Faculty asked to get involved with Innovation Campus plans

May 8th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Campus News, Issue, Jan. 27

Chancellor Harvey Perlman knows faculty will play a large role in the development of Nebraska Innovation Campus. Perlman said initial tenants and programs at NIC will be built on existing faculty research relationships and projects already in motion. However, Perlman hopes faculty are willing to develop new projects that might lead to the NIC. “Once […]

UNL recycling program makes steady progress

Mar 31st, 2011 | By | Category: Campus News, Jan. 27

The UNL recycling program continues to gain steam. Between 2005 and 2009, the university doubled annual totals for both tons recycled and percent of total waste recycled. While 2010 totals are pending, initial estimates put the year on par or slightly better than 2009, which ended with 44.3 percent of total waste recycled. “That’s above […]

Coordinator’s environmentalism took root growing up in Nepal

Mar 31st, 2011 | By | Category: Employee News, Jan. 27

Credit Kathmandu for Prabhakar Shrestha’s push to green the Big Red. Shrestha grew up in Nepal, first in a small village in the east part of the Asian nation, then in the capital city of Kathmandu. Conditions in the city led Shrestha to become involved in environmental issues. “Solid waste management as a whole is […]

ADVANCE to honor Electrical Engineering

Mar 31st, 2011 | By | Category: Campus News, Jan. 27

Four years ago, Electrical Engineering had 19 tenure-line faculty and seven other teaching faculty. All were male. A concerted effort to recruit women faculty to the department has paid off; now three of 23 tenure-line faculty are women and a fourth woman teaches in a part-time capacity. The department’s efforts earned it the inaugural ADVANCE-Ne […]

Weissinger is candidate for senior vice chancellor post

Mar 31st, 2011 | By | Category: Employee News, Jan. 27

Ellen Weissinger, interim senior vice chancellor for academic affairs, has been selected a finalist for the position. In a Jan. 28 memo to UNL faculty and staff, the search committee announced Weissinger will be taking part in formal interviews on campus Feb. 2-4, and have a public presentation 3:30 p.m. Feb. 2. The presentation will […]

Journalism launches state gov’t news service government news service

Mar 31st, 2011 | By | Category: Campus News, Jan. 27

More than 60 newspapers, television and radio stations throughout Nebraska are receiving regular news updates about state government and the legislature’s actions from a new reporting service of the College of Journalism and Mass Communications. The Nebraska News Service provides stories and photographs to participating state news organizations free of charge. During legislative sessions, news […]

New Hires (December 2010)

Mar 31st, 2011 | By | Category: Employee News, Jan. 27

These new UNL employees were hired in December. For more information, contact Human Resources at 472-3101. Audrey Amy, Career Services, Clerical Assistant II Andrea Barker, Environmental Health and Safety, EHS Technician Megan Bartunek, Available Positions, Program Coordinator Derek Bond, Athletics, Event Management Specialist Misty Carter, Athletics, Dining Service Associate Nyazar Chagiy, Custodial Services, Custodian II […]

Programs earn Cooper awards

Mar 31st, 2011 | By | Category: Campus News, Jan. 27

The Cooper Foundation announced grant awards to the International Quilt Study Center and Museum and UNL’s E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues. The quilt museum received $8,825 to support the exhibition “Elegant Geometry: American and British Mosaic Patchwork.” The exhibit opens May 28. The Cooper Foundation also awarded $13,921 to support the Thompson Forum. The […]

Educational service award nominees sought

Mar 31st, 2011 | By | Category: Campus News, Jan. 27

Nominations are being accepted to Feb. 15 for UNL’s Distinguished Educational Service Award. The award recognizes outstanding performance by a faculty member. Nominees must have devoted at least 25 percent of their work to extension, continuing studies or educational service. Selection will be based on a description of the educational services by the nominee during […]

Johnson is ‘Boss of Year’

Mar 31st, 2011 | By | Category: Employee News, Jan. 27

Julie Johnson, chair of Child, Youth and Family Studies, received the Boss of the Year Award during a Nov. 16 University of Nebraska Office Professionals Association luncheon. Johnson was nominated by Helen Raikes. The nominator and letters of support said Johnson is supportive to committee chairs, provides advice when solicited, and respected the delegated chair […]