2,900+ to earn degrees

UNL will grant degrees to more than 2,900 students in commencement ceremonies on May 9 and 10. Pinnacle Bank Arena will be the site of the ceremonies for approximately 550 graduate and professional degree recipients at 3 p.m. May 9 and for approximately 2,300 baccalaureate degree recipients at 9:30 a.m. May 10. Approximately 100 students [...]

Tractor museum updates exhibits, opens art gallery

UNL’s Lester F. Larsen Tractor Test and Power Museum is getting a new look and a refocused mission. Since becoming the manager of exhibits in 2012, Lance Todd has organized an update of the East Campus museum. The new direction — which includes a mission to showcase tractors that were innovative and/or actually tested at [...]

11 participate in diversity summit

The Office of Academic Affairs sent a team of 11 faculty and staff members to the University of Washington in Seattle to discuss best practices and institutional examples for supporting diversity with UW faculty, staff and academic leaders. In particular, the team focused on the following action items that Chancellor Harvey Perlman developed for the [...]

IDEA honors robotics, surgery collaboration

Shane Farritor, professor with the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, is developing surgical robotics that could someday remove a gallbladder via a pair of pills passing through the human body. To develop this and other minimally invasive surgical procedures, Farritor collaborates with Dmitry Oleynikov, professor of surgery, director of the Center for Minimally Invasive [...]

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DiMagno’s startup receives $726K NSF grant

Ground Fluor Pharmaceuticals Inc., a startup company that grew from technology developed at UNL, has won a $726,000 National Science Foundation grant to expand its research and product development. The Phase II Small Business Innovation Research grant will fund further research and production of a positron emission tomography, or PET, agent that can be used [...]

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Tourism grant to bolster Lied’s marketing of Broadway shows

The Lied Center for Performing Arts has received a tourism marketing grant from the Nebraska Tourism Commission. The $15,000 award will be used to promote the Lied’s 25th anniversary Broadway performances to Nebraska communities outside of Lincoln. The Nebraska Tourism Commission awarded 25 of the grants totaling nearly $180,000 to entities across the state. The [...]

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Brozovic joins Daugherty Institute’s leadership team

Nicholas Brozovic, a leading water economist with significant experience in Nebraska and around the world, has been named director of policy for the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute. His appointment begins July 1. Brozovic will join Christopher M. U. Neale, director of research, and Chittaranjan Ray, director of the Nebraska Water Center, as [...]

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