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ELIZABETH RESEARCHER - Carole Levin, Cather professor of history, holds a rubber duck designed to look like Queen Elizabeth I. Levin...
 ELIZABETH RESEARCHER - Carole Levin, Cather professor of history, holds a rubber duck designed to look like Queen Elizabeth I. Levin, inspired by a children's biography she read in her youth, has built a career focused on the life and reign of Elizabeth I. Pictured at left is a brass lady bell, provided by Levin for the "Elizabeth I: Ruler and Legend" exhibit. Photo by Troy Fedderson/University Communications.

Childhood read ignites career fascination
Carole Levin discovered her muse on the shelves of a public library.

Top News
Faculty receive top teaching, research honors
Three UNL faculty members have received University of Nebraska awards for excellence in teaching or research.

Artist's motivation is focus of April 4 Nebraska Lecture
Ceramicist Gail Kendall will discuss the inspirations for her award-winning art in an upcoming Nebraska Lecture.

Reaccreditation self study information posted online
Draft chapters of the UNL self study - to be used in the reaccreditation process with the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools - are being posted online for review and feedback by faculty, staff and students.

Other News
San Diego youth adopt UNL
The power of red has landed in San Diego.

Energy research partners UNL scientists with public power
Officials from the Nebraska Public Power District and UNL announced March 11 a partnership to form the Nebraska Center for Energy Sciences Research.

Wilderness photographer talk March 24
Photographer and writer Nishantha Gunawardena will discuss his travels across North American photographing some of the last remaining wilderness areas in the United States, 3 to 5 p.m. March 24 at the Great Plains Art Museum

Other Arts News
Ross to host appreciation night events March 23, April 13
For the first time in the nearly 33-year history of the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center, the theater in 2005 sold more student tickets than regular adult tickets.

Falco reading, book signing at Andrews Hall March 30
Novelist, short story writer, playwright and poet Edward Falco will be reading from his latest works at 7 p.m. March 30 in the Dudley Bailey Library, Room 229, Andrews Hall.

UNL graduate to sign novel at bookstore
George Shaffner will be signing copies of his latest novel, "One Part Angel," at 1 p.m. March 24 in the University Bookstore. Shaffner is a UNL graduate.


American Life in Poetry
Walt Whitman's poems took in the world through a wide-angle lens, including nearly everything, but most later poets have focused much more narrowly. Here the poet and novelist Jim Harrison nods to Whitman with a sweeping, inclusive poem about the course of life.

For the Record

Urban honored as 2005 ARDC Employee of the Year
Hancock selected for institutional research position
Obituary - Henry Ernest Baumgarten
Obituary - Russell C. Nelson
In Brief

Motivation seminar targets lesbian, gay, bisexual identities
Garden writer offers March 30 lecture
Campus to host African American family summit
Summer discount offered on freshmen courses
Ex-Google VP headlines Women in Business event
Rodriguez presents final lecture in Women's Studies Colloquium
Osher offers storytelling sessions
Law open house is March 25
Fidelity offers March, April counseling dates
Garden plots available
Tornado warning test planned for March 29
Accommodation Center open house March 30
Faculty Women's Club luncheon is April 12
Spring seminar to examine water disputes
NU Skills marketing seminar March 30
Draft of Athletics self study available online
Research Fair is April 4-6
Lied Center to host GOP gubernatorial debate
Behlen Observatory open to the public March 31
Osher offers 'Off to War' study sessions
Thin film mechanics lecture is March 24