Chancellor says Big Ten shift brings ‘nothing but upside’ for UNL

Jul 14th, 2010 | By | Category: Campus News, June 17

UNL is officially Big Ten bound. After weeks of speculation, Big Ten Conference commissioner James E. Delany confirmed that the Big Ten Conference Council of Presidents/Chancellors voted to approve the application from UNL for Big Ten membership. The move was announced at a 5 p.m., June 11 news conference at the Van Brunt Visitors Center. […]

Campus readies to host Special Olympics

Jul 14th, 2010 | By | Category: Campus News, June 17

The Special Olympics Summer Games opens at the Bob Devaney Sports Center in 30 days. The games, July 18-23, are expected to draw more than 30,000 people from all 50 states to Lincoln. The vast majority of that tally — including 4,000 athletes, coaches and sponsors — will venture to City Campus to participate and […]

Engineers Without Borders trip lays foundation for future work

Jul 14th, 2010 | By | Category: Campus News, June 17

“Husker Power” took on added meaning when members of the Engineers Without Borders-University of Nebraska chapter traveled to Madagascar in May. Working with Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo representatives, EWB-NU focused on Kianjavato, with 300 residents in the south central region of this island off the east coast of Africa. The zoo operates a research station […]

Landscape Services tests compacting trash can

Jul 14th, 2010 | By | Category: Campus News, June 17

UNL’s push for greater sustainability has taken trash collection to a new level. Landscape Services is testing a BigBelly solar-powered trash compactor on the Nebraska Union Plaza. The large, black refuse receptacle, located on the northwest corner of the plaza, is designed to reduce collection by holding more trash through compaction. “We are testing the […]

Meal time junk food ban can help trim student body

Jul 14th, 2010 | By | Category: June 17, Research

Here’s some simple math for school officials and parents in the fight against childhood obesity: School lunchtimes minus snack food equals a much lighter student body. Literally. A new study from UNL has directly estimated the relationship between school food policies and students’ weight by examining nutrition policies in schools and coupling it with survey […]

Whittier remodel hailed

Jul 14th, 2010 | By | Category: Campus News, June 17

UNL has received an award for combining environmental design, historical preservation and sustainability into the renovation of Whittier Junior High School. The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department presented UNL with the 2010 Environmental Leadership Award in the government category during a June 3 ceremony at the Nebraska Champions Club. Alan Wedige, the project manager in Facilities […]

Lied, Interdisciplinary Arts Symposium win NEA grant

Jul 14th, 2010 | By | Category: Arts & Entertainment, June 17

The Lied Center for Performing Arts and the Interdisciplinary Arts Symposium at UNL have been awarded an Artistic Excellence grant from the National Endowment of the Arts for their activities in 2010-11. With the $25,000 grant, the Lied Center and IAS will explore new perspectives on diversity via a series of performances and educational activities. […]

UCARE project leads to student helping to name dino species

Jul 14th, 2010 | By | Category: Campus News, June 17

A team of paleontologists, including lead author and 2008 UNL graduate Andrew McDonald, has named a new species of dinosaur based on an incomplete skeleton found in western New Mexico on land administered by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. The new species, dubbed Jeyawati rugoculus, comes from rocks that preserve a swampy forest ecosystem […]

Green named new IANR vice chancellor

Jul 14th, 2010 | By | Category: Employee News, June 17

Sutton resident and beef geneticist Ronnie D. Green has been named University of Nebraska Vice President and Harlan Vice Chancellor for the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at UNL. Green, Global Technical Services senior director at Pfizer Animal Health, will begin his work at the university July 19. The University of Nebraska Board of […]

Perez joins academic affairs

Jul 14th, 2010 | By | Category: Employee News, June 17

Lance Perez, an associate professor of electrical engineering, has accepted appointment as an associate vice chancellor for academic affairs. The appointment was announced in May by Ellen Weissinger, interim senior vice chancellor for academic affairs. Perez will begin the job Aug. 15 and assume responsibilities now performed by Evelyn Jacobson. Those duties include faculty appointments, […]