Research offers CAREER award workshop April 5

May 8th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Employee News, Issue, March 29

The Office of Research and Economic Development will host a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Program workshop 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., April 5, in the East Union (room posted). Interested faculty, department heads and chairs, should register at http://go.unl.edu/40b. The NSF’s CAREER program offers the foundation’s most prestigious awards for pre-tenure faculty. [...]



UNL hosts CIC digital humanities summit

May 8th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Campus News, Issue, March 29

On April 19-20, UNL and the Committee on Institutional Cooperation will host the first Digital Humanities Summit in Lincoln. The CIC is working to develop a stronger faculty community and networks in digital humanities between member universities. The Digital Humanities Summit, held at the Cornhusker Hotel, will engage the 60 attendees in discussions to identify [...]



Spring research fair to showcase student work

May 8th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Campus News, Issue, March 29

The spring UNL Research Fair April 4-5 features sessions to help graduate students successfully compete for jobs and prepare undergraduates for graduate school, and showcases student research. The 11th Research Fair is a campuswide celebration of research, creativity and scholarship. Now held biannually, the spring Research Fair focuses on student development, while the fall Research [...]



Feedback sought on ‘Campus Blueprint’

May 8th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Campus News, Issue, March 29

A preliminary strategic plan to guide UNL to 30,000 students by 2017 was released for campus input in mid-March by the Enrollment Management Council. The plan, “Campus Blueprint,” suggests ways UNL can boost enrollment and retention over the next five years, while also increasing the number of tenure-track faculty, improving the six-year graduation rate and [...]



Architecture dean finalists selected

May 8th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Employee News, Issue, March 29

Two candidates are finalists for the dean of the College of Architecture. Selected by a search committee, the candidates are visiting campus through April 3. Each candidate will participate in a public presentation during his visit. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend the presentations, each of which will conclude with a reception. The [...]



Lanxon, Predmore collect Kudos

May 8th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Employee News, Issue, March 29

Julie Lanxon and Debra Predmore received the University Kudos Award at the March 2 meeting of the NU Regents. Lanxon is the office supervisor in the child, youth and family studies department. She has been with the university since 2004. “Julie consistently performs beyond expectations with contagious cheerfulness,” said her nominator. “She is extremely competent [...]



Blezek, Mandigo inducted

May 8th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Employee News, Issue, March 29

Allen Blezek, professor emeritus in agricultural leadership, education and communication, and Roger Mandigo, professor emeritus of animal science and food science and technology, were inducted into the Nebraska Hall of Agricultural Achievement on March 23. For more information, go to http://go.unl.edu/2qf.



8 receive Holling teaching awards

May 8th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Employee News, Issue, March 29

Eight faculty and staff received the 2012 Holling Family Awards for Teaching Excellence in Agriculture and Natural Resources. Senior Faculty Teaching Excellence: Erin Blankenship, statistics; Charles “Chuck” Burr, West Central Research and Extension Center; Randy Pryor, Southeast Research and Extension Center; Jerry Volesky, West Central Research and Extension Center. Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence: Lindsay Chichester, [...]



19 honored for distinguished teaching, service, research

May 8th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Employee News, Issue, March 29

The Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs has awarded 19 faculty college awards for distinguished teaching, service and research. These individuals will be recognized at Honors Convocation on April 22. College Awards for Distinguished Teaching Charles Francis, agronomy and horticulture Peter Hind, architecture Michael Dodd, psychology Rose Holz, women’s and gender studies [...]



Seven earn named professorships

May 8th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Employee News, Issue, March 29

UNL has conferred university professorships on seven faculty members. They will be recognized at Honors Convocation on April 22. Terms for the new professorships begin this summer. Three faculty — Amy Burnett, Edgar Cahoon and David Hage — have earned named university professorships. These professorships carry a $15,000 stipend supported by endowed funds at the [...]