Posts Tagged ‘ University of Nebraska State Museum ’

Museums offer free admission to military personnel, families

May 28th, 2014 | By | Category: 2014, Arts & Entertainment, Issue, May 22

The University of Nebraska State Museum and the International Quilt Study Center and Museum are participating in the Blue Star Museums program. Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free museum admission to […]

Platte Basin Time-lapse focus of Dec. 16 Sunday with a Scientist

Dec 13th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Arts & Entertainment, Dec. 13

The University of Nebraska State Museum’s Sunday with a Scientist program explores the Platte Basin Time-lapse Project on Dec. 16. The family-friendly program is 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. and will include information on where water comes from and how it is affected by natural events and human engineering. Presenters include Michael Farrell, television production manager […]

Morrill Hall’s Sunday Scientist offered Dec. 18

Dec 16th, 2011 | By | Category: Arts & Entertainment, Dec. 15

Geology will rock the NU State Museum during the Dec. 18 Sunday with a Scientist program at Morrill Hall. The family-friendly program, offered from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., will explore rocks and minerals through hands-on activities led by scientists from UNL and the University of Maine, and members of the Lincoln Gem and Mineral Club. […]

Highway paleontologist to discuss fossil finds

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

The University of Nebraska State Museum will host a family-friendly event about the Nebraska Highway Paleontology Program 5:30-7 p.m. Feb. 24 at Morrill Hall. Museum visitors will go on a virtual “road trip” through the state as they investigate prehistoric animals uncovered during road construction over the past 50 years. The presentation, “Nebraska’s Highway Paleontology […]

Colorful creature contest entries due by March 26

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

Morrill Hall is conducting its third annual “Colorful Creature” statewide art contest now through March 26. All artwork received will go on exhibit at Morrill Hall as part of the museum’s Colorful Creature Day event April 2. This art contest is part of a year-long celebration of the museum’s 140th anniversary. Children in pre-school through […]

Coleopterists Society honors Ratcliffe

Mar 31st, 2011 | By | Category: Employee News, Jan. 27

A career of studying beetles has earned Brett Ratcliffe an honorary membership into the Coleopterists Society. The award was presented during the organization’s annual meeting in December in San Diego. The international society is devoted to the study of beetles. The award is the Coleopterists Society’s highest honor, given in recognition of devotion to the […]

Sartore’s ‘Amphibians’ exhibit opens in NU State Museum

Mar 31st, 2011 | By | Category: Arts & Entertainment, Jan. 27

“Amphibians: Vibrant and Vanishing,” an exhibit featuring photography by National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore, is on display at the University of Nebraska State Museum in Morrill Hall. “Amphibians” includes more than 70 photographs of amphibians that stretch notions of beauty and shed light on the tragic decline of some of Earth’s most magnificent species. The […]

Celebration includes exhibits, hands-on events

Mar 31st, 2011 | By | Category: Arts & Entertainment, Jan. 27

The University of Nebraska State Museum is celebrating its 140th year in 2011 as the state’s premier museum of natural history. This milestone will be celebrated throughout the year with many new exhibits and hands-on science events, as well as membership incentives and a video campaign featuring the museum’s new Archie mascot and students from […]

‘Sunday Scientist’ spurs tree planting

Dec 17th, 2010 | By | Category: Campus News, November 18

A recent collaboration between the Department of Anthropology and Landscape Services blossomed — literally. After being asked to participate in Morrill Hall’s “Sunday with a Scientist” series, professor of anthropology Peter Bleed wanted to make his involvement as interactive as possible. “I didn’t feel like just showing artifacts,” Bleed said. “So I thought about digging.” […]

NU State Museum rolls out new mascot

Dec 17th, 2010 | By | Category: Arts & Entertainment, November 18

Attention Lil’ Red and Herbie Husker, there’s a new mascot on campus. In a move to spread public awareness about the University of Nebraska State Museum, museum officials purchased a mammoth mascot costume. The mascot’s name is Archie, a moniker he shares with the museum’s signature mammoth specimen and bronze sculpture in front of Morrill […]