Duo uncovers historic Extension tools

Nov 20th, 2008 | By | Category: Campus News, November 20, 2008

Lou Leviticus has never been fond of cleaning. But, on a slow fall day at the Lester F. Larsen Tractor Test and Power Museum, the curator opted to finally empty an old file drawer. “It was filled with what we thought were rags,” said Leviticus. “I started pulling them out and was about to start […]

Rosenbaum named a Carnegie ‘Professor of the Year’

Nov 20th, 2008 | By | Category: Campus News, November 20, 2008

David Rosenbaum enjoys teaching. He delights in the way students become engaged in their learning, and he marvels at watching them become excited about new ideas. “To me teaching boils down to a very thoughtful process of how you get students engaged in the learning process, and everything I do is geared toward getting students […]

Research probes childhood obesity

Nov 20th, 2008 | By | Category: November 20, 2008, Research

Advertising can make bad food look so good. And, Pat Kennedy knows parents face an uphill battle overriding those marketing messages in the eyes of children. Kennedy and her colleague Mary McGarvey are nearing the end of a three-year U.S. Department of Agriculture-funded research study on childhood obesity. Kennedy, an associate professor of marketing at […]

CBA dean Milligan announces June 30 retirement

Nov 20th, 2008 | By | Category: Campus News, November 20, 2008

On Nov. 12, Cynthia Milligan, dean of the College of Business Administration, announced her plans to retire June 30. Milligan has served as dean of the business college since 1998. She is the eighth dean of the college. “This is the best position I have had in my varied career,” Milligan said. “I consider it […]

Tree Campus USA

Nov 20th, 2008 | By | Category: Campus News, November 20, 2008

The Arbor Day Foundation named UNL a Tree Campus USA site on Nov. 12. To celebrate the achievement, Landscape Services, the Arbor Day Foundation and Toyota held a tree-planting event at UNL to officially kick off Tree Campus USA. Tree Campus USA, a new program launched by the Arbor Day Foundation, honors college campuses and […]

Finding purpose in labor

Nov 20th, 2008 | By | Category: Arts & Entertainment, November 20, 2008

Exhibit provides learning experience for Kendall Inspired by the verse of Kabir, Gail Kendall labored. Her journey toward knowledge led to the creation of 390 individual plates, three platters, three long/slim dishes, a slew of golden medallions and one death-inspired tureen. The work is presented in “The Purpose of Labor,” a Sheldon Museum of Art […]

Web page redesign expands Scarlet’s news coverage

Nov 20th, 2008 | By | Category: Employee News, November 20, 2008

The Scarlet has a new Web page that expands options for covering campus news and offers faculty and staff the opportunity to respond to news and features. The site, www.unl.edu/scarlet, includes options for multimedia presentations, including audio, video and photo galleries. The multimedia options are in line with current news industry trends. They also combine […]

A visit from the Doppler on Wheels

Nov 20th, 2008 | By | Category: Campus News, November 20, 2008

TORNADO DRIVING – Students in Deborah Bathke’s Meteorology 101 class listen as Josh Wurman, director of the Center for Severe Weather Research in Boulder, Colo., discusses how not to drive while storm chasing. Wurman and the Doppler on Wheels, a mobile Doppler radar, visited campus on Nov. 13. Wurman also spoke at the Wick Alumni […]

Alumnus honors former UNL professor with scholarship

Nov 20th, 2008 | By | Category: Campus News, November 20, 2008

While studying at UNL, John “Jack” M. Campbell Jr. took classes from many professors, but one teacher stood out as being different than the rest. Now, decades later, the Lincoln native is honoring the man he describes as a mentor by establishing the Carroll R. McKibbin Scholarship Fund. His gift to the University of Nebraska […]

Extension Web site outlines country of origin labeling law

Nov 20th, 2008 | By | Category: Campus News, November 20, 2008

A UNL Extension Web site explains the details of the Country of Origin Labeling law that went into effect Sept. 30. The law requires labels identifying country of origin on certain foods, including meat, produce and nuts, when sold at particular retail establishments. The Web site, http://cool.unl.edu, will help “anyone in the food system from […]