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Ted Kooser will give his first reading at the Library of Congress today as the U.S. poet laureate. Photo by...
 Ted Kooser will give his first reading at the Library of Congress today as the U.S. poet laureate. Photo by UNL Publications and Photography.

Kooser to read tonight at Library of Congress
Ted Kooser, the newly appointed poet laureate consultant to Congress, will conduct his first reading at the Library of Congress on Oct. 7. Kooser's evening reading will be his first at the Library and will open its annual fall literary series.

Top News
Faculty success stories abound at UNL - Computer scientists work to create more reliable software
The hiring this year of two computer scientists boosted UNL's strength in computer science, especially in the arena of software dependability.

Faculty success stories abound at UNL - CAREER grant allows study of thunderstorms
They are familiar to anyone who's watched a weather report in the spring or summer: those big angry gashes of yellow, red and orange with trailing green, slashing from the southwest to the northeast, often across several states, filling the TV screen with thunderstorm warnings.

University Studies marks 30 years
Since 1974, UNL has offered University Studies, a degree program that allows students whose career or educational goals cannot be achieved through traditional majors and minors to create an individualized program.

Other News
Editor to give Thompson Forum address Oct. 12
Leon Wieseltier, a literary editor of the New Republic since 1983, will speak Oct. 12 in the E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues and the Kripke Lecture Series.

A Piece of University History

Smash hit Rent to play at the Lied
The Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical Rent is coming to the Lied Center for Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13 and 14.

Other Arts News
Ross to offer debate, discussion
The UNL College Republicans, UNL Young Democrats and the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center will co-sponsor a live, free screening of the second presidential debate at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center. The debate begins at 8 p.m. Oct. 8 and will be followed by a panel discussion on the issues raised by the candidates. UNL professors Gerry Harbison and Bill Avery will participate on the panel, and the audience will be invited to participate in the discussion.

Cather work to be shown
The public is invited to a sneak preview of Willa Cather - The Road is All, the Nebraska ETV Network co-production to be aired in spring 2005 as part of the PBS series "American Masters." This biography of Cather will be shown at 2 and 7 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Red Cloud Opera House in Red Cloud at 413 N. Webster St.

Arboretum seeks botanical art entries
Illustrations of native trees, grasses and perennials are being solicited for a botanical print competition sponsored by the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum. The winning illustration will be used to create the arboretum's 2005 botanical print.

Symphony Orchestra to perform
The UNL Symphony Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8 in Kimball Recital Hall.

Stanislavsky Opera to present Tosca
The Stanislavsky Opera Company of Moscow will present the classic opera Tosca at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Lied Center. Tosca, composed by Giacomo Puccini, is a psychological drama of jealousy, deceit and betrayal telling the story of Cavaradossi, his lover, Tosca, and his friend, Angelotti.

String festival is Oct. 8-10
The UNL School of Music will present the 2004 Nebraska String Festival Oct. 8-10. High school orchestra musicians from across the Midwest apply and participate.

For the Record

Gay publishes football physics book
Sheldon may name gallery for Rohman family
Ag undergraduates compete at national meeting
Rejda is honored alumnus
In Brief

Speaker to discuss democracy arguments
Engineer to speak of Saturn work
Offices Celebrate Homecoming
No Scarlet Oct. 21
E-news process for e-mail to all
IRB Special Training Session
Workshop To Address Peer Observations
National Coming Out Day at the Nebraska Union
Arboretum Plant Sale
Conference Calls For Proposals
Scholarship Nominations
Fall Foliage Walk Planned
Purchasing Workshop is Oct. 19
France Trip to be Addressed on KFOR
Grant Writing Seminar Announced
UNOPA October Meeting
Emeriti Association to Meet Oct. 21
CCSW Seeks Staff Nomination
Entertainment law expert to speak
NET launches DTV school project
Deep breaths, exercise can fight anxiety
Screenings offered to detect depression
October schedule for TIAA-CREF
Roeth to Retire
Nobel Prize Winner to Speak Oct. 8
The Graduate and Professional School Expo
UNL Libraries celebrate National Archives Week
UNL Research Council Sets Deadlines
Policies set for sending mail to state buildings
Convocations Committee Application for Funding