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Shinya Takahashi, coordinator for strength and conditioning at UNL Campus Recreation, stands next to a set of free weights. A...
 Shinya Takahashi, coordinator for strength and conditioning at UNL Campus Recreation, stands next to a set of free weights. A native of Ageno, Japan, Takahashi was drawn to Nebraska after watching the Huskers defeat Kansas State in Tokyo on Dec. 5, 1992. The game was Takahashi's first live encounter with American football. He earned his bachelor's and master's from UNO and has been with Campus Recreation for more than five years. Photo by Tom Slocum/University Communications.

Huskers lead Takahashi to campus rec
An initial taste of Husker football left a career-shaping impression on Shinya Takahashi.

Top News
Virology center earns $10.6 million grant
One of Nebraska's premier research centers has received a second multi-million dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health. The Nebraska Center for Virology has received $10.6 million, which will support the center over the next five years.

Metaphorically Speaking
Walking across the sun-soaked UCLA campus for the first time in 1964, Oyekan Owomoyela longed for his homeland of Nigeria.

Other News
Master plan draws favorable returns in final public showing
A steady stream of faculty, staff and students took advantage of the final public viewing of the UNL Campus Master Physical Plan during open houses Sept. 28 and 29 at the Nebraska and East unions, respectively.

Survey input sought
Faculty, staff and students are being offered a final opportunity to provide feedback on the proposed UNL Master Physical Plan.

Construction to temporarily disrupt power
Safety concerns related to a UNL construction project will result in a temporary electrical outage on the weekend of Oct. 15.

Lab allows in-the-field diagnosis of crop diseases
A new mobile lab gives UNL Extension the ability to diagnose crop diseases on-site.

Teaching key to successful advising
The link between advising and student success seems obvious, but often lies off academe's radar screen. That was the message offered by Charlie Nutt, associate director of the National Academic Advising Association.

Big Men on Campus
UNL alumnus Warren Buffett (left) talks with Microsoft Corp. founder Bill Gates outside the Lied Center for Performing Arts on Sept. 30. Buffett, the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, and Gates opened their afternoon visit at UNL with a 90-minute, unscripted question and answer forum with 92 students from the College of Business Administration (right). The billionaire-duo also visited with university officials and Gates outlined his vision of future technology to students, faculty and administration officials during a lecture at the Kauffman Center.

Perloff to give Knoll lecture
Marjorie Perloff, a literary critic of modern poetry and president elect of the Modern Language Association of America, will deliver the Robert E. Knoll Lecture, "The Rise, Fall and Mutation of Avant-garde Movements: The Case of Language Poetry" at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6 in Andrews Hall's Dudley Bailey Library (room 228).

Other Arts News
Sheldon to convene drawing panel Oct. 11
The Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery will host a drawing panel at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 11, in conjunction with the "April Gornik: Paintings and Drawings" exhibition on view until Oct. 23.

University of Nebraska Press book sale Oct. 15
The Friends of the University of Nebraska Press will sponsor a hurt book sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Press warehouse. The warehouse is located on R Street between Eighth and Ninth streets in the Haymarket district.

Folk band to play East Union Oct. 12
The Lied Center for Performing Arts has announced that the Sons of Maxwell, brothers Don and Dave Carroll, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12 in the East Union Great Plains Room.

American Life in Poetry
In this lovely poem by Angela Shaw, who lives in Pennsylvania, we hear a voice of wise counsel: Let the young go, let them do as they will, and admire their grace and beauty as they pass from us into the future.

For the Record

Damuth, French receive University Kudos
Garwood elected to national office
Physics and Astronomy awards scholarships
Four receive Beta Theta Pi scholarships
In Brief

General education discussion to begin with Oct. 6 lecture
Talk examines women's role in Egyptian religion
Discover Times Channel brings 'Off to War' forum to campus
Human Resources brown bag series begins Oct. 18
NU Skills examines ways to handle media
Honor society seeks award nominees
Reimbursements can be directed deposited
Building customer loyalty topic of Oct. 20 seminar
Graduate, professional school expo is Oct. 11
Small town survival featured on Statewide