Project pairs research, modern technology to bring forgotten cemetery stories to life

Dec 13th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Campus News, Dec. 13, Issue

(From left) Randy Kassebaum, a Lincoln businessman, holds a ceramic QR Code that graduate students in Bill Lopez’s class are using to make family histories available electronically to visitors to Wyuka Cemetery. Lopez tested the technology on three Wyuka sites, including the 9/11 memorial in the background, before introducing the project to UNL students. Photo [...]



Bales finds needed outlet as UNL bus driver

Dec 13th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Dec. 13, Employee News, Issue

Eight years ago, Linda Bales needed an escape. Having relocated to Nebraska, Bales spent her days caring for a mother-in-law who suffered a series of strokes and a retired-military husband hampered by alcoholism. “That kind of care, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, it weighs on you,” Bales said. “I really needed something [...]



NIC information session is Dec. 17

Dec 13th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Dec. 13, Employee News

An open information session about Nebraska Innovation Campus is 3:30 to 5 p.m. Dec. 17 in the Nebraska Union Auditorium. The session, which is free and open to faculty, staff and students, will be led by Dan Duncan, executive director of the NIC. A question and answer session will follow the update presentation.



Commencement shifts to new venues in 2013

Dec 13th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Campus News, Dec. 13, Issue

The renovation of the Devaney Sports Center will shift UNL commencement exercises to three different locations in 2013. The change is due to a $20 million project that will convert the Huskers’ basketball home since 1976 into a volleyball arena. The renovation is scheduled to begin shortly after the current NCAA basketball season ends. It [...]



After ConAgra news, construction up next at Innovation Campus

Dec 13th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Campus News, Dec. 13, Issue

Construction at Nebraska Innovation Campus is gearing up after a Nov. 16 ceremonial groundbreaking and announcement of the new campus’ first commitment from a private-industry partner. Dan Duncan, executive director for NIC, said construction of the campus’ first phase will start in December or early January. The first phase includes four buildings — renovation of [...]



Agreement shifts intercampus bus route to StarTran

Dec 13th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Campus News, Dec. 13, Issue

StarTran, the City of Lincoln’s bus service, will assume total control of UNL’s intercampus bus route starting Jan. 2. Riders will not experience any changes in the intercampus — 24 Holdrege or 24 Vine — route or schedule. The change does reduce UNL’s transit-related responsibilities and expenses over time, allowing Parking and Transit Services to [...]



Calkins, Zeleny to address December graduates

Dec 13th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Campus News, Dec. 13, Issue

Commencement exercises for approximately 1,500 graduates are scheduled at UNL on Dec. 14 and 15. Graduate commencement exercises, including doctoral hooding, will begin at 3 p.m. Dec. 14 for students earning doctoral and master’s degrees. Undergraduate exercises will begin at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 15. Both ceremonies will be at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. The [...]



Alfano focused on plant pathogen work

Dec 13th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Dec. 13, Issue, Research

James Alfano is awarded an AAAS fellowship for distinguished contributions in research of plant pathogens. Alfano said he was flattered when he learned he had been named to the esteemed list after being nominated by UNL plant pathology professor James Van Etten, who also is an AAAS Fellow and a member of the National Academy [...]



Opportunity to explore drives Nastasi

Dec 13th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Dec. 13, Issue, Research

Mike Nastasi said the thrill of the discovery following an experiment is what drives him to explore. He is honored by AAAS for contributions in energy, manufacturing, nanotechnology and microelectronics. Nastasi is director of the Nebraska Center for Energy Sciences Research and Elmer Koch Professor of mechanical and materials engineering. Established in 2006, the center [...]



Leadership, research lift Smith into AAAS

Dec 13th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Dec. 13, Issue, Research

L. Dennis Smith’s contributions to the AAAS are in is research in developmental biology and in leadership and advocacy on education. Smith, president emeritus of the University of Nebraska and emeritus professor in the School of Biological Sciences, took an unusual path to a career as a scientist. An aspiring jazz musician, he was a [...]