NU, Xi’an celebrate exchange center

May 31st, 2012 | By | Category: 2011, Campus News, Issue, May 31

The University of Nebraska and China’s Xi’an Jiaotong University celebrated April 21 the official opening of the American Exchange Center. The center is an NU-wide initiative that aims to expose Chinese students and faculty to United States history, law, medicine, art, culture and government. It is also designed to strengthen Nebraska’s collaboration with China. The [...]



Initiatives focus on student retention

Oct 31st, 2011 | By | Category: 2011, Campus News, Issue, Sept. 29

Amy Goodburn walked out of the Nebraska Union in time to observe student retention in action. The associate vice chancellor for Academic Affairs, fresh off a deans and directors discussion on how to retain students, watched as athletics director Tom Osborne stopped, listened patiently and helped an international student looking for Seaton Hall. “Tom was [...]



NU Press to offer Jewish Publication Society books

Oct 31st, 2011 | By | Category: 2011, Arts & Entertainment, Issue, Sept. 29

The University of Nebraska Press will be handling the publication, distribution and marketing of books released by the Jewish Publication Society. The University of Nebraska Board of Regents approved purchase of JPS inventory during its Sept. 9 meeting. The JPS Board of Trustees approved the collaborative agreement Sept. 13. JPS will continue its 120-year-old mission [...]



Wilhite to talk drought for Nebraska Lecture

Oct 31st, 2011 | By | Category: 2011, Campus News, Issue, Sept. 29

This summer’s exceptional drought in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas is a startling reminder of the serious economic, environmental and social impacts of this natural disaster. As droughts become more frequent and intense in the face of climate change, strategies to mitigate their impact will be increasingly important. During the fall Nebraska Lecture Oct. 25, UNL [...]



Barnes to assist Oct. 4 ‘Portals’ performance

Oct 31st, 2011 | By | Category: 2011, Arts & Entertainment, Issue, Sept. 29

A special preview of Tim Fain’s multi-media piece “Portals” is 5:30 to 7 p.m., Oct. 4 in Westbrook Recital Hall, room 119. The performance is free and open to the public. The visit by Fain, an acclaimed violinist, and members of his creative team is hosted by the School of Music and Paul Barnes, professor [...]



Collaboration helps patients regain, improve walking ability

Oct 31st, 2011 | By | Category: 2011, Campus News, Issue, Sept. 29

Mechanical engineering professor Carl Nelson’s fascination with the mechanics of human motion led him to a local collaboration that could have world-reaching potential. With Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, Nelson’s work on developing a new Intelligently Controlled Assistive Rehabilitation Elliptical system is helping rehabilitation patients regain or improve their ability to walk. The elliptical assistive device was [...]



Chancellor sets ambitious six-year goals

Oct 31st, 2011 | By | Category: 2011, Campus News, Issue, Sept. 29

Chancellor Harvey Perlman called on faculty and staff to start thinking bigger. In his annual State of the University address Sept. 1 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts, Perlman described UNL’s move into the Big Ten Conference as, “an opportunity to reset the table.” To the more than 1,000 in attendance, Pearlman outlined four, [...]



Research expenditures reported at $191.3M

Oct 31st, 2011 | By | Category: 2011, Campus News, Issue, Sept. 29

UNL officials have started to look at research funding totals from a new a perspective — one used by fellow Big Ten universities. In his Sept. 1 State of the University Address, Chancellor Harvey Perlman set a goal to increase UNL’s annual research expenditures to $300 million. In previous years, UNL has used total grant [...]



Enrollment remains steady

Oct 31st, 2011 | By | Category: 2011, Campus News, Issue, Sept. 29

With a 0.4 percent increase in first-time freshmen enrollment and a larger-than-average graduating class for 2010, UNL’s total fall 2011 enrollment was virtually unchanged over last year. A total of 24,593 students are attending UNL this fall, marking a 0.1 percent decrease over a year earlier. UNL graduated a record number of students during the [...]



UNL among nation’s best universities

Oct 31st, 2011 | By | Category: 2011, Campus News, Issue, Sept. 29

The “rankings” are in and UNL once again is listed right around the 100 mark among best national universities — this year at 101. Last year’s ranking was 104. The 2012 U.S. News and World Report rankings released today no longer include a Top 50 public national university list. UNL was 47th on that list [...]