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SUMMER COAT - Mackenzie Tillman, a summer employee in University Housing, paints around a mirror in Abel Hall on July 19...
 SUMMER COAT - Mackenzie Tillman, a summer employee in University Housing, paints around a mirror in Abel Hall on July 19. With summer conferences coming to a close, Housing employees have started preparing campus residence halls for Aug. 27 start of the academic year. Photo by Troy Fedderson/University Communications.

Campus housing in high demand
They are coming.

Top News
Construction begins on Meier Commons and Plaza
Construction began July 23 on a new City Campus student plaza.

Art project reaches out to area youth
A course led by Sandra Williams is offering art students - both college and middle school - real-world experience in community art projects and grant writing.

Lied expands discount for faculty, staff
The Lied Center for Performing Arts is hoping to draw more faculty and staff in its 18th season.

Other News
Scientists, activists comprise Thompson Forum schedule
National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore will give the first lecture in the 2007-08 E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues.

UNL, Madonna researchers partner for rehabilitation study
Psychology professor Will Spaulding has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to collaborate with Madonna Rehabilitation Center and a number of other partners in research on the links between psychiatric and physical rehabilitation methods.

Ferraro turns passion into life of teaching
Not too many people know their calling in life by third grade.

University rises in national R&D rankings
Statistics from the National Science Foundation show that the University of Nebraska is making advances in research and development.

Ducey takes Cather, Sandoz, Shakespeare on Panhandle tour
Unique treasures held by the UNL Libraries Archives and Special Collections made a special trip to the western part of the state on June 27.

Fire prevention trailer tours state
A new Nebraska Forest Service educational trailer is bringing fire prevention and fire-wise information to Nebraska communities.

Agroecosystems analysis course pairs students, farmers for practical learning
Each summer university students in Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska work with farmers to learn the business and the tough decisions involved in agriculture.

Crickets research outlines mating habits, benefits
According to a paper published in "Biology Letters" by William Wagner, UNL biology professor, and his colleague Andrew Smith, a former UCARE student, female crickets choose to re-mate with male crickets that provide (as Wagner phrases it) "high quality benefits."

UNL, Campus Rec forge partnership with mtvU
Eight new 42-inch plasma televisions have been installed inside UNL Campus Recreation's strength and conditioning room.

A Piece of University History
From the Archives - Women's Physical Education
SUMMER SCRAPBOOK - Students lounge in a row boat during a Women's Physical Education camp held in Crete in 1915. This image is included in a Women's Physical Education scrapbook held by the University Archives in Love Library.

Potter party draws 500
The University Bookstore opened its doors and the Muggles came calling.

Other Arts News
'American Narratives' exhibit explores artists and their times
Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery's collections document the development of art in the United States through the American experience, offering insightful narratives into the artists and their times.

'Sight and Sound' exhibit explores Asian musical instrument collection
Asian musical instruments are the focus of the summer exhibition at the Lentz Center for Asian Culture.

Director to attend Ross screenings
Director Jay Craven will attend screenings of his films "Disappearances" and "Where the Rivers Flow North" on July 27-28 at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center.

Sheldon Connections 2 opens Aug. 10, features regional artists
Works from 27 artists will be on view in the second of three sessions of Sheldon Connections - the initiative by the Nebraska Art Association to transform empty galleries into vibrant spaces this summer at the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery.

Nebraska Repertory Theatre players (from left) Kevin Paul Hofeditz, Alan Ball and Richard Marlatt act out a scene from, "Moonlight and Magnolias."

'Quilts of the 1930s' on display through Aug. 31
The quilt exhibition "Recycling and Resourcefulness: Quilts of the 1930s" is on view in the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery through Aug. 31.

Movies on the Green continue to Aug. 16
The Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center and the University Program Council continue the Jenson's Cinema 16 Collection Movies on the Green in August.

Clay exhibit features UNL student work
The ceramic work of nine current and previous MFA students from the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts will be featured in the "Clay Convergence" exhibit, on display in August at the Lux Center for the Arts, 48th and Baldwin.

40th Rep season runs through Aug. 5
The 40th season of the Nebraska Repertory Theatre continues with performances of "The Last Five Years," "Moonlight and Magnolias," and "Metamorphoses."

Egg artistry contest deadline is Aug. 20
Nebraskans are invited to participate in the annual egg artistry contest sponsored by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture, Poultry and Egg Division. The winning egg will be featured in the 2008 White House Easter Egg Display.

Sheldon seeks volunteers for docent program
Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery invites volunteers to become museum docents this fall. Through leading visitor tours and sharing information about the Sheldon and its exhibitions, docents enjoy the rewards of assisting others while developing knowledge about American art.

American Life in Poetry
I'm especially attracted to poems that describe places I might not otherwise visit, in the manner of good travel writing. I'm a dedicated stay-at-home and much prefer to read something fascinating about a place than visit it myself. Here the Hawaii poet, Joseph Stanton, describes a tree that few of us have seen but all of us have eaten from.

For the Record

Emal to retire after 35 years of service to the university
Hayes to direct UNL-based drought mitigation center
For the Record - Faculty, Staff and Students
For the Record - Employee Shifts
In Brief

Faculty, staff reminded to lock up valuables while on campus
Web site offers Extension videos on variety of topics
Group matches families with foreign students
Dairy Store to open City Campus outlet
Financial counseling available in August
IRB mandatory training courses available
Oct. 1 food seminar offered in Spanish
Career Services offers 'Big Scoop' on Aug. 15