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$9M grant enhances EPSCOR research
Nebraska's Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research has received a three-year, $9 million grant from the National Science Foundation to conduct research to better understand gene expression and regulation.

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Utility repair
CAPPED - Utility Services employees Dan Sweeney (left) and Rick Haave work to seal a pipe after a water pump was removed from the Utility Plant on City Campus. The planned repair work caused a Jan. 10 chilled water outage on City Campus.

Lincoln Ice Center to benefit UNL
UNL will benefit from a $7 million donation by John Breslow to create the Lincoln Ice Center.

Chancellor's Senior Staff issues N-Lighten challenge
The Chancellor's Senior Staff has issued a challenge to themselves and faculty and staff to participate in N-Lighten Nebraska 2008.

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Confucius Institute offers initial round of Chinese language courses
The Confucius Institute at UNL will offer non-credit Chinese language courses for the first time starting Jan. 22.

Day, students help erect 'Art Farm' exhibition
The farm has settled in at the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery.

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Faculty exhibit opens Jan. 14
An exhibition of work by UNL Department of Art and Art History studio art faculty opens Jan. 14 at the Eisentrager•Howard Gallery in Richards Hall. The exhibition runs Jan. 14-31.

'Darfur Now' plays the Ross
The documentary "Darfur Now" is playing through Jan. 17 at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center.

Sheldon hosts poetry contest
Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery has opened a contest, Nebraska Poets on Sheldon Paintings, in conjunction with the "Poets on Painters" exhibition on view April 26 through June 29.

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to perform Jan. 18
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will return to the Lied Center for Performing Arts for a 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18 performance. The orchestra will be joined by Pinchas Zukerman, violinist and conductor.

American Life in Poetry
I'd guess you've heard it said that the reason we laugh when somebody slips on a banana peel is that we're happy that it didn't happen to us. That kind of happiness may be shameful, but many of us have known it. In the following poem, the California poet, Jackson Wheeler, tells us of a similar experience.

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Feedback on student information system sought
Planetarium features
Water lecture series begins Jan. 16
2007 W2 forms to be mailed week of Jan. 21
Free financial counseling available in January
New employee orientation schedule available online
Volunteers needed for regional science bowls