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Today's Photos

BY DI PHOTOSTAFF | FEBRUARY 02, 2010 7:30 AM

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Students watch Young Mr. Lincoln in a Survey of Film viewing time at the Becker Communication Studies Building on Monday. The class is meant to study cultural relationships in film work as well as analyze each film.
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UI senior Maria Drout works on research related to the innermost parts of the Milky Way in Van Allen Hall on Monday. Using ideas from physics, Drout can determine the amount of energy that a star gives off. Drout, an honors student studying physics and astronomy, received the 2009 Goldwater Scholarship.
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A bald eagle glides above the Iowa River near the Benton Street bridge on Monday. A group of UI engineering students drew inspiration from the floods of 2008 in designing a sensor to measure water levels, such as those of the Iowa River.
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UI junior Nicole Brokloff (left) eats dinner at Mia Za’s Café on Monday. Brokloff, who is now in her third year of volunteering for Dance Marathon, has raised around $4,000 this year — more than any other participant.
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In the IMU on Sunday, UI student Mandi Strzalka (center) helps Caitlin Cook (left) and Yi Feng count money they collected while “neighborhood canning” in North Liberty for Dance Marathon. Strzalka, a German major, is part of the canning committee; this is her fourth year involved with Dance Marathon.
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Mikayla VanWey plays with Dance Marathon volunteer Cassondra Boehmer in her room at the VanWey home in Marion on Monday. “It’s not a job to them; it’s really about the relationship with the kids,” said father Brent VanWey in describing the doctors, nurses, and Dance Marathon volunteers the VanWey family worked with at the UI Children’s Hospital during Mikayla’s leukemia treatment.
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Christie VanWey holds daughter Mikayla VanWey as she recalls her leukemia treatment in their Marion home on Jan. 8, 2010. During her treatment Mikayla looked forward to visiting friends and Dance Marathon volunteers at the UI Children’s Hospital. The family was marveled at how the hospital consistently made Mikaya and other patients “feel special.”
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Johnson County Supervisor Janelle Rettig Tweets while sitting in a board room at the Johnson County Human Services on Monday. Rettig, like area politicians, is using Twitter to better reach her constituents. At this moment, Rettig Tweeted: “Toured flood buyout places that will make better wetlands than cabins. Wish more wanted bought out.”
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Iowa junior sprinter Stephen Bee practices in the Recreation Building on Monday. Bee uses two separate pairs of shoes for practice and competition. His competition shoes, the Nike Mawlers, retail for $150.

 


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