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Interpreting and Translation Services speaks volumes at UIHC

Since its inception in 1975, the Interpreting and Translation Services at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC) has assisted more than 200,000 people—patients, their relatives, and visitors—in approximately 50 oral and signed languages.

That’s pretty impressive, in any language.



Four UI faculty members win top teaching award

Four University of Iowa faculty members have won the 2009 President and Provost Award For Teaching Excellence in recognition of their years of outstanding teaching. The recipients are: George Bergus, professor of family medicine in the Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine; Kenneth Brown, associate professor of management and organizations in the Henry B. Tippie College of Business; Randall Bezanson, professor in the College of Law; and Kathleen Kamerick, lecturer in history in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.




News in brief



  • Annual tribute to UI women to be held Wednesday
  • Journalist and hip-hop activist Harry Allen to speak on campus April 1
  • Tickets on sale for Joffrey Ballet benefit for Hancher/School of Music
  • Obermann Center kicks off "Dinner Conversations" with UI faculty April 16
  • Join colleagues for annual UI American Association of University Professors meeting
  • UI College of Education Diversity Committee garners national award for efforts
  • Events mark KRUI's 25th anniversary
  • See which Learning and Development courses are right for you

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  • Study shows summer jobs may help prevent suicidal tendencies in at-risk teens
  • UI physicists help find evidence for new particle of matter
  • Wireless technology could boost hand hygiene compliance

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  • Recent deaths

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Are you down with Powering Down for the Planet?

Power Down for the Planet

The average desktop computer wastes nearly half the power delivered to it, which translates into higher energy bills and unnecessary greenhouse gas emissions.

On Monday, March 23, The University of Iowa and college campuses across the world will ask students, faculty, and staff to pledge to “Power Down for the Planet” by making simple changes to their personal computers’ power management settings. Managers of UI campus computers that sit idle at night are making a similar commitment.



Photo feature: Your laundry day is nothing compared to this

Take a look at this mean cleaning machine! In what appears to be a perpetual spin cycle, University of Iowa Laundry Service staff move soiled laundry in one door and cleaned, pressed, folded, and packaged laundry product out another.

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Aggie Rochwick
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Aggie Roch-
wick’s first job was picking cotton in Arkansas, where she grew up. Her second job was in University of Iowa Laundry Services, where she has worked on and off for 41 years. It’s a job she calls fast-paced and satisfying—and a breeze compared to working in the cotton fields. Rochwick has handled millions of pounds of the textiles over the years. She’s also performed every production task in the plant and trained countless new employees. Rochwick recently sat down with fyi to talk about her devotion to the job, Laundry Services’ team-centered approach, and her passion for all things John Wayne.




"Part of progress might very well be more leisure, shorter hours, more time to live."

Benjamin Hunicutt, professor of leisure studies
(NPR, March 7)

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