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The March 2010 edition of Iowa Insights features Ann Campbell, professor of management sciences, discussing the transportation logistics needed to bring relief supplies to Haiti and to rebuild the country's infrastructure; International Programs professor Maureen McCue discussing a class she is teaching that will visit Haiti at the end of the semester and provide earthquake relief; and history professor Leslie Schwalm talking about her new book, Emancipation's Diaspora, and explaining how the end of slavery in the South changed Iowa and the Midwest. More


The 2009-10 all-Big Ten awards were announced March 1, with Hawkeye women's basketball head coach Lisa Bluder, freshman Jaime Printy, junior Kachine Alexander, and sophomore Kamille Wahlin taking home honors. Bluder was named Big Ten Coach of the Year by the media, while Printy was tabbed Big Ten Freshman of the Year by both the league coaches and media. More


A knack for playing video games might not seem like the ideal preparation for becoming a surgeon, but for one type of surgery, it does appear to be a leg up, according to David Bender, M.D., assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. More


Orchestra Iowa and The University of Iowa's Hancher Auditorium have announced a new artistic collaboration between the two organizations and artist Tomas Kubinek, who identifies himself as a "Certified Lunatic and Master of the Impossible." An Evening at The Symphony with Dr. Prof. Tomas Kubinek, created by Orchestra Iowa and Kubinek, will be presented by Hancher and will premiere November 2010 with performances in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Decorah, and Mason City. Kubinek will also perform the work with the Omaha Symphony and then hopes to tour orchestras around the world. More


Theories about the rates of ice accumulation and melting during the Quaternary Period—the time interval ranging from 2.6 million years ago to the present—may need to be revised, thanks to research findings published by a University of Iowa researcher and his colleagues in the Feb. 12 issue of the journal Science. More


The more specialized a hospital is in orthopedic surgical care, the better the outcomes appear to be for patients undergoing hip and knee replacement surgery, University of Iowa researchers report in a new study of Medicare patients. More


Poetry of the Law: From Chaucer to the Present, the first serious anthology of law-related poetry ever published in the United States, is now available from the University of Iowa Press. Among the UI-connected poets represented in the anthology are Philip Levine, John Berryman, Robert Lowell, Robert Hass, Thomas Lux, Eavan Boland, Charles Wright, Anthony Hecht, Mona Van Duyn, and Rita Dove. More

Related: UNESCO City of Literature names Pilak its first executive director. More


A business ethics class assignment in The University of Iowa's Tippie School of Management will show MBA students how ethical decision making is an important part of a successful career, while providing a bit of real financial support for nonprofit organizations. More


A $1 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation will allow gifted education researchers at The University of Iowa help students nationwide advance in school at a rate that matches their potential. More


The life and work of painter Eve Drewelowe (1899-1988) are celebrated in a new digital collection created by the University of Iowa Libraries and the School of Art and Art History in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. More


Reinoud Haal can let loose and breathe easily in his final semester of collegiate tennis at The University of Iowa. Haal has what many would consider a dream senior semester, allowing him to concentrate fully on taking his tennis game to another level and leaving his mark inside the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex. More
For the Record

“I can't guarantee these crocodiles were killing people, but they were certainly biting them.”

Chris Brochu, associate professor of geoscience in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, on his recent discovery of fossils of an ancient, horned, man-eating crocodile named Crocodylus anthropophagus (Fox News, February 23).

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Alumni Newsmakers

“We look for the millionaire next door who started a private business that nobody knows about.”

WealthEngine Chief Executive Tony Glowacki, 49, who majored in general science and studied computer programming at the University of Iowa (Washington Post, March 1).

Old Gold


In spring a University student’s thoughts turn to…golf? Read about the longtime, once-moved Finkbine Golf Course. More

From the Iowa Alumni Magazine


From Oprah to Hillary, the number of successful women seems to be on the rise—but UI business professor Nancy Hauserman says that numbers tell only part of the story. More