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).
Its an exciting puzzle, and because weve just now gotten the data, weve 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 sheeps 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).
Were 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).
Its 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 womens 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 dont 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 intoand anticipating a jump in enrollment inher Fear
of Flying course (Iowa City Press-Citizen, Nov. 1).