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AWARD WINNER - Debbie Krahmer, digital media librarian and assistant professor libraries, will receive the chancellor's award for Outstanding Contributions to...
 AWARD WINNER - Debbie Krahmer, digital media librarian and assistant professor libraries, will receive the chancellor's award for Outstanding Contributions to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community on April 9. Krahmer created an online Queer Studies Research guide to assist with campus research projects. Photo by Troy Fedderson/University Communications.

Transgender resource
Debbie Krahmer never felt comfortable in a dress.

Top News
ORCA honors go to Luthans, Gladyshev
Fred Luthans and Vadim Gladyshev are winners of the university's most prestigious awards, earning Outstanding Research and Creative Activity awards, announced March 31.

CAREER award winner aims to make software more reliable
Your boss purchases the latest version of software that the office has used for years. Your coworkers adjust effortlessly. You, on the other hand, can't finish the simplest task without the program misbehaving and doing things you don't expect.

IRP creates online index of UNL data
A new Web page is making it easier to track down campus facts and figures.

Other News
Opening Day
International Quilt Study Center and Museum attracts 1,530 visitors during March 30 public grand opening.

Joni Mitchell sang in a 1970 hit that "You don't know what you've got till it's gone." That line could be the theme song for research by UNL scientists and others to study the biodiversity of beetles in Mexico, Guatemala and Belize.

Fall semester to open with new energy sciences minor
UNL has created an interdisciplinary minor in Energy Sciences.

Fifth-annual UNL water conference is April 22-23
"Water Quality Challenges in the Great Plains" is the theme of this year's UNL Water, Law, Policy and Science Conference.

'Day Room' closes Theatrix season
Theatrix, the student producing theatre organization of the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film, closes out its season with Don Delillo's "The Day Room."

Other Arts News
'Gypsy' to play the Lied, April 8-9
The Broadway musical "Gypsy" - based on the memoirs of entertainer Gypsy Rose Lee - will play the Lied Center for Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. April 8 and 9.

Takács Quartet performs April 10
The world-renowned Takács Quartet will perform with pianist Joyce Yang at 7:30 p.m., April 10 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts.

Hurt book sale is April 11-12
The Friends of the University of Nebraska Press will sponsor a hurt book sale from 4 to 8 p.m. April 11, and from 9 a.m. to noon April 12 at the Press warehouse, on R Street between Eighth and Ninth streets.

American Life in Poetry
Today we want to recognize newspaper employees by including a poem from the inside of a newsroom. David Tucker is deputy managing editor of the New Jersey "Star-Ledger" and has been a reporter and editor at the "Toronto Star" and the "Philadelphia Inquirer." He was on the "Star-Ledger" team that won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news. Mr. Tucker was awarded a Witter-Bynner fellowship for poetry in 2007 by former U. S. Poet Laureate, Donald Hall.

For the Record

27 faculty, staff to receive all-university honors
Chancellor to present GLBT awards April 9
In Brief

Firefly info sessions are April 9, 10
Service award selections due by May 16
Tornado system test is April 9
Drought is topic of April 9 Olson Seminar
Anti-Semitism expert talk is April 13
Classical archeology lecture is April 7
International studies exhibition is April 4
Phi Beta Delta awards ceremony is April 10
Husker hockey golf scramble is April 20
Faculty Women's Club style show is April 9
'Backyard Farmer' plans live event at C.Y. Thompson
Observatory open to public April 4