Kawasaki Reading Room settles into new home

Apr 29th, 2010 | By | Category: April 29, 2010, Campus News

A repository dedicated to the study of Japanese language and culture has a new, expanded and prominent space on campus. Previously located on the 11th floor of Oldfather Hall, the Kawasaki Reading Room for Japanese Studies now overlooks campus from the third floor of the Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center. While workers are just starting to […]

Grant to foster student civic engagement

Apr 29th, 2010 | By | Category: April 29, 2010, Campus News

Research shows that college students who are engaged and active in their communities enjoy better mental health, are far less likely to drop out, and will remain highly involved citizens after they graduate. Now, thanks to a new grant, UNL will create a Civic Engagement Certificate program that allows students to link what they learn […]

Seefeldt, Thomas land digital history start-up grant

Apr 29th, 2010 | By | Category: April 29, 2010, Employee News

UNL’s digital historians have done it again. Doug Seefeldt and Will Thomas have added to their team’s substantial list of funding achievements with a Digital History Start-up Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Office of Digital Humanities. The nearly $50,000 grant will support their efforts to build a scholarly community for the practice […]

Spring Break

Apr 29th, 2010 | By | Category: April 29, 2010, Arts & Entertainment

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is rocketing toward the end of the spring semester with commencement exercises on May 7-8. As the days speed by, University Communications took a few afternoons to capture the beauty of spring blooms on campus. For more information about the gardens at UNL, go to http://www.unl.edu/bga/tours/.

Space Law draws STRATCOM chief, ex-U.N. weapons inspector

Apr 29th, 2010 | By | Category: April 29, 2010, Campus News

U.S. Air Force Gen. Kevin P. Chilton, commander of U.S. Strategic Command, and Ambassador Richard Butler, the United Nations’ former chief Iraq weapons inspector, will deliver the keynote speeches at the UNL College of Law’s fourth annual Space and Telecommunications Law Conference, May 6-7. Butler, an Australian diplomat who served as the United Nations’ chief […]

NET, history profs offer railroad history harvest

Apr 29th, 2010 | By | Category: April 29, 2010, Research

NET Television and the UNL Department of History are holding the first-ever “NET History Harvest for Railroad History,” 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., May 15 at the NET Television Studios, 1800 N. 33rd St. The History Harvest allows the public to bring old letters, photographs, diaries, maps, images, documents and other railroad-related items to share […]

Scarlet trims publication, will expand digitally

Apr 29th, 2010 | By | Category: April 29, 2010, Employee News, Uncategorized

As announced by Chancellor Harvey Perlman on April 21, budget reductions are bringing change to the Scarlet. Now in its 20th year, the Scarlet is reducing the number of print publications, from weekly to once a month. This will save as much as $16,000 annually in production and distribution costs. It will also free up […]

Verbatim — Additional budget cuts of $1.5M proposed

Apr 29th, 2010 | By | Category: April 29, 2010, Campus News

Editor’s Note — Chancellor Harvey Perlman issued this April 21 e-mail proposing an additional $1.5 million in budget reductions. Today (April 21) I am announcing the second and final round of budget reductions for this spring. In March, I proposed reductions totaling $3.5 million that affected IANR’s Communications and Information Technology unit, the Lentz Center […]

Astronomy Day 2010

Apr 29th, 2010 | By | Category: April 29, 2010, Campus News

The University of Nebraska State Museum hosted Mueller Planetarium’s annual Astronomy Day celebration on April 24. The event included a number of hands on activities related to astronomy and attracted 629 visitors. Terese Janovec, assistant director of the Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience, discusses UNL’s new nanoscience facility with Robert Huggenberger during Astronomy Day, […]

Journalism extends one-day seminar program

Apr 29th, 2010 | By | Category: April 29, 2010, Campus News

The College of Journalism and Mass Communications is offering a second series of seminars to help busy professionals deal with modern communication challenges. Seminar topics include grammar and writing principles; business writing; Web communication (social media, blogging); public relations; and digital photography. Experienced faculty members lead the seminars. The One Day University seminars schedule is: […]