UNL to host terrorism exercise on May 11

Apr 4th, 2011 | By | Category: Campus News, March 31

If the unthinkable happened — people with guns burst into a building full of people, started shooting, leaving terror and casualties in their wake — how would we respond? As many as 900 people will be involved in a day-long emergency management exercise May 11 at UNL to find out. A large full-scale Nebraska TERREX […]

Forums examine Big Ten move

Apr 4th, 2011 | By | Category: Campus News, March 31

What does it mean to be a Big Ten university? That was the question posed to UNL Harvey Perlman at a forum sponsored by the UNL Faculty Senate and Academic Planning Committee March 17. For many people, the biggest challenge with the Big Ten will be the initial football schedule, Perlman joked. But, he said, […]

Chem lab gets $1.6M upgrade

Apr 4th, 2011 | By | Category: Campus News, March 31

Two dozen undergrads strain to hear their chemistry 109 lab instructor, Xiwei “Emmi” Zheng, explain the day’s experiment. Zheng isn’t tall, and she has to yell above the din of the lab’s air-handling system. She’s written instructions on a white board that leans against a wall at her eye level, but fixed lab equipment means […]

3-day Spring Research Fair begins April 12

Apr 4th, 2011 | By | Category: March 31, Research

Discussions about the University of Nebraska’s high-powered computing resources and food, water and energy resources policy are the focus of the spring UNL Research Fair April 12-14. The ninth annual Research Fair is a campuswide celebration of research, creativity and scholarship. The spring event features the Nebraska Supercomputing Symposium and the Food, Water and Energy […]

What would you do if someone walked into your building with a gun?

Apr 4th, 2011 | By | Category: Employee News, March 31

UNL has two resources available to help individuals and units learn about situational awareness and how to react to an active shooter. At http://emergency.unl.edu/shotsfired, a video by the Center for Personal Protection and Safety is available for viewing on campus. It outlines how to “shelter in place,” “get out,” “call out,” or “take out” intruders. […]

Water for Food conference draws experts from around the world

Apr 4th, 2011 | By | Category: Campus News, March 31

Representatives from at least 24 countries are expected to participate in the third annual global Water for Food Conference May 1-4 at Lincoln’s Cornhusker Marriott Hotel. In keeping with this year’s conference theme — “Paths to Solutions” — more than 40 speakers from universities, agriculture, industry, governments and nongovernmental organizations worldwide will explore potential solutions […]

Baenziger, Taylor earn universitywide honors

Apr 3rd, 2011 | By | Category: Employee News, March 31

UNL professors Stephen Baenziger and Stephen Taylor were selected among the 2011 winners of the University of Nebraska’s most prestigious awards for research, teaching and engagement. The universitywide awards recognize faculty whose work has made a strong impact on students, the university and the state. Award recipients are selected by committees of outstanding peers. “The […]

UComm, IS join forces, create e-newsletter system

Apr 3rd, 2011 | By | Category: Campus News, March 31

University Communications has teamed with Information Services to offer a tool to distribute news and event information online. Called UNL Announce, the system was first used to issue the Today@UNL e-newsletter to faculty and staff. The internet-based system was developed last spring as a replacement for E-News, a weekly text e-mail used to distribute news […]

UCARE student lands sweet research project

Apr 3rd, 2011 | By | Category: March 31, Research

Imagine eating freshly picked, Nebraska-grown strawberries — in the middle of winter. Han Do, a first-year UCARE student, is working on a project that could help Nebraskans grow strawberries in winter greenhouses. The junior horticulture major is working with Agronomy and Horticulture professor Ellen Paparozzi and a group researching which strawberries can be grown for […]

Stanford researcher to discuss relationship of gender, science

Apr 3rd, 2011 | By | Category: Campus News, March 31

A Stanford University researcher and expert on the relationship between gender and science will deliver the third and final event in UNL’s Women’s and Gender Studies Program’s spring 2011 colloquium series, “Science and Gender Matters.” In an April 4 talk, Londa Schiebinger will introduce Stanford’s Gendered Innovations in Science, Medicine and Engineering Project. The project […]