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Friday, November 9th

Time Event Title
All dayLast day to withdraw from a course and receive a grade of "W" on academic record
12:00 pm-1:00 pmSister Circle: A Support Group for Women of Color NEBRASKA UNION
Counseling and Psychological Services at the University Health Center provides a number of support groups throughout the semester on campus. Sister Circle is a support group for women of color and is led by Charlesette Foster.
12:00 pm-4:00 pmHIV Testing Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center
The University Health Center will be offering free and confidential HIV testing. Results in 20 minutes. Sponsored by the University Health Center, OASIS, and Students for Sexual Health.
1:30 pm-3:30 pmMechanical & Materials Engineering NEBRASKA HALL
"I. Size effects in combustion of isolated methanol droplets, and II. Autoignition in Unstrained, Laminar Mixing Layers," PhD Dissertation Defense by Inkant Awasthi (Mechanical Engineering). Advisor: Dr. George Gogos. On Friday, November 9 at 1:30 p.m. The public is welcome.
2:30 pmHow Could This Happen? ANDERSEN HALL
Join Malcolm Moran, award winning sports journalist and journalism professor at Penn State, in a look at the Jerry Sandusky case, one of the biggest scandals of the decade. For more info: contact Charlyne Berens at 402-472-3041
3:00 pm-4:00 pmApplied Ecology Seminar HARDIN HALL
Adam Schapaugh an SNR PhD student will be leading a seminar on the topic "Accounting for parametric uncertainty in Markov decision processes."
3:30 pm-4:30 pmChemistry Colloquium HAMILTON HALL
"From Genome Sequences to New Anti-infectives --- Biosynthetic Mechanisms and Metabolic Engineering" presented by Professor Liangcheng Du, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Open to the Public.
3:30 pm-5:00 pm6th Annual Pi Mu Epsilon Lecture Series: Solving Real-World Problems with Mathematics and Computing AVERY HALL
Presented by Michael Parks, senior member of the technical staff at Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Reception in Room 348, Avery Hall 3:30-4 p.m. Lecture, 4-5 p.m. in Avery 115.
7:00 pmBeta Burrito Bash Beta Theta Pi Chapter House
Join Beta Theta Pi for chicken and beef burritos and nachos. Beta Theta Pi is raising money to benefit the Lighthouse after-school program for 6th through 12th graders. Cost: $4 in advance, $5 at the door
7:30 pmUniversity Theatre: Paragon Springs TEMPLE BUILDING
University Theatre presents "Paragon Springs" by Steven Dietz and directed by Carrie Lee Patterson. Based on Ibsen's "An Enemy of the People."

Performances are Nov. 8-9 and 14-16 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 11 & 18 at 2 p.m. in the Studio Theatre, located on the 1st floor of the Temple Building.

Tickets are $16 general admission, $14 faculty/staff and senior citizens, and $10 for students. Tickets are available at, the Lied Center ticket office (402-472-4747) or at the door one hour prior to curtain.

For more information, visit
7:30 pm-8:30 pm"Pearl" - a film based on the poem by Ted Kooser Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center
You are invited to join The Ross Media Arts Center and Sheldon Museum of Art for a FREE EVENT featuring actor and director Dan Butler and former U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser.

The evening will consist of a screening of Dan Butler's short film "PEARL," adapted from the Ted Kooser poem of the same name, a reading of the poem by the author, and a discussion with Butler and Kooser moderated by Lincoln Journal Star arts and entertainment reporter L. Kent Wolgamott.

This event is free and open to the public and will take place at the Ross Media Arts Center.

PLEASE NOTE that this event is no longer taking place at Sheldon Museum of Art and is now admission free. There will NOT be a fundraising reception in conjunction with this event. If you purchased tickets online, your payment will be refunded and you will have reserved tickets which can be picked up at the Ross Box Office.

Adapted for the screen and directed by Dan Butler When a midwestern poet (Dan Butler) visits an elderly relative (Frances Sternhagen) to bring news of his mother's recent death, the visit takes an unsettling turn.

An actor, writer, director, and producer, Dan is probably best known as “Bulldog” from the tv series, “Frasier.” His one-man show “The Only Thing Worse You Could Have Told Me…” garnered critical acclaim across the country, including Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk nominations. In 2006, Dan produced, co-wrote, co-directed, and starred in the faux documentary “Karl Rove, I Love You” which the Huffington Post called “hilarious and unsettling – a political Blair Witch Project.” Acting credits include major roles On and Off-Broadway and at repertory companies across the US as well as numerous television shows including “House,” “Law and Order,” “From the Earth to the Moon,” and “Prayers for Bobby.” Film credits include: “Crazy, Stupid Love,” “Silence of the Lambs,” “Enemy of the State,” “Fixing Frank,” and “Chronic Town." Dan’s also been active with suicide prevention, and in 1995 was HRC’s National Coming Out Day spokesperson. Dan and his husband Richard Waterhouse recently formed 2nd Act Productions, and their short film “Pearl,” which Dan directed and adapted from former US poet laurate Ted Kooser’s poem, is now making the film festival rounds. 2 years ago they collaborated on another short film comedy directed by Richard and starring Dan called “Respect for Acting” which can be viewed on youtube.

Ted Kooser is a poet and essayist, a Presidential Professor of English at The University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He served as the U. S. Poet Laureate from 2004-2006, and his book Delights & Shadows won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for poetry. His writing is known for its clarity, precision and accessibility.

Ongoing Events:

Time Event Title
Jan 13th-Dec 2ndExhibition: “What’s in a Name? Inscribed Quilts” International Quilt Study Center & Museum
Apr 21st-Nov 30thMinerals & Meteorites MORRILL HALL
Aug 3rd-Feb 24thExhibition: Studio Art Quilt Associate’s 20th Showcase International Quilt Study Center & Museum
Aug 3rd-Apr 21stExhibition: "Five Decades of Collecting" SHELDON MUSEUM of ART
Sep 7th-Jun 2ndExhibition: Indigo Gives America the Blues International Quilt Study Center & Museum
Sep 18th-Jan 13thExhibition: "Women Call for Peace: Global Vistas" SHELDON MUSEUM of ART
Oct 5th-Dec 9thWestward Bound: Big Color Landscape Photographs Great Plains Art Museum
Oct 5th-Jan 20thExhibition: "The Geometric Unconscious: A Century of Abstraction" SHELDON MUSEUM of ART
Nov 5th-Nov 9thDare to Care Food Drive Center for Civic Engagement
Nov 6th-Nov 9thFall UNL Research Fair NEBRASKA UNION

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