USA, people in more than 30 countries will share a meal to raise awareness about the global landmine crisis and to raise funds for Adopt-a-Minefield. The dinner at WRAC, catered by Mekong Restaurant, will include an opportunity to view a video and participate in a discussion facilitated by Wayne Osborn, board president of the Iowa United Nations Association.

A suggested $10 donation is requested. For more information or to make a reservation, call WRAC at (33)5-1486.

Elder care guidance

Would you like to speak to a social worker privately concerning some of your elder care responsibilities? Do you have questions about your older parent’s housing situation or health needs? Would you like to know what community resources are available to older adults?

If so, staff from Elder Services, Inc., will be on the west side of campus Dec. 4 and on the east side of campus Dec. 11 to provide one-on-one guidance, information, and referral service. Sessions of up to one hour will be available 1-5pm each day.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Jane Holland at (33)5-1371 or

Scribbling and storytime

The Women’s Resource and Action Center (WRAC) invites children ages 3 to 13, along with their parents, guardians, and/or other adult care-givers and friends, to attend “Scribbling and storytime,” 7:30-9pm, Dec. 3.

Participants will make holiday crafts and decorations while listening to stories for children of all ages. WRAC will provide snacks and art supplies, but participants are also free to bring their own. The event is free and open to the public, and no reservations are required. For more information, call WRAC at (33)5-1486.

Library news

• The deadline for submission of spring semester reserve lists is Dec. 7. Faculty members who have not received forms may obtain them from their departmental librarian or from Reserve Services in the Main Library. For more information, call Reserve Services at (33)5-5912, or your departmental library.

• University Libraries announces the publication of Libraries Update, a new electronic newsletter designed to keep the University community informed about developments in the libraries. The update, designed for quick consultation, will be published twice a semester. Review the current edition and subscribe to receive future editions at

Technology in Teaching workshops

Academic Technologies, a division of Information Technology Services that helps faculty use technology, will present several workshops for instructors and instruction support staff Jan. 7-11, 2002.

The sessions will offer hands-on practice with a variety of tools, including WebCT, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, PowerPoint, Professor’s Assistant, and web video players. There also will be introductory sessions on image analysis and molecular modeling.

For more information, visit the NexTT registration web site at

Wellness scholarships available

Staff Council will provide funding for nine partial scholarships in each of two UI Wellness programs: the Balanced Choices—Adult Weight Management Program and the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program.

The scholarships will cover half of the program fees—$192.50 for the weight management program and $180 for the stress reduction program—and will be available for the winter programs beginning January 2002. Only permanent faculty and staff appointed for 50 percent time or more are eligible to apply. Applications will be accepted until 5pm, Dec. 7. Scholarships will be awarded through lottery drawing on Dec. 10.

To request a scholarship application form and guidelines, contact UI Wellness at (35)3-2314 or

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