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.

bobby mcferrin performing

Hancher to present Bobby McFerrin

Concert marks the end of Hancher’s post-flood journey
The UI’s Hancher will present vocalist Bobby McFerrin on Friday, Feb. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the Riverside Casino and Golf Resort Event Center. The concert will be the final Hancher performance before the opening of the new Hancher Auditorium in the fall.
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.
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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.

Iowa City Press-Citizen Cohen shares how InterPlay is a great creative exercise

Mary Cohen, UI associate professor of music education, shares how everyone can learn skills to express themselves through music-making, storytelling, and movement. InterPlay is one remarkable system providing incremental steps toward self-expression in any way we choose, Cohen explains.

UI graduate students help at Lincoln Elementary School's Hollywood STEAM Day.

Iowa City Press-Citizen UI participates in Hollywood STEAM Day at Lincoln Elementary School

Lincoln Elementary hosted its Hollywood STEAM Day, featuring rooms throughout the school dedicated to teaching students, and parents, how science, technology, engineering, and math interact with art and Hollywood movies. UI faculty and graduate students from several different departments and colleges participated in the event.

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Hancher to present 'Vocalosity' Jan. 30 at the Englert

Very few tickets remain for performance
Deke Sharon, “the father of contemporary a cappella,” has selected vocalists for a concert that will span the musical ages.
color portrait of Sam Watkins in front of MLK portrait

Get to Know…Sam Watkins

Graphic design student paints image for MLK poster
The "Get to Know" series asks University of Iowa faculty, staff, and students a few questions about their work and outside interests. Meet senior graphic design student Sam Watkins, who painted eight portraits of Martin Luther King Jr. that comprise an Iowa Memorial Union exhibition called "Keep Moving Forward."

Iowa Public Radio Talk of Iowa An ode to marching band culture, style, and history in Iowa

Stanford University’s marching band generated a load of controversy at the Rose Bowl last week when it played the jingle. University of Iowa Hawkeye Marching Band Director Kevin Kastens talks about Iowa’s performance at the Rose Bowl and about marching band styles and culture across the country.