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Photo by Vi Schroeder.
Photo by Vi Schroeder.

After a Weekend of Events, a New School Year Is Under Way

Top News
Halberstam kicks off Thompson lectures
Pulitzer Prize-winning authors and experts in American foreign policy will speak as part of the 2004-2005 E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues series.

Study: Bird can deduce its social status
Transitive inference is an ability that humans acquire early in life. It's a simple task for our minds to understand that if A is better than B and B is better than C, then A is obviously better than C, even if we've never seen A and C together.

Other News
Magazine ranks UNL in top 50 universities
UNL made U.S. News and World Report's annual America's Best Colleges rankings' Top 50 list for public national universities.

Poll: Many consider their leaders 'authentic'
How authentic do Americans perceive the leadership of their organizations?

Experts take part in Speakers Bureau
The UNL Speakers Bureau begins its 10th year this fall with 18 speakers and 40 topics from which to choose. This free service connects faculty and other university experts with Nebraska citizens through service organizations, schools and other groups who want knowledgeable, interesting speakers on a variety of topics.

A Piece of University History
Today marks the 84th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which gives women the right to vote. In honor of the day, today's feature is an inscription by Susan B. Anthony, a pioneer of the suffrage movement, to Kate F. O'Connor in one volume of a two-volume set titled The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony by Ida Husted Harper, published in 1899.

Gallery to feature 2 new exhibitions
UNL's Great Plains Art Collection will open two art exhibitions on Sept. 10, and both will run through Nov. 14.

Other Arts News
Artists begin program
Several artists with ties to UNL have joined or will soon join the artists-in-residence program at University Place Art Center. The program supports artists with space and materials while the artists teach and create a body of work.

Seinfeld to perform in October
Jerry Seinfeld, called "the master stand-up comic of his generation" and "the best comedian of our time" in a recent Washington Post article, will perform in October at the Lied Center for Performing Arts.

Lou Leviticus to sign books Sept. 5 at Lee
Lou Leviticus, author of Tales from the Milestone: My Life Before and During 1940-1945, will share stories from his book and sign copies at 2 p.m. Sept. 5 at Lee Booksellers, 5500 S. 56th St.

For the Record

Friendt to lead entrepreneurship center
3 at UNL earn Presidential Fellowships
Mammalogist Society honors Genoways
Rep inducts 4 into Hall of Fame
In Brief

CBA Offers Software Training Classes
Parking, Traffic Changes Coming Up During Fair, Football Games
Landscape Demonstrations to be Held in Lincoln
October Workshop to Help Those Considering a Food Business
Employees Should Read Drug-Free Campus Policy
Hubblevision II playing at Mueller
Faculty Women's Club Welcome Tea Sept. 8
E-news process for e-mail to all
IS Expands List of Blocked E-Mail Attachments
Faculty and Staff Can Subscribe to Papers at Discounted Price
Update Links to the Graduate Studies Web Site
IRB Special Training Session
Faculty/Staff Workshops for Fall Available
Fall Bowling League Forming
2004 Forestry Field Day Sept. 25 Near Plattsmouth
Nebraska Wild Fruit and Nut Jam Oct. 2 in Nebraska City
University Employees Bowling League Starts Sept. 13
Scarlet Schedule
Computers can find their own software patches
Individual TIAA-CREF Counseling at the Wick Center