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The chemistry department's resident glassblower, Peter Hatch, repairs a flask on Tuesday in the Chemistry Building. Hatch said he is one of fewer than 500 scientific glassblowers in the country. Because of this, he does repairs and custom orders for laboratories all over eastern Iowa. Hatch has been blowing scientific glassware for 45 years, 33 at the UI.

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Steven Willey takes a break during practice in the Recreation Building on Monday. Willey set the school record for the indoor 400-meter dash at 46.75.

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Idris Goodwin embraces one of his classmates at the end of a poetry reading during his Free Style Writing class. Goodwin is a break-beat poet who is also an author, recording artist, and award-winning playwright. The 33-year-old said he is influenced by the hip-hop generation from about 1970 to 1981.
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Members of Steel Band III perform their final exam in the Music West Interim Building on Tuesday. The band has 15 students with different majors who practiced the whole semester for the event. "They started with no or a little steel-band experience before," said Dan Moore, a UI professor of music and the director of the percussion program. "They will play on 55-gallon oil drums that have been crafted into individual musical instruments by a craftsman."
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Iowa junior guard Bryce Cartwright moves towards the hoop on a fast break during Iowa's contest with in-state rival UNI in Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010. A combination of regularly switched defensive schemes and a 40% shooting average lead to a Hawkeye victory, 51-39.
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Iowa guard Bryce Cartwright looks to shot over the reach of Panther guard Anthony James during the first half of Iowa's game against in state rival UNI in Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010. With a 51-39 win, Iowa over came the dominant UNI defense to improve to a 5-4 record overall.


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