Avery Hall time capsule removed for chemistry celebration

May 28th, 2014 | By | Category: 2014, Campus News, Issue, May 22

Mark Griep, associate professor of chemistry, shows the Avery Hall time capsule to a group of students from York Middle School. The time capsule, placed in the Avery Hall cornerstone in 1916, was removed May 12. Items in the capsule will be featured during an October celebration of Rachel Holloway Lloyd, the university’s second chemistry [...]



Arbor Day Foundation honors UNL’s commitment to trees

May 28th, 2014 | By | Category: 2014, Campus News, Issue, May 22

For the seventh-straight year, the Arbor Day Foundation has honored UNL with a Tree Campus USA designation. The award, which recognizes UNL’s long-standing commitment to healthy trees and urban forest management, was celebrated April 25 with a student-led tree planting on City Campus. “The Tree Campus USA designation is an honor that shows that the [...]



Ceremony honors 81 faculty granted promotion, tenure

May 28th, 2014 | By | Category: 2014, Campus News, Issue, May 22

UNL granted promotion and/or tenure to 81 faculty during an April 29 ceremony at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum. Faculty receiving honors are listed below. The 2014 Promotion and Tenure Brochure is available at http://go.unl.edu/pt_2014. A PDF version is available for download at http://www.unl.edu/svcaa/home. Promoted to Full Professor Karen Becker, Music Joy Castro, [...]



Philanthropist’s gift creates prize for African poetry

May 28th, 2014 | By | Category: 2014, Campus News, Issue, May 22

The African Poetry Book Fund in partnership with Prairie Schooner, the quarterly literary journal at UNL, is offering a new prize through the generosity of poet and literary philanthropist Glenna Luschei. Starting this year, the Glenna Luschei Prize will be awarded to a collection by an African poet published in the previous year, thus making [...]



Google Trek comes to campus

May 28th, 2014 | By | Category: 2014, Campus News, Issue, May 22

Views from UNL sidewalks and pathways are on the way to being displayed in more detail on Google Maps. On April 30 and May 1, Google contractor Lucas Marshall walked both City and East campuses wearing a specialized Google Trekker backpack. The device, which weighs about 40 pounds, contains 15 cameras that take a series [...]



Collaborations are focus of faculty retreat

May 28th, 2014 | By | Category: 2014, Campus News, Issue, May 22

Research collaborations begin with conversations. That was the message at UNL’s 2014 Interdisciplinary Faculty Retreat on May 15-16, which also served as the kickoff event at Nebraska Innovation Campus’ new conference center. Researchers from across campus met their faculty colleagues and learned about research going on at the university. The retreat provided faculty the opportunity [...]



Outdoor Adventures moves into new space

May 28th, 2014 | By | Category: 2014, Campus News, Issue, May 23

For 43 years, Campus Recreation’s Outdoor Adventures program has helped extend education at UNL into the great outdoors. On May 5, the program began a new era as the 13,000-square-foot Outdoor Adventures Center at 930 N. 14th St. opened for use. The new building — which is roughly four times larger than the former location [...]



Whitbeck authors book on Native youth development

May 28th, 2014 | By | Category: 2014, Campus News, Issue, May 22

UNL sociologist Les Whitbeck has co-authored a new book designed to inform Native tribes and mental health service providers of the historical framework surrounding Native adolescents’ mental health and substance abuse issues. The book, “Indigenous Adolescent Development: Psychological, Social and Historical Contexts,” is based on a longitudinal study that Whitbeck began in 2001. The research [...]



Registration extended for Big Idea Seminar

May 28th, 2014 | By | Category: 2014, Campus News, May 22

An Agricultural Research Division’s “Big Idea Seminars” event will be offered June 9 as the sixth annual Nebraska Gateway to Nutrigenomics Spring Retreat, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the East Union. The event was originally scheduled for April 14. Registration is free, but required and available at http://nutrigenomics.unl.edu. The seminar theme is “Computational Science [...]



Budget reductions approved for new fiscal year

May 28th, 2014 | By | Category: 2014, Campus News, Issue, May 22

EDITOR’S NOTE — Chancellor Harvey Perlman issued this message about the proposed $4.65 million budget reductions for fiscal year 2014-2015 in a May 6 email to campus. For more information about the budget reductions, go to http://go.unl.edu/bh62. As you recall we are facing a budget deficit of $4.65 million that has accumulated over the last [...]