Anthropological viewpoint earns Chancellor’s Award

Apr 30th, 2009 | By | Category: April 30, 2009, Campus News, Issue, November 13, 2008, September 18, 2008

Diversity appreciation and inclusiveness are family values for Bill Waters. A program coordinator for the Office of Academic Support and Intercultural Services, Waters grew up learning about different cultures and belief systems. His family moved a lot – his father working jobs in the meat-packing industry – and with each relocation, Waters absorbed the diversity […]

Venus is focus of observatory viewing

Feb 5th, 2009 | By | Category: Campus News, February 5, 2009, Issue, November 13, 2008, October 30, 2008

Behlen Observatory near Mead will be open to the public 7:30 to 10 p.m. Feb. 6. Provided the sky is clear, visitors will be able to view a variety of objects with the observatory’s 30-inch telescope and with smaller telescopes set up outside. These include the Moon, Venus, the Orion Nebula, star clusters, and double […]

Dewey treks to Arctic Circle to witness environmental trends

Jan 29th, 2009 | By | Category: Campus News, Issue, January 29, 2009, November 13, 2008, October 30, 2008

Ken Dewey has a new passion. Storm chasing is out. Climate change is in. After building a career on pursuing storms and snapping severe weather photos, the School of Natural Resources professor is exploring deeper into the environment to see if the global climate is truly shifting. “This is not a direction I anticipated. I […]

Pizza slice by Outlaw Spice

Nov 13th, 2008 | By | Category: Campus News, November 13, 2008

Stevens develops, markets own sauce Pizza has delivered life-changing moments for Bill Stevens. It was there in 1980 as “The Night of the Twisters” destroyed his Grand Island pizzeria. It served up change when he sold his Hastings pizza joint to spend more time with family. It drew him back in the 1990s as he […]

Work begins on child care site, Whittier

Nov 13th, 2008 | By | Category: Campus News, November 13, 2008

An on-campus child care option is on the fast track toward completion. Demolition in the north annex of the Whittier Building – home to the UNL Children’s Center at 22nd and W streets – started in October and construction of the new facility is to begin this month. The $14.4 million project also includes a […]

Whittier work to expand research space

Nov 13th, 2008 | By | Category: November 13, 2008, Research

Along with the creation of the UNL Children’s Center, the renovations at 22nd and W streets will update the interior of the Whittier Building and linked HVAC system to create expanded space for campus research. Work on the interior of the former middle school is currently in the demolition and remediation phase. The project is […]

Regents approve nearly $11M in campus renovations

Nov 13th, 2008 | By | Category: Campus News, November 13, 2008

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents on Nov. 7 approved an $8.7 million construction project to renovate West Memorial Stadium and nearly $2.3 million in routine updates to the Nebraska Unions, University Health Center and housing facilities. The approved $2.3 million updates include: • $11,950 to remove and replace the south entry system of […]

NU alumnus, JFK adviser delivers Nov. 18 Thompson lecture

Nov 13th, 2008 | By | Category: Campus News, November 13, 2008

Theodore C. “Ted” Sorensen, former special counsel and adviser to President John F. Kennedy and a widely published author on the presidency and foreign affairs, will be the next E.N. Thompson Forum speaker. His talk, “America and the World, 1962 to 2008: Contrasts and Contradictions,” will begin at 7 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Lied […]

Space, telecom law goes inside the beltway

Nov 13th, 2008 | By | Category: Campus News, November 13, 2008

Campus program hosts conference in Washington, D.C. “Space and Telecommunications Law and Policy: Looking Back at the Past Eight Years, Looking Toward the Next Four” is the theme of a conference Nov. 13-14 in Washington, D.C., where experts and policymakers in communication and space will hear and discuss legal issues and policies in the industry. […]

Joeckel to outline a billion years of Nebraska landscape evolution

Nov 13th, 2008 | By | Category: Campus News, November 13, 2008

The landscape of eastern Nebraska has undergone immense changes over the last billion-plus years, yet most of the region’s inhabitants are utterly unaware of this geological history. UNL geologist R.M. “Matt” Joeckel will attempt to fill in those knowledge gaps Nov. 19 when he delivers the next Paul A. Olson Seminar in Great Plains Studies […]