UNL ranked among nation’s best universities

Jun 9th, 2012 | By | Category: Campus News, May 31

UNL continues tied at 101st among top national universities in the 2013 U.S. best colleges ranking in U.S. News and World Report. It is tied with four other schools at 101. Among public, national universities, UNL remains ranked in the top 50 at 47. Last year UNL was ranked 49th among all national public research [...]



Burton launches his ‘Awesome Animation Summer’

May 31st, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Employee News, Issue, May 31

Welcome to Michael’s Awesome Animation Summer. Inspired by a heavy teaching load a year ago, Michael Burton, a lecturer in Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design, is spending this summer focused on making art, primarily painting and stop-motion animation. So far, Burton has completed a handful of animation projects and posted them on a blog available [...]



‘Digs’ provides students with Hollywood experience

May 31st, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Campus News, Issue, May 31

A murder was solved. The campus police office walked away with the girl. And UNL students, faculty and staff earned Hollywood experience during principal photography on the campus film “Digs.” “Digs” is the second film in the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts’ Carson School Film Series. Organized through the Johnny Carson School of [...]



Forsythe named visiting scholar

May 31st, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Employee News, Issue, May 31

David Forsythe, professor emeritus of political science, has been selected by the Phi Beta Kappa national office as a national Visiting Scholar for 2013-2014. About a dozen PBK Visiting Scholars are selected each year from major universities to visit other campuses around the country to enrich campus life through public lectures, class participation and other [...]



Sohi honored for article

May 31st, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Employee News, Issue, May 31

Ravi Sohi, associate dean of graduate programs and research in the College of Business Administration, has been awarded the 2012 Louis W. Stern Award by the American Marketing Association. UNL alumna Jean Johnson and Penn State University’s Rajdeep Grewall were co-authors on the article, “The Role of Relational Knowledge Stores in Interfirm Partnering,” published in [...]



Wilson appointed architecture dean for three years

May 31st, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Employee News, Issue, May 31

UNL professor of landscape architecture Kim Wilson has been appointed to a three-year interim dean position at the UNL College of Architecture. Ellen Weissinger, senior vice chancellor for Academic Affairs, announced the appointment April 26. The appointment as approved by the Board of Regents on May 18. A member of the UNL Architecture faculty since [...]



Campus Rec earns ‘bicycle-friendly’ award

May 31st, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Campus News, Issue, May 31

The League of American Bicyclists has named UNL Campus Recreation a Silver Level Bicycle-Friendly Business. The league named 67 new Bicycle-Friendly Businesses in spring 2012. More than 400 businesses, government agencies and Fortune 500 companies across the United States have received the award. “UNL Campus Recreation is at the forefront of a movement to make [...]



4-H robotics program grows

May 31st, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Campus News, Issue, May 31

It started with a $2.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation and has grown into a program that is reaching thousands of youth across the nation, getting them more interested in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM. The program — Geospatial and Robotics Technologies for the 21st Century, or GEAR-Tech-21 (geartech21.org), — is [...]



Nebraska Latino study is breaking new ground

May 31st, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Campus News, Issue, May 31

A research team based at UNL wants to understand what factors predict Latino youth adjustment by launching a large-scale study of Latino youth in Nebraska. The goal is to understand the experiences of Latino youth in the state, their strengths and challenges, and the family and community supports that help them succeed. Latinos are the [...]



USDA grant funds agriculture policy research

May 31st, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Campus News, Issue, May 31

All consumers are not the same. Neither are all agricultural producers. Yet ag policy analysis typically has assumed they are, which can result in ineffective or inefficient policies. UNL is leading a new research effort to change that approach. UNL received a two-year $766,166 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to establish a new [...]