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COMING AROUND - Gene Giles laughs at a stop along the garage bus route offered by Parking and Transit Services. A...
 COMING AROUND - Gene Giles laughs at a stop along the garage bus route offered by Parking and Transit Services. A retired Lincoln Police Department patrolman, Giles has driven UNL shuttle busses for four years. Photo by Troy Fedderson/University Coummunications.

Retired patrolman cruises bus route
One of U - This is a series featuring employees of UNL. Stories are open to anything interesting, from on-campus jobs to at-home hobbies.

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Operation Military Kids aids families
When Maren Vik's father was deployed in Iraq for a year she didn't really know any kids with a parent in the military.

Schizophrenia focus forges new treatment programs
UNL psychology professor Will Spaulding has dedicated his career to improving the quality of life for Nebraskans living with chronic severe mental illness. In a career spanning nearly three decades, he has developed a cutting edge treatment program that is now utilized globally.

Thompson finale to focus on medicine
Sherwin B. Nuland, clinical professor of surgery at Yale School of Medicine and fellow of Yale's Institution for Social and Policy Studies, will give this year's final E.N. Thompson Forum lecture at UNL. He will speak at 7 p.m. March 22 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts on "Faith, Philosophy and Medicine: Reflections on Maimonides." The event is free and open to the public.

Other News
Q&A with David Burge
David Burge, host of UNL's Real Nebraska, finished as runner-up in the NBC "Today" show's Anchor for Today contest. The bow-tie wearing associate director of admissions attended a conference in Washington, D.C. earlier this week, but discussed his NBC experience with University Communications' Sara Pipher.

A Piece of University History
From the Archives
Ina E. Gittings

Researcher grateful for library staff assistance

Profs aid NET
When you think of the Great Depression, you think of hard times, scarce jobs, families struggling, the Dust Bowl... and lively swing music.

Other Arts News
Great Plains museum offers 'Journey Home' to March 26
"The Journey Home: Native American Art Show" is on exhibition through March 26 at UNL's Great Plains Art Museum.

Kruger offers new miniatures March 19
The exhibition "Art and Architecture" opens March 19 at the Eloise Kruger Gallery in Architecture Hall-West.


British quilter to discuss U.K. craft March 19
Susan Marks, the International Quilt Study Center's 2007 visiting scholar, will present the lecture "Patchwork and Quilting in the United Kingdom Before the American Influence," at 9 a.m. March 19 in the Home Economics Building, room 31.

Sheldon's 'Room in New York' to go on tour
One of Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery's early 20th-century icons, "Room in New York" by Edward Hopper, will be removed from the museum's permanent collection galleries in mid-March in preparation for a major tour.

Great Plains Quarterly features Plains artists, Treaty Six, Crazy Horse
The winter issue of UNL's Great Plains Quarterly (issued March 1), contains articles about contemporary Plains artists, the 1876 Canadian Treaty Six with Saskatchewan Crees, and a historiography of Mari Sandoz and her book, "Crazy Horse: The Strange Man of the Oglalas."

Ross event explores German cinema
A retrospective of contemporary German cinema, "Berliner Schule," plays at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center from March 23 to April 5.

Paddywhack offers Free at 6 performance
Lincoln-based musicians Paddywhack will perform a free concert at 6 p.m. March 15 on the Lied Center for Performing Arts' main stage.

Steamroller presents 'Fresh Aire' at Lied
Mannheim Steamroller presents "Fresh Aire: The Music of Mannheim Steamroller," at 7:30 p.m. March 10 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts.

'Lives of Others,' 'Commune' open March 16
"The Lives of Others," winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Picture, and "Commune" plays the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center from March 16 to April 12.

Scarlet and Cream Singers to open Nebraska tour
The Nebraska Alumni Association's Scarlet and Cream Singers will spend spring break making music across Nebraska. Dates for the spring tour, an annual tradition, are March 11-16. Performances open to the public include:

American Life in Poetry
Those big cherry flavored wax lips that my friends and I used to buy when I was a boy, well, how could I resist this poem by Cynthia Rylant of Oregon?

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Next Scarlet publishes March 22
'Sex in the Garden' course begins March 21
Speaker to discuss religious right in historical, contemporary views
Emeriti to meet March 20
UNOPA seeks nominees for Rose Frolik award
Boys prep basketball finals March 10 on NET
Brain injury support group to meet March 9