Big Ten’s CIC prepares for campus visit

Apr 1st, 2011 | By | Category: Campus News, Feb. 24

One Big Ten team isn’t waiting to mix it up with the Huskers. And while others are focused on athletics in regard to UNL’s July 1 entry into the new conference, this Big Ten squad is interested in learning about Big Red academic programs and meeting faculty. Members of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation will […]

Tsymbal joins quest for new technologies

Apr 1st, 2011 | By | Category: Feb. 24, Research

Electronic devices like smart phones, computers and mp3 players have become central pieces of everyday life and consumers have grown accustomed to seeing new and improved models every time they turn around. But continuing that trend is dependent on one thing: the emergence of new technology. “We are approaching fundamental limits for storing information due […]

Raz donates papers, library to Archives

Apr 1st, 2011 | By | Category: Employee News, Feb. 24

The University Libraries has received a donation of materials from Hilda Raz, former editor of the Prairie Schooner and emerita faculty member of the Department of English. Raz donated both the papers associated with her term as the editor of the literary magazine and those relating to her own publications, teaching and research. The materials […]

Opera program prepares for classic ‘Romeo and Juliet’

Apr 1st, 2011 | By | Category: Arts & Entertainment, Feb. 24

The UNL opera program presents “Romeo and Juliet,” Feb. 25 and 27 in Kimball Recital Hall. Performances are 7:30 p.m., Feb. 25 and 3 p.m., Feb. 27. Shakespeare’s classic love story is brought to life by compositions written by Charles Gounod. While many operatic composers have tried their hand at adapting “Romeo and Juliet,” Gounod’s […]

Obituary – Julie Poykko-Post

Apr 1st, 2011 | By | Category: Feb. 24, Obituaries

Julie Poykko-Post, 57, Lincoln, died Jan. 26. She worked as a senior grants coordinator in Sponsored Programs. Poykko-Post was born July 13, 1953 in Gackle, N.D., to Wesley and Joyce Poykko. She graduated from Gackle Public Schools, received an undergraduate degree from the University of Wyoming and a post-graduate degree from North Dakota State University. […]

Curto selected for two-year Sloan Research Fellowship

Apr 1st, 2011 | By | Category: Employee News, Feb. 24

Carina Curto, assistant professor of mathematics, has been selected for a Sloan Research Fellowship for her research in the field of mathematical neuroscience. The two-year fellowship awards Curto $50,000 to put toward her research. “I was thrilled to receive the news,” Curto said. “This award will benefit my research significantly, especially because of its flexible […]

Steele is manager of tractor museum

Apr 1st, 2011 | By | Category: Employee News, Feb. 24

Jeremy Steele has been named manager of exhibits and collections of the University of Nebraska’s Lester F. Larsen Tractor Test and Power Museum. The appointment began Jan. 1 and follows the retirement of longtime director Bill Splinter, who played a vital role in developing the museum, said Ron Yoder, biological systems engineering department head. Steele […]

New Hires (January 2011)

Apr 1st, 2011 | By | Category: Employee News, Feb. 24

These new UNL employees were hired in January. For more information, contact Human Resources at 472-3101. Jeffrey Bennett, Custodial Services, Custodian II Phillip Berlie, Budget, Budget Analyst Amber Brannigan, Facilities Management and Planning Business Operations, Inventory Manager Christa Brown, Admissions, Senior Assistant Director, Nebraska College Preparatory Academy Jonathan Carlson, Greater Nebraska Business Center, Financial Associate […]

Engineering dean finalists announced

Apr 1st, 2011 | By | Category: Campus News, Feb. 24

Five candidates are finalists for the dean of the College of Engineering. Selected by a search committee, the candidates are visiting campus through March 9. Each candidate will participate in a public presentation on City Campus. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend the presentations. The candidates are James Alleman from Iowa State University; […]

Dependent audit to enter ‘verification phase’ on March 7

Apr 1st, 2011 | By | Category: Employee News, Feb. 24

The University of Nebraska is conducting an audit of all dependents enrolled in university medical and dental plans. Announced Feb. 1, the audit is designed as a potential way to reduce health insurance expenses. The independent firm Chapman Kelly will complete the audit in stages between February and May. Only employees with dependents enrolled in […]