Free financial counseling available in November

Nov 15th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Employee News, Issue, Nov. 15

Free one-on-one financial counseling sessions will be offered to faculty and staff in November. TIAA-CREF sessions are Nov. 15 and 29 in the East Union (room posted) and Nov. 20 in the Wick Alumni Center Library. Sign up by calling 800-732-8353 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. After hours messages can be left at 1-866-842-2908, [...]



New faculty brochure available online

Nov 15th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Campus News, Issue, Nov. 15

The 2012-2013 new faculty brochure is now available online. The brochure features profiles on UNL’s newest faculty members. Information includes area of focus, representative publications, grants and awards. View the new faculty brochure at http://go.unl.edu/wa7. A PDF version is available for download via the Academic Affairs home page, http://www.unl.edu/svcaa/home.



Windows, Explorer updates won’t work with Firefly, SAP

Nov 15th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Employee News, Issue, Nov. 15

Microsoft has released the Windows 8 operating system and Internet Explorer 10 web browser. Both the operating system and browser will not work with Firefly or SAP. Also, Mozilla has not yet announces support for the Firefox browser with the Windows 8 operating system. The SAP support team will announce when the new products work [...]



UNOPA collecting items for Barnabas project

Nov 15th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Issue, Nov. 15

The University of Nebraska Office Professionals Association is collecting items for the Barnabas Project, a community outreach project. Barnabas offers clothing, books, toys and household items to families in need. For more information, go to http://go.unl.edu/hd2. UNOPA is collecting underwear and socks for children, as well as gently used items for Barnabas. For more information, [...]



New Hires – October 2012

Nov 15th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Employee News, Issue, Nov. 15

UNL welcomes these new employees hired in October. For more information on the “New Hires” list, contact Troy Fedderson at tfedderson2@unl.edu or 402-472-8515. Lori Allen, TRIO Programs, accounting technician Erin Burnette, Business Administration, academic adviser/recruiter Michael Caldararo, Nebraska Center for Virology, business manager Joshua Dussart, Custodial Services, custodian II Shawn Eichorst, Athletics, special assistant to [...]



Lady Gaga’s foundation taps Swearer for research, advisory board

Nov 15th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Campus News, Issue, Nov. 15

Susan Swearer will lead a new research board to advise Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation on its youth empowerment and tolerance programs. The group also will work to boost the influence of the foundation’s proposals and apply well-founded research to all of the foundation’s upcoming programs. Swearer, professor of school psychology in the College [...]



Wang helps advance sonic boom research

Nov 15th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Issue, Nov. 15, Research

Research by Lily Wang, associate professor of architectural engineering, was featured Oct. 18 on ScienceDaily. Funded by NASA, Wang’s work with graduate student Christopher Ainley explored how noise bursts affect the performance and perceptions of test subjects. The UNL team worked to “find a threshold value under which the noise would not significantly affect” the [...]



American Mathematical Society honors 6 from UNL

Nov 15th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Employee News, Issue, Nov. 15

Six UNL professors are among the accomplished mathematicians from around the world who have been invited to join a prestigious national organization’s inaugural class of fellows. The recently announced first class of American Mathematical Society fellows includes individuals who are members of the society who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication [...]



Wunder wins Sandoz award

Nov 15th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Employee News, Issue, Nov. 15

John Wunder, emeritus professor of history and journalism, received the “In the Spirit of Mari Sandoz” award during the Mari Sandoz Heritage Society’s annual symposium at Chadron State College in September. Wunder is the ninth recipient of the award. He retired in 2011 after teaching history at UNL for more than 25 years. Wunder received [...]



Group names Osborne a ‘Distinguished American’

Nov 15th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Employee News, Issue, Nov. 15

Tom Osborne, former Husker football coach and current UNL athletics director, has been named the 2012 Walter Camp Football Foundation “Distinguished American.” The award is presented annually to an individual who has used their talents to attain great success in business, private life or public service and who may have accomplished that which no other [...]