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Tuesday, February 26th

Time Event Title
9:00 am-Feb 27th 3:00 pmCentral Plains Irrigation Conference Holiday Inn & Convention Center - Kearney, NE
Conference to provide producers in Nebraska, Kansas and Colorado with research-based recommendations for how to deal with drought, how to manage irrigation systems to increase the water productivity, and issues related to water quality and quantity. The conference is supported by the Central Plains Irrigation Association and the Land-Grant universities of the three states.
9:00 am-11:30 amCornhusker Economics Outlook Buffalo County Extension Office
UNL Extension and the UNL Department of Agricultural Economics are proud to present their 8th annual outlook meeting series across Nebraska. Listen to UNL ag economists and invited speakers team up to discuss the ag situation and outlook for 2013. With grant support from the Nebraska Corn Board and generous sponsorship from the Great Western Bank, this year’s series is provided at no cost to participants.
11:00 am-1:00 pmHealth Education and Outreach Booth NEBRASKA UNION
Stop by the Wellness Booth on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month for information on various health topics as well as freebies.
11:00 am-2:00 pmStress Management City Campus Union
Health Education and Outreach Booth
11:30 am-1:00 pmHelen Kelley Symposium for Excellence in Education lecture NEBRASKA EAST UNION
"Elevating the Capacity of Classroom Experiences for Promoting Children's Learning Teacher-Child Interactions," presented by Robert Pianta, University of Virginia. Free and open to the public
12:00 pm-6:00 pmFree Tax Preparation Assistance for International Students and Scholars City Campus Union
Any non-US resident is eligible to receive free tax preparation at the UNL City Campus Union on Tuesday afternoons between February 26 and April 9. IRS-certified volunteers will prepare federal tax returns at the UNL VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Site. (Please note, there are services available at UNL for US residents—however, this particular site is only equipped to assist non-US residents with their federal tax returns.)

There is no advance sign-up necessary; simply walk-in during the open hours with your necessary documents:
• Passport
• Immigration documents including:
o I-94
o I-20 for those in F-1 status
o DS-2019 for those in J-1 status
• All tax documents (such as W-2 forms)
• Your federal and state returns from last year, if you filed (this is helpful but not required)
• A blank check (This is a free service—your check is simply used as proof of bank account routing numbers and account numbers for direct deposit of refund, which will be processed far more quickly than a refund by mail. Again, this is helpful, but not required.)

The site will be open on the following dates and times:
February 26, March 5, and March 12, 2013; 12:00 noon – 6:00 pm: Georgian Suite, City Union
March 19, 2013; 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm: Colonial Room, City Union
March 26, April 2, and April 9, 2013; 12:00 noon – 6:00pm: Colonial Room, City Union

Sorry, but we cannot provide tax assistance outside of the hours listed above. If you are unable to attend this site, you can call the IRS at 1-800-906-9887 to find another VITA site in the area (specify that you are a non-resident). We have tried to provide enough open hours to allow for people to receive assistance over their lunch hour or after work.

Following preparation of the federal return at the City Union, students and scholars will be directed to the Nebraska Department of Revenue just a few blocks away to prepare their state return. This can, but does not have to, be completed on the same day as the federal return.

All international students who were physically present in the US in 2012 need to complete Form 8843 (a simple form) whether or not they earned income. Nonresident tax payers are not allowed to file US taxes electronically. Nonresidents must complete and mail paper forms.

Questions regarding the VITA site can be addressed to or 402-472-4646 (this phone number will connect you to the New Student Enrollment desk—this is the correct contact department for the non-US resident VITA coordinator).
1:30 pmCocoa, Cookies, & Career Services Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center
Visit with the Career Services staff in the OASIS Lounge. Bring your questions about resumes, internships, and the job search!
4:00 pm-5:00 pmCANCELLED --- Sheng Luan -- Biochemistry / Redox Biology Center Seminar BEADLE CENTER
Dr. Sheng Luan, Professor, Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, UC Berkeley, will present the seminar "A kinase-phosphatase network for ion channel regulation in plants" on Tues., February 26, 2013 at 4:00 PM in N172 Beadle Center.

Bacteria and plants respond to environmental changes by modifying their membrane permeability (among other mechanisms). Environmental signals are transduced by molecular pathways that crosstalk to form a signaling network. Such signaling network involves activities of myriad protein kinases and phosphatases that in turn regulate the activities of membrane transporters such as ion channels through reversible protein phosphorylation and physical interaction. Regulation of membrane permeability and ionic homeostasis appear to be an ancient mechanism for surviving the constantly changing environment. The seminar will focus on a calcium-dependent signaling mechanism that can be widely applicable to the interpretation of other signaling processes in plants as well as in other organisms.
4:00 pm-5:00 pmEntomology Lecture ENTOMOLOGY HALL
"Medicinal properties of insects" by Ashley Yates, Entomology Graduate Student
4:00 pm-6:00 pmPeace Corps Week Open House 420 UNIVERSITY TERRACE
Life is calling… Ever wonder how you can get paid to travel the world, visit exotic destinations, learn new languages, and push your limits, all while making a difference? The Lincoln-Omaha Returned Peace Corps community is here to show you how. Join us for a reception. There will be food, music, and interesting people with fascinating stories to tell. Stop by, enjoy a drink, and maybe find out how the Peace Corps can help you achieve your life’s goals. So what are you waiting for? Answer the call…

Peace Corps Week celebrates how Peace Corps volunteers make a difference in host countries around the world and in the U.S. It commemorates the date President John F. Kennedy signed the executive order to establish the Peace Corps—March 1, 1961.
4:00 pm-5:30 pmBig Ten MBA Recruiting Chat Online
This online event is a great opportunity for anyone considering an MBA to chat with eight of the Big Ten's top-ranked MBA programs at once! Admissions representatives and current students from the following schools will be on hand to answer your questions:
*Penn State
*Michigan State

No reservation is required.

You will need a login and password to attend, which you can get the day of the chat by creating an account online. The University of Iowa is hosting this chat, which is why participants will create an account on Iowa’s chat interface (see full Terms of Participation at the bottom of this message.) You will receive a reminder the day before the chat that will contain these instructions.

Terms of Participation: By attending the Big Ten MBA Recruiting Chat, you agree to share your contact information with the MBA programs participating in the chat. You can unsubscribe from any school’s communications at any time. If you would like to attend without sharing your information, please e-mail your request to the University of Iowa at
5:30 pmStudent Information Session on University Health Center Proposal NEBRASKA UNION
Information about the proposal by Bryan Health to provide a new health care facility and services for UNL students, faculty and staff will be provided during this session Feb. 26, 5:30 p.m. in the Nebraska Union Ballroom. UNL Chancellor Harvey Perlman will answer questions.
6:30 pm-9:00 pmCornhusker Economics Outlook Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture
UNL Extension and the UNL Department of Agricultural Economics are proud to present their 8th annual outlook meeting series across Nebraska. Listen to UNL ag economists and invited speakers team up to discuss the ag situation and outlook for 2013. With grant support from the Nebraska Corn Board and generous sponsorship from the Great Western Bank, this year’s series is provided at no cost to participants across the state.
7:00 pmE.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues LIED CENTER for PERFORMING ARTS
In her presentation, Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi will tie the efforts she’s made on behalf of women and religious minorities to the world of religious freedom, all while focusing on the importance of human rights throughout. This unique program will help the audience understand the importance of tolerance, perseverance, and belief in human rights for all; and most importantly share easy tools anyone can use to make a difference.

Human right activist Dr. Shirin Ebadi is the first Iranian and Muslim woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. The 2003 accolade recognized her significant and pioneering efforts in democracy and human rights, especially for the rights of women, children and refugees.

Ebadi argues for an interpretation of Islamic law which is in harmony with vital human rights such as democracy, equality before the law, religious freedom and freedom of speech.

As a lawyer, Ebadi has been involved in many controversial political cases and as a result, has been imprisoned on several occasions.

Ebadi earned a law degree from the University of Tehran. From 1975-79 she served as president of the city court of Tehran. After the revolution in 1979 she was forced to resign. Previously a professor at the University of Tehran, she now works as a lawyer.

Lewis E. Harris Lecture on Public Policy

Ongoing Events:

Time Event Title
Apr 21st-Nov 30thMinerals & Meteorites MORRILL HALL
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
Dec 7th-Sep 1stPerfecting the Past: Colonial Revival Quilts International Quilt Study Center & Museum
Jan 4th-Mar 30thThe Great Plains: America's Lingering Wild Great Plains Art Museum
Jan 16th-Mar 20thClimate Masters Classes HARDIN HALL
Jan 22nd-Apr 21stExhibition: "Modern Madness: The Armory Show Revisited" SHELDON MUSEUM of ART
Feb 1st-Apr 28thExhibition: "Encounters: Photography from the Sheldon Museum of Art" SHELDON MUSEUM of ART
Feb 1st-Apr 28thExhibition: "Making a Presence: F. Holland Day in Artistic Photography" SHELDON MUSEUM of ART
Feb 1st-Mar 17thExhibition: "My Nebraska/Nuestra Nebraska" SHELDON MUSEUM of ART
Feb 11th-Mar 1stPrinted Impressions: Source and Speculation Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery

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