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Hats off to staff, faculty for their commencement efforts

graduates at commencement
Photo by Tim Schoon.

Before thousands of soon-to-be University of Iowa alumni venture off into the career market, many of them will make one last pit stop before leaving campus: commencement.

Behind all of the flat hats, pomp, and circumstance, a team of University staff and faculty has been working for months to ensure that everything—from setting up chairs to double-checking name spellings in programs to preparing a 15,500-seat area—runs smoothly.


News in brief

Some patients at the University of Iowa Heart and Vascular Center who require a procedure for evaluating and treating blockages in the blood vessels supplying the heart are benefitting from a different way of performing this procedure.

Known as transradial catheterization, the procedure involves inserting a thin plastic tube into an artery in the wrist, instead of into an artery in the groin (femoral catheterization), which is the more conventional approach. Access through the wrist typically results in a quicker recovery time for the patient, generally causes less discomfort, and has less bleeding risk compared to using the groin.




  • Dedication of State Hygienic Laboratory facility set for May 5
  • Dance Marathon's $1 million gift to boost UI pediatric cancer and blood disease research
  • UI MBA students help with plan to provide blind Chicago kids with GPS devices
  • U.S. News & World Report ranks 22 UI programs among top 10 in nation among public universities
  • Deadline is May 7 for UniverCity affordable housing applications
  • CLAS names Collegiate Fellows, Stuit and Starch Faculty Fellows
  • Staff Council seeks nominations for 2010 staff awards
  • Nominations sought for Lola Lopes Award for Undergraduate Student Advocacy
  • 2010 Audrey Qualls Commitment to Diversity Award winners recognized
  • Rec Services invites faculty, staff to drive for show, putt for dough
  • Whitewater kayaking trip offered May 20–22
  • See which Learning and Development courses are right for you

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  • UI Superfund Research Program receives $16 million grant to study pollutants
  • Patient-physician compatibility increases odds of following doctor’s orders
  • Hawkeye Poll: Middle-aged Americans most optimistic about health care bill
  • University to study aging, retirement within academic community
  • Tissue Procurement Core Facility collecting, storing specimens for research

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  • Recent deaths

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Photo feature: Noted graffiti artist Lady Pink works with UI art students

New York graffiti artist Sandra Fabara, widely known by her alias, Lady Pink, collaborated last month with Deborah Whaley, UI assistant professor of American studies and African American studies, and UI art students to create an 8-foot by 20-foot spray painted mural. Fabara was on campus as part of a current exhibition by the University of Iowa Museum of Art.

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Caroline Dieterle
  Caroline Dieterle  
Over the past 30 years, incred-
ible events have made headlines in Iowa City and around the world. As the Daily Iowan’s librarian, Caroline Dieterle has followed each and every moment. Dieterle archives every Daily Iowan issue and cuts out the clips for every writer published in the newspaper. Though the Ann Arbor, Mich., native works behind the scenes, she has made a solid place for herself in the newsroom and with the staff since she started in 1977. Dieterle sat down with fyi to discuss her life and how working at the Daily Iowan for so long has allowed her to reflect on the history of the past 30-some years.




"[The Tea Party movement has] been treated unfairly in the media. Unlike other types of movements, it's very grassroots. People have gotten fed up."

Tim Hagle,
associate professor of political science in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
(Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, April 16)

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