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A second season in Antarctica for the Antarctic Geological Drilling program has exceeded all expectations, according to the co-chief scientists of the program's Southern McMurdo Sound Project.

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Novobilski picks UNL for ACE fellowship
Andy Novobilski couldn't have made a better choice when he decided to spend his American Council on Education fellowship year at UNL.

Production taps into UNL bullying research
Logline: When Dinah moves to a new middle school she quickly engages the wrath of Nicole -because of a boy. Nicole's dislike is evident in small behaviors, then escalates into full-fledged harassment: rubbing powdered deodorant on Dinah's gym clothes, then pushing and other physical attacks.

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Faculty, staff offer feedback on strategic plan
About two dozen faculty and staff attended the first open forum on the proposed strategic plan/compass Nov. 27, and several offered suggestions to improve the document.

Campus shops offer diverse options
The perfect holiday gift may be just on the other side of campus.

NU joins Web-based comparison program
The University of Nebraska is one of the first institutions of higher education to join the College Portrait, a Web-based program that compares information about colleges and universities nationwide.

A Piece of University History
From the Archives - John Frederick (Fred) Ballard
John Frederick (Fred) Ballard was born in Grafton, Neb., in 1884 and moved with his parents to Havelock, Neb., in 1891. Ballard attended the University of Nebraska and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in 1905 and a Master's degree in 1907. After college he moved to Chicago on the advice of playwright Charles Klein, to work in theaters and study the theater industry in order to become a playwright.

‘Dirty Hands' opens Dec. 6
Theatrix, the student production company in the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film, continues the season with "Dirty Hands," a fictional thriller by Jean Paul-Sartre.

Other Arts News

Ross to showcase live Metropolitan Opera House performances starting Dec. 15
Performances from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City will be broadcast live in high-definition at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center.

Author signing Dec. 12
Author Amy Knox Brown will present a reading and signing of her new book, "Three Versions of the Truth," noon to 1:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at the University Bookstore.

'Before the Devil Knows You're Dead' opens Dec. 7
The tense thriller "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead," opens Dec. 7 at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center. The film, directed by Sidney Lumet, continues through Dec. 23.

NET concert series continues Dec. 9
NET Radio's weekly series "Nebraska Concerts" is presenting holiday performances in December. The performances air at 2 p.m. on Sundays.

American Life in Poetry
Here's a holiday poem by Steven Schneider that I like very much for its light spirit and evocative sensory detail. Isn't this a party to which you'd like to be invited?

For the Record

Six colleges endorse ACE proposals
ASUN president attends U.N. climate change conference
For the Record - Faculty, Staff and Students
Obituary - John Stezowski
Food drive collects more than 1,600 items
In Brief

Mail services open Dec. 27-28
Dec. 13 Scarlet final of fall semester
Faculty, staff appreciation events Dec. 6-7
Dec. 12 meeting offers overview of new student info system
Children's mental health lecture is Dec. 7
Applications available for new scholarship, fellowship program
Parking Advisory Committee meets Dec. 11
Leaders sought for Katrina relief service trip
NUFlex enrollment period ends Dec. 7
New UCARE proposals accepted through Feb. 16
Young artist award applications sought
Free screening for lead in toys is Dec. 11
Stout lecture is Dec. 7
Green car event is Dec. 11
Phone book recycling available through Dec. 21
'By the People: Immigration' airs Dec. 13 on NET Television
Behlen Observatory public night Dec. 14