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CANDLELIGHT VIGIL - Faculty, staff and students gather around Broyhill Fountain for an April 18 candlelight vigil to mark the April...
 CANDLELIGHT VIGIL - Faculty, staff and students gather around Broyhill Fountain for an April 18 candlelight vigil to mark the April 16 Virginia Tech attacks. Photo by Erik Stenbakken/For University Communications.

Va.Tech attack ripples across UNL
In the hours after the April 16 Virginia Tech shootings, members of the UNL Police Department pulled together. Gathering in a UNLPD conference room, campus law enforcement personnel dissected the attacks, compared early details against UNL response plans and filled walls of dry eraser boards with notes and potential procedure changes.

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'UNL Alert' application will be available for emergency updates
University Communications and the UNL Police Department are developing a new computer-driven emergency alert system.

Confucius Institute Launched
UNL will offer credit courses in Chinese language as soon as Fall 2007 thanks to a new agreement that launches a Confucius Institute at UNL.

Degree completion program students to start in the fall
UNL has also entered into a degree completion program with Xi'an Jiaotong University under which Chinese students will take their first two years at Xi'an Jiaotong and then transfer to UNL to complete their degrees. Eventually, as many as 400 Xi'an Jiaotong students could earn degrees annually from UNL. The first group enters this fall.

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Elementary school visit expands into 'Nuestra Familia, Nuestra Universidad'
A unique recruitment visit to Scottsbluff fourth and fifth graders has grown into a four day, four city Admissions event directed at Latino populations in Nebraska.

Plant scientists uncover immune system clues
A UNL plant scientist's discovery of a previously unknown component in plants' immune systems provides new clues to how plants and humans fend off diseases and how invaders stifle immunity.

Collaboration creates DVD, materials on responsible research conduct
A collaborative effort has produced a DVD and resources to help graduate students deal with issues that can arise while conducting research for masters' or doctoral degrees.

Scarlet Opinion
We can prevent campus violence

Sheldon offers preview of statewide exhibit
Before embarking on a 14-month tour of galleries across Nebraska, the 2007-2008 Nebraska Statewide exhibition, "Flow," opens in May at Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery.

Other Arts News
Animation shorts open April 27
A compilation of animated short films from around the world opens April 27 at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center.


Capstone exhibit open through May 4
The BFA Capstone Exhibition, featuring the work of graduating bachelor of Fine Arts studio art majors, opens April 27 and continues through May 4 in the Eisentrager•Howard Gallery in Richards Hall. A reception will be 5-7 p.m. May 4 in the gallery.

'Thoroughly Modern' showcase is April 27
The School of Music will present "Thoroughly Modern: A Showcase of New Musical Theatre Scenes" at 7:30 p.m. April 27 in Westbrook Music Building, room 119.

Award-winning Rocktavo to join April 29 performances
Rocktavo, a men's a cappella group, will perform with The Lincoln Continentals and Three Men and a Melody at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. April 29 in Kimball Recital Hall.

'Casino Royale' viewing is April 26
The University Program Council will present a free, outdoor showing of the 2006 film "Casino Royale" at 9 p.m. April 26 at the Nebraska Union north green space. Prior to the movie, free Burger King double cheeseburgers are available to students with a valid student NCard.

Shen Wei presents fusion of art forms, cultures April 28
A fusion of dance, theater, Chinese opera, painting and sculpture is coming to the Lied Center for Performing Arts. Shen Wei Dance Arts will showcase this new art form at 7:30 p.m. April 28 at the Lied Center.

American Life in Poetry
Houdini never gets far from the news. There's always a movie coming out, or a book, and every other magician has to face comparison to the legendary master. Here the California poet, Kay Ryan, encapsulates the man and says something wise about celebrity.

For the Record

Alumni Association to give annual awards on May 4
For the Record - Faculty, Staff and Students
Sheldon group named top art organization
Obituary - Ray Dilley
In Brief

UNL to host national homesteading conference May 17-19
April 27 tree dedication to honor Bish
Science and technology featured in new 4-H camp
Annual Spring Affair plant sale is April 28
Mentoring conference is April 26
Scarlet to begin summer schedule
Annual student move out begins April 30
Reading center offers summer tutor program
Faculty open forum on technology is April 27
Child development lab open house is April 27
TIAA-CREF counseling available in May
Fidelity offers counseling sessions May 9 and 10
Surplus auction is May 5
Wever retirement reception is May 1
NET to offer spring game review May 1