Workers battle to stay ahead of snowstorms
| ||A student waks around the large piles of snow on the East Campus mall Feb. 2 between classes. Several storms over the last three weeks have left about 18 inches of snow on the ground, keeping UNL Landscape Services crews busy to keep sidewalks and streets clear. Eileen Bergt, director of Landscape Services, says warmer weather will help their efforts. IANR photo by Brett Hampton.|
When the skies dump heavy snow on UNLs 12 miles of streets, 26 miles of paved sidewalks and 92.6 acres of parking lots, the Landscape Services crew wages an all-out assault on the snow.
Former president of Ireland to lecture
Mary Robinson, the first woman president of Ireland and former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, will speak at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 17 as part of the E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues lecture series.
Fans keep Hamilton Hall safe, efficient
The new exhaust fans on top of Hamilton Hall make a little more noise than the old ones, and they stick up a little farther. Their biggest impact, however, is to provide healthier work conditions while reducing the cost of heating and cooling the building.
‘Simpsons’ producer to speak Feb. 18 at Union
Simpsons producer to speak Feb. 18 at Union
Anti-virus software helped fight latest bug, IT says
While the MyDoom e-mail virus that hit UNL on Feb. 2 is considered to be the fastest spreading worm ever, the impact on campus has been small, said Kent Hendrickson, associate vice chancellor for Information Services.
Museums to present ‘Dinosaur Detectives’
The University of Nebraska State Museum at UNL and the Lincoln Childrens Museum will collaborate Feb. 21 on a family science program titled Dinosaur Detectives.
Team earns trophy for SAFER wall
UNL and the Midwest Roadside Safety Facility recently received the Bill France Award of Excellence. The award was given to Dean Sicking and his team for their work on the SAFER barrier system, which has been installed in racetracks around the world. The barrier system works as an energy absorber, dissipating the impact energy of a crash and distributing it over a longer distance of the wall without propelling the vehicle back into high-speed traffic. The award, which is given at the discretion of Bill France Jr., former president of NASCAR, has been presented just three times in seven years.
2 events usher in exhibition
Two events will be offered at the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery in connection with its exhibition, Big Idea: The Maquettes of Robert Arneson, which will run from Feb. 21 to May 16.
Swingle Singers swing into Lied
The Swingle Singers will bring their brand of a cappella music to the Lied Center with a 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18 performance.
UNL to host print conference
Printmaking Relevance/Resonance, the biennial conference of the Mid-America Print Council will be Oct. 6-9 at UNL. The conference theme considers the role of printmaking in the past and in todays art world.
Play tackles social issue
The UNL Department of Theatre Arts University Theatre will present How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel in Howell Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19-21 and 25-28. A preview performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18. Tickets to the preview performance are $5 and available only at the door.
Elixir of Love opens Feb. 20
The UNL School of Music will present the opera Elixir of Love at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20 and 3 p.m. Feb. 22 in the Kimball Recital Hall.
‘Monologues’ on stage Feb. 20-22
The Vagina Monologues will be performed Feb. 20-22 as a fund-raiser sponsored by several UNL organizations.