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Maj. Chris Guderski rappels about 66 feet from the rafters to the court in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

ROTC from the rafters

Rappelling demonstration marks 100th anniversary of Reserve Officers' Training Corps
To help the Iowa ROTC Detachment celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, the UI Army ROTC cadre conducted a rappelling demonstration in Carver-Hawkeye Arena during the UI wrestling meet on Feb. 5.
UI assistant professor Mary Cohen leads inmates and community volunteers during a practice with the Oakdale Prison Community Choir, Tuesday, March 3, 2009, at the Iowa Medical & Classification Center, in Coralville, Iowa.

The Gazette (Cedar Rapids) UI's Cohen brings music to prisons

 Mary Cohen, an associate professor of music education, created a graduate seminar in 2009 based at the Iowa Medical and Classification Center in Coralville—known locally as the Oakdale Prison, which is about restorative and transformative justice.

University of Iowa chemists led by Amnon Kohen have unraveled the chemistry underlying how some deadly diseases, such as tuberculosis, produce thymine, a DNA base critical for these diseases to survive and reproduce. The team found these diseases use a di

UI chemists uncover how key agent allows diseases to reproduce

Findings could lead to non-toxic drugs that block diseases’ chemistry
University of Iowa chemists have revealed the chemistry behind how certain diseases, from anthrax to tuberculosis, replicate. The key lies in the function of a gene absent in humans, called thyX, and its ability to catalyze the DNA building block thymine. Results published in the journal 'Science.'
Sophie Finster

Putting the 'move' in 'the environmental movement'

UI senior promotes sustainability through dance and business
Senior Sophia Finster is utilizing art's powerful potential for communication, moving people to change their impact on Earth every day.
political cartoon

UI Press book collects caucus work of cartoonist

Political drawings not immune to newsroom changes
In an age when political cartoonists, and indeed all journalists, are feeling the pinch of tightening newspaper budgets, the University of Iowa Press has come out with a title that highlights both the editorial format and the state of Iowa.