Posts Tagged ‘ Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation ’

Mackenzie receives $3M Gates Foundation award

May 28th, 2014 | By | Category: 2014, Issue, May 22, Research

Manipulating how plants express their genes holds the promise of higher crop yields and better performance under drought or other environmental stress. UNL plant scientist Sally Mackenzie is harnessing her breakthrough to improve crops important to developing countries. Mackenzie discovered that using a transformation technique to turn off a specific gene found in most plants […]

Gates Foundation rep to discuss strategic philanthropy April 9

Apr 8th, 2010 | By | Category: April 8, 2010, Campus News, Issue

The role of strategic philanthropy in agricultural research and development will be addressed at UNL April 9 by a representative of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Prabhu Pingali, head of the foundation’s agricultural policy and statistics program, will present the seminar “International Agriculture Development: The Role of Strategic Philanthropy” at 2:30 p.m. in the […]

International experts drawn to ‘Water for Food’ forum

Apr 30th, 2009 | By | Category: April 30, 2009, Campus News, Issue

Leading water experts from around the world will discuss the global challenge of growing more food with less water at The Future of Water for Food conference May 4, hosted by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the University of Nebraska. Jeffrey S. Raikes, CEO of the Gates Foundation, will kick off the conference […]

Raikes to give lecture during Raikes School dedication events

Sep 25th, 2008 | By | Category: Campus News, September 25, 2008

Jeffrey S. Raikes, chief executive of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and namesake of the new Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management at UNL, will present a lecture 2 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Nebraska Union Auditorium. Raikes, a Nebraska native, retired recently as president of Microsoft Corp.’s Business Division after […]