Obituary - Peter J. Worth

May 7th, 2010 | By | Category: May 6, 2010, Obituaries

Peter J. Worth, former chairman of the Department of Art and Art History, died May 3. He was 93. Worth was a well-known and well-respected art historian and working artist. He was associated with the university from 1948 until his retirement in 1987. Born in Suffolk, England, he came to the United States in 1948. […]

UNL researchers in Gulf of Mexico collecting oil-spill images

May 7th, 2010 | By | Category: May 6, 2010, Research

UNL’s involvement in a national research project expanded in the wake of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Members of UNL’s Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies (CALMIT) were in Mississippi in early May collecting data before the oil slick reached the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. The project is part […]

Blue Man Group, Bernadette Peters headline 2010-11 Lied Center season

May 7th, 2010 | By | Category: Arts & Entertainment, May 6, 2010

The Lied Center for Performing Arts at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln announces its 21st season for 2010-11. Nebraska’s “Home for the Arts” will present 43 performances of 36 shows, including Blue Man Group, “Spamalot,” “A Chorus Line,” “Menopause: The Musical,” Bernadette Peters, Rockapella, Branford Marsalis, Garrison Keillor, Capitol Steps, Joshua Bell, and the Count Basie […]

Raikes brothers to receive commencement honors

May 7th, 2010 | By | Category: Campus News, May 6, 2010

Jeff Raikes, chief executive officer of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and benefactor of the Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management, will deliver the commencement address and receive an honorary degree at UNL’s May 8 undergraduate commencement exercises. Raikes’ talk is “Nebraska Can Change the World.” The late Ron Raikes, Jeff […]

Ed psych duo helps recover, return injured kestrel to wild

May 7th, 2010 | By | Category: Campus News, May 6, 2010

Emily Burgess and Patti Farritor did not want to let go. Standing on the overlook to Ed Weir Track — with friends, coworkers and family in the background — the Educational Psychology secretaries prepared to release a kestrel they helped rescue. “I wish I could build him a home in my backyard and keep him,” […]

Allen resigns, plans return to faculty

May 7th, 2010 | By | Category: Employee News, May 6, 2010

David Allen, dean of the College of Engineering, announced April 29 his resignation as dean, with the intention of returning to a faculty position in the college on June 30. Allen, who has led the college since September 2002, is a tenured professor of engineering mechanics at UNL. He announced his intentions at a regularly […]

Cole collects award for GLBT contributions

May 7th, 2010 | By | Category: Campus News, May 6, 2010

A chance encounter led James Cole to a career helping improve the campus climate for individuals who are gay, lesbian, bisexual and/or transgender. In his 40-plus year career, Cole helped establish and defend the first “homophile” studies program at UNL, battled an anti-GLBT psychologist, and entered the fray against the Nebraska Catholic Conference’s push to […]

Banks prepares for retirement with final Lentz Center exhibit

May 7th, 2010 | By | Category: Arts & Entertainment, May 6, 2010

Barbara Banks is preparing for one final show. Retiring July 1, the director of the Lentz Center for Asian Culture will unveil the museum’s final exhibition, “Director’s Choice,” on May 7. The exhibit runs through June 27 and will feature items collected during Banks’ 16 years with the Lentz Center. “This is not an exhibit […]

Revesz earns federal fellowship

May 7th, 2010 | By | Category: Employee News, May 6, 2010

Peter Revesz, a professor of computer science and engineering, has been selected to the highly competitive U.S. Department of State/U.S. Agency for International Development Jefferson Science Fellow program. Beginning in September Revesz will work for one year in a consulting assignment by the Department of State/USAID in Washington, D.C., or in a foreign embassy or […]

Open House | Lester F. Larsen Tractor Test and Power Museum

May 7th, 2010 | By | Category: Arts & Entertainment, May 6, 2010

Visitors examine a variety of new and old tractors and test equipment during the May 1 open house. The 12th annual event drew about 600 visitors to the East Campus museum and tractor test facility. For more information, go to Troy Fedderson | University Communications Tractor enthusiasts (from left) James Banister, Paul Bouffard and […]