Avery Hall time capsule removed for chemistry celebration

May 28th, 2014 | By | Category: 2014, Campus News, Issue, May 22

Mark Griep, associate professor of chemistry, shows the Avery Hall time capsule to a group of students from York Middle School. The time capsule, placed in the Avery Hall cornerstone in 1916, was removed May 12. Items in the capsule will be featured during an October celebration of Rachel Holloway Lloyd, the university’s second chemistry [...]



Jazz in June to feature Water For Food director

May 28th, 2014 | By | Category: 2014, Arts & Entertainment, Issue, May 22

Christopher Neale, director of research for the University of Nebraska’s Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute, plays guitar for the bossa nova group Evening in Brazil. The group opens Jazz in June on June 3. (Courtesy photo) Christopher Neale has found balance through the rhythmic guitar beats of bossa nova. Neale, director of research [...]



Francisco to lead Arts and Sciences

May 28th, 2014 | By | Category: 2014, Employee News, Issue, May 22

UNL has selected Joseph S. Francisco, former president of the American Chemical Society and member of the National Academy of Sciences, as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Senior Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs Ellen Weissinger announced the appointment of Francisco on April 25. Francisco, who currently is the William E. Moore Distinguished [...]



Project probes evolutionary roots of patience

May 28th, 2014 | By | Category: 2014, Issue, May 22, Research

A chimpanzee will wait more than two minutes to eat six grapes, but a black lemur would rather eat two grapes now than wait any longer than 15 seconds for a bigger serving. It’s an echo of the dilemma human beings face with a long line at a posh restaurant. How long are they willing [...]



Yang, UNMC duo partner on hernia surgery project

May 28th, 2014 | By | Category: 2014, Issue, May 22, Research

UNL textiles scholar Yiqi Yang has partnered with researchers from the University of Nebraska Medical Center to develop a novel mesh that will reduce complications associated with hernia repair surgeries. “This project is a good combination of expertise,” said Yang, Charles Bessey Professor of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design, and professor of biological systems engineering. [...]



Arbor Day Foundation honors UNL’s commitment to trees

May 28th, 2014 | By | Category: 2014, Campus News, Issue, May 22

For the seventh-straight year, the Arbor Day Foundation has honored UNL with a Tree Campus USA designation. The award, which recognizes UNL’s long-standing commitment to healthy trees and urban forest management, was celebrated April 25 with a student-led tree planting on City Campus. “The Tree Campus USA designation is an honor that shows that the [...]



Evening in Brazil opens Jazz in June season

May 28th, 2014 | By | Category: 2014, Arts & Entertainment, Issue, May 22

Now in its 23rd season, the Sheldon Art Association’s Jazz in June concert series continues — this year with the international music of Evening in Brazil, CALJE, Donna Singer and the Doug Richards Trio, and Susan Pereira and Sabor Brasil. Concerts take place each Tuesday in June at 7 p.m. in the sculpture garden west [...]



O’Hanlon honored for continued leadership

May 28th, 2014 | By | Category: 2014, Employee News, Issue, May 22

The leadership of Jim O’Hanlon, interim dean for the College of Journalism and Mass Communications, was honored during UNL’s promotion and tenure celebration on April 29. O’Hanlon was presented with UNL’s first James P. O’Hanlon Academic Leadership Award by Ellen Weissinger, senior vice chancellor for academic affairs, and Ronnie Green, vice chancellor for the Institute [...]



Mackenzie receives $3M Gates Foundation award

May 28th, 2014 | By | Category: 2014, Issue, May 22, Research

Manipulating how plants express their genes holds the promise of higher crop yields and better performance under drought or other environmental stress. UNL plant scientist Sally Mackenzie is harnessing her breakthrough to improve crops important to developing countries. Mackenzie discovered that using a transformation technique to turn off a specific gene found in most plants [...]



Lied Center prepares for 25th season

May 28th, 2014 | By | Category: 2014, Arts & Entertainment, Issue, May 22

The Lied Center for Performing Arts celebrates its 25th anniversary season in 2014-15 with marquee artists in every art form. Highlights include performances by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Yo-Yo Ma, Wynton Marsalis, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Joshua Bell, the Chieftains and Broadway’s “Anything Goes.” Tickets to all performances will be available for reservation as [...]