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Davorin Kempf, University of Iowa alumnus
3/23/2020

University of Iowa alumnus reflects on his career as a professor and award-winning composer

Davorin Kempf (MA music ’90) recently retired from the University of Zagreb Academy of Music where he served as a full professor in the in the Department of Composition and Theory of Music. In 2006 Kempf earned his Ph.D from Freie Universität Berlin (doctoral dissertation: Symmetrie und Variation als kompositorische Prinzipien: Interdisziplinäre Aspekte, supervisor: Prof. Dr. Albrecht Riethmüller). Two years ago he became a full member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts. An award-winning composer, Kempf’s work has been performed at concerts and festivals in more than a dozen countries including the United States.
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Yuan Lu, University of Iowa lecturer
3/3/2020

UI Lecturer Yuan Lu on the coronavirus and Wuhan, China

Yuan Lu, lecturer in the UI Division of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures, was born and raised in Wuhan, China, the location where the 2019 Novel Coronavirus appears to have originated. Lu is in regular contact with family members and former high school and college classmates in Wuhan via WeChat video calls. Lu shares what he has learned about daily life in Wuhan below.
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2/28/2020

WorldCanvass ReCap: Coronavirus: Perceptions and Precautions

On February 21, expert guests from UI Hospitals and Clinics, the Iowa State Hygienic Lab, UI Student Health, and UI International Programs joined host Joan Kjaer to discuss the virus and its potential for harm here in Iowa as well as the measures the university is taking to inform, protect, and support its students, staff, faculty, and the surrounding community.
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2/18/2020

WorldCanvass ReCap: The Future of Museums

What does the museum of the 21st century look like? What does it house? What is its role in the community? Does it see itself differently than museums of the past? And how do galleries, libraries, archives, and museums capture the zeitgeist of the time and reinvent themselves as expectations change? Host Joan Kjaer and guest panelists covered these topics at the February 6 WorldCanvass program, "The Future of Museums."
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