May 2008

Mike Farrell reading

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Mike Farrell, aka Cpt B.J. Hunnicutt of M*A*S*H* fame, will read from his memoir Just Call Me Mike: A Journey from Actor to Activist.
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Live From Prairie Lights
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reading

Stanley Award Winners Announced

The University of Iowa's Project on the Rhetoric of Inquiry (POROI) would like to congratulate UI MFA students who have been awarded a Stanley Graduate Scholarship for International Research. Each student will be granted $2,000 to study or undertake writing projects abroad. The scholarships are awarded by the Stanley-UI Foundation Support Organization and are the premier award the University of Iowa grants for international study. Here is a list of this year’s winners:

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Poetry Writing

True, poetry is not easy to write, but it is really easy to sell. Yes -- you will make millions writing Poetry.

Why Creative Writing?

Creative writing allows us, as individuals, to explore the world that’s all around us and the interior world of imagination and emotion and ideas. Creative writing enables us to examine human relationships, conflicts, pleasures, terrors; in short, all of the emotions and interactions that make us us, whether we choose to address those elements through a personal essay, a fictional narrative, or a poem.

Jason Riley reading

Jason Riley, senior editorial page writer at The Wall Street Journal, will read from Let Them In: The Case for Open Borders.
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Live From Prairie Lights
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reading

"Wallace Stegner and the American West": New York Times Book Review

Wallace Stegner
Wallace Stegner

Wallace Stegner, UI alumnus and former faculty member (as well as native Iowan), has often been considered the "The Dean of Western Writers." In a recent biography on his writing career and

Elizabeth Berg reading

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Elizabeth Berg, one of Prairie Lights' most popular writers will read from The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted.
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Live From Prairie Lights
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reading

UI Professor's "Lolita Effect"

Writer discusses Durham's 'Lolita Effect' (NetIndia123, May 12) The racy photo shoot of 15-year-old Miley Cyrus has been dubbed as "The Lolita Effect" by an Indian-origin professor from University of Iowa. MEENAKSHI GIGI DURHAM, associate professor of journalism and mass communication at the University of Iowa, has slammed the media for circulating damaging myths that distort, undermine and restrict girls' sexual progress. The sexualization of teen girls, which she dubs "The Lolita Effect" in her book of the same name, is part of a larger marketing effort to create cradle-to-grave consumers.

Jon Winet of the Experimental Wing wins Faculty Scholar Award

Seven University of Iowa faculty members have been selected by the UI Office of the Provost to receive Faculty Scholar Awards and one to receive a Global Scholar Award. Jeffrey Cox, professor of history in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded the Global Scholar award.

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