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PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE - John Salzman, an ASE-certified diesel mechanic who works half-time for Transportation Services, lubes the NET remote satellite truck...
 PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE - John Salzman, an ASE-certified diesel mechanic who works half-time for Transportation Services, lubes the NET remote satellite truck. Photo by Troy Fedderson/University Communications.

Top-rated Mechanics
The Transportation Services garage isn't your ordinary auto repair shop.

Top News
Lesson in History
Jerry Renaud remembers being in Kansas City the night the Royals won the World Series in 1985. People were all over the city's downtown, singing and shouting and celebrating.

Physicists use pixels to track particles
Physicist Aaron Dominguez puts on a lab coat, head cover and booties. He opens the door to a clean room at CERN and enters a sterile zone with silvery walls and glossy floors.

Other News
Tips on reacting to violence added to emergency Web page
UNL's emergency Web site has been updated with tips on preparing for and reacting to immediate threats of violence, according to Christine Jackson, vice chancellor for business and finance.

Fulbright expands Basolo's research
Biology professor Alexandra Basolo is in the birthplace of romantic art to study guppies (and other live-bearing fish).

Hominid evolution expert begins UNL visit March 5
David Frayer, professor of anthropology at the University of Kansas and a world-renowned expert on hominid evolution, will visit UNL March 5-7. He will give a public lecture at 3 p.m. March 5 in the auditorium of the Nebraska Union. His presentation, "Fact and Fiction about Liang Bua: The 'Hobbits,'" is free and open to the public.

Act expands military service leave options
A new federal law has expanded employee options for leave related to military service.

A Piece of University History
From the Archives - Double Power Windmill
Pictured is a Double Power windmill located on top of Machinery Hall, also called Farm Mechanics Hall. The photo was taken in 1908.

'Going Back' opens March 12
The Great Plains Art Museum will present "Going Back: Midwestern Farm Places," an exhibition of gelatin silver prints and color prints by San Francisco photographer Nancy Warner, March 12 through April 27.

Other Arts News
Aquila Theatre Company offers 'Julius Caesar' and 'Catch-22'
The Aquila Theatre Company will present two masterpieces that explore timely political themes, March 6-8 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts.

Guy Reynolds, professor of English and director of the Cather Project at UNL, delivers the Feb. 20 Paul A. Olson Seminar in Great Plains Studies at the Great Plains Art Museum. Reynolds' talk, "Permanence and Transmission: Willa Cather's Entropology," is available online at More than 50 people attended the lecture. Photo by Troy Fedderson/University Communications.

Grad student work celebration is Feb. 29
The annual Celebration of Graduate Student Work is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 29 in the Van Brunt Visitors Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Aaron Holz, assistant professor of art and art history, discusses John Singleton Copley's painting "Nicholas Boylston" during the Feb. 24 Sheldon Sunday event. More than 50 attended the event, which featured discussions by Holz and Wendy Katz, associate professor of art and art history. To listen to Holz discuss the painting, access a Sheldon podcast at Photo by Tom White/Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery.

'Art Farm@Sheldon' events include live performance March 1
Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery will host events Feb. 29 and March 1 in conjunction with the exhibition "Art Farm @ Sheldon."

Ross movies based on comic, novel
"Persepolis" and "Starting Out in the Evening" open Feb. 29 at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center.

State Symphony Orchestra of Mexico plays Lied March 4
The State Symphony Orchestra of Mexico will perform at 7:30 p.m., March 4 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts.

UNL artists included in March 12 talk
The Haydon Art Center presents "Woman: Patterns of Expression," a round table discussion at 5:30 p.m. March 12 in the Haydon Art Center, 335 N. Eighth St.

Women artists lecture is March 4
On March 4, Sharon Kennedy, curator at Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, will present a lecture and slideshow on the contributions of 12 women artists to Nebraska's early history. The presentation will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Ethel S. Abbott Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. A brief reception will follow the lecture.

Melendez poetry reading March 12
Poet Maria Melendez will read from her latest work at 7:30 p.m., March 12 in 228 Andrews Hall. A book signing and reception will follow the reading. The events are free and open to the public.

Russian poetry reading is March 6
The Russian Club will host a Russian poetry reading at 10 a.m., March 6 in the Nebraska Union (room posted).

American Life in Poetry
Thirty, 40 years ago, there were lots of hitchhikers, college students, bent old men and old women, and none of them seemed fearful of being out there on the highways at the mercy of strangers. All that's changed, and nobody wants to get in a car with a stranger. Here Steven Huff of New York tells us about a memorable ride..

For the Record

Researchers featured in APS News
Belasco co-edits anthology of American lit
Herstein joins NET
District forester wins Arborists Association award
Fine and Performing Arts announces Nebraska Young Artist awards
In Brief

Slaughter to deliver March 4 econ lecture
Computer Shop game event is March 1-2
College prep special broadcast in Spanish
State boys basketball finals begin March 8
NET announces 2008 baseball, softball slate
March 5 Husker women's basketball game on NET1
Free financial counseling available in March
Foreign faculty hires must follow federal regulations
Chinese language courses begin March 10
EAP assistance offered to faculty, staff
Bright Lights seeks classroom assistants
Spirit of Service award nominees due by March 9
Garden Friends lecture is March 2
Immigration issues summit is March 5
Observatory public night is March 7