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2005 NU teaching and research awards announced
Three UNL faculty members have received awards for outstanding teaching or research from the University of Nebraska. The awards, announced Feb. 25 by NU President James B. Milliken, are the highest honors conferred by the NU System.

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Research Fair March 8-10 features workshops, book display
The third annual UNL Research Fair is March 8, 9 and 10. The fair recognizes faculty successes in research and scholarship activities, provides faculty and staff with networking opportunities with federal agency program officers, offers information about funding opportunities, showcases the university's strengths in research, and provides professional development opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students.

Sneak Peek - Frontier University screens March 6 at Ross
The public is invited to a free sneak preview of Frontier University Dreams, a new program from NET Television that travels back to the Nebraska Territory of the 1860s and follows the progress of the University of Nebraska from its humble beginnings to the turn of the 20th century. The 60-minute documentary will be shown in high-definition at 7 p.m. March 6, at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center.

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UNL events to celebrate Women's History Month in March
March is Women's History Month, and it is also when the UNL Women's Center coordinates the annual UNL Women's Week celebration. This year, the Women's Week celebration is spread out over several days in conjunction with Women's History Month, filling March with a series of events that celebrate women, women's issues and women's contributions to society. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Scholarship of teaching, learning full-fledged movement
Describing UNL as a "bit of a hotbed on the scholarship of teaching and learning," Pat Hutchings of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, said the university is poised to continue its national leadership.

A Piece of University History
William Jennings Bryan, born in 1860 in Illinois, moved to Nebraska in 1887 and spent 30 years in the state. He was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1890 and 1892. In 1908, Bryan ran for United States president against William Howard Taft. Bryan ran as a Democrat, but had close ties with the Populist Party. During his campaign, Bryan made great efforts to connect with people by traveling throughout the country and giving rousing and eloquent speeches. Among the issues he supported were suffrage for women, aid to farmers, and prohibition. The 1908 campaign was his third run, and third defeat, for the presidency. Bryan died in 1925.

Great Plains Gallery hosts two exhibitions

King director Riegert at Ross for premiere March 5
King of the Corner, a sardonic comedy about the dangers of negotiating life without a compass, will begin a limited engagement at The Mary Riepma Media Arts Center on March 4. The film, co-written and directed by actor Peter Riegert, will run through March 17.

Other Arts News
Perlman headlines Prague Symphony concert March 4
Pianist Navah Perlman returns to the Lied Center stage March 4 with the Prague Symphony Orchesta in an all-Beethoven program.

'Human cartoon' Trautman cuts up at Lied
Clown extraordinaire/physical comedian Michael Lane Trautman will present his family-friendly show My Misspent Youth at 7 p.m. March 9 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts.

Irish fiddler Ivers picks way to Lied March 5
The world's pre-eminent Irish fiddler Eileen Ivers takes to the Lied Center stage for a 7:30 p.m. concert March 5 with her band, Immigrant Soul.

Pacino stars in Merchant of Venice opening March 4
Opening at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center on March 4, The Merchant of Venice features a high caliber cast headed by Academy Award winning actor Al Pacino in the role of Shylock. The movie was written and directed by Academy Award nominee and BAFTA winner Michael Radford (Il Postino).

Vagina Monologues to be staged March 4-6
The sixth annual observance of V-Day in Lincoln will feature benefit performances of Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues on March 4, 5 and 6 at the Loft at the Mill, 800 P St. Directed by Judith K. Hart, performances will be staged at 10 p.m. on March 4, 7:30 p.m. on March 5 and 2 p.m. on March 6 with the largest cast assembled in the history of the Lincoln production, made up of women from the Lincoln community. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for students and seniors. Call (402) 467-2278 to reserve tickets. Some tickets will be available at the door.

March Martini Madness at the Sheldon
March means more than basketball insanity. This year, join the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery for Martini Madness. It's a First Friday Celebration from 5 to 7 p.m. March 4, high ball style. Bring your friends and colleagues down for an evening of socializing in the fabulous, stylish Sheldon. This free event is the perfect transition from work to an evening on the town. Enjoy the beautiful galleries and stop by the cash bar in-between. Enjoy a classic martini or a one with a twist.

Lincoln Symphony' concert features Mozart
The Lincoln Symphony Orchestra shines the spotlight on its own concertmaster Anton Miller and principal violist Clark Potter as well as the Nebraska Wesleyan University Choir and the Lincoln Civic Choir in the "Mozart in March" concert at 7:30 p.m. March 12 at Kimball Recital Hall.

For the Record

Womens' Commission Honors Joy Ritchie
Red Gala Nets $37K for UNL Scholarships
Engen-Wedin represents region on Kennedy Center board
Sigma Xi Chapter Cited for Excellence
In Brief

Peter Gleick headlines water conference in April
E-news process for e-mail to all
No Scarlet March 17
UNOPA Meeting March 8
Emeriti Association Meeting at Dental College March 17
B&F Symposium March 8 Covers Contracts
UNL Surplus Auction is March 12
Lollardy Conference March 10, 11
Antelope Valley Project to Permanently Close North 16th