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Bring your own noisemaker

Monday, March 19, 2012
The University of Iowa School of Music will present a free Improvisation for Classical Musicians concert—the second of three concerts this semester—at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29, in the University Capitol Centre Recital Hall.
Matt McDonough gains the upper hand against Penn State's Nico Megaludis during their 125-pound final.

McDonough #1 at 125

Monday, March 19, 2012
Junior Matt McDonough's second career national title highlighted the University of Iowa wrestling team's third-place finish at the NCAA Championships March 15-17 in St. Louis.

Stronger voice for developing countries

Monday, March 19, 2012
An international finance expert at the University of Iowa praised the tenure of outgoing World Bank President Robert Zoellick and says his departure presents an opportunity to expand the organization’s leadership outside the United States.

Particulate matter and climate change

Monday, March 19, 2012
Greenhouse gases aren't the only factors to consider when making climate predictions — airborne particles and atmospheric aerosols also merit close scrutiny.

Tomasini presents faculty gallery talk March 22 at UI Main Library

Monday, March 19, 2012
Wallace Tomasini, professor in the University of Iowa School of Art and Art History, will present a gallery talk in the Eye on UI Faculty exhibition space at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22, in the Second Floor North Reading Room, UI Main Library. This event, sponsored by the UI Museum of Art, is free and open to the public.

Partnership for Alcohol Safety to meet March 21 in University Capitol Centre

Monday, March 19, 2012
The regular bi-monthly meeting of the Partnership for Alcohol Safety will be from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, in Room 2390 of the University Capitol Centre. The room is located on the second floor above Cookies & More.

Learn to Row this spring with UI Rec Services

Monday, March 19, 2012
Registration is now available for UI Recreational Services' spring 2012 Learn to Row camps.

Ridge and furrow

Sunday, March 18, 2012
In June 2011, the T. Anne Cleary Walkway got a special delivery — an intricately carved 19-ton boulder that's become a campus landmark.

The case of the epileptic flies

Sunday, March 18, 2012
Scientists have studied the prickle gene mutation in flies since the 1930s, but only a couple winters ago did anyone realize these flies had epilepsy. The discovery could provide a new testing route for human treatments.

Focus on patient safety

Sunday, March 18, 2012
Social worker Lori Roetlin noticed that many patients were injured by gel fuel candles. What she did next may have saved lives.

Policymakers need better pollution models

Sunday, March 18, 2012
Efforts to understand air pollution — especially in Asia — have yielded some answers, but an exceedingly complex problem demands more data and better predictions.

Billion-year-old 'theft' powers plants

Sunday, March 18, 2012
How did plants develop photosynthesis — the ability to turn carbon dioxide and water into sugar and oxygen in the presence of light? Turns out they stole it.