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                               Friday, April 16, 2010                                                                            More faculty and staff news:
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                               UI offers class on new health care law
Tomorrow                       The University of Iowa College of Law will offer a new health care reform class in the fall, The Daily
High: 66 Low: 38               Iowan reports. Forty students will study the recent 2,000-page health care legislation and explore
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                               various legal issues associated with it under the direction of law professor Sheldon Kurtz.
                               Body of missing student identified
                               The body found yesterday in an old farmhouse in Ames has been identified as 21-year-old Iowa State
                               University student Jonathan Lacina from Grinnell, the Des Moines Register reports. Campus Police
                               Chief Jerry Stewart said foul play cannot be ruled out until autopsy results are studied.
                               Goldman Sachs charged
                               The federal Securities and Exchange Commission today charged Goldman Sachs with defrauding
                               investors in a sale of securities tied to subprime mortgages. The SEC said the Wall Street company
                               failed to “disclose conflicts in a 2007 sale of a so-called collateralized debt obligation,” CNN reports.
                               Those investors ultimately lost $1 billion, the SEC said.
                               Signed bill extends benefits
 “The secret of                President Barack Obama signed a bill passed last night that extends unemployment benefits through
                               June 2 and restores full Medicaid payments to doctors, the Associated Press (AP) reports. Those
  happiness is not             whose benefits expired after their state-paid benefits were exhausted can now re-apply.
  in doing what                NASA plan adds jobs
  one likes, but in            President Obama revealed his vision for NASA yesterday. Speaking at the Kennedy Space Center,
                               Obama said he is “100 percent committed” to the future of deep space exploration. He hopes the U. S.
  liking what one              has a mission to Mars by 2035. The plan is expected to bring more than 2,500 new jobs to Florida.
  has to do.”                  CIA videos destroyed
                               Documents released yesterday show that former CIA clandestine officer Jose Rodriguez ordered
                               waterboarding videos destroyed in 2005, a decision supported by CIA director Porter Goss, CBS News
                               reports. The videos showed CIA interrogators acting against authorized procedures to use the simulated
  —James Barrie,               drowning technique on terrorism suspect Abu Zubaydah.
  Scottish author who
  created Peter Pan            TV debate a first in Britain
                               More than 10 million viewers tuned in to watch the first-ever television debate last night among
                               candidates for British prime minister, Reuters News reports. Newcomer Nick Clegg, considered to be
                               an outsider, was judged the winner in several instant polls. The election is set for May 6.
                               Haiti missionary charges dropped
                               All charges were dropped yesterday against nine Idaho missionaries held in Haiti, CNN reports. Group
                               leader Laura Silsby remains in a Haitian jail. The missionaries claimed that the 33 Haitian children
                               they tried to take out of the country after the January earthquake were orphans, but it was later proved
                               that most of them had parents. The missionaries had been charged with attempted kidnapping.
                               Virtual reality nets real cash
                               Virtual reality is a growing $15 billion dollar industry, ABC News reports. People pay big bucks to
                               create their own avatars in virtual worlds like Wee World and Second Life. One user of Entropia
                               Universe bought a virtual space resort for $100,000. A 27-year-old from Tokyo recently married a
                               woman who exists in a Nintendo DS video game. Telecommunications Professor Edward Castronova
                               said when things in the real world aren’t good, people turn to the virtual world to live alternative lives.
                               Hawks to honor Evashevski with throwback uniforms
                               The Iowa Hawkeyes football team will honor former coach Forest Evashevski during its Sept. 25 game
                               against Ball State by wearing replica uniforms from the team’s 1958 season. The Hawks won the Big
                               Ten title that year and defeated California in the 1959 Rose Bowl. Evashevski died Oct. 30 at age 91.

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▪ The UI Women’s Choir, directed by Noah Delong, will sing in the Colloton Pavilion Lobby (Elevator F, Level 1) from noon
  to 1 p.m. today.
▪ Friday prayers for those of the Muslim faith are held at 12:45 p.m. in the Meditation Room (Elevator B, Level 1).
▪ Volunteers are welcome to join UI student group ECO Hawk as they host a Waste Audit and Green D.R.E.A.M. Expo from
  1 to 4 p.m. today at the courtyard outside Hardin Library and north of Boyd Tower. In honor of Earth Month, volunteers
  wearing protective gear will sort a sampling of waste gathered on the health sciences campus and repurpose recyclable items.
▪ The Patients’ Library and the Medical Museum (Elevator F, Level 8) are open 1 to 4 p.m. weekends.
▪ Spiritual Services holds a Protestant service at 10:30 a.m. and a Catholic Mass at 3:30 p.m. Sundays in the East Room
  (Elevator F, Level 8). Services are televised on Channel 5.
▪ An Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Conference Room G (Elevator F, Level 7).
▪ Pianist Aura Strohschein, a doctoral candidate in the UI School of Music, will perform from noon to 1 p.m. on Monday in the
  Colloton Pavilion Lobby (Elevator F, Level 1).
▪ The UI Celebration of Excellence and Achievement Among Women will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday in the
  Senate Chamber, Old Capitol Museum. This year, Jennifer Niebyl, MD, will receive the Distinguished Achievement Award.
  Everyone welcome. For more information, call Judie Hermsen at 335-3553 or e-mail
▪ The UI Wellness liveWELL Program will offer a free Group Health Coaching series from 12:15 to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays
  from April 21 through June 9 in the Melrose Dining Conference Center (Elevator L, Level 5). For details, go to To register, e-mail or call 353-2973. This service is available to
  UI staff and faculty in 50 percent or greater and regular positions and medical house staff.
▪ John Besser, PhD, MD, deputy chief of the CDC’s Enteric Diseases Laboratory Branch, will present “How Would You Like
  Your Burger? New Developments in Foodborne Disease Outbreak Detection & Investigation” as part of the Grand Rounds
  Series, from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, April 23, in the Medical Alumni Auditorium (Elevator BE, Level 3). It will also be
  broadcast live on the Web. To register, go to
▪ UI Health Care – River Crossing is celebrating its grand opening at its new location in Riverside from 1 to 3 p.m. on
  Saturday, April 24. The clinic is located at 3056 River Crossing Court (near the southeast corner of Highways 218 and 22.)
  The new location includes primary care, a pharmacy, and an optical shop. Come for refreshments, door prizes, and a variety
  of activities for people of all ages, including tours, the UI AirCare helicopter, and chances to win free bike helmets for
  children under 18. For more information, call 319-467-8355 or visit
▪ The American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure, a fully supported bicycle ride of various distances, will be held June 26
  and starts at College Community Schools (Prairie) in Cedar Rapids. Sign up today as an individual, join the UI Health Care
  team, create your own team, or volunteer to help at or by e-mailing

▪ UI Children’s Hospital and the Iowa Hawkeyes are partnering on “Kid Captain,” a program to honor current or former
  pediatric patients during UI football games. Children selected will have an opportunity to take the field with the Iowa
  Hawkeyes and will receive special recognition during the week of the game. Only parents or guardians may nominate a child,
  but faculty and staff are encouraged to share this information with families. For age requirements, videos of last year’s Kid
  Captains, and to submit a nomination, visit Entry deadline is May 9.
▪ Help relieve congestion and better accommodate our guests. Traffic lanes in front of the Main and Pomerantz Family Pavilion
  entrances should be used only for the arrival and departure of patients and families. Faculty and staff members being dropped
  off or picked up should use other points of access, such as the Fountain or Pappajohn entrances.

More studies listed at
▪ Children age 18 months to 42 months are invited to participate in a research study investigating how children learn to name
  new objects. Children will learn new words in a play setting and will take tests to assess their language skills. Three visits of
  35 to 45 minutes each. For more information, contact Gwyneth at 353-5779 or e-mail
▪ Volunteers age 12 to 75 who have asthma and allergies, use an inhaler with steroids but still have symptoms, and have needed
  to use oral or intravenous steroids in the past year (for example, prednisone, Medrol, or Solu-Cortef) may be eligible to
  participate in a research study. Compensation. Call 356-3240 or 877-428-0635 for details.

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