Students work to preserve history of North Omaha

Nov 1st, 2011 | By | Category: Campus News, October 27

They arrived with Tuskegee Airmen memorabilia, homesteading papers, a cup used by a slave, and several photographs depicting the jazz scene. They brought their treasures and their stories related to African-American history to learn more about them from UNL historians and contribute to an innovative effort to preserve North Omaha’s past. It was all part [...]



NU agrees to establish one of 10 American Culture Centers in China

Nov 1st, 2011 | By | Category: Campus News, October 27

The University of Nebraska has signed an agreement with Xi’an Jiaotong University to create an American Culture Center in Xi’an, China. The center — one of only 10 to receive seed funding from the U.S. government — will initiate a variety of programs to expose students, faculty and staff at Xi’an Jiaotong to all things [...]



Project captures time-lapse of Platte River basin

Nov 1st, 2011 | By | Category: October 27, Research

Talk of missed opportunity has led to a collaborative project that is documenting cyclical change along the Platte River Basin. A team led by photographer Michael Forsberg and NET Television’s Michael Farrell is positioning 45 digital cameras along the Platte River Basin — from its Rocky Mountain starting points in Wyoming and Colorado, to its [...]



Perlman named honorary professor at Xi’an Jiaotong

Nov 1st, 2011 | By | Category: Campus News, October 27

Chancellor Harvey Perlman returned last month from China with a new title, Honorary University Professor at Xi’an Jiaotong University. In addition to being a rare honor, the professorship further strengthens the strong relationship between Xi’an Jiaotong University and UNL, said David Lou, director of UNL’s Confucius Institute and new deputy director of the American Culture [...]



Combined Campaign drive kicks off Nov. 1

Nov 1st, 2011 | By | Category: Employee News, October 27

UNL is aiming to make a big, positive impact by participating in the Lincoln-area Combined Campaign for Health and Human Services, Nov. 1-18. The theme is “Big Impact — Go Big, Give Big.” Kick-off events are planned for 8:30 to 10 a.m., Nov. 1 in the East Union and 8:30 to 10 a.m., Nov. 2 [...]



Nov. 4 Carson Lecture features ‘Mr. Baseball’

Nov 1st, 2011 | By | Category: Arts & Entertainment, October 27

Bob Uecker, former Major League Baseball player, sportscaster, comedian and actor known as “Mr. Baseball,” will present the next Carson Lecture. UNL’s Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film will host the second Johnny Carson Lectureship at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 4 in the Howell Theatre, located on the first floor of the Temple Building. The [...]



Campus Compact promotes service learning, civic engagement

Nov 1st, 2011 | By | Category: Campus News, October 27

Twelve Nebraska colleges and universities are founding members of the new Nebraska Campus Compact, an affiliate of a national organization that promotes service learning and civic engagement among college students. The 12 founding members of Nebraska Campus Compact are College of St. Mary, Doane College, Hastings College, Nebraska Methodist College, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Peru State [...]



Husker Cats ‘blitz’ nets 25 Innovation Campus ferals

Nov 1st, 2011 | By | Category: Campus News, October 27

UNL’s Husker Cats group successfully trapped 25 cats at Innovation Campus the weekend of Oct. 15 and 16. The “blitz trapping” was part of Husker Cats’ observation of National Feral Cat day. Of the 25 cats that were captured, four kittens were young enough to be socialized and will be fostered until old enough for [...]



Revesz assessed weapons, export controls

Nov 1st, 2011 | By | Category: Employee News, October 27

Peter Revesz knows databases — both how to create them and efficiently draw data from within them. He never figured that expertise would be of use to the U.S. State Department and its international partners. Revesz, a professor of computer science and engineering, is the first from UNL to earn a competitive U.S. Department of [...]



Manderscheid picks winner of ‘Dining with the Dean’

Nov 1st, 2011 | By | Category: Arts & Entertainment, October 27

In the battle between pork chops and chicken spinach rollatini, there could be only one winner. And College of Arts and Sciences Dean David Manderscheid, a man who has dined on fried insects, smoked duck tongue and other exotic delicacies in his travels around the world, was just the man to make that call. Manderscheid [...]