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COLLEGE NIGHT - Docent Kestrel Lemen (right), a senior art major from Lincoln, engages students with the question,
 COLLEGE NIGHT - Docent Kestrel Lemen (right), a senior art major from Lincoln, engages students with the question, "For something to be art, does it have to be made?" The students were among 140 who attended the first College Night Jan. 22 at the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery. The next College Night is 5 to 8 p.m., Feb. 13.

First-time gallery event draws 140 students
Author John Updike says, "Art museums are endlessly entertaining, but they are more than entertaining. They're a kind of a superior version of reality."

Top News
Economist to tender Feb. 8 Thompson talk
Clyde Prestowitz, founder and president of the Economic Strategy Institute, will present the Lewis E. Harris Lecture on Public Policy at the Feb. 8 E.N. Thompson Forum.

Gallagher chronicles state's No Child Left Behind effort
The State of Nebraska is a maverick in the field of K-12 education.

Other News
Research eyes climate shifts, instability at end of last Ice Age
Research Focus - A regular Scarlet feature highlighting research projects at UNL

Robotic outreach
Students across Nebraska are learning about science, technology and engineering with their own personal tutors - robots.

Graduate chambers unique niche in state crime lab
"I've fired hundreds of guns. And that was just during my first few months on the job."

A Piece of University History
From the Archives
Mechanical Engineering - Richards Hall

Theatrix to premiere 'Date Auction' Feb. 8
Theatrix, the student theatre organization in the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film, opens the spring season Feb. 8 with the student original, "Date Auction."

Other Arts News
Crosmer wins 'Play with the Chiaras' competition
Violist Jonathan Crosmer, a graduate student in the School of Music, is the winner of the "Play with the Chiaras" competition.

'The Producers' to play three days at the Lied
"The Producers," a Mel Brooks musical, will make its Lincoln premiere at the Lied Center for Performing Arts, Feb. 9-11. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9; 2 and 7:30 p.m.. Feb. 10; and 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Feb. 11.

Hungarian State Folk troupe to perform Feb. 7
Exotic music, brilliantly colored costumes and authentic Eastern European folk dancing takes to the main stage of the Lied Center for Performing Arts when the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble performs at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7.

Global coffee trade explored at the Ross
"Black Gold," opening Feb. 2 at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center, is an eye-opening account of the winners and losers in the global coffee trade. "Black Gold" is showing through Feb. 8.

Bender exhibit opens Feb. 5
An exhibition featuring the art of Valerie Bender opens Feb. 5 at the Office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, 1223 Oldfather Hall.

Grad student on Emeril Live Feb. 11
School of Music graduate student Jacob Thomas is scheduled to be on the Emeril Live TV show at 7 p.m. Feb. 11 on the Food Network, channel 58 on Time Warner Cable in Lincoln. The show will be broadcast again at 2 a.m. Feb. 12.

Lied accepting entries for Free at 6 performers
The Lied Center for Performing Arts is accepting applications from area artists interested in performing for the 2007-2008 Free at 6 series.

Lincoln Symphony plays Kimball Hall Feb. 2
Lincoln's Symphony Orchestra will feature concertmaster Anton Miller as the featured soloist in "Russian Heartstrings," 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2 at Kimball Recital Hall.

American Life in Poetry
Grief can endure a long, long time. A deep loss is very reluctant to let us set it aside, to push it into a corner of memory. Here the Arkansas poet, Andrea Hollander Budy, gives us a look at one family's adjustment to a death.

For the Record

Graduate Studies presents awards to 7 scholars, teachers
Alumni association programs earn awards
Scholarship honors Nebraska cattleman
Obituary - Lynn Henry Lutgen
Obituary - William Swanson
In Brief

Office of Research Open House postponed
South African scholar to offer Feb. 7 lecture
Master Gardener program extends outreach of horticulture education outreach
Fahleson to guide Feb. 15 employee law seminar
Seagren retirement reception is Feb. 16
Flu shots still available at health center
Conversation partners program meeting is Feb. 1
2015 Vision final forum is Feb. 7
Emeriti meeting set for Feb. 20
Nominees sought for Status of Women awards
Dance marathon seeks faculty, staff volunteers
Laboratory safety series continues Feb. 6-7
Blackboard certification courses offered
Football recruiting special Feb. 8 on NET1