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Friday, September 30, 2011 More faculty and staff news:
Races honor UI professor’s legacy
Tomorrow Ignacio Ponseti, MD, pioneered the correction of clubfoot with a non-surgical technique known
High: 63 Low: 37 as the Ponseti Method. Tomorrow‟s annual Ponseti Races in Iowa City are held in his memory and will
Cold start, sunny
raise funds so kids with clubfoot can walk, run, and live normal lives.
Iowa City School Board’s mistakes were ‘human errors’
State auditor David Vaudt said the board‟s mistakes last spring were human errors, the Iowa City
Press-Citizen reports. He also said the double-counting of $2.5 million in expenditures and a $25,538
penalty payment to the Internal Revenue Service were “significant” and “undisputed.”
FEMA approves Sutliff Bridge design; work begins in April
The federal government has approved plans for a renovated Sutliff Bridge, The Gazette reports. The
bridge spanned the Cedar River in northeast Johnson County before much of it was swept away in the
flood of 2008. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Iowa sees hog herd grow to 19.6 million
Iowa is the nation‟s top hog producer, The Des Moines Register reports. The U.S. Department of
“My grandmother Agriculture lists Iowa‟s herd total at 19.6 million, an increase from last year‟s 18.9 million while No. 2
started walking North Carolina was 8.5 million. The nation‟s total hog inventory is 66.6 million.
five miles a day Jackson’s bodyguard testifies
Michael Jackson‟s bodyguard testified yesterday that the singer‟s doctor told him to gather medicine
when she was 60. vials before calling 911, the Associated Press (AP) reports. Prosecutors are attempting to show the
She’s 97 now, doctor delayed calling authorities and concealed the drugs the day the King of Pop was found lifeless.
America’s top terrorist target is killed
and we don’t The American-born radical, Anwar al-Awlaki, a major figure who U.S. officials say inspired terror
know where the plots against the U.S., was killed today in Yemen, ABC News reports. His teachings have been cited as
motivation behind several attacks on the U.S., including the Fort Hood Massacre and the attempted
heck she is.” Christmas Day bombing. al-Awlaki preached to three of the 9/11 hijiackers days before they attacked.
Germany keeps alive hopes for euro’s future
—Ellen Degeneres, Lawmakers in Europe‟s largest economy yesterday voted overwhelmingly in favor of expanding the
American stand-up powers of the eurozone‟s bailout fund, AP reports. Germany‟s approval of the fund‟s new powers and
comedienne, scope was necessary to avoid a new bout of massive market turmoil and gave hope that the 17-nation
television host euro currency can survive the sprawling debt crisis.
and actress. Plane plunges 6,234 feet in 30 seconds
All Nippon Airways revealed yesterday that a Japanese co-pilot mistakenly hit the rudder controls
instead of the unlock door button to let the captain back into the cockpit. The mistake tipped the jet,
with 117 passengers, more than 130 degrees to the left while flying at 41,000 feet.
Vigorous shaking shuts off alarm
If you have trouble getting up in the morning, Wake „n‟ Shake may take you out of your stupor. The
alarm clock phone application comes with several humorous tones, from an evil laugh to a hungry
bear. Once it goes off, you must shake the phone vigorously to stop it, ABC News reports.
Mike Myers - ‘Yeah baby!’ - welcomes a boy
Austin Powers star Mike Myers and his wife, Kelly Tisdale, have welcomed a child together, E! has
confirmed. The boy is the first child for the 47-year-old funnyman who named the baby „Spike.‟
Battle for World Series Championship begins
The Major League Baseball playoffs begin today. Eight teams—four from the American League and
four from the National League—will battle for a chance to be the World Series champion. The champs
will be either the Brewers, Cardinals, Diamondbacks, Phillies, Rays, Rangers, Tigers, or Yankees.
MORE ANNOUNCEMENTS ON BACK
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▪ Friday prayers for those of the Muslim faith are held at 12:45 p.m. in the Meditation Room (Elevator B, Level 1).
▪ Do you or someone you know suffer from inflammatory bowel disease? The Crohn‟s and Colitis Foundation of America will
host the 2011 “Take Steps for Crohn‟s and Colitis” walk at 3:30 p.m. tomorrow, at S.T. Morrison Park in Coralville. To get
involved, please contact Taylor Peterson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 240-8718.
▪ The Patients‟ Library and the Medical Museum (Elevator F, Level 8) are open 1 to 4 p.m. weekends.
▪ Visit www.dancemarathon.org to register for the For The Kids 5K Walk/Run at 10 a.m. on Sunday, in Iowa City Lower City
Park. Prizes will be awarded to the top three men and top three women. For more information, email Megan Hoffman at
email@example.com. Join the fight against cancer one stride at a time.
▪ 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 Channels 5 and 84.
▪ An Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Conference Room G (Elevator F, Level 7).
▪ Wild Rose Gifts dedicates October to Breast Cancer Awareness. Celebrate with “Fight Like a Girl” nightshirts, t-shirts, lunch
bags, and more. Gift with purchase (excluding stamps) while supplies last. Hours are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday - Friday, and
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends. Proceeds support programs that benefit patients and families through Volunteer Services.
▪ The Books Are Fun book sale will be from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 3 and 4, and from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 5, in the Pappajohn Pavilion Lobby (Elevator I, Level 1). Part of the proceeds go to UI Children‟s Hospital
through Children‟s Miracle Network. To see a list of more events, call 335-8484 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
▪ The UI Obesity Surgery Support Group will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, in 4638 JCP (Elevator H, Level 4). The
topic is “Stress Eating—What to Do Instead.” The support group is free and open to anyone who has had bariatric surgery or
is considering it. Questions? Please call Chris Melichar 356-1887 or email email@example.com.
▪ Save the Date! Friday, Oct. 7 at noon for the UI Health Care “Healthiest State” 1K (12-minute) walk around Kinnick. Meet at
the fountain. Watch for details in your email box.
▪ The Rehabilitation Therapies Department is having its Annual Arts and Crafts Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7,
in the Pappajohn Pavilion Lobby (Elevator I, Level 1). Openings are still available for staff to sell their homemade items. If
you are interested in being a vendor, please contact Diane Denneny at 356-1104 to receive an application form.
▪ Medical School Trivia Night, sponsored by Boulware Community in the Carver College of Medicine, will be held at 6 p.m.
on Tuesday, Oct. 18, in MERF Atrium. Get a group of eight friends together and compete against other teams by answering
non-medicine-related questions. A potluck of snacks and sweets will be provided by members of Boulware. Proceeds benefit
the local charity of the winning team‟s choice. Suggested donation per team is $50. To register or for more information, email
▪ Flu Myths and Facts: I think I’ll just wait to get vaccinated if people around me get sick with flu. If you wait, it might
be too late. It takes about two weeks for the vaccine to provide full protection, so don‟t wait! People can still spread the
disease one day before getting symptoms and up to seven days after getting sick. Everyone who works or volunteers with
UI Health Care—college and hospital—should receive the free vaccination. More information available soon on The Point
▪ Volunteer Services offers assistance to departments needing office help. Volunteers can assemble packets, fold letters, file,
alphabetize, copy, stamp, fill out standardized forms, address items, and more. Bring materials to the Volunteer Services
office (Elevator F, Level 8); email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 356-2515 for quick pick-up and drop-off service.
RESEARCH VOLUNTEERS INVITED
More studies listed at www.uihealthcare.com/depts/clinicaltrials/volunteer.html.
▪ Adolescents between the age of 13 and 18 with at least one biological parent who has a history of alcohol treatment/addiction/
problems related to use are invited to participate in a Department of Psychiatry research study investigating brain
development. Study will involve one to two visits and involves filling out forms, a saliva sample, cognitive testing, and an
MRI scan (no radiation). Guardians will be asked to fill out family history forms. Compensation available. For more
information, contact Jennifer at 353-8520 or email@example.com.
Contact Noon News at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.