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OPEN HOUSE - Aubree Wagner, a freshman nursing student from Lincoln, explains TextHELP, a program that provides reading and writing assistance...
 OPEN HOUSE - Aubree Wagner, a freshman nursing student from Lincoln, explains TextHELP, a program that provides reading and writing assistance for individuals with learning difficulties and mild visual impairments, to graduate students Megan Watson and Dharma Jairam during the Accommodation Center open house on March 31. The event drew about 60 campus participants who reviewed the resources available at the center. Photo by Troy Fedderson/University Communications.

Willing to accommodate
Sandy Sterkel is familiar with UNL's Accommodation Resource Center.

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Learning, research continue to inspire Banerjee
Ruma Banerjee knew from the time she was 9 or 10 years old that she wanted to be a scientist.

Forum finale to provide fiscal focus
Peter G. Peterson, chairman of the Blackstone Group, a private investment banking firm, and secretary of commerce in the Nixon administration, will give the talk "America and the World Economy," at 3:30 p.m. April 12 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts, 301 N. 12th St.

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Big Event projected to draw nearly 1,000 volunteers
As many as 900 UNL students are participating April 8 in "The Big Event," with some 30 participating area service organizations and agencies as volunteer sites, co-chair Emily Snodgrass said.

Partnership aims to commercialize beef/soy-based cholesterol-fighter
Developing a new cholesterol-lowering food additive made from Nebraska-grown ingredients is the aim of a partnership between UNL and a regional beef company.

Love Hall

'Fires in the Mirror' opens April 13
A UNL Theatre troupe will present the play, "Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn and Other Identities," beginning April 13 in the Studio Theatre, third floor of the Temple Building.

Other Arts News

Ross to showcase documentary film festival
A film festival featuring 12 documentaries and featured concurrently at 11 venues nationwide, will play April 6-10 at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center.

Lied to present Rumi concert April 11
The poetic verse of Rumi, a 13th-century mystic, will come to life in poetry, dance and music as "Rumi Concert: Where Everything is Music," plays 7:30 p.m. April 11 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts.

British Festival to include UNL choirs, band
The Lied Center for Performing Arts continues a British Festival with a Lincoln's Symphony Orchestra concert, 7:30 p.m. April 22.


Bookstore to host state poet April 12
William Kloefkorn, Nebraska's state poet, will sign copies of his latest memoir, "At Home in This Moveable Earth," 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 12 at the University Bookstore in the Nebraska Union.

Scholar lecture, signing April 13
Anna-Lisa Cox will speak about and read from her book, "A Stronger Kinship: One Town's Extraordinary Story of Hope and Faith," 4:30 p.m. April 13 in the Dudley Library, Andrews Hall (room 221).

Snyder talk April 13
Randall Snyder, professor of composition in the UNL School of Music, will give a DMA colloquium talk, "American Zeitgeist: Spontaneity in the work of Jackson Pollock, Charlie Parker and Jack Kerouac," at 2:30 p.m. April 13 in 114 Westbrook Music Building.

American Life in Poetry
Writing poetry, reading poetry, we are invited to join with others in celebrating life, even the ordinary, daily pleasures. Here the Seattle poet and physician, Peter Pereira, offer us a simple meal.

For the Record

Gatch, Rickel receive universitywide Kudos
Newman receives Sparks award
Brewer selected to lead entomology department
Journalism college to honor alumni, leaders during J-Days celebration
In Brief

Mumps symptoms prompt advisory
Breeze software aimed at enhancing learning
Graduate conference in the humanities begins April 7
Nebraska rural poll examines newcomers, work, ties to agriculture
Selines among J Days speakers
Attorney General offers April 10 talk
Trailside Museum to open with new mammoth exhibition, fossil event
Parking Advisory Committee to meet
Williams Memorial Lecture is April 12
NU Skills management workshop is April 13
Emeriti Association to meet April 20
Employee, dependent scholarship program
Employee orientation schedule posted online
Summer audio/visual requests needed