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UNL pianist Paul Barnes will debut a new work by american composer Philip Glass on sept. 18 at the Lied...
 UNL pianist Paul Barnes will debut a new work by american composer Philip Glass on sept. 18 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts. The concerto is inspired by the bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Photo by Dave Fitzgibbon.

Concerto Honors Partners
Pianist Paul Barnes met composer Philip Glass by chance in 1995 when the two were on the same plane flying from Lincoln to Chicago. Barnes had interviewed at UNL for a spot on its music faculty. Glass had directed a performance of one his works at the Lied Center for Performing Arts. A conversation began, and from it, an artistic collaboration ensued.

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Poll: Rural Nebraskans optimistic
Rural Nebraskans are more optimistic about the future than they were a year ago, according to this year's Nebraska Rural Poll.

New chillers will keep us cool, even in winter
Although September can still bring us some warm days, soon operators at the UNL utility plants will fire up massive boilers that produce the steam that heats UNL's campuses.

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Deadlines set for CA award nominations
University of Nebraska's Central Administration has announced deadlines for nominations for its three awards for NU faculty.

Depth-reporting students to tackle France, U.S. relations
With the goal of shedding light rather than heat on the status of the relationship between the United States and its oldest ally, students and faculty members from College of Journalism and Mass Communications have recently returned from an 11-day depth-reporting mission in France.

A Perfect Day for a Sundae
The lines were consistently long at the sundae booths sponsored by TIAA-CREF at the All-University Picnic on Sept. 10 on 12th Street between the Lied Center at the Temple Building. Faculty and staff of UNL were treated to sandwiches, salads, chips and beverages as well as dessert after Chancellor Harvey Perlman's State of the University address. The text of the chancellor's address can be found at Photo by Jon Humiston.

A Piece of University History
As Lincoln prepares for the world premiere of a concerto created with composer Philip Glass and inspired by the Lewis and Clark journeys of 200 years ago, we too focus on the explorers' legendary travels. University Archives has in its collection an 1807 volume detailing the journey by Patrick Gass, one of the members of the expedition.

Quilt Artist to Speak Sept. 17
This quilt, PW Block 5, 66-by-66 inches, 2002, is by Ellen Oppenheimer, whose work will be featured in an exhibition through Oct. 8 at the Hillestad Textiles Gallery. Oppenheimer will lecture at 5 p.m. Sept. 17 at the auditorium of the Home Economics Building.

Other Arts News
Theatre to offer classes for youth
UNL's Department of Theatre Arts' Outreach Program will once again offer drama and acting classes on six Saturday mornings this fall. Classes will be held Sept. 18 and 25, Oct. 9 and 23, Nov. 6 and 13 on the third floor of the Temple Building. Creative Drama for Youth and Acting classes designed for students in grades 2, 3 and 4 will be from 9-10:15 a.m. Creative Drama for Youth and Acting classes designed for students in grades 5, 6, 7 and 8 will be from 10:30-11:45 a.m.

Fiction writer to read tonight
Fiction writer Dan Chaon will read from his new book, Among the Missing, at 7 p.m. Sept. 16 in the Dudley Bailey Library, Room 229, in Andrews Hall.

Coming soon to the Ross
These movies will show Sept. 17-30 at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center. For times and more information, call 472-5353 or visit

Press to sell hurt books Oct. 2
The Friends of the University of Nebraska Press will sponsor a hurt book sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Press warehouse dock, 401 N. 9th St. The warehouse is on R Street between 8th and 9th streets in the Haymarket.

Emmylou Harris concert moved to Nov. 10
Because of a hectic touring schedule, the Emmylou Harris concert at the Lied Center for Performing Arts has been moved to Nov. 10. The original date had been Nov. 16. Show time will still be 7:30 p.m.

Louisiana music featured in Lied doubleheader
Louisiana has been the birthplace of some unique musical genres, including Cajun and New Orleans jazz. Two Lied Center favorites who carry on the traditions of both musical forms, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet, will perform a doubleheader of American roots music at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23.

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In Brief

Research Project to Sell Prawns Sept. 25 at ARDC
TIAA-CREF Open House at UNL
Degree Application Deadline
E-news process for e-mail to all
Bug Bash is Sept. 18
Century Club to Meet Sept. 27
Students Can Learn About Scholarships Today
UNL Surplus Auction is Sept. 18
Guidelines For Funding Nontravel Meals and Expenses
Second Annual Symposium in Redox Biology
Grant Writing Seminar Announced
Fiesta on the Green Tonight
Cooperative Extension Sponsors Wild Fruit and Nut Jam
Talk addresses Nebraska's Developing Grape and Wine Industry
Srikumaran Farewell Reception Sept. 23
Contest encourages students to commend professors
Renaissance, humanities are topics of lectures
Conference extends call for papers
Sept. 20 lecture discusses act
Speech to discuss human rights
Former employees invited to NET reunion
Observatory open Sept. 17
Dreamweaver and HTML Workshops
Reception For Sue Eckerson Sept. 23
2004 Nebraska Rural Institute Soars into McCook Sept. 21-23
Virology Symposium Oct. 8
Tuesdays with H.R. Resumes Sept. 21
MRSEC Review & Symposium is Sept. 23-24
Camp offers economics education