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

Jul 26th, 2013 | By | Category: 2013, Campus News, Issue, July 25

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, [...]



Recycling rate a record 51 percent

May 23rd, 2013 | By | Category: 2013, Campus News, Issue, May 23

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 [...]



Food Processing Center celebrates 30th anniversary with open house

May 23rd, 2013 | By | Category: 2013, Campus News, Issue, May 23

UNL’s Food Processing Center will celebrate its 30th anniversary in June with tours and free ice cream. An open house is planned from 1-5 p.m. June 9 at the center, in the Food Industry Complex on East Campus. Tours of the center’s pilot plants will be offered, as will interactive displays on sensory testing, marketing, [...]



Law College recycling program involves students, faculty, staff

May 23rd, 2013 | By | Category: 2013, Campus News, Issue, May 23

A core group of College of Law faculty has created a recycling program that encourages participation of other faculty, staff and students. “We had this group of six of us here that recognized that we weren’t living up to our environmental responsibilities,” said Brian Striman, a professor of law library and head of the college’s [...]



UNL finishes 61st in RecycleMania

May 23rd, 2013 | By | Category: 2013, Campus News, Issue, May 23

UNL finished in 61st place overall for total materials recycled during the national RecycleMania competition. During the eight-week event, UNL recycled 294,207 pounds of paper, cardboard, plastic and aluminum. The total is 9 percent higher than UNL’s tally from the 2012 RecycleMania contest. The UNL total also represents a 514 metric ton reduction in carbon [...]



Four students named Beckman Scholars

May 23rd, 2013 | By | Category: 2013, Campus News, Issue, May 23

Four UNL students have been chosen to complete undergraduate research fellowships through the Beckman Scholars Program. Ashley Thelen of Mitchell, S.D., Valerie Eckrich of Lincoln, and Jessica Chekal and Qianli Wang of Omaha are UNL’s Beckman Scholars for the 2013-14 academic year. The award provides scholarship funds to each student to conduct research under the [...]



MBA program ranked No. 3 for veterans

May 23rd, 2013 | By | Category: 2013, Campus News, Issue, May 23

UNL’s Master of Business Administration program is ranked among the best online offerings for United States veterans. According to U.S. News and World Report’s list of the “Best Online MBA Programs for Veterans,” the UNL program is No. 3 in the nation. To be included in the veteran-specific ranking, universities had to already be ranked [...]



Awards and Honors — May 23, 2013

May 23rd, 2013 | By | Category: 2013, Campus News, Issue, May 23

Eve Brank, associate professor of psychology, has been awarded a nearly $200,000 National Science Foundation grant to conduct research into why citizens consent to searches. She will work with Jennifer Groscup of Scripps College in Claremont, Calif., on the project. The grant is from the NSF’s Law and Social Science program. The duo will examine [...]



Next Scarlet is June 27

May 23rd, 2013 | By | Category: 2013, Campus News, Issue, May 23

The next edition of the Scarlet publishes June 27. The deadline to submit items for publication is 4 p.m. June 20. Other Scarlet publication dates this summer are July 25 and Aug. 15. For more information, contact Troy Fedderson at tfedderson2@unl.edu or 402-472-8515.



PINs required for libraries’ systems

May 23rd, 2013 | By | Category: 2013, Campus News, Issue, May 23

The University Libraries are requiring the use of a personal identification number to access online systems. The use of PINs, which started May 13, is to protect library cards from unauthorized use. Users must establish a PIN when they log into a library account or the UNL libraries database. The PIN will be used to [...]