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Paul Read, director of the University of Nebraska's viticulture program, prunes grapevines at a research site in Nemaha County in...
 Paul Read, director of the University of Nebraska's viticulture program, prunes grapevines at a research site in Nemaha County in this 2000 file photo. Read's work at the university since his arrival in 1987 has helped the state's wine-making industry grow from nearly nonexistent to more than a dozen wineries and more than 100 vineyards expected within the next year. IANR Photo by Brett Hampton.

Read helps state
Just over 10 years ago, Nebraska wine-making was nonexistent.

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UNL scientists make Discover's list
Findings of two research projects involving UNL scientists were named among the 100 most important discoveries and developments in science in 2004 by Discover magazine.

Poet laureate to speak at Dec. 18 commencement
Ted Kooser, poet laureate of the United States and professor of English at UNL, will give the address and receive an honorary doctor of letters degree at UNL commencement exercises Dec. 18 at the Bob Devaney Sports Center.

Other News
After 25 years of classes, Dentistry employee to earn bachelor's degree
If a journey of thousand miles begins with a single step, a journey to a bachelor's degree could be said to begin with a single class.

UNL program can provide an OASIS for all
Starting college can be a challenge for any student, but it can be more challenging for students of color at a predominantly white university. At UNL, the Office of Academic Support and Intercultural Services is here to help.

Technique could benefit drug development
Techniques devised by UNL chemist David Hage will give pharmaceutical companies a powerful new tool for developing, testing and targeting dosages for drugs.

A Piece of University History
If this image won't get you in the mood for winter weather - and the holiday shutdown - then perhaps nothing will. This undated picture shows the south facade of the old Administration Building from R Street. This building is now the north part of Canfield Administration Building, but this wintry picture, taken facing east, was shot before the south wing was added.

For the Record

Extension gives awards
Grant links NPRN, Public Policy Center
In Brief

Scarlet Schedule
January Counseling Schedule For TIAA-CREF
New Mileage Reimbursement Rate Effective Jan. 1
Winter Interim Teaching and Learning Workshop Jan. 4
Call For Proposals For UCARE 2005-06
Georgia Stevens Retirement Celebration
Employee and Dependent Scholarship Program
Schneider retirement reception Dec. 20
Larsen Museum Open on Weekends
Weather Closures
Information Services Faculty/Staff Workshops for Spring
Behlen Observatory Public Night Is Dec. 17
Holiday Mail Collection & Delivery
Student Leader Nominations Due Dec. 20
January Counseling Schedule For Fidelity
Shuttle Bus Schedule During Bad Weather
Emeriti Association to Meet Jan. 20
E-news process for e-mail to all
Basic HTML and Web Graphics Workshops
Heartland Free Enterprise Conference is Feb. 10
January Seminars Focus on Needs of Managers
Library Offers Orientations
Buildings set hours for shutdown
What to do before shutdown
Don't deprive yourself at holidays
Libraries set policies for items placed on reserve