FOR FACULTY AND STAFF OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN     OCTOBER 4, 2007
 
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I-MINDS CREATOR - Leen-Kiat Soh, an associate professor of computer sciences and engineering, is developing I-MINDS, a software program that monitors...
 
I-MINDS CREATOR - Leen-Kiat Soh, an associate professor of computer sciences and engineering, is developing I-MINDS, a software program that monitors student learning. Soh uses I-MINDS data to pair students by area of expertise and to guide areas of focus for classroom lectures. Photo by Troy Fedderson/University Communications.

 
Soh fine-tunes software that helps monitor, enhance student learning
Leen-Kiat Soh's hard drive is home to a few extra classroom monitors this semester.

Top News
Ari plight topic for Oct. 11 'Academic Freedom' lecture
New York University history professor and president of the American Historical Association Barbara Weinstein will give the sixth annual Carroll R. Pauley Memorial Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11 in the Nebraska Union (room posted).

Fankhauser trades cigarettes for running shoes
Helen Fankhauser stood in front a mirror and didn't like what she saw.

Health risk survey available until Oct. 12
A Web-based Health Risk Assessment survey is available to faculty and staff until Oct. 12 online at www.healthynebraska.org. The company password is UNL07. Participants will need to choose a personal password.

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Other News
Researchers seek climate change 'Rosetta Stone'
When the Antarctic Geological Drilling Program begins its second drilling campaign this week, scientists will be looking for a "Rosetta Stone" in sediment cores that will tie together decades of paleoclimate research in Antarctica and the rest of the world to get a more complete picture of how the Antarctic ice sheets responded to past times of global warmth.

Couple to serve on ANDRILL teams
The husband and wife research team of Chris Fielding and Tracy Frank will take part in ANDRILL's Southern McMurdo Sound Project. Both are professors of geosciences at UNL.

Q & A with David Harwood
Q: How many times have you been to Antarctica?

Chancellor issues Campus Wellness Program update
Verbatem – Chancellor Harvey Perlman issued this Sept. 24 e-mail as an update to the Campus Wellness Plan announced in the Aug. 30 State of the University address.

Trip offers first-hand experience to students
Political science professor Patrice McMahon wants her students to witness the power of individual activism first-hand.

Psych training program outlined in journal article
Leaders of the American Psychological Association - as well as the organization's members and practitioners as a group - have recently elected to prioritize evidence-based practice in the training and work of clinical psychologists.

A Piece of University History
From the Archives
Goodwin Deloss Swezey

Arts
'Love Terrors' exhibition opens Oct. 8
"Love Terrors," an exhibition using multiple views of horror, humor, propaganda, formal abstraction and zombies to explore the dynamic between communities and violence, opens Oct. 8 in the Eisentrager•Howard Gallery in Richards Hall.

Other Arts News
Gay activist to perform at the Lied
Tim Miller, a performance artist and gay activist, is bringing two of his one-man shows to the Lied Center for Performing Arts.

Miller to give LGBTQA History Month talk
UNL's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Allied History Month banquet will be 6 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts.

EAST CAMPUS WEAVE
Visiting artist Teresa Victor, Las Vegas, N.M., weaves a tapestry on her loom during a Sept. 27 demonstration at the East Union. The tapestry will be displayed in the East Union after it is finished. In addition to the weaving demonstration Victor worked with elementary school students and presented a lecture on "Empowering Women through Textile Entrepreneurship." Photo by Brett Hampton/IANR News Service.

Bracewell to open Lied's Club/Carson season
Lorna Bracewell, a 24-year-old singer/songwriter, will perform on East and City campuses Oct. 5 and 7, respectively.

At Work on campus
Ed Rumbaugh, senior exhibit technician with the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, and Judith Ernst Cherry, a lecturer in Art and Art History, hang her painting "The View from My Window" in the Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Photo by Troy Fedderson/University Communications.

Book fair open until Oct. 5
UNL's Ruth Staples Child Development Laboratory will host an annual Scholastic Book Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Oct. 5 in the vending area of Henzlik Hall.

Oct. 6 panel to discuss working as an artist
The panel discussion, "Working as an Artist in Nebraska," is 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery.

Hidustani concert is Oct. 7
Raag, a UNL student organization, will present "A Classical Hindustani Music Concert by Binod Panda," 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7 in the Nebraska Union Ballroom.

'Chinese Treasures' on display at the Lentz Center
The Lentz Center for Asian Culture is offering the exhibit, "Chinese Treasures: In Honor of the Confucius Institute," through Oct. 31.

Sheldon hosts second 'College Night' event Oct. 9
Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery will host the second of four College Nights, with events for students, student organizations, class groups and instructors, on Oct. 9.

Alloy Orchestra to play silent movie scores Oct. 10-11 at the Ross
The Alloy Orchestra - a three-man musical ensemble that performs live accompaniment to classic silent films - will perform at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10 and 11 at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center.

Film score seminar is Oct. 11
The Alloy Orchestra will conduct a seminar on composing film scores from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 11 in the Ross' Cooper Theater, Room 124.

Kaul to offer glimpse at past and present Nebraska flora
Even if you knew exactly when and where to look, you might not be able to find a dog-toothed violet, a prairie trout lily or certain orchids in Nebraska anymore, except in "The Flora of Nebraska," a catalog of all plant life found here since settlers arrived.

American Life in Poetry
Sometimes beginning writers tell me they get discouraged because it seems that everything has already been written about. But every experience, however commonplace, is unique to he or she who seizes it. There have undoubtedly been many poems about how dandelions pass from yellow to wind-borne gossamer, but this one by the Maryland poet, Jean Nordhaus, offers an experience that was unique to her and is a gift to us.

 
 
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In Brief

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ACE proposals updated, available for review online
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Grant to help UNL promote K-12 science education
FINAL COAT
Stories sought on gardening difficulties
'Serving Students the Big Red Way' is Oct. 16
HIV testing expanded
Archive Blackboard courses by Oct. 21
Peace Corps volunteer presentation is Oct. 4
Huskers, Cyclones on NET-TV Oct. 10