Housing employees’ dedication shines in sweep for bedbugs

Feb 24th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Campus News, Feb. 23

Keith Zaborowski has helped comfort tears. He savors the high fives of a successful cook. He arrives at 7:30 a.m. and stays late into the evening. He missed parent-teacher conferences. And, on lucky nights, he “sneaks” home to have dinner with his family. So is life on the front lines of Housing’s massive sweep to [...]



Ratcliffe leads biodiversity course in Peru

Feb 24th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Employee News, Feb. 23

Brett Ratcliffe’s expertise in scarab beetles led to an invitation to organize a 10-day, international biodiversity workshop in Peru. The request came from the Peruvian non-governmental organization Centro de Ecologia y Biodiversidad last summer. Ratcliffe, professor of entomology and curator of the NU State Museum’s entomology research collection, was allowed to assemble his own teaching [...]



Note from 1963 inspires Graham to track down writer

Feb 24th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Employee News, Feb. 23

In 1963, a high school student left a little pink note in a Rumanian language handbook in Love Library; he wondered how often the book was used. Now we know. Nearly 50 years later, that little note surfaced, and libraries professor Richie Graham feels pretty good about it. Graham, who does research on the government’s [...]



Housing faces constant battle with pests

Feb 24th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Campus News, Feb. 23

To Glen Schumann, the bedbug is another pest on a long list. “In my 42 years in UNL’s residence halls, the biggest problem has been dealing with cockroaches,” said Schumann, associate director of housing facilities operations. “We also do battle with spiders, crickets, termites, ants, box elder bugs, mice — including the occasional prankster’s white [...]



Task forces developing bedbug protocols

Feb 24th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Campus News, Feb. 23

Officials in Housing and UNL Facilities are working together to develop new procedures to help manage bedbugs universitywide. Initial areas being addressed include: precautions to take to keep bedbugs out of classrooms, offices and public areas; how to prevent bedbugs from riding home from a hotel room on a traveling university employee; and how to [...]



Sheldon curator strives to strengthen museum’s catalogue in American art

Feb 24th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Arts & Entertainment, Feb. 23

About two years ago, Brandon Ruud stumbled upon a job description that seemed tailor-made for the art buff, then serving as a researcher at the Art Institute of Chicago. “I saw the posting for the job here and it was one of those really great, rare moments when I read the description and thought, ‘This [...]



MyPLAN goes live Feb. 27

Feb 24th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Campus News, Feb. 23

UNL is bringing a new student-advising tool online. Called MyPLAN — My Personal Learning and Advising Network — the tool is an electronic system available through a tab in Blackboard. It is designed to help document advising sessions electronically and to track and monitor student successes toward graduation. Professional campus advisers have been using MyPLAN [...]



Housing faces constant battle with pests

Feb 24th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Campus News, Feb. 23

To Glen Schumann, the bedbug is another pest on a long list. “In my 42 years in UNL’s residence halls, the biggest problem has been dealing with cockroaches,” said Schumann, associate director of housing facilities operations. “We also do battle with spiders, crickets, termites, ants, box elder bugs, mice — including the occasional prankster’s white [...]



Nastasi sees bright future in energy sciences research

Feb 23rd, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Campus News, Feb. 23

Energy research at UNL should double within three to five years with the Nebraska Center for Energy Sciences Research as a catalyst. That’s the vision of the center’s new director, Mike Nastasi. An accomplished materials scientist, Nastasi joined UNL in January from Los Alamos National Laboratory where he directed the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy [...]



CIC awards Smithsonian fellowship to Pesendorfer

Feb 23rd, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Campus News, Feb. 23

Mario Pesendorfer, a doctoral candidate in the School of Biological Sciences, has been awarded a Smithsonian Institution Fellowship through the Committee on Institutional Cooperation. The CIC, a consortium of the Big Ten Conference universities plus the University of Chicago, nominates scholars from each member school to compete for one of six Smithsonian predoctoral fellowships. The [...]