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GLOWING PROGRAM - Potter-Dix Public Schools students work with Glo Germ and a black light. The experiment is part of a...
 GLOWING PROGRAM - Potter-Dix Public Schools students work with Glo Germ and a black light. The experiment is part of a UNL summer workshop that uses food to teach science. About 300 Nebraska high school teachers have taken the workshop. Photo by Brett Hampton/IANR News Service.

Food Science
Nancy Miller, a science teacher at Potter-Dix Public Schools, uses food to teach science.

Top News
Research, creative activity on display
The fifth annual UNL Research Fair will celebrate research and creative activities during events April 10-12 at the Nebraska Union.

ITLE lecturer sees success in faculty-driven assessments
The current reliance on one-size-fits-all testing to fulfill government mandated educational assessment is a cynical effort, according to Chris Gallagher.

Other News
Barbara Couture, senior vice chancellor of Academic Affairs, helps Mikahla Russell build a May Day box at the F Street Recreation Center. The build was part of the March 31 Big Event, a community service project. A total of 1,055 UNL students, faculty and staff helped at 68 volunteer sites across Lincoln for the second-year event. Photo by Troy Fedderson/University Communications.

Arts and Sciences dean interviews begin April 12
Four individuals have been selected as finalists for the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and will visit the UNL campus in April.

Psych symposium to explore smoking, nicotine dependence
The 55th annual Nebraska Symposium on Motivation will focus on smoking and nicotine dependence, the leading cause of preventable deaths in the United States. The conference, hosted by the Department of Psychology is April 12-13 on City Campus.

Nebraska Lecture examines challenges of feeding world
The world's population is expected to reach 9 billion people in less than 40 years. Brian Larkins, a leading plant scientist, will discuss the challenge of feeding this growing population (6.5 billion today) at the spring Nebraska Lecture April 10.

Rural Poll to focus on retirement issues
Retirement attitudes and plans are among the issues that will be explored in the 2007 Nebraska Rural Poll.

Sheldon director curates 'Sculptors on Paper' exhibit featured at the Sheldon
Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery presents more than 30 works on paper by American sculptors drawn from the museum's permanent collections in a new exhibition opening April 13. "Sculptors on Paper" examines the ways artists have used two-dimensional media in tandem with sculpture.

Other Arts News
Driesbach announces Sept. 20 resignation
Sheldon Director Janice Driesbach announced March 29 that she is stepping down from the post effective Sept. 20.

University Theatre wraps semester with 'subUrbia'
University Theatre will close out the spring semester with Eric Bogosian's "subUrbia," opening April 12.

Collaboration brings 'The Train' to Lied April 11
"The Train," a collaboration between the Angels Theatre Company and the Third Chair Chamber Players opens April 11 for a five-day run at the Lied Center for Performing Arts.

Chiara to conclude Brahms series April 10
The Chiara String Quartet, artists-in-residence with the School of Music, will perform at 7:30 p.m. April 10 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts.

Quartet of student artists featured in MFA Thesis II exhibition
The Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition II is April 9-18 in the Eisentrager•Howard Gallery in Richards Hall.

'China Blue' opens April 6
Shot clandestinely in China, "China Blue" presents a journey inside a blue-jeans factory, where working conditions are harsh beyond imagination.

'Masterworks of Masons' concert is April 14
Cotner Lodge No. 297 is sponsoring the inaugural "Masterworks of Masons" concert at 7:30 p.m. April 14 at the Lincoln Scottish Rite Temple, 332 Centennial Mall South.

Jewish author to visit UNL, offers April 12 public reading April 12
Author Steve Stern will visit UNL April 11-13, and will give a public reading at 7 p.m. April 12 in the Great Plains Art Gallery.

American Life in Poetry
I've talked often in this column about how poetry can hold a mirror up to life, and I'm especially fond of poems that hold those mirrors up to our most ordinary activities, showing them at their best and brightest. Here Ruth Moose hangs out some laundry and, in an instant, an everyday chore that might have seemed to us to be quite plain is fresh and lovely.

For the Record

Journalism to honor alumni, industry leaders during J Days
UNL/Iowa State vet medicine program earns accreditation
In Brief

Perkowitz to tender Hollywood science lecture April 12
Irritable male topic of April 11 Lunch and Learn
Credit Union offers online financial resource center
UTAC issues call for nominations
Student, customer service workshop is April 11
Astrobiology lecture is April 12
UNL, Bright Lights partner for summer programs
NET debuts meth special April 12