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Entomologist Fred Baxendale, left, and Tim Huntington, an entomology graduate student, attach temperature-reading equipment to a body bag that contains...
 Entomologist Fred Baxendale, left, and Tim Huntington, an entomology graduate student, attach temperature-reading equipment to a body bag that contains a decomposing 25-pound pig. Research by UNL entomologists is helping make entomologic assumptions regarding crime more accurate. IANR photo by Brett Hampton.

Entomologists help find clues at crime scenes
Sometimes, the best witnesses are no bigger than a grain of rice.

Top News
Forum ponders UNL
After reminding the crowd of the lawyer's dictum "silence equals consent," Chancellor Harvey Perlman induced a reticent group of faculty and staff to discuss a list of UNL's core values at an open forum Dec. 2.

Research: UNL students are engaged in their studies
A national engagement survey of 163,000 first-year and senior students at 472 four-year colleges and universities shows that UNL students are as academically engaged as their peers at other major research universities.

Other News
Expert: Water woes can offer opportunities
Nebraska's continued drought and water problems are challenging but also represent an opportunity to improve irrigation and soil management practices, a University of Nebraska soil scientist said at the Agronomy and Horticulture Highlights program.

5 students win for essays honoring UNL instructors
Five creative UNL undergraduates have each won $1,000 - a $4-per-word payoff for their 250-word essays describing how their professors have engaged them.

Marching Band marks 125 years rich in history
It's game day at the University of Nebraska. As football fans stream in, you wait in uniform outside Memorial Stadium. As you take the field the crowd goes wild. Your adrenaline rushes as you fall into position. You've just stepped into the shoes of a Cornhusker Marching Band member on a typical game day.

A Piece of University History
'Huskerville' a world in itself
Today's image from history focuses on Huskerville, a small village within the university world in the 1940s that provided housing for World War II veterans and their families as they attended the University of Nebraska.

Exhibition remembers printmaker
"A Printmaker's Continuing Legacy: The Thomas P. Coleman Award, 1989-Present" offers Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery visitors a chance to view a selection of 20 prints by past UNL printmaking students who have benefited from Coleman. The exhibition opened Dec. 7 and will close Feb. 27.

Other Arts News
Sheldon display examines the 'Ceramic Continuum'
With "Ceramic Continuum: Fifty Years of the Archie Bray Influence," Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery visitors have the chance to view a world-class ceramics exhibition.

Theatrix Nears End of Fall Season
Theatrix, the student theatrical producing organization at UNL, concludes the fall season with performances of Burn This at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9, 10 and 11, with an additional performance at 10:30 p.m. Dec. 10, at the Studio Theatre on the third floor of the Temple Building. The production stars, from left, William Haefer, Meredith Wachter, Mark Romano and Ivan Lovegren. Undergraduate Jack Carpenter directs the production. Admission is $5 at the door only. Call 472-1619 for more information.

Coming to the Ross
These movies will show Dec. 10-23 at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center. For times and more information, call 472-5353 or visit

Opera to perform Amahl Dec. 11, 19
The UNL School of Music and Lincoln Public Schools will present "Amahl and the Night Visitors."

Pottery sale is Dec. 10-11
The UNL Clay Club will hold its biannual Pottery Sale in Room 118 of Richards Hall. The sale is from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 10 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 11.

For the Record

Sociology earns top spot in site's ranks
Massengale named to Hall of Fame
Niemeyer attends housing conference
UNL finishes third in team soil-judging contest
In Brief

Scarlet Schedule
Employee and Dependent Scholarship Program
New Mileage Reimbursement Rate Effective Jan. 1
Holiday Mail Collection & Delivery
UNL Surplus Auction Dec. 11
Larsen Museum Open On Weekends
Weather Closures
UAAD Graze & Mingle Dec. 15
Behlen Observatory Public Night Is Dec. 17
Student Leader Nominations Due Dec. 20
Nominations Sought For 2005 'Fulfilling The Dream' Award
Shuttle Bus Schedule During Bad Weather
December schedule for TIAA-CREF counseling
Star City Stocking Stuffers
Emeriti Association to Meet Jan. 20
Make Donations to Crisis Leave Pool by Dec. 10
NU Winter Photography Workshop Jan. 28-30 at Halsey
E-news process for e-mail to all
Library Offers Orientations
Call for Proposals for UCARE 2005-06
Beat high bills: Turn temp down