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RESEARCH GROUP - Members of the UNL research group that discovered the nano-ice double helix are (from left) doctoral candidate Juan...
 RESEARCH GROUP - Members of the UNL research group that discovered the nano-ice double helix are (from left) doctoral candidate Juan Wang, chemistry professor Xiao Zeng and post-doctoral student Jaeil Bai. Photo by Troy Fedderson/University Communications.

Project uncovers DNA-like ice structures
Working the frontier between chemistry and physics, Xiao Cheng Zeng has grown accustomed to discovering the unexpected through computer modeling.

Top News
UNL prof testifies against Hussein
In Amman, Jordan, he was asked not to leave his hotel for security reasons.

Gifts of Love offers opportunity
They came seeking a bit of holiday hope.

Sen. Hagel to address graduates
U.S. Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., will give the address at UNL's Dec. 16 commencement exercises.

Other News
Quality indicators track UNL progress
UNL has made progress on a number of fronts, according to its annual "quality indicators" report card recently made public.

Carr, Stump knighted by French government
Two UNL French professors bring a certain "je ne sais quoi" to their scholarly work.

Student depth reporting team headed to Berlin
Four days into the New Year, 13 students and four faculty members from the College of Journalism and Mass Communications will begin a 10-day trip to Berlin, Germany.

Group studies Great Plains fire history begins
Federal researchers affiliated with the School of Natural Resources are helping land managers on the Plains piece together a history of fire in the region.

Housing puts lottery system into play
For the first time, competition for UNL's apartment-style residence units will take place via an online "lottery" system, UNL Housing officials announced Dec. 6.

A Piece of University History
From the Archives
Marvel Baker

De Forest painting added to the Sheldon
The work of Roy De Forest, a Nebraska native and leader in post-World War II art in San Francisco, is now included in the collection of the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery.

Other Arts News
White co-edits book on fatherhood
New fathers don't receive a how-to manual when they hold their little bundle of joy for the first time. Fortunately, a new book co-edited by a UNL researcher provides information and tips for fathers at all stages of parenting.

Lentz opens 2007 with ceramics
"Ceramics from China, Japan and Korea" will be the 2007 spring show at the Lentz Center for Asian Culture.



Jacobshagen, Day photo exhibit opens Jan. 12
The photography of Keith Jacobshagen and Paula Day is featured in "Double Vision," an exhibition opening Jan. 12 at the Lux Center for the Arts. An opening reception is 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 12 at the Lux Center, 48th and Baldwin.

Barnes directs 'Christmas in Byzantium'
Paul Barnes, association professor of piano, directs "Christmas in Byzantium: Orthodox Hymns on the Nativity of Christ," 3 p.m. Dec. 17 in the Nebraska State Capitol Rotunda.

NET holiday programming begins Dec. 17
NET Television opens a series of holiday specials Dec. 17 with "Ballet Internationale: The Nutcracker" and "On State at the Kennedy Center."

Kooser featured on chancellor's holiday ornament
Ted Kooser's poem, "New Year's Day," published in "Flying at Night" (1985, University of Pittsburgh Press), is featured on the holiday ornament issued by Chancellor Harvey Perlman.

American Life in Poetry
Loss can defeat us or serve as the impetus for positive change. Here, Sue Ellen Thompson of Connecticut shows us how to mourn inevitable changes, tuck the memories away, then go on to see the possibility of a new and promising chapter in one's life.

NET Television profiles NU's Willa Cather
The fascinating life of Willa Cather is featured in the NET Television profile, "Willa Cather - The Road is All," at 8:30 p.m. Dec. 16 on NET1.

'Jesus Camp' plays the Ross
The documentary "Jesus Camp" is showing at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center.

For the Record

For the Record - Faculty, staff and students
Emeriti elect officers for 2007
Students qualify for worldwide computing event
Obituary - Ruth Estella Ganshorn
In Brief

Video aimed at curtailing spread of germs
Computer Store hosts seasonal drive
UNL awards 815 early scholarships to in-state seniors
Volunteers needed for Jan. 4-6 service learning trip to Macy
Scarlet returns to publication Jan. 4
HorseQuest offers equine info online
No. 1 Huskers reach NCAA semifinals
Nominees sought for college, campus awards
Nationally known trainer to offer Jan. 10 lecture
TIAA-CREF counseling available in December
Observatory hosts public night Dec. 15
Closedown Information
Blackboard down beginning Dec. 24
Campus mail to be delivered Dec. 28