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QUILT STUDY - (From left) Beulah and Laurie Bellows watch as Karla Salda, an IQSC volunteer, sews a muslin documentation label...
 QUILT STUDY - (From left) Beulah and Laurie Bellows watch as Karla Salda, an IQSC volunteer, sews a muslin documentation label onto the back of a family quilt during the May 3 Quilt ID Day event. Photo by Troy Fedderson/University Communications.

Tracing family heritage (in stitches)
Laurie Bellows has always been fond of quilts.

Top News
Selenium research lauded
The laboratory is Vadim Gladyshev's candy store - with the potential cancer protector selenium substituted for sugar.

2,400+ to collect degrees
More than 2,400 students will receive degrees at UNL commencement exercises May 9 and 10.

Future bright for digital humanities projects
UNL's Center for Digital Research in the Humanities is home to a lineup of academic superstars.

Other News
Building to bring physics, astronomy together
Excavators are carving out the footprint of a new home for physics and astronomy.

Campus Rec creates campus walking maps
Campus Recreation has created maps of walking routes on City and East campus. The maps are available online at by clicking on "UNL Campus Walking Maps."

A Piece of University History
From the Archives - Summer Cleaning
Henry Reider, chief preparator for the University of Nebraska State Museum (on ladder), and Don Martin, assistant preparator, clean a giraffe exhibit during the summer of 1959.

White to open Jazz In June
A campus talent will open the 17th season of Jazz in June.

Other Arts News
'Reverie' dedication is May 22
The outdoor sculpture "Reverie," installed outside the International Quilt Study Center and Museum, will be dedicated on May 22.

Ted Kooser, professor of English and U.S. Poet Laureate (2004-06), speaks about the "Poets and Painters" exhibition at the Sheldon Museum of Art. The exhibition is open through June 29. Photo by Tom White/Sheldon Museum of Art.

Hillestad Friends announce textile art outreach curriculum
The Friends of the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery announced a creative textile art educational outreach curriculum, "Fiber Celebrations of Joy."

Cartmill delivers 'Nebraska Dispatches' May 9
Playwright Christopher Cartmill is on a journey.

'Passport' continues at the Ross
The final two "passport" movies open May 16 at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center.

Drum and bugle corps play Memorial Stadium
The Cornhusker Summer Music Games Drum and Bugle Corps competition will be at 7:30 p.m. July 14 at Memorial Stadium.

June 7 jazz concert on NET
NET Radio will present a "Live Jazz Special" with the Darryl White Group at 7 p.m. June 7. The concert will be broadcast live from a free performance in Grand Island's Hornady-Marshall Theatre at College Park, 3180 W. Highway 34. It will also be taped for a later broadcast.

'Love, Peace and the Psychedelic Sixties' opens June 3
Delving into its permanent collection, the Sheldon Museum of Art will offer a glimpse of art from the 1960s - a time that is remembered as one of great change in America. The exhibition, "Love, Peace and the Psychedelic Sixties," will open June 6 with a First Friday reception from 5-7 p.m. The event is free and the public is invited.

American Life in Poetry
I may be a little sappy, but I think that almost everyone is doing the best he or she can, despite all sorts of obstacles. This poem by Jonathan Holden introduces us to a young car salesman, who is trying hard, perhaps too hard. Holden is the past poet laureate of Kansas and poet in residence at Kansas State University in Manhattan.

For the Record

Thomas collects Eccles Center honor
Grange, Pinnell selected for Hixson-Lied professorships
NET Radio earns 16 AP awards
Ambrosius appointed chair of Thompson Forum Committee
Grant to aid tern, piping plover conservation efforts
UNL offers $23M in scholarships to Nebraska high school seniors
In Brief

Next Scarlet publishes June 12
IANR faculty, staff to begin 'Roads Scholar Tour' May 15
Food safety workshop begins May 12
NET features Husker baseball May 10, 13