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Initiative to boost teaching, learning
UNL has launched an initiative that university officials said is designed to continue the institution's commitment to teaching excellence and student learning.

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Mark Griep, assistant professor of chemistry, has studied the role chemistry has played in movies, from
 Mark Griep, assistant professor of chemistry, has studied the role chemistry has played in movies, from "It's a Wonderful Life" to more recent releases such as "Hollow Man." "You can follow chemical ideas through the history of film," he says.

Professor examines how chemistry has changed through movies
When Mark Griep says a film has good chemistry, he's talking science, not art.

Computer system helps keep Memorial Stadium safe
When more than 77,000 Husker faithful crowd Memorial Stadium to cheer their team, a computer mapping program customized by UNL researchers watches over them and helps speed response to need or emergency.

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Verbatim: Forum to discuss core values, strategic planning is Dec. 2
This information on an open forum to discuss the university's core values is provided to all faculty and staff from Harvey Perlman, chancellor; Barbara Couture, senior vice chancellor for academic affairs; and John Owens, vice chancellor of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Day to focus on computer security
UNL will offer Nebraska Information Technology Security Day, in cooperation with National Computer Security Day, on Nov. 30 at the Nebraska Union.

Museum hopes 'Lucky Foot' becomes football tradition
Nebraska football has an established tradition of excellence, but this doesn't stop fans from crossing fingers as a long kick soars through the uprights, or players from hitting a lucky horseshoe before making their way onto the field.

Obituary: Samy Elias
In the world of engineering, Samy Elias was a pioneer. He designed and implemented the first personal rapid transit system, or PRT, in the world in 1971 at West Virginia University. In his 16 years at UNL, he increased research funding in the College of Engineering and Technology by more than 500 percent.

Obituary: Stanley Vandersall
Stanley Talbott Vandersall, emeritus professor of classics and religious studies, died Nov. 6 at Tabitha Health Care Services in Lincoln. He was 87.

A piece of University history
Next Friday is this season's last home football game, against the Colorado Buffaloes. So today we feature the "Girls' Section" at the Nov. 12, 1910, football game against Ames, which is now Iowa State University.

Cowboy Christmas is Nov. 30
Michael Martin Murphey, "the singing cowboy poet," will bring a country feel to the holidays with A Cowboy Christmas at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts.

Other Arts News
Applications sought for Young Artist Awards
The Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts is seeking applications for the 2005 Nebraska Young Artist Awards.

Coming soon to the Ross
These movies will show Nov. 26 through Dec. 9 at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center. For times and more information, visit the Ross Web site.

Spring Affair wants book suggestions
Gardening and reading tend to go hand in hand, so Spring Affair News wants to hear from gardeners about their favorite books.

For the Record

NU to give service awards
Johnsen earns 2nd in contest
In Brief

Scarlet schedule
Employee and Dependent Scholarship Program
Enhancing teaching and learning at UNL
International Education Week concludes Nov. 19
Make donations to Crisis Leave Pool by Dec. 10
December schedule for TIAA-CREF counseling
Fidelity schedules counseling sessions
Campus mail to stop during Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving hours at Campus Recreation
Call for proposals for UCARE 2005-06
Nominations sought for 2005 'Fulfilling the Dream' Award
Program to highlight agronomy, horticulture activities
Behlen Observatory public night is Nov. 19