Dawes receives a Guggenheim Fellowship

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

Kwame Dawes, professor of English and Glenna Luschei Editor of Prairie Schooner, has received a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship. He is among 181 scholars, artists and scientists in the United States and Canada who were selected for the honor from nearly 3,000 applicants. The fellowship will support his work on the poem cycle, [...]



NSF award fuels Hong’s research

May 8th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, April 26, Issue, Research

The key to making computers and other electronics smaller, faster and less expensive lies in overcoming the limitations of existing materials. Xia Hong believes her research on nanoscale materials will help break through current barriers. Hong, assistant professor of physics and astronomy and a researcher in UNL’s Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, earned a [...]



Schleck named a Folger fellow

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

Julia Schleck, assistant professor of English and acting director of UNL’s Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program, has been awarded a fellowship to pursue research next spring at a world-renowned research center on Shakespeare. The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., has awarded a short-term fellowship to Schleck to pursue her latest book project, “The Genres [...]



Poser leads provost search

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

The University of Nebraska has commenced a national search for the position of executive vice president and provost. Linda Ray Pratt, who has served in this role since 2006, plans to step down on June 30 to return to teaching in the Department of English at UNL University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken named [...]



Radu earns Fulbright to conduct math in Ireland

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

Petronela Radu, assistant professor of mathematics, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to teach and conduct research during the spring 2013 semester at Trinity College in Ireland. Radu will depart for Dublin in January and will work alongside Trinity College’s Paschalis Karageorgis, an expert in the field of nonlinear wave equations. Together, they will [...]



Brehm receives Kudos

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

Joel Brehm received the University Kudos Award at the April 13 meeting of the NU Regents. Brehm is the Web developer and graphic design specialist in the Office of Research and Economic Development. He has been with the university since 2004. “Joel is a rising star at UNL. He creates and maintains many websites and [...]



Parking permit fees to increase in new fiscal year

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

Campus expansion is adding to the cost of parking at UNL. Faculty/staff permits for fiscal year 2012-2013 (July 1-June 30) will increase $12 annually ($1 per month) for all surface parking lots, while garage permits will rise $24 ($2 per month). All nine-month student permits — except those for perimeter lots — will increase $18 [...]



Munier to serve as national chair

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

Craig Munier, director of the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, was elected to serve as national chair of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators for 2013-14. He will also serve as national chair-elect for 2012-13. NASFAA is a nonprofit membership organization representing more than 20,000 student financial aid professionals at nearly 3,000 [...]



Brown earns lifetime achievement honor

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

Robert D. Brown, Happold Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Educational Psychology, was awarded the American College Personnel Association-College Educators International’s 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award. The award was presented March 26 at the group’s national convention in Louisville, Ky. Read more at http://go.unl.edu/dek.



Zempleni named outstanding investigator

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

Janos Zempleni, professor of nutrition and health sciences and director of the Nebraska Gateway for Nutrigenomics, received the 2012 Outstanding Investigator Award from the American Society of Nutrition. Zempleni was recognized for his contributions to nutrition research and the mission of the ASN’s Nutrient-Gene Interactions Research Interest Section. Read more at http://go.unl.edu/7eb.