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TAX FILERS - Volunteers assist Lincoln-area taxpayers during Student Involvement's first Volunteer Tax Income Assistance session, Jan. 26 in the East...
TAX FILERS - Volunteers assist Lincoln-area taxpayers during Student Involvement's first Volunteer Tax Income Assistance session, Jan. 26 in the East Union. Photo by Troy Fedderson/University Communications.

Tax-prep site files 60 returns in first 3 days
Emily Kennedy was among the first local taxpayers to take advantage of UNL's first free tax preparation session on Jan. 26 in the East Union.

Top News
Sometimes evolution reinvents the wheel
If a particular biological innovation is good enough to evolve once, it may sometimes be good enough to evolve multiple times independently in different species. This is one of the discoveries from a study of genome evolution led by Jay F. Storz, a biological scientist at UNL and published online Jan. 21 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Kooser's new book chronicles 22 years of Valentine's prose
For Valentine's Day 1986, Ted Kooser wrote "Pocket Poem" and sent the tender, thoughtful composition to 50 women friends, starting an annual tradition that would persist for the next 21 years. Printed on postcards, the poems were mailed to a list of recipients that eventually grew to more than 2,700 women all over the country.

Mitchell named interim director of general ed
With the endorsement of the Academic Planning Committee on Jan. 16, UNL's Achievement-Centered Education program cleared a final hurdle.



Other News
UNL participates in 'Focus on the Nation'
UNL is one of 1,300 colleges and universities participating in Focus on the Nation's national "teach-in", Jan. 26 to Feb. 1.

Garden Friends raises donation bar
The UNL Garden Friends are hoping to bring more green to campus.

Computer Science and Engineering moves into Schorr Center
UNL's Computer Science and Engineering department has started the spring semester with newfound breathing room in the recently renovated Schorr Center.

Extension or engagement debate raised at strategic plan forum
Extension vs. engagement? Are the concepts equal or limiting? And does one better describe UNL's strategic focus? Arguments ran on either side at the second open forum on UNL's Strategic Plan Jan. 24.

A Piece of University History
From the Archives - Burnett Hall
This image from the late 1940s shows the construction of Burnett Hall.

Hillestad hosts corset history exhibition
The thesis project work of Sabrina Jones Stapp, a UNL graduate student in textiles, clothing and design, is on display in the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery.

Other Arts News
Performers meld poetry, South American music
Performance poetry and traditional South American music will cross paths in the Free at 6 series at the Lied Center for Performing Arts.


'Ring of Fire' opens Feb. 5
The first national tour of "Ring of Fire - The Music of Johnny Cash" will offer two performances, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 5 and 6 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts. The production features 30 signature songs by Cash, the legendary Man in Black.

Feb. 1 performance features UNL pianist
A Feb. 1 performance by the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra will feature Mark Clinton, associate professor and co-chair of Piano in the UNL School of Music.

'Note by Note' traces art of piano build
The art of handcrafting a piano is showcased in the film "Note By Note: The Making of the Steinway L1037," opening Feb. 1 at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center.

Neely's Feb. 2 recital cancelled
The Feb. 2 faculty artist recital with David Neely has been cancelled. Neely is an associate professor in the School of Music.

American Life in Poetry
Post-traumatic stress disorder is a new name for "shell shock," a term once applied only to military veterans. Here the poet Marvin Bell describes a group of these emotionally damaged soldiers, gathered together for breakfast. I'd guess that just about everybody who reads this column has known one or two men like these.

For the Record

Weissinger eases into new dean slot
Alumni, Scarlet collect gold at CASE conference
Student team selected for NASA research program
NET boards of directors merge
NET receives four grants for outreach projects
Oliva wins NYU alumni award
Board of Regents passes resolution on Affirmative Action petition
Obituary - Leora Horning
In Brief

'Dinosaurs and Disasters' is Feb. 2
Louv to address connection with nature Feb. 19
UNLPD has new phone number
Parking Advisory Committee meets Feb. 8
Credit Union credit card seminar is Jan. 31
Free financial counseling available in February
Career Services internship workshop is Feb. 7
Recipe to Reality seminar is March 31
Rural Advantage conference is Feb. 1-2 in Omaha
UNL researcher to lead Feb. 10 lecture on Dead Sea Scrolls