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Zac Reimer, network security analyst for Information Services, stands next to a handful of the servers that handle e-mail traffic...
 Zac Reimer, network security analyst for Information Services, stands next to a handful of the servers that handle e-mail traffic at UNL. Reimer, a 1998 UNL graduate, has been working for the university for the past two years. While striving to keep the network clear of viruses and other attacks, Reimer must also maintain an open system necessary for the free flow of information at a research university. Photo by Troy fedderson/University Communications.

Alumnus vies to protect UNL network
Zac Reimer is trying to maintain order along UNL's online frontier.

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Workshops offer tech lessons to faculty
A series of interactive workshops will turn educators into students of cutting edge classroom technology.

NU Values program takes shape
NU Values program takes shape

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Speaker outlines methods to enhance collegiate general education programs
Liberal education in the 21st century asks far more of faculty and expects more from students than in the past, according to the leader of a national group focused on undergraduate education.

Lecture explores nutrition, genes, health
Vitamins and other nutrients have effects on genes and health. A UNL scientist will explain how this process works, and also shed light on the career path of a scientist in an upcoming Nebraska Lecture at UNL.

World-renowned mathematician to offer public lecture Oct. 21
A celebration marking the 100th year since the publication of Albert Einstein's first paper on relativity will bring one of the most prominent mathematicians of the 20th and 21st centuries to UNL.

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MFA ceramics alumni exhibition opens Oct. 17
The Department of Art and Art History will recognize the achievements of recent ceramics alumni with the exhibition "UNL MFA Ceramics: A Decade 1993-2003."

Other Arts News
Filmmaker Jost brings features to the Ross
Jon Jost, who has been a guest filmmaker at UNL previously, will visit the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center on Oct. 14 and 15 to show and discuss his new works made in digital format.

Clarke book signing Oct. 20
Short story writer Brock Clarke will be reading from his new book, "Carrying the Torch," at 7 p.m. Oct. 20 in the Dudley Bailey Library, Room 229, Andrews Hall.

Cabaret for hurricane relief set for Oct. 28
"Songs from the Heart - Songs of Hope," a cabaret for hurricane relief, will be at 6 p.m. Oct. 28 in the Ethel S. Abbott Auditorium at the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery.

Ushers needed for 'Wonder of the World'
Ushers are needed for all performances of "Wonder of the World," at the Howell Theatre.

Rescued animals take center stage at Lied
Circus veteran Gregory Popovich will bring his family-friendly Comedy Pet Theatre to the Lied Center for Performing Arts at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 and 2 p.m. on Oct. 23.

Clifford the Big Red Dog comes to Lincoln
"Clifford the Big Red Dog LIVE!," a musical adventure, comes to the Lied Center for Performing Arts at 7 p.m. Oct. 24 and 25.

'Faculty at 5' begins with first 'Free at 6!'
A new program called "Faculty at 5" will allow UNL faculty to mingle prior to "Free at 6!" concerts at the Lied Center for Performing Arts.

American Life in Poetry
Although this poem by North Carolina native Ron Rash may seem to be just about trout fishing, it is the first of several poems Rash has written about his cousin who died years ago. Indirectly, the poet gives us clues about this loss. By the end, we see that in passing from life to death, the fish's colors dull; so, too, may fade the memories of a cherished life long lost.

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Endowed professorship established for Panhandle
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UNL Women's Center hosts 'Week Without Violence' events
Annual employee safety fair Oct. 13
Winging It
Olson seminar examines 'Unified Field Theory of the Great Plains'
Faculty fellowships available
Five-week scholarship workshop begins Oct. 24
Dates set for search committee orientation
Undergrad research symposium Nov. 2
City campus electrical outage planned
Lifelong learning to offer quilt study series
Next Scarlet publishes Oct. 27
UNL Royalty Crowned