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OMAHA GAME - UNL student Hong Yue of China (far left) smiles as he plays a traditional hand game with Rex...
 OMAHA GAME - UNL student Hong Yue of China (far left) smiles as he plays a traditional hand game with Rex Webster, a student in the Omaha Nation High School in the Huthunga, a culture and language classroom. Also pictured are tribal elders Donna Parker and Rufus White. Photo by Troy Fedderson/University Communications.

3 days in the Omaha Nation
A first impression of Macy, Neb., moved, Sharon Penry.

Top News
Awards, keynote to honor MLK
Jane Elliott, teacher, diversity trainer and creator of "Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes" exercise, is the keynote speaker for UNL's observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Abbott studies impact of violence on Middle East families
Every day during the seven months he spent in Haifa, Israel, Doug Abbott took a bus to his workplace, using the same bus stop where 17 Israeli children were killed in a suicide bombing in 2000. A memorial, including pictures of the dead, marked the location.

Ruling nixes UNL's use or lose policy
A Nebraska Supreme Court ruling involving a private employer has ushered forth change to UNL's use or lose vacation time policy.

Other News
Researchers rate in Discover
For the second time in three years, UNL faculty members figure in two of Discover magazine's top 100 science stories of the year.

A Piece of University History
From the Archives
Gerald Ford

Mythical 'Architect's Brother' realm opens Jan. 16
Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison's "The Architect's Brother" opens Jan. 16 at Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery.

Other Arts News
'Sweet Land' director offers Jan. 13 movie talk
Director Ali Selim will discuss his film, "Sweet Land," following a 12:05 p.m. Jan. 13 screening at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center.

Sheldon to develop Blakelock exhibit
The Henry Luce Foundation has awarded a $75,000 grant to the Nebraska Art Association to support the development of an exhibition on the 19th-century American painter Ralph Albert Blakelock at the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery.

'Alterations' exhibition shows at Richards Hall
The work of six photograph-altering artists opens Jan. 16 at the Eisentrager•Howard Gallery in Richards Hall.

'Nebraska Concerts' feature Lincoln performances
The upcoming "Nebraska Concerts" programs in January highlight performances recorded in Lincoln by NET Radio. The weekly series of fine music performed and recorded on Nebraska's stages airs 2 p.m. Sundays.

Prof, students aid Museum of the Odd opening
UNL educator Eddie Dominguez and sculpture students helped bring the Museum of the Odd to Lincoln.

Ross, NET Radio offer Met opera in Lincoln
Afternoon matinee performances at New York's Metropolitan Opera House are coming to Lincoln.

American Life in Poetry
Home is where the heart. . . Well, surely we all know that old saying. But it's the particulars of a home that make it ours. Here the poet Linda Parsons Marion, who lives in Knoxville, Tennessee, celebrates familiarity, in its detail and its richness.

For the Record

Gallery to honor Woods family
Cooper Foundation awards grants to campus programs
For the Record - Faculty, staff and students
In Brief

UNL eliminates non-essential SSN use
Bulb maven offers Jan. 21 Garden Friends lecture
Moul to offer Jan. 17 grasslands lecture
Free water lecture series begins Jan. 17
Researcher part of stream ecology, evolution study
Spanish option extends reach of food entrepreneur program
Series explores climate change
NET offers legislative coverage
Mileage rate updated
UAAD is collecting for People's City Mission
Career Services job search workshop is Jan. 16
Observe the drug-free campus policy
New employee orientation schedule posted online
TIAA-CREF counseling available in January
Fidelity counselor comes to City, East campuses
UCARE project proposals sought by Feb. 9
Research offers weekly funding announcements
Scarlet to publish next edition Jan. 25