K9 passion leads Glenn to golden opportunity

Oct 21st, 2010 | By | Category: Campus News, Oct. 21

Golden tickets don’t always come hidden in candy bar wrapping. While it worked for Charlie, many people find their golden ticket to happiness in a variety of places. Kathy Glenn, assistant to the dean of the College of Engineering, discovered her golden ticket in a slightly livelier form. “Anyone who has golden retrievers or knows […]

Bryant adapts, taps UNL sources to strengthen work in Georgia

Oct 21st, 2010 | By | Category: Employee News, Oct. 21

Georgia is a long way from Nebraska. Getting to the country nestled somewhere between Europe and Asia involves lengthy layovers, overnight oceanic flights and the inability to read signs written in Georgian. Miles Bryant, professor of education administration, knows all about the grueling trek across the Atlantic. He ventured to Georgia in the spring of […]

Weiss learns ikat weaving technique from master

Oct 21st, 2010 | By | Category: Employee News, Oct. 21

Wendy Weiss fulfilled a dyeing wish in India. On sabbatical as a Fulbright scholar, Weiss studied ikat, a specialized and traditional dyeing technique, from weavers near Vadodara, Gujarat, India from January to May 2009. Ikat is a textiles technique where threads are bound tightly prior to dyeing. The process is similar to tie-dye, however through […]

Timm learns about German universities, culture

Oct 21st, 2010 | By | Category: Employee News, Oct. 21

A Fulbright experience will allow Chris Timm to bring international information back to UNL students. Timm, associate director of Career Services, is in Germany participating in a Fulbright International Education Administrators Program. IEA seminars help higher education officials learn about a host country’s education system and establish connections with international colleagues. “This program is a […]

Dedication of Jorgensen Hall is Oct. 29

Oct 21st, 2010 | By | Category: Campus News, Oct. 21

Physics and Astronomy will celebrate its new home following a series of Physics Week events. University officials, state leaders, faculty, staff, students and alumni will gather Oct. 29 to dedicate Jorgensen Hall. The celebration gets under way at 4 p.m. with featured speaker, alumnus and Nobel laureate Alan Heeger, who will be followed by an […]

A mammoth bath

Oct 21st, 2010 | By | Category: Campus News, Oct. 21

On Sept. 29, workers from G&N Window Service washed and waxed the bronze mammoth sculpture outside the University of Nebraska State Museum in Morrill Hall. The sculpture is washed twice a year to remove contaminants that may cause damage to the bronze. See more photos at http://go.unl.edu/oj3.

Project eyes perceptions of women in power

Oct 21st, 2010 | By | Category: Campus News, Oct. 21

There’s more to a college education than attending lectures and writing papers. Having a chance to complete research as an undergraduate lets students explore and develop their interests. Mitchell Laski has experienced the entire research process while working with assistant professor of psychology Sarah Gervais in the second of a two-year UCARE project. “I like […]

Career honor supports study of food web

Oct 21st, 2010 | By | Category: Oct. 21, Research

The complexity of a food web — relationships among species and what they eat — is a key indicator of ecosystem health. Climate change may tip this delicate balance. Chad Brassil, an assistant professor of biological sciences, is using mathematical models to study how duckweed populations respond to temperature fluctuations. His research may help scientists […]

Combined Campaign to begin Nov. 1

Oct 21st, 2010 | By | Category: Campus News, Oct. 21

The UNL Combined Campaign is going green. The annual fund raising campaign for the Lincoln-area Combined Campaign for Health and Human Services is Nov. 1-19. The theme is “Making the World a Better Place… One Life at a Time.” To help reduce costs and make the campaign more environmentally friendly, UNL employees will be able […]

Memorial Stadium expansion approved

Oct 21st, 2010 | By | Category: Campus News, Oct. 21

A proposed expansion of Memorial Stadium will provide a unique mix of increased seating for fans and extra space for campus research. Approved Oct. 15 by the NU Board of Regents, the expansion includes two projects: an estimated $55.5 million expansion to Memorial Stadium’s east stands, adding approximately 5,000 seats and 30 new indoor/outdoor suites, […]