Posts Tagged ‘ UNL ’

Sutton develops methods to introduce native grasses, flowers to green roofs

Jul 26th, 2013 | By | Category: 2013, Campus News, Issue, July 25

Richard Sutton moves a sprinkler into position on top of the Larson Building. Sutton is developing less expensive methods to plant prairie grasses and wildflowers on green roofs. Since 2007, he has established five of the native prairie green roofs in Lincoln. (Troy Fedderson, University Communications) Where others see black tar and white reflective rooftops, [...]



Portnoy helps train psych supervisors in China

Jul 25th, 2013 | By | Category: 2013, Employee News, July 25

Bob Portnoy (middle row, sixth from left) poses with participants in a psychotherapy training session at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. Sitting to Portnoy’s left is Li Yan, director of the counseling center at Tsinghua University. Yan spent a year at UNL learning about psychotherapy training and supervision. Her visit led to Portnoy helping develop [...]



Ashfall announces schedule for spring, summer

May 23rd, 2013 | By | Category: 2013, Arts & Entertainment, Issue, May 23

Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park has announced its 2013 season schedule through Oct. 13. The 360-acre park near Royal displays three-dimensional skeletons of prehistoric animals, including rhinos, camels, three-toed horses, and birds, among others — all preserved in the area where volcanic ash killed them 12 million years ago. The paleontology treasure is a [...]



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 [...]