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


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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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“You write tickets to change behavior.” Dave Ricketts, director of parking and transportation, noting that limited campus parking sometimes brings out the worst in human behavior among faculty, staff, and students alike (The Chronicle of Higher Education, Oct. 5).

“The one thing that makes Microsoft unique among monopolization cases is that software itself is a divisible product. You can break up the company or break up the product.” Herbert Hovenkamp, professor of law, responding to the Justice Department announcement that it was abandoning its pursuit of a breakup of the software giant (The Florida Times-Union, Oct. 7).

“We definitely want to test every powder and every envelope that might make somebody sick. We want to try to minimize fear and terror.” Mary J.R. Gilchrist, director of the UI Hygienic Laboratory, committing lab staff and resources to the scores of samples sent by the FBI and health agencies on behalf of citizens fearing bioterrorism (Boston Herald, Oct. 13).

“It’s an exciting puzzle, and because we’ve just now gotten the data, we’ve got work to do.” John B. Sigwarth, research scientist in physics and astronomy, examining NASA satellite images that show unexpected differences in intensity between the aurora borealis and aurora australis, commonly known as the Northern and Southern Lights (San Francisco Chronicle, Oct. 27).

“Carrageenan is a wolf in sheep’s clothing.” Joanne Tobacman, assistant professor (clinical) of internal medicine, finding that a food thickener commonly used in ice cream, yogurt, and soy and bakery products caused intestinal problems in rabbits, rats, mice, and guinea pigs (HealthScoutNews, Oct. 27).

“We’re committed to finding work that we believe in, that makes us recognize all over again what we love about poetry.” Mark Levine, assistant professor in the Writers’ Workshop, announcing the debut of the Kuhl House Poets series, to be published annually by the University of Iowa Press (Iowa City Gazette, Oct. 28).

“God did not make us to function well in the dark.” Mark Eric Dyken, associate professor of neurology and director of the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Sleep Disorders Center, citing the need for greater awareness of the dangers of sleep deprivation in a “24-7” society (Iowa City Gazette, Oct. 29).

“It’s kind of disconcerting to think women may not get as much out of college as men.” Ernest T. Pascarella, professor of educational policy and leadership studies, reacting to his five-year study of student achievement tests, which found that women’s scores improved 19-23 percent between their freshman and senior years, compared to 27-37 percent improvement for men (The Des Moines Register, Oct. 31).

“We are all living with less certainty than we had before September 11, but we don’t want to give up the things in our lives that are important and give us pleasure.” Nancee Blum, social work specialist in psychiatry, acknowledging the challenge of integrating recent events into—and anticipating a jump in enrollment in—her “Fear of Flying” course (Iowa City Press-Citizen, Nov. 1).

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