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Campus Rec to present preliminary renovation plans
Campus Recreation is hosting a series of open house sessions to unveil preliminary architectural plans for a new recreation center on East Campus plus options for a major renovation and expansion of the Campus Rec Center on City Campus.

Combined Campaign begins Nov. 1
UNL embarks Nov. 1 on an annual effort to collect contributions for Lincoln-area Combined Campaign for Health and Human Services. "Helping Hands" is this year's theme.

Women's and Gender Studies celebrates 30th anniversary
When sociology professor Helen Moore arrived at UNL in 1979, the university's nascent women's studies program didn't have an office or a budget.

13-year tree study challenges growth, reproduction tradeoff
A long-held assumption among biologists is that plants face a tradeoff between growth and reproduction. If they grow a lot, they have few resources left for reproduction, and vice versa.

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Researcher helps define climate history in Africa
New research that involves a UNL scientist has shed light on an important, but previously little-understood period in Africa's climate history that has implications for understanding human evolution and the migration of Homo sapiens out of Africa.

UNL, UNMC sign research collaboration agreement
To encourage inter-campus and interdisciplinary collaboration, the technology transfer offices at UNL and the University of Nebraska Medical Center have developed a collaborative agreement. The agreement was developed to streamline invention disclosure, patenting and licensing processes for new discoveries created jointly by faculty, staff or students at both campuses.

Student helps gauge future ANDRILL sites
"I think I might have shrieked," said senior geology major Jake Carnes. "I know I couldn't think or speak clearly for two or three minutes."

Nov. 1 tree planting to recall 1997 snow storm
Landscape Services will plant a tree to commemorate the 10th anniversary of a 1997 snow storm that hit Lincoln on Oct. 25-26, 1997.

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)
A Hispanic tradition allowed more than 1,200 to honor the dead, when Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery hosted El Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Oct. 27.

Other Arts News
Confucius Institute Dedication
TRADITIONAL MUSIC - Students (including Yutong Guo playing the erhu at left) from Xi'an Jiaotong University in Xi'an, China, perform traditional and contemporary Chinese music during an Oct. 29 grand opening event for the Confucius Institute at UNL. The performance was at the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery. The Conficius Institute was officially dedicated during an Oct. 30 ceremony. The institute will promote and teach Chinese language and culture in Lincoln and surrounding communities. Photo by Tom white/Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery.

University Theatre opens new season with 'Self Defense, or death of some salesman'
University Theatre is showing Carson Kreitzer's drama "Self Defense, or death of some salesman" through Nov. 3. The show opens the University Theatre's 2007-08 season.

'Sheldon Survey: An Invitational' to offer work by 20 contemporary artists
In its biennial invitational, opening Nov. 9, Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery will present works by 20 contemporary artists who are on the forefront of the development of American art today.

'Annie' to play Lied Nov. 6-7
The classic musical "Annie" - celebrating with a 30th anniversary tour - will play the Lied Center for Performing Arts Nov. 6-7.

Music historian, fortepianist to deliver Nov. 5 Geske Lecture
Bart van Oort, who teaches fortepiano and is a lecturer in historical performance practice at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague and the Conservatory of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, and at the Royal Flemish Conservatory in Antwerp, Belgium, will be the next presenter of the Geske Lecture.

Helen James George (left) examines "The James Family" quilt with Patricia Crews, director of the International Quilt Study Center; Sherry Rencenberger Boram, designer of the quilt; and Carol Ducey, curator of textiles, clothing and design, at the IQSC on Oct. 22. Boram made the quilt for Helen James George, who in turn donated it to the IQSC. James George's brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Ardis James, are the primary IQSC donors. "The James Family" quilt features the history of the James family. Rencenberger Boram is second cousin to Helen and Robert James. Courtesy photo/International Quilt Study Center.

Day of the Dead celebration is Nov. 1
The Office of Academic Support and Intercultural Services will present the fifth annual Day of the Dead at 6 p.m. Nov. 1 in the Nebraska Union Centennial Room.

UNL artists featured in online video project
The work of UNL artists Karen Kunc, Michael James and Keith Jacobshagen is being featured in an artist video produced through Nebraska Masterpieces, the Nebraska Arts Council's arts education program.

Monks to begin sand painting Nov. 2 at the Lentz Center
Buddhist monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery in Tibet return to UNL's Lentz Center for Asian Culture Nov. 2-6 to construct a mandala sand painting.

Second annual staff art exhibition opens Nov. 5
The 2nd Annual UNL Staff Art Exhibition is Nov. 5-16 in the Nebraska Union Rotunda Gallery.

American Life in Poetry
What motivates us to keep moving forward through our lives, despite all the effort required to do so? Here, North Carolina poet Ruth Moose attributes human characteristics to an animal to speculate upon what that force might be.

For the Record

Foundation provides record $89.5 million to NU
Vet medicine program lands endowed scholarship
Turner awarded knighthood from Spanish government
NET names fundraising producer
Employee Shifts
For the Record - Faculty, staff and students
In Brief

Nov. 6 lecture to examine future of Sandhills dunes
New map showcases ag land use in Nebraska
'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' panel discussion Nov. 8
NU-PATHS workshop is Nov. 30
SEC accountant to offer Nov. 8 lecture at the Lied
Call issued for new UCARE project proposals
Free financial counseling available in November
Student nominees needed for undergraduate award
Nominees sought for alumni awards