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September 6, 2002
Volume 40, No. 2


Engineering graduate: clarinet legend
Hospitals and Clinics leader believes in listening
Faculty, staff vital to success of University's fundraising campaign
Pediatric nurse practitioners include family in treatment

news and briefs

News Briefs
Search forum scheduled
Provost Whitmore resigns
Campus, Community events to remember Sept. 11 tragedy
Criteria for faculty promotion and tenure
August Longevity Awards announced


Bulletin Board

Offices and Awards

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

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AUW award applications sought

Associated University Women (AUW) is accepting applications for its Career Development Award.

The award may be used for tuition assistance, travel expenses for a conference or professional meeting, and/or various staff development courses that charge a fee. Faculty and staff employed at least 50-percent time at the time of application and at the time the award is used are eligible.

The application deadline is Sept. 30. To apply, download the form at, and send it to Linda Liedtke, or C124 GH. For more information, call Liedtke at (35)6-7119.

Iowa Women’s Music Festival scheduled

The Women’s Resource and Action Center is cosponsoring the 2002 Iowa Women’s Music Festival, noon-5pm, Sept. 14, at Upper City Park.

The festival, in its ninth year, will feature performers Ellis, Pamela Means, and Suzanna Mallow of Red Letter Day, as well as Olenka from Davenport and 2likeminds from Normal, Ill.

Events are free, but donations will be accepted. The festival is cosponsored by Prairie Voices Productions. For more information, visit or e-mail

Surfing research resources

UI Libraries will present a seminar on electronic resources for historical research, 2:30-4pm, Sept. 20, in the Main Library’s Information Arcade classroom.

The emphasis will be on sites and navigational tools. Researchers in all fields are welcome to attend the seminar, which is presented in cooperation with the Graduate History Society and the Department of History. Librarians will discuss multimedia resources, electronic indexes, and electronic discussion groups.

To register, contact Marsha Forys, or (33)5-5301.

Art in Science contest opens

The UI Central Microscopy Research Facility, in conjunction with the Iowa Microscopy Symposium, seeks entries in the second annual Iowa Art in Science Contest.

The contest recognizes the outstanding and quite visual aspect of microscope-related research. Judges will include faculty, staff, and students from various UI departments. Winners—to be announced Oct. 25 during the symposium—will receive an enlarged, framed copy of their image along with a cash prize.

Deadline is Oct. 1. Entry forms and additional information are available at Send entries to Ryan Potter, or
85 EMRB.

Power networking planned

The Professional and Technical Diversity Network will sponsor its next Power Networking Event, 5:30-7:30 pm, Sept. 17, in the IMU Main Lounge.

The event, which includes a round-table discussion and
question-and-answer session, is an opportunity to build relationships that promote professional growth through networking activities. Admission is free.

Organizations interested in setting up booths during the event are asked to contact Trish Thoms at (319) 398-5845 or

WRAC presents workshops

The Women’s Resource and Action Center (WRAC) is sponsoring two new seminar series that begin in September.

A personal finance seminar, 6:30-8:30pm, Sept. 19, in Meeting Room A of the Iowa City Public Library kicks off the 2002-03 Women and Money Series. Rita Rawson, a financial adviser with American Express Financial Advisors, Inc., will present. To register, call 337-4222 or e-mail

“Incorporating reflective action into working with volunteers,” 6-9pm, Sept. 25, at the IMU, is the first seminar in the 2002-03 Social Change Training Series. There is a $10 fee (a limited number of scholarships are available). To register, call (33)5-1486.


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