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In this undated photo taken outside the Johnny Carson Theater at the Lied Center, Carson (center) stands with a number...
 In this undated photo taken outside the Johnny Carson Theater at the Lied Center, Carson (center) stands with a number of people. Right of him is the late Sheila Griffin, who was an early director at the Lied. On the far left is Terry Fairfield, CEO of the NU Foundation.

Carson remembered for philanthropic legacy
Members of the university community who knew alumnus Johnny Carson praised his legacy as a comedian and philanthropist.

Top News
Police warn: beware of phony invoice scams
Kerry Acker, assistant to the dean of the College of Law, picked up the phone and got a pitch for what sounded like a money-saving deal on copy machine toner. The caller, claiming to be affiliated with the college's office machine vendor, said toner prices were on the rise and the vendor had held back some at the old price.

Kimmel Center project under way in Nebraska City
A groundbreaking celebration for the University of Nebraska/Kimmel Education and Research Center occurred in Nebraska City on Jan. 25.

Other News
Milliken installation, higher education discussion today
The installation ceremony of University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken is 10 a.m. Jan. 27 at UNO' Strauss Performing Arts Center, 6001 Dodge St., followed by a public reception in the ballroom at UNO Milo Bail Student Center. The UNL community is welcome to attend or watch the installation on campus channel 4, or live on the Web at The installation ceremony will also be rebroadcast at 9 p.m. Jan. 27 on NETV-2.

Strategic planning update from Vice Chancellors Couture and Owens
(The following email was sent to all faculty and staff on Jan. 20, from Senior Vice Chancellor Barbara Couture and Vice Chancellor for IANR John Owens.)

Initiative receives 100 proposals
Academic Affairs received 100 proposals for its Initiative for Teaching & Learning Excellence, according to initiative director Dave Wilson. Topic areas are Advising for Life, 12; Learner-Centered Classroom Development, 15; One Campus, Many Views, 7; Program Innovation, 34; Teaching Fellows, 6; and Teaching & Learning with Technology, 26.

A Piece of University History
In 1968, soon after Richard Nixon was elected to office, the state of Nebraska learned that one of its leaders had been tapped to head the Department of Agriculture. Clifford Hardin had served 15 years as the 12th University of Nebraska chancellor, taking the position in July 1954. He had previously served as dean of agriculture and experiment station director at Michigan State University. During his chancellorship, the university saw tremendous growth, including the merger of Omaha University into what became the University of Nebraska System in 1968

St. Petersburg Ballet performs Russian greats Jan. 29 at Lied
The St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre of Russia performs at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29 in the Lied Center for Performing Arts. The troupe will present The Russian Season, which includes three pieces: "Chopiniana" with music by Frederic Chopin, "Capriccio Italien" with music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, and "Scheherazade" with music by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.

Other Arts News
Lied hosts smash Mamma Mia! Feb. 1-6
Mamma Mia!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, is coming to the Lied Center for for eight shows Feb. 1-6.

Ted Kooser book signing Jan. 30
U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser will discuss his new book, Poetry Home Repair Manual; Practical Advice for Beginning Poets, at a Lee Booksellers Edgewood Center book signing at 2 p.m. Jan. 30. The store is located at 5500 S. 56th St.

Juried student exhibition at Hillestad Gallery
The Biennial Juried Student Exhibition runs in the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery until Jan. 28.

Women's Center Art Gallery Submissions
The Women's Center is accepting submissions for an art gallery celebrating Women's Month to be located in the Loft Gallery in the Nebraska East Union during the month of March. Submissions are due to the Women's Center, Nebraska Union, Room 340, by Feb. 11. For rules on submitting art or for a submission form visit:

For the Record

Three receive U-wide Kudos in December
Obituary - Lillian Mae Opp Halada
Obituary - Roberto Esquenazi-Mayo
In Brief

UCARE Proposals Due Feb. 11
Brookings Expert to Address Human Rights in Moscow's Policies
Blackboard Brown Bag Returns Today
Degree Application Deadline is Jan. 28
B&F sets symposia schedule
Horticulture Club Rose Sale
Alternative Spring Break Opportunities needs team leaders
Events mark African American HIV/AIDS awareness day
Honor Society PBD seeks nominations
February Schedule For TIAA-CREF
February Schedule For Fidelity
Funding Opportunities Through Nebraska EPSCoR
Graduate Studies Requests Nominations
Grant writer seminar March 11-12
Milliken names VP search panel; widens scope of VP post
Law Diversity Day Scheduled Feb. 5
Antelope Valley project work update
UNL water, natural resources seminar schedule announced
IEEE conference meets in Lincoln May 22-25
Comet, planet on view Jan. 28 at Observatory
New UNL web site sells everything from maps to rocks
2005 Preparing Future Faculty Nominations Due
Do You Know Your Credit Score?
Retirement Reception for Cacak Jan. 28
2005 Research Fair Is March 8-10
Sigma Xi Student Research Poster Competition is March 10
Main Retirement Reception Feb. 14
Job Search Workshops
Career Services Workshop Feb. 3
Seminar March 2 Highlights Role of the Supervisor
March 16 Seminar Examines Creating and Managing Teams
Selling your surplus on Ebay
Richard Reading to Speak on Prairie Dog Conservation
Speak With Confidence With Toastmasters' EC Speakers
Food Entrepreneur Assistance Program