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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

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


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

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“It’s less complicated than it was before e-mail, Federal Express, and good telephone service, although that can make for a less enjoyable vacation.” Mark Schantz, UI general counsel, sorting out the summer chain of command on campus (Iowa City Gazette, July 31).

“It’s been a tough four years.” Donna M. Katen-Bahensky, director/CEO of University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, describing financial struggles during her stint as chief operating officer and executive vice president of the Medical College of Virginia Hospitals (Richmond Times-Dispatch, Aug. 1).

“When the economy sort of goes sour, they either delay entrance into the job market or return to increase their education.” John Keller, dean of the Graduate College, explaining the reason for an increase in applications to graduate programs statewide (Des Moines Register, Aug. 5).

“We haven’t seen men breaking down our doors to get admitted. A lot of it just has to do with changing the attitudes of men about nursing and about being a nurse. It’s something I never had a problem with.” Todd Ingram, nursing lecturer and member of a men-in-nursing task force, hoping to attract more males to a traditionally female profession (Iowa City Gazette, Aug. 5).

“We have 700 student athletes who are subject to the same temptations as any other student on campus.” Bob Bowlsby, director of Intercollegiate Athletics, addressing recent arrests of several student athletes (Omaha World Herald, Aug. 5).

“I picked up the phone, and he offered me the job. I think he liked the element of surprise.” Margaret Raymond, professor of law, recounting the day U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall hired her to be his clerk—one of the many memorable moments in her adventuresome career (Iowa City Gazette, Aug. 7).

“The idea is not to shut down any of these [large pork-production facilities]. We just want to get rid of the nuisance and make them less dangerous.” David Soll, professor of biological sciences, unveiling a new technology at the Iowa State Fair that uses sound waves to combat hog-farm odor (Iowa City Gazette, Aug. 8).

“We’re trying to help students in all kinds of majors get the message that it’s worthwhile to learn how to write.” Lola Lopes, associate provost for undergraduate education, vowing that writing improvement programs will be a high priority despite $60 million in state budget cuts (Iowa City Press-Citizen, Aug. 10).

"People are not able to justify a nap in this society. In Latin America, they have the siesta. Our society is not sleep friendly." Eric Dyken, associate professor of neurology, promoting the importance of catching a few winks for overall healthy living (Iowa City Press-Citizen, Aug. 12).

“It used to be we had several applicants for one position. Now it’s one for one.” Douglas Behrendt, professor of surgery, expecting a cardiac surgeon shortage if the low-residency trend continues (AMA News, August 2002).


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