Morrison addition open for research

Apr 24th, 2014 | By | Category: 2014, April 24, Issue, Research

Amid smiles and handshakes, UNL on April 2 celebrated the completion of a new addition to the Ken Morrison Life Sciences Research Center, home to the Nebraska Center for Virology. Several dozen faculty, staff, students and visitors assembled in the new wing, north of the original 67,000-square-foot structure on UNL’s East Campus, for a ribbon-cutting [...]



DiMagno’s startup receives $726K NSF grant

Apr 24th, 2014 | By | Category: 2014, April 24, Issue, Research

Ground Fluor Pharmaceuticals Inc., a startup company that grew from technology developed at UNL, has won a $726,000 National Science Foundation grant to expand its research and product development. The Phase II Small Business Innovation Research grant will fund further research and production of a positron emission tomography, or PET, agent that can be used [...]



2,900+ to earn degrees

Apr 24th, 2014 | By | Category: 2014, April 24, Campus News, Issue

UNL will grant degrees to more than 2,900 students in commencement ceremonies on May 9 and 10. Pinnacle Bank Arena will be the site of the ceremonies for approximately 550 graduate and professional degree recipients at 3 p.m. May 9 and for approximately 2,300 baccalaureate degree recipients at 9:30 a.m. May 10. Approximately 100 students [...]



11 participate in diversity summit

Apr 24th, 2014 | By | Category: 2014, April 24, Employee News, Issue

The Office of Academic Affairs sent a team of 11 faculty and staff members to the University of Washington in Seattle to discuss best practices and institutional examples for supporting diversity with UW faculty, staff and academic leaders. In particular, the team focused on the following action items that Chancellor Harvey Perlman developed for the [...]



Shizuka assists condor project

Apr 24th, 2014 | By | Category: 2014, April 24, Issue, Research

UNL ecologist Daizaburo Shizuka is lending his know-how to a crowdsourced research project to learn more about California condors — and, hopefully, to protect the embattled birds’ population. Shizuka, an assistant professor of research in the School of Biological Sciences, has joined researchers from four other U.S. institutions to build the crowdsourced site Condor Watch, [...]



Brozovic joins Daugherty Institute’s leadership team

Apr 24th, 2014 | By | Category: 2014, April 24, Employee News, Issue

Nicholas Brozovic, a leading water economist with significant experience in Nebraska and around the world, has been named director of policy for the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute. His appointment begins July 1. Brozovic will join Christopher M. U. Neale, director of research, and Chittaranjan Ray, director of the Nebraska Water Center, as [...]



Guthmiller is dentistry dean

Apr 24th, 2014 | By | Category: 2014, April 24, Employee News, Issue

Janet Guthmiller, D.D.S., Ph.D., associate dean of academic affairs and professor in the department of periodontology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry, has been appointed as the new dean of the College of Dentistry at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. The appointment is effective Sept. 1, pending approval [...]



IDEA honors robotics, surgery collaboration

Apr 24th, 2014 | By | Category: 2014, April 24, Campus News, Issue

Shane Farritor, professor with the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, is developing surgical robotics that could someday remove a gallbladder via a pair of pills passing through the human body. To develop this and other minimally invasive surgical procedures, Farritor collaborates with Dmitry Oleynikov, professor of surgery, director of the Center for Minimally Invasive [...]



DiRusso is a Jefferson Science fellow

Apr 24th, 2014 | By | Category: 2014, April 24, Issue, Research

Concetta DiRusso, a biochemistry professor, has been selected as a Jefferson Science Fellow for 2014-15. She was chosen from a large number of professors nationwide who are accomplished in the fields of science and engineering. “I am very excited to have this opportunity and hope this experience will be of use in furthering UNL’s science [...]



Century-old sod house unites researchers

Apr 24th, 2014 | By | Category: 2014, April 24, Issue, Research

The little house on the prairie is not so little anymore. An interdisciplanary team of researchers has begun analysis on part of a 110-year-old sod house that was once home to a group of Custer County pioneers. “This is the oddest project I have every worked on,” said John Carter, senior research folklorist/associate editor at [...]