Sutton develops methods to introduce native grasses, flowers to green roofs

Richard Sutton moves a sprinkler into position on top of the Larson Building. Sutton is developing less expensive methods to plant prairie grasses and wildflowers on green roofs. Since 2007, he has established five of the native prairie green roofs in Lincoln. (Troy Fedderson, University Communications) Where others see black tar and white reflective rooftops, [...]

Carson Theater to get an upgrade leadimage

UNL’s Johnny Carson Theater is getting a $571,500 facelift. The renovation, made possible with a gift from the John W. Carson Foundation, was announced April 26. The project will include a complete redesign of the theater’s entrance and lobby and a new performance floor. At the gift announcement, Chancellor Harvey Perlman said UNL is again [...]

Portnoy helps train psych supervisors in China

Bob Portnoy (middle row, sixth from left) poses with participants in a psychotherapy training session at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. Sitting to Portnoy’s left is Li Yan, director of the counseling center at Tsinghua University. Yan spent a year at UNL learning about psychotherapy training and supervision. Her visit led to Portnoy helping develop [...]

Recycling rate a record 51 percent

Individual recycling efforts led by faculty, staff and students are helping reduce UNL’s carbon footprint. In 2012, UNL achieved a 51 percent recycling rate — which means the university recycled more waste than it sent to the local landfill. The percentage is 10 points more than 2011 and is four times greater than the 12 [...]

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Physics team leads $7M research collaboration

UNL will lead a new $7.125 million research collaboration involving six universities and an industry consortium to develop a new generation of electronic devices. Semiconductor Research Corp. and the National Institute of Standards and Technology awarded a UNL physics team a five-year contract to lead a new Center for NanoFerroic Devices as part of the [...]

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Women headline Jazz in June series

The voices of four women will be featured in the 22nd season of Jazz in June. Organized by the Sheldon Art Association and Sheldon Museum of Art, the free concerts take place every Tuesday in June at 7 p.m. with activities beginning as early as 5 p.m. The concert series opens June 4 with the [...]

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WageWorks to administer flexible spending accounts

Starting June 5, WageWorks Inc. will be administrator of the University of Nebraska’s flexible spending account plans. WageWorks replaces the university’s internal administrative system. The change only affects employees currently enrolled in health or dependent care flexible spending accounts. Keith Dietze, director of universitywide benefits, said WageWorks will provide improved plan features and more options [...]

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