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UNL is new site for AAU Data Exchange
UNL has been selected as host institution for the Association of American Universities Data Exchange. Rebecca Carr, senior analyst in Academic Affairs, will be the next coordinator.

Despite snow, drought still a concern
Drought continues to be a concern for agriculture, recreation, wildlife and water supplies, but the jury’s still out on how serious the problem will be this year, the University of Nebraska state climatologist said.

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Wade Weichel, online learning and development specialist for the Department of Information Services, says the Blackboard program, which has gained...
 Wade Weichel, online learning and development specialist for the Department of Information Services, says the Blackboard program, which has gained many features over its six years of use at UNL, has become more user-friendly and popular among UNL faculty and organizations. Photo by Brett Hampton.

Blackboard grows as a helpful teaching tool
Students in some UNL classes complete assignments, work with others on group projects and meet with professors without entering a classroom or faculty office. The online interaction is possible with the use of Blackboard, a collection of Web-based tools that continues to become more popular and useful.

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Meyer, Specht receive universitywide kudos
Gail Meyer and John Allen Specht received University Kudos Awards at the December meeting of the NU Regents.

Board destruction violates rights

Sheldon opens Kees, ceramics exhibitions
The Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery is now presenting two exhibitions featuring works from its permanent collection of American art.

Other Arts News
Canadian troupe brings Nomade to Lied
Montreal-based circus troupe Cirque Éloize will present two performances of its show Nomade at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10 and 11.

‘Roses are Red’ at Lied’s Vinton show
Vocalist Bobby Vinton will give a Valentine’s Day performance at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts.

Films mark Black History Month
The African American and African Studies program at UNL will celebrate Black History Month in February with a six-night film festival at the Nebraska Union.

Opera seminar tonight
“Anatomy of An Opera: An Insider’s View of the Production of The Elixir of Love,” will begin at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 5 in room 119 of the Westbrook Music Building. It is presented by UNL Opera with the Lincoln City Libraries and Friends of Opera.

Theatrix presents Coyote on a Fence
UNL Theatre's student-run second stage, Theatrix, will perform Coyote on a Fence at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12 and 14 and at 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. Feb. 13 in the Studio Theatre in the Temple Building.

Film festival celebrates Micheaux
The Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center will celebrate the works of filmmaker and author Oscar Micheaux Feb. 6 and 7 with screenings of two of his films, Body and Soul and Within Our Gates, and a documentary, Midnight Ramble.

Coming soon to the Ross
These films will run Feb. 6-19 at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center. Film times are available at or by calling 472-5353.

For the Record

NCTA earns accreditation
Adams is interim director of North Platte center
College receives grant for institute
Professor emeritus publishes historical novel
In Brief

150 expected to attend women in math conference
‘Getting Started as a Successful Grant Writer’ seminar
City Campus chilled water outage
Second Annual Scholars’ Day Feb. 7
Testing, event to mark African American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Horticulture Writer Lauren Springer Lectures Feb. 8 at Nebraska Union
Ambassador to speak at Czech Days
Changes to 16th, 17th streets delayed
Getting a special look at the red planet
UNL to participate in Dance Marathon
E-news process for e-mail to all
Managing Your Business is Focus of Feb. 11 NU Skills Seminar
Schedule for TIAA-CREF counseling sessions
Emeriti Association to Meet Feb. 19
UNL’s Big Spring Career Fair is Feb. 11-12
Computer Performance vs. Security & Privacy Is Feb. 5 Lecture Topic
Liberian Human Rights Activist to Speak Feb. 9 at Nebraska Union
Reception for University Press Acquisition of The Black Scholar
Retirement reception set for Rogers
HR policy for Jan. 26 closedown detailed