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SPIRIT LEADER - Bing Chen, professor and chair of the Department of Computer and Electronics Engineering, holds a TekBot, a small...
 SPIRIT LEADER - Bing Chen, professor and chair of the Department of Computer and Electronics Engineering, holds a TekBot, a small robot used in an interactive engineering, math, science and technology curriculum his team is developing for schools nationwide. Photo by Troy Fedderson/University Communications.

SPIRIT goes nationwide
A bevy of small robots will roll into the nation's schools to help children learn engineering, math, science and technology, thanks to a $3 million National Science Foundation grant to a University of Nebraska-Lincoln computer and electronics engineering team based in Omaha.

Top News
Chancellor, Campus Rec roll out wellness plan
A campus wellness plan for faculty and staff is firming up.

Sartore to deliver E.N. Thompson's Sept. 13 opener
National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore is the first lecturer in the 2007-08 E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues.

Other News
Vice chancellor issues alert on possible e-mail threats, campus procedures
Christine Jackson, vice chancellor for Business and Finance, issued this Aug. 28 e-mail concerning bomb threats received by other universities and the need for faculty and staff to be aware of UNL bomb threat procedures.

Redox biology center receives $10.8M from NIH
The university received a $10.8 million competitive renewal grant from the National Institutes of Health to support the Redox Biology Center through 2012. The grant was announced Aug. 28.

ITLE Year 4 focused on improving student writing
The fourth year of the Initiative for Teaching and Learning Excellence will divide $200,000 among projects that help students write better.

Tractor test laboratory finishes track upgrade
The University of Nebraska Tractor Test Laboratory's test track has received a face lift.

Jerry Van Ackeren, union manager, turns on the flat-screen television in the East Union's "Hollow" during an Aug. 27 grand opening. The Hollow - a student lounge - was designed to create two functioning spaces, one a study area with high-back booths and a mini-amphitheater with a 50-inch plasma television. The newly renovated lounge was designed by UNL interior design students. The winning design was submitted by recent graduates Steve Barden, Meghan McCluskey and Melissa Strickland. Photo by Brett Hampton/IANR News Service.

'NURAMP' to reinforce research compliance
The Office of Research has launched a comprehensive research administration education program with a workshop series for UNL faculty, staff, postdocs and graduate students who conduct, support or administer research projects.

Eiseley centennial kicks off with Sept. 7-8 lectures, tours
The name Loren Eiseley may be familiar to Nebraskans, but many may not be attuned to the international significance of the native Nebraskan and highly respected anthropologist, science writer, ecologist and poet.

Speakers Bureau begins 13th year with 17 speakers
The Speakers Bureau begins its 13th year this fall with 17 speakers and 36 topics from which to choose. This free service connects faculty and other university experts with Nebraska citizens through service organizations, schools, and other groups who want knowledgeable, interesting speakers on a variety of topics.

Paul to outline nanoscience facility plan to Regents
The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will hear reports on a proposed nanoscience facility for UNL and a universitywide fire safety and protection policy during a Sept. 6 meeting at Varner Hall. Committee meetings begin at 8 a.m., and the board meeting begins at 1 p.m.

Victim advocate works to increase awareness of campus sexual assaults
One in three college women is sexually assaulted.


A Piece of University History
From the Archives
Love Library - World War II

Traveling art education program receives boost
Students in several central and western Nebraska towns will become better acquainted with American Western art and the process of making bronze sculptures through a unique traveling art education program. The project is led by UNL's Great Plains Art Museum in partnership with the TierOne Bank Foundation.

Other Arts News
Student documentary premieres
Students in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications will premiere a documentary and news magazine on Germany at 7 p.m., Sept. 6 at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center.

Sheldon hosts Sept. 7 opening for 'Seasonal Celebrations'
"Seasonal Celebrations, Daily Life," an exhibition of 25 large, black-and-white photographs that highlight the work by contemporary Mexican photographer Graciela Iturbide, will be exhibited at the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery Sept. 7 through Dec. 9.

'Year of the Great Plains Art Collection' continues
The Great Plains Art Museum is presenting art from the permanent collection through Dec. 15. Each week, museum staff will replace three to four pieces with new ones, intending to show the highlights of the collection.

Composer to begin residency
Composer Robert Owens will be in residence Sept. 10-20 at the School of Music. Owens will give lectures and master classes and coach UNL music students, faculty and friends.

Woods family donates Liu's 'Meal II' painting to Sheldon
Marjorie Woods of Lincoln has donated "Meal II," a painting by Hung Liu, to the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery in memory of her husband, Thomas C. Woods. Also with the donation, one of the museum's galleries will be named in honor of the Woods family.

Romanian double feature, Vietnamese family tale open Sept. 7 at the Ross
A multi-media Romanian double feature and a harrowing tale of a Vietnamese family following the fall of Saigon are opening Sept. 7 at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center.

American Life in Poetry
Poet Marianne Boruch of Indiana finds a bird's nest near her door. It is the simplest of discoveries, yet she uses it to remind us that what at first seems ordinary, even "made a mess of," can be miraculously transformed upon careful reflection.

For the Record

For the Record - Faculty, staff and students
Job responsibilities updated in Office of Student Affairs
Employee Shifts
In Brief

At work on campus
Oct. 5 speaker to address writing across disciplines
'Experience the Power of Bugs' Sept. 16
Legal diversity conference is Sept. 14
Redox biology symposium Sept. 14
Katrina activities conclude Sept. 25
ACE forums are Sept. 14, 17
Career Services' job search workshop is Sept. 11
Review the drug-free campus policy online
Financial counseling available in September
St. Mark's on the Campus book sale is Sept. 14-16
HIV test site announces fall schedule
Osher course to examine World War II
Academic Senate is now the Faculty Senate
Extension center has new mailing address
East Union fall bowling league begins Sept. 19
Web site offers student retention information
Free Talk
NET Television seeks names for Nov. 11 veterans honor roll
Arboretum plant sale is Sept. 8
Fiesta on the Green is Sept. 12
Bowling league begins Sept. 10