Field to lead Engler program

May 8th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Campus News, Issue, Jan. 26

Tom Field is the new director of the Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program and the Paul Engler Chair of Agribusiness Entrepreneurship at UNL’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Field started Jan. 3. He is working with Mark Gustafson, who continues to be the program’s founding director until the end of June. Before coming to Nebraska, […]



Plowman leads search for new Architecture dean

May 8th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Campus News, Issue, Jan. 26

A committee, appointed by Senior Vice Chancellor Ellen Weissinger and led by College of Business Administration Dean Donde Plowman, has begun the search process to recruit and select candidates for a new dean of the College of Architecture. In addition to Plowman, members of the search committee are: Christopher Ford, associate professor, Architecture; Timothy Hemsath, […]



Zoubek is ARDC’s Employee of the Year

May 8th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Employee News, Issue, Jan. 26

Mike Zoubek has been named the 2011 Employee of the Year at UNL’s Agricultural Research and Development Center. The award is sponsored by the social/benefits committee at the ARDC. Nominees are selected and voted on by fellow employees. Zoubek is an ag research technician with Foundation Seed/Husker Genetics and has worked at the center for […]



Schubert earns fellowship

May 8th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Employee News, Issue, Jan. 26

Mathias Schubert, associate professor of electrical engineering, has been elected a fellow of the American Physical Society. Election to the fellowship is limited to no more than one-half of 1 percent of the society’s membership. The APS has 14 divisions and nine topical groups covering all areas of physics research. There are six forums that […]



National Research Council honors Grew

May 8th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Employee News, Issue, Jan. 26

Priscilla Grew, professor in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and director of the State Museum, has been designated a lifetime National Associate of the National Research Council of the National Academies. This honor recognizes her extraordinary service for the past three decades on advisory committees of the National Research Council, including the U.S. National Committee for […]



African American, African Studies program honored

May 8th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Campus News, Issue, Jan. 26

UNL’s African American and African Studies program recevied a “Fulfilling the Dream Award” during the UNL Chancellor’s Program on Jan. 16. The annual program honors Martin Luther King Jr. The program included a keynote by Lincoln author Mary Pipher. The Fulfilling the Dream Awards are presented to individuals or groups who have contributed to the […]



O’Connor named new Fine and Performing Arts dean

May 8th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Employee News, Issue, Jan. 26

Charles “Chuck” O’Connor will become dean of the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts on July 1. O’Connor, who was a professor in UNL’s department of theater arts from 1993-2003, is dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, a post he’s held since 2008. Prior to […]



Story lies behind that smile at UHC’s front door

May 8th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Employee News, Issue, Jan. 26

Sometimes, a smile can do more healing than a prescription. Every day, Joseph “Andy” Anderson offers his smile to faculty, staff and students who pass through the University Health Center doors. “From the moment you walk in, I want you to feel comfortable,” Anderson said. “That’s my goal.” He has worked 25 years at the […]



Momentum carries NIC into big year

May 8th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Campus News, Issue, Jan. 26

When asked what he expects to see at Nebraska Innovation Campus this year, Chancellor Harvey Perlman responded with just a handful of words. “Cranes,” Perlman said. “More cranes.” Momentum gained through planning and organization will translate into visual progress in 2012 on the NIC, the university’s new private/public-sector sustainable research campus. That visual progress will […]



Lied Center upgrades outdated audio system

May 8th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Arts & Entertainment, Issue, Jan. 26

New technologies are helping amp up the sound system in the Lied Center for Performing Arts. “The center is launching a revitalization effort to ensure the Lied Center continues to be one of the finest performing arts centers in the United States,” said Bill Stephan, Lied Center executive director. “Over the past 20 years there […]