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CRICKET CHECK - Bill Wagner, associate professor of biological sciences examines a male cricket in his Manter Hall lab. Wagner has...
 CRICKET CHECK - Bill Wagner, associate professor of biological sciences examines a male cricket in his Manter Hall lab. Wagner has studied the variable field cricket at UNL for 12 years. Photo by Troy Fedderson/University Communications.

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Construction begins on new virology center
Construction of a new virology research building, the Ken Morrison Life Sciences Research Center, begins Oct. 5 with a special groundbreaking. Expected to be on hand for the 4 p.m. ceremony are Harvey Perlman, chancellor; Prem Paul, vice chancellor for research; Charles Wood, director of the Nebraska Center for Virology; and Morrison, the donor.

Damuth helps guide undergrads toward prominent scholarships
Futures come calling to Laura Damuth.

Stitched in history
Mary Ghormley never meant to get hooked on quilting.

Ghormley doll quilts on display through March
The quilt exhibition "Reading, Writing and a Rhythmic Stitch: Quilts from the Mary Ghormley Collection" will be on view at the UNL's Great Plains Art Museum, from Oct. 6 through March 18. More than 40 examples of 19th- and early 20th-century doll quilts will be displayed with antique doll cribs and cradles.

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Faculty respond favorably to General Education objectives
An Academic Senate survey on the basic objectives of the General Education Reform Initiative recorded a positive response from UNL faculty. However, the chair of the reform initiative and a member of the Academic Senate agree the results should not be over analyzed.

Harvey Perlman, chancellor, issued this message on the need to cut energy use in a campuswide e-mail on Sept. 25. Faculty and staff can e-mail energy saving ideas to

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Prairie Schooner celebrates 80 years of publication
A UNL institution - and one of the nation's oldest continuously published literary journals - turns 80 this fall. Prairie Schooner's anniversary will be celebrated in conjunction with the Nebraska Book Festival, at a reception 7:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Great Plains Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Other Arts News

Visiting artists offer free demos
The UNL Department of Art and Art History will host three nationally known artists in the ceramics area Oct. 9-10.


Juggling act opens Lied family series
Dangerous objects will fly when The Passing Zone shares their unique comedic juggling act, 7 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts.

Eisentrager•Howard hosts
An exhibition of art inspired by plant life opens Oct. 9 at the Eisentrager•Howard Gallery in Richards Hall.

Ross Theatre shows experimental film
The Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center is showing "Drawing Restraint 9" through Oct. 12.

Comedian to launch 'Club Carson' Oct. 12
The Lied Center for Performing Arts will open "Club Carson," to offer live performances in a new way.

Press hurt book sale Oct. 13-14
A hurt book sale at the University of Nebraska Press warehouse is 5-7 p.m. Oct. 13 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 14. The warehouse is at 401 N. Ninth St.

American Life in Poetry
The news coverage of Hurricane Katrina gave America a vivid look at our poor and powerless neighbors. Here Alex Phillips of Massachusetts condenses his observations of our country's underclass into a wise, tough little poem.

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NET earns $1.1 million NSF grant for ANDRILL documentary
In Brief

GLBTA History Month activities in October
'Week Without Violence' observance begins Oct. 9
Grant to help refine irrigation tool
Colonial history expert presents Oct. 10 lecture
Call issued for Cather, Bessey professorships
Research to hold grant writing seminar Oct. 17
Academic Affairs seeks nominees for awards
Research Council issues call for lecturers
Osher sessions to cover quilts, photos, Shakespeare
Planetarium show examines planet classifications
Huskers to face Cyclones on ABC