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GLASS AND STEEL - Marita Sanchez sits by
 GLASS AND STEEL - Marita Sanchez sits by "Estrella Vida" one of her two sculptures displayed in Star Art, a YWCA-sponsored community art project. Her other entry is titled "Dream Catcher."

Life and family inspire Lied staffer
Marita Sanchez has been surrounded by the arts since birth - and, she has the picture to prove it.

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Attic remodel creates door to exhibition
Julia Lauer-Cheenne knew a century-old attic door would be useful someday.

Star Art project includes additional campus ties
The YWCA-sponsored Star Art project includes two pieces sponsored by university individuals and two others designed by recent UNL employees.

Open house to celebrate digital center
The newly designated Center for Digital Research in the Humanities will host an open house for faculty and staff from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Feb. 6 in Love Library, room 319.

Committees lay foundation for general education reform
The foundation for the reform of UNL's Comprehensive Education Program (more commonly know as ES/IS) has been established.

Speaker to discuss assessments
To further campus discussion on general education reform, Peggy Maki, a higher education consultant, will offer a discussion on assessing student achievement from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Feb. 21 in the Nebraska Union Auditorium.

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Duke scholar presents 'hip-hop theory' lecture
Duke University scholar Mark Anthony Neal will speak Feb. 7 during UNL's observance of Black History Month.

Owomoyela to share Yoruba proverbs, collection methods
As part of a Black History Month celebration, Oyekan Owomoyela, professor of English, will share his method of collecting Nigerian Yoruba proverbs 2 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Bess Dodson Walt Branch Library, 6701 S. 14th St.

African American HIV/AIDS awareness day is Feb. 7
Free, anonymous and confidential HIV antibody testing (no needles) will be available in the lower level of the Culture Center from 4 to 6 p.m. Feb. 7.


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Pritchard retrospective opens Feb. 4
A new exhibition at the University of Nebraska State Museum showcases the work of a Nebraska artist and tells the story of a once thriving job niche that is now nearly extinct.

Other Arts News
Arts Entrepreneurship Day slated for Feb. 4
Arts Entrepreneurship Day is Feb. 4.

Village Voice art critic to give Feb. 8 visiting artist lecture
Jerry Saltz, visiting art critic for the Village Voice, will present the final Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts Visiting Artist Series lecture for 2005-2006 at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 8 in in Richards Hall Auditorium.

Kooser featured in Feb. 4 'Passion and Poetry' event
United States Poet Laureate Ted Kooser will appear with Lincoln's Symphony Orchestra in a unique performance titled, "Passion and Poetry," at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4 at Kimball Recital Hall.

Eklund to help celebrate Mozart's 250th birthday
The 250th anniversary of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's birthday is Jan. 27.

'Capote' returns to the Ross
Nominated for over 30 awards - including the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor to Philip Seymour Hoffman - "Capote" returns Feb. 3 to the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center.

American Life in poetry
Unlike the calculated expressions of feeling common to its human masters, there is nothing disingenuous about the way a dog praises, celebrates, frets or mourns. In this poem David Baker gives us just such an endearing mutt.

For the Record

Physicist works to give Latino youth a brighter future
Flores to guide Food Science, processing center
Banks named director of OASIS
Williams to lead Southeast Extension
White claims honorable mention
Regents elect McClurg chair, Wilson vice chair
In Brief

Archeology lecture examines Greek influence on early colonies
Author to offer lecture online
Research publication seeks faculty honors from 2005
Behlen features Saturn viewing
Moving new employees presentation is Feb. 7
UNOPA to meet Feb. 14
HIV test site revises hours of operation
Rec Center offers adult swim lessons
Blood drive is Feb. 14
McCullough to present water seminar Feb. 8
Research Fair is April 4-6
Bridge Club to play on Thursdays
Athletics announces 2006, 2007 football schedules