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Friday, April 16, 2010 More faculty and staff news:
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
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 email@example.com.
▪ 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
www.uiowa.edu/livewell/calendar. To register, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org 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 http://www.public-health.uiowa.edu/icphp/grand_rounds/current_session/.
▪ 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 uihealthcare.com/primarycare.
▪ 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 www.diabetes.org/tour or by e-mailing email@example.com.
▪ 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 www.uihealthcare.com/children. 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.
RESEARCH VOLUNTEERS INVITED
More studies listed at www.uihealthcare.com/depts/clinicaltrials/volunteer.html.
▪ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
▪ 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.
Contact Noon News at email@example.com. Persons with a disability requiring reasonable accommodations in order to participate in
programs at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics may discuss their needs with Concierge Services in advance at 356-1900.