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March 7, 2003
Volume 40, No. 8


Iowa Writers' Workshop brings home national honor
David Skorton becomes president
On first day, president reorganizes administration
Athletics pays University offices $9.3 million
Redefining 'respect' to combat sexual assaults
Bottling pathogens to keep farms safe

news and briefs

News Briefs
Celebration of Excellence honors Mary Hendrix, gives six awards
16 win Collegiate Teaching Awards
Global scholars win travel, time
Catalyst nominations sought
Five are named Faculty Scholars
Career development awards approved for 2003-04
Longevity awards given to 21 employees
UI police offer rape information packet


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Ph.D. Thesis Defenses
Pubs. and Creations
Applications due for tuition programs

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Hardin Library to offer classes

Staff in the John Martin Rare Book Room on the fourth floor of Hardin Library will be offering a class next month to introduce users to the history, scope, and use of its collection of rare medical books.

The class will be held 3:30-5pm, April 16. Registration is free, but attendance is limited to 10.

For more information on this class and others offered by Hardin Library or to register, see


Disability scholarship available

Students with a disability who will be attending a graduate or professional school at the University are eligible to apply for the Braverman Scholarship.

The scholarship is based on academic performance, contribution to the betterment of the student’s undergraduate and/or graduate institutions and/or community, and need. Typically, three $1,500 scholarships are awarded, depending on the number of qualified candidates.

For more information or an application, contact Student Disability Services, 3100 B or (33)5-1462.

Students to present health research

The UI Interdisciplinary Health Group is sponsoring the fifth annual Student Interdisciplinary Health Research Poster Session, 11am-1pm, April 22, Atrium EMRB.

The gathering provides an opportunity for students to present their work and interact with researchers from other areas.

For more information, contact or Students can submit research
abstracts by April 1 to

Saturday Art Workshops

Registration for the Saturday Art Workshops, which begin March 8, is now under way in the art education office in the College of Education, 13 NH. Classes are open to people ages 5-13, and the fee is $40.

Students may choose one of the following courses: Incredible Island Adventure; Alien City; Tools of Wizardry; Joining the Circus; It’s Alive; Art from Scratch; Camp Out; and Bugs, Inc.

Classes are taught by UI students under the supervision of faculty and staff. For more information or to register, contact the art education office at (33)5-3013 or

Campus recycling expanded

Plastic bottle recycling on campus has been expanded to include the Pentacrest (MLH, SH, JH, and MH), LIB, and LC.

For more information about the UI Recycling Commission or to become more involved in recycling, visit this web site:

Center offers teaching tips

The Center for Teaching will offer the following programs this month:

• Films at Noon: Dissect a Teacher, noon-1:30pm, March 11, 341 IMU;

• “Improving questions,” 2:30-3:30pm, March 12, 337 IMU; and

• “Teaching portfolio,” 11am-noon, March 28, 4039 LIB.

For more information or to register, see

Committee openings available

The deadline for staff members to apply for openings on University charter and noncharter committees is March 14.

Committees include campus planning, family issues, financial aid advisory, funded retirement and insurance, Hancher Auditorium, human rights, information technology, lectures, parking and transportation, recreational services, research council, University libraries, University safety and security, faculty-staff parking appeals, and athletics.

Terms begin in September and extend through August 2004. Information and applications are available at

Film series to note Women’s History Month

The Office of Affirmative Action will recognize International Women’s History Month in its Diversity Dialogue Film Series.

The Way Home will be screened 4-5:30pm, March 26, at WRAC. The related discussion will address “White women and women of color building alliances across difference.”

For more information, see or call (33)5-0705.

Neuroscience fair to be held

The neuroscience graduate program will hold its third annual Neuroscience Fair, 10am-3pm, March 29, at the Iowa City Moose Lodge, 3151 Highway 6 East.

Faculty, staff, and students will demonstrate hands-on exhibits to help local elementary school students understand how their brains work.

The fair is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jody Buckwalter, (38)4-4470.


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