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Johnny Carson attempts a tricky interview during his days at Nebraska. The TV star and NU alumnus has announced plans...
 Johnny Carson attempts a tricky interview during his days at Nebraska. The TV star and NU alumnus has announced plans to give $5.3 million to the Department of Theatre Arts for use in the department and to renovate and add on to the Temple Building.

Johnny Carson gives $5.3 million gift
Entertainment and television icon and University of Nebraska alumnus Johnny Carson has announced a gift of $5.3 million to the University of Nebraska Foundation to support the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts’ Department of Theatre Arts.

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Professor's work centers on Islam, its role in society
Understanding Islam and its role in the world is important for Americans in our post-Sept. 11 society, said Simon Wood, the Islamic specialist in the Department of Classics and Religious Studies. He started his position at UNL this fall.

Benefits enrollment packets are on the way
Enrollment materials for the 2005 NUFlex benefits plan will be sent to UNL employees Nov. 12. Employees may make changes to their benefits packages by returning the forms or online through the Employee Self-Service Web site.

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UNL again named top 10 place to work
For the second year in a row, UNL has earned a spot in the top 10 of The Scientist’s “Best Places to Work in Academia” survey. UNL was placed fourth by the magazine in its online survey. The results and an accompanying story appeared in the Nov. 8 issue.

Obituary: Service for Rosowski is Dec. 10
A memorial service for Susan Rosowski, Adele Hall Distinguished Professor of English and expert on Nebraska writer Willa Cather, will begin at 11 a.m. Dec. 10 at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1144 M St.

Conference to discuss life 50 years after Brown ruling
An annual interdisciplinary conference examining issues relating to people of color in predominantly white academic institutions will be Nov. 15-16 at the Holiday Inn, 141 N. Ninth St.

A piece of university history
In honor of Veterans Day, we feature Helen L. Sagl, a Lincoln native who received a bachelor’s degree in education and a master of arts degree in educational psychology from the University of Nebraska. She joined the Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps (later called the Women’s Army Corps) during World War II. At Fort Des Moines, Iowa, where this picture was taken, she was one of the first women to graduate from officer candidate school, in August 1942. She was a member of the First Regiment, Fourth Company.

Exhibit features insects, patterns
Jennifer Angus of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, will install her newest work, "Carpet Beetles: Patterns from the Orient," at the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery. It will be on display from Nov. 19 to Dec. 17 on large, low, floor pedestals. This is a departure from her work of the past four years, in which she created installations composed of insects pinned to a wall in repeating patterns.

Other Arts News
McFerrin's jazz style coming back to Lied
Improvisational jazz singer Bobby McFerrin will return to the Lied Center for Performing Arts with a 7:30 p.m. show on Nov. 12.

Theatre presents 'House of Blue Leaves'
UNL Theatre's University Theatre completes its fall season with John Guare's dark comedy The House of Blue Leaves, directed by guest artist Gil Lazier. A sneak preview performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17, with regular performances at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18-20 and Dec. 1-4. All performances are in Howell Theatre in the Temple Building.

Free at 6 series opens with modern dance troupe
This month the Lied Center for Performing Arts will begin a new series, Free at 6, to create awareness of local artists and provide free arts events.

For the Record

2 earn October kudos
Grants to support NETV digital upgrade
Libraries professor writes book
Documentary by NETV wins regional Emmy
Stump translates, writes preface
Web site launches section featuring 'Notable Nebraskans'
In Brief

Scarlet Thanksgiving schedule
Enhancing teaching and learning at UNL
It's time to remember UNL's bad-weather policy
Strategic Funding Development Workshop Nov. 16
Make donations to Crisis Leave Pool by Dec. 10
TIAA-CREF schedule for November
Campus mail to stop during Thanksgiving:
E-news process for e-mail to all
Roeth to retire
UNOPA sponsors elder caregiving workshop:
College Seeks Nominations for Alumni Awards
Nominations sought for 2005 'Fulfilling the Dream' Award:
Employee and Dependent Scholarship Program
Prairie Schooner Book Prize Winning Author to Visit
'Peoples of the Plains' is topic of Nov. 17 Olson seminar
Behlen Observatory public night is Nov. 19
Coming soon to the Ross
Gay to read from Football Physics book