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KICKING BACK - Herb Howe, associate to the chancellor, rests behind Chancellor Harvey Perlman's desk. After 38 years of service to...
 KICKING BACK - Herb Howe, associate to the chancellor, rests behind Chancellor Harvey Perlman's desk. After 38 years of service to the university - including the last 18 as the chancellor's chief of staff - Howe is retiring. His last day is in July. Photo by Troy Fedderson/University Communications.

Right Hand Man to retire
Herb Howe never intended to give 38 years to the people of Nebraska.

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Poser to replace Howe as chancellor's chief of staff
Susan Poser, associate professor of Law, will replace Herb Howe as associate to Chancellor Harvey Perlman.

General, author to address graduates
Alumnus Claude Bolton Jr., assistant secretary of the Army for acquisitions, logistics and technology, will address graduates and receive an honorary doctor of science degree at UNL's spring commencement exercises May 5.

Nebraska reps prepare for international bioscience convention
In Nebraska, research on nanoparticle sensors with sensitivity rivaling human fingers could give robots a delicate sense of touch. A computer-aided orthopedic surgical system could enable surgeons to do faster, less invasive, more precise bone cutting and alignment of implants, which may increase the life of artificial joints. And the nation's only 10-bed patient biocontainment unit is setting the standard for academic institution preparedness, and antimicrobial drug discovery.

Ballot box historians
With the drumbeat of the 2008 presidential elections already growing stronger, a new reference book provides clues to voting patterns in every county in the United States.

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Cadets honor life of fallen ROTC graduate
More than 70 UNL Army ROTC cadets, faculty, staff and friends gathered on April 26 to honor the memory of Hastings, Neb., soldier, Kevin Gaspers.

Professors selected for 'Nebraska Masterpieces' series
Three UNL professors have been selected to take part in the Nebraska American Masterpieces Arts Education series created by the Nebraska Arts Council.

OLLI program drives toward $1 million endowment
The UNL Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is driving toward a $1 million endowment.

'On the Land' features Sartore photography
An exhibition at the University of Nebraska State Museum is showcasing the work of Nebraska native and National Geographic Magazine contributing photographer Joel Sartore.

Other Arts News
Workers from Prime Rigging of Lincoln detach Tom Otterness's Fallen Dreamer, a popular sculpture of a colossal head, from the steps of Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery before moving it to storage. It was one of three sculptures moved last week to assure they would not be damaged during exterior renovations on the museum now under way. Sheldon will remain open during the construction project which includes installing a new roof, repairing and replacing travertine stones on the plinth and parapet and rebuilding the entrance stairways. Photo by Tom White/Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery.

Sweet 16
Jazz in June's Sweet Sixteen summer concert series promises great jazz and great food in the great outdoors.

'Torn Notebook' conservation to begin May 7
Nebraska weather has left its mark on "Torn Notebook."

Schaffert's third novel out May 15
Tim Schaffert's third novel, "Devils in the Sugar Shop," will be released May 15. Schaffert is a lecturer in creative writing at UNL.

'Anatomy of Charley Friedman' opens May 11 at Sheldon
New York-based artist Charley Friedman will attend the opening reception for his first solo museum exhibition, "The Anatomy of Charley Friedman," May 11 at the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery. The reception from 5 to 7 p.m. is free and open to the public. The exhibition will be on view in Sheldon's first floor galleries through Aug. 12.

Woodwind Quintet, Chiara Quartet play 'Nebraska Concerts' in May
The "Nebraska Concerts" series will feature UNL's Woodwind Quintet and Chiara String Quartet in May.

'The Host' continues run on Mary Riepma Ross screen
The talk of the 2006 Cannes International Film Festival is playing at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center through May 10.

American Life in Poetry
One big test of the endurance of any relationship is taking on a joint improvement project. Here Sue Ellen Thompson offers an account of one such trial by fire.

For the Record

Cadets earn presidential commissions
Esser and Schroeder receive Kudos award
UNL staff elected to NEOPA posts
Profs earn artist fellowship awards
Two ACE proposals approved
In Brief

Campus Rec receives preliminary results from indoor facilities survey
NSF CAREER roundtable is May 10
Sakai available as Blackboard alternative
EAP offers stress awareness and relief
Inventory warehouse to move May 23
Annual steam outages begin May 6
Blackboard courses to be deleted June 1
Team to add Blackboard updates May 8
Faculty/staff football ticket applications available
New Web site offers information on ID theft
NU intercampus golf event is May 14 in Kearney
East Union sets summer hours
E-Week open house not rescheduled
Summer chess camp offered
Scarlet to begin summer schedule