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PULL AND TOSS - Lila Luft of Student Accounts tosses aside an unwanted plant at the community garden cleanup, 335 N...
 PULL AND TOSS - Lila Luft of Student Accounts tosses aside an unwanted plant at the community garden cleanup, 335 N. First St. UNL employees and students worked side-by-side on the project, organized by Americorps. The garden is organized by the Lincoln Action Program. Photo by Troy Fedderson/University Communications.

Community Service
Shortly before 11 a.m. on April 8, volunteers swarmed in and disturbed the quiet calm of an abandoned lot at 335 S. First Street.

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Dixon forges path to become film historian
Wheeler Winston Dixon is inspired by film.

NU robots in 18-day expedition
U.S. and Canadian government agencies are using tiny surgical robots developed by University of Nebraska researchers in an underwater mission now through April 20, training doctors to perform surgery in remote locations, including outer space.

Huskers host busy sports weekend
The UNL Athletic Department is preparing for one of its busiest weekends of the year, with multiple sports action at home venues from April 13-15.

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UNL and U.S. Bank open Clinton Elementary 'bank'
The newest "branch" of U.S. Bank opened April 11 at Clinton Elementary School, 1520 N. 29th St. Business is limited to savings deposits, however, and customers will have to work in transactions between classes.

UNL works to improve parenting techniques
Michelle Oberle came to UNL knowing she would get an education. She never thought she would also gain parenting knowledge.

One-step process creates synthetic bone
Scientists for years have tried to create a composite that can replace bone.

Justice Ginsburg – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg answers student questions April 7 at the College of Journalism and Mass Communications. Ginsburg also lectured at the College of Law April 7, where she was presented a Cather medal. Photos by Troy Fedderson/University Communications.

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Annual Jazz in June concerts open with Nebraska Jazz Orchestra, Paul Glasse
For the 15th year, great jazz and great food will fuse in the great outdoors as Jazz in June opens June 6 in the Sheldon Memorial Sculpture Gardens.

Other Arts News
Three artists featured in final MFA thesis exhibit
The final Master of Fine Arts Thesis exhibition is April 17-25 at the Eisentrager•Howard Gallery in Richards Hall.


Exhibit examines historic costumes
The exhibit "Manipulations: Play It Forward," highlighting contemporary and historic dress, is on display through May 17 at the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery, located on the second floor of the Home Economics Building.

Films explore war motivations, repercussions play at the Ross
Films delving into modern day motivations for war and Nazi influences on a Jewish teen open April 14 at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center.

Quilt Center exhibit travels to Kearney
The quilt exhibition "Wild by Design" will be on view at the Museum of Nebraska Art in Kearney through July 30.

These cast iron stairway balusters were made by Louis Sullivan in 1899. They were a part of the Carson, Pirie, Scott and Co. Building in Chicago, but are now on display in the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery’s sculpture garden. Carson, Pirie, Scott and Co. donated the balusters to UNL through the Art Institute of Chicago.

Literary salon on organic farming book is April 20
The University of Nebraska Press will host a literary salon about Leslie Duram's book "Good Growing: Why Organic Farming Works" 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. April 20 at the Lincoln Woman's Club, 407 S. 14th St.

American Life in Poetry
Poet Ruth L. Schwartz writes of the glimpse of possibility, of something sweeter than we already have that comes to us, grows in us. The unrealizable part of it causes bitterness; the other opens outward, the cycle complete. This is both a poem about a tangerine and about more than that.

For the Record

Phillips man named Nebraska Hall of Ag Achievement honoree
Sigma Xi announces 2006 award winners
EU names Harkness a Descartes Laureate
Rajurkar recieves national engineering award
Levin awarded NEH fellowship at Folger Shakespeare Library
National Alliance honors Center for Digital Research in the Humanities
Three finalists for Great Plains book prize announced
Obituary - Theodore "Ted" Jorgensen
Obituary - Eugene H. Wright
In Brief

20th annual Spring Affair Plant Sale is April 22
'Engineering Outside the Cube' is E-Week theme
Software business begins work at Technology Park
Libraries host digital preservation lecture April 17
Language Fair is April 13
Series of EDU workshops offered
Final lecture in water series is April 19
New Blackboard tools focus of April 20 event
Wright-Chollet reception is April 21
Planning begins for annual steam outage
UNL Surplus vehicle auction is April 30
Speakers Bureau nominations sought
Athletics self study drafts posted online
Ag Leadership offers student advising series
Rodeo Association hosts annual Great Plains Region Rodeo