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Yiqi Yang, a UNL textile scientist, displays a sweater made of yarn produced from cornhusks. He has developed a process...
Yiqi Yang, a UNL textile scientist, displays a sweater made of yarn produced from cornhusks. He has developed a process to convert cornhusks into strong textile fibers. The process is still being developed but is efficient and inexpensive. If it's commercialized someday, it could boost the value of Nebraska's leading crop, Yang says. IANR photo.

Cornhusk clothing
Red sweaters abound in Big Red country, but Yiqi Yang’s is unique: It’s made of cornhusks.

Top News
4 to interview for presidential job
Four finalists have been named in the search for the next president of the University of Nebraska. The search committee released the names April 30.

Beadle experts to speak at commencement
Chancellor Harvey Perlman will preside at UNL commencement exercises at 9:30 a.m. May 8 at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. The university will award degrees to about 2,275 individuals.

Other News
Prairie Burn on East Campus

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Jazz in June to brighten Tuesdays
The annual Jazz in June concerts featuring great jazz and food will be offered this summer at the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery’s Sculpture Garden.

Other Arts News
First Friday is May 7 at Sheldon
The Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery will offer the May First Friday Celebration from 5-7 p.m. May 7 at the gallery. The event will include a treasure hunt, an hors d’oeuvres reception, live music and a cash bar. The event is free, and door prizes will be handed out throughout the event. A gallery walk of art galleries in the Haymarket will begin at 7 p.m.

Special Lost Boys viewing May 11
The Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center will offer a special screening of Lost Boys of Sudan at 7 p.m. May 11. Proceeds will go to Lutheran Family Services’ Heartland Refugee Resettlement program that supports the local settlement of “Lost Boys of Sudan” in Lincoln.

For the Record

Meat scientists share international prize
7 take part in research conference
Graduate Council holds election
Diffendal named editor of Great Plains Research journal
Engineering gives honors
Law college honors Kirst
4 earn kudos awards
Endowed chair supports hemophilia researcher
Engineering’s Dzenis earns McBroom professorship
In Brief

New Student Enrollment Looking for Volunteers
Nominations for Nebraska Lectures
Kooser to give reading, sign books
11th Annual Intercampus Golf Classic
Campus Rec to close for annual maintenance
Libraries announce reserves policies
Scarlet schedule
IS filters e-mail attachments known to spread viruses
Gallup Leadership Institute Summit is June 10-12
City Campus Annual Steam Outage May 9-15
Computer Safety Seminar June 8
Retirement Reception for Lee Graham July 30
Westfall to retire
Ward Retirement Reception May 13
UNL Food Processing Center offers seminar
Summer Technology training now available
‘Economics Is Everywhere’ Camp for Middle Schoolers Is June 21-25
New Proxy Server for the Libraries
Service Award recipients have a choice to make
May schedule for TIAA-CREF counseling sessions
May schedule for Fidelity counseling sessions
E-news process for e-mail to all
Farewell Reception for President L. Dennis Smith May 10