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Susan Hallbeck, an associate professor of industrial engineering at UNL, points out the differences between new IntuitoolTM (left) and the...
 Susan Hallbeck, an associate professor of industrial engineering at UNL, points out the differences between new IntuitoolTM (left) and the old device used for laparoscopic surgery. The innovative surgical tool was designed by UNL and UNMC scientists. Photo by Dave Fitzgibbon.

Taking aim on innovation
One of the problems with being an ergonomist is that one notices badly designed things and has an overwhelming urge to fix them.

Top News
Viewpoint variety spurs ORCA winner
Blinders are not an option for Anthony Starace.

Ruggie offers global view in forum finale
John Gerard Ruggie, Kirkpatrick professor of international affairs and Weil director of the Center for Business and Government at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, will deliver the lecture "American Exceptionalism, Exemptionalism and Global Governance" at 3:30 p.m. April 7 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts.

Other News
Monsanto, UNL forge agreement to develop dicamba-tolerant crops
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Monsanto Co. have signed an exclusive licensing agreement to develop crops tolerant to the broadleaf herbicide dicamba.

IRIS running strong after 15 years
The UNL Libraries' Innovative Research Information System is quietly rolling into its 15th year as of April 1.

A Piece of University History
After World War I, through the efforts of the United States Department of Agriculture, experimental gardens were developed throughout the United States and at state universities teaching pharmacy. The 1925 Cornhusker states: "The garden at the University of Nebraska is one of the pioneer gardens and every year since its establishment the Department of Agriculture has co-operated in certain experiments. It is evident that such a garden is a necessary part of the equipment of any institution teaching pharmacy, as it is a laboratory which is used not only in the study of drug plant cultivation but also in the study of pharmacology and physiological standardization." (Cornhusker, 1925, pg. 139)

Ross presents Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
The Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center will participate in the four-day, 11-title syndication of the 2005 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.

Other Arts News
Upcoming shows at Ross include Moolaadé, Assassination of Richard Nixon
African cinema's founding father, 81-year-old Ousmane Sembene, continues to be its most fiery, provocative spirit as demonstrated by his most recent film, Moolaadé, opening at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center on April 1.

Goodman to appear at Ross
Amy Goodman, internationally acclaimed journalist and host of the nationally broadcast daily radio/TV news hour "Democracy Now!," brings her "Un-Embed the Media!" national tour to the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center at 7 p.m., April 9.

Sheldon hosts free family day
The Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery is hosting Family Day from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. April 3.

UNL print sale April 14-16
The Lincoln Print Group will hold a print sale April 14-16 in Richards Hall Room 120A (conference room). Hours for the sale are 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on April 14; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 15; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 16.

Free Sneak Preview of "Willa Cather: The Road is All" April 9 at Minden Opera House
Minden is one of several sites around the state hosting a sneak preview of a new national documentary on the life of Nebraska writer Willa Cather produced by NET Television (formerly the Nebraska ETV Network). "Willa Cather - The Road is All" will be shown at 7 p.m. on April 9, at the Minden Opera House (322 East Fifth Street, Minden). Co-sponsored by the NET Foundation for Public Television and the Minden Exchange Bank and Trust, the event is free and open to the public.

Nebraska, Creighton baseball to play on NET
Get ready for whiffs, shoestring catches and fence busters in a battle for state bragging rights when the Nebraska Huskers travel to Omaha to take on the Creighton Bluejays at Rosenblatt Stadium in "Creighton Baseball," airing at 6:30 p.m. April 5 on NET1 and in high-definition on NET-HD.

For the Record

Scarlet hires new editor
Johnsgard earns National Wildlife Federation honor
Foundation announces leadership succession plan
Janovy to receive Friends of Libraries award
UNL Student Team To Leave For ACM World Finals
Five with UNL ties to enter state's Agricultural Hall of Achievement
Barkley Center founder, Stepp, passes away
In Brief

Native American entrepreneur, attorney to speak on East Campus
Fair Use and Copyright in the Digital Age
E-news process for e-mail to all
B&F Symposium April 5
'Facility Renovation Issues' Symposium Rescheduled to May 3
Fiscal Year End Deadline - Board of Regents Approval
Women's Studies Colloquium April 12
Maxwell Arboretum Walking Tours
Surplus Vehicle Auction
Student Job & Internship Fair April 6
Research Project to Sell Prawns
Planetarium Reopens With Show on Black Holes, Quasars
Award Winning Bright Lights Architecture Camp Offers 4th Year
April Management Development Seminars Focus on Essential Skills