UNL enters new era with Big Ten move

Jun 30th, 2011 | By | Category: Campus News, June 30

Break out the balloons. Strike up the band. Hang those new B1G banners. UNL is becoming an official member of the Big Ten Conference. After a 394 day wait, the transition completes July 1. UNL officials from academics and athletics have spent the last year meeting with Big Ten counterparts to prepare. Members of the […]

Change brings new marching orders for band program

Jun 30th, 2011 | By | Category: Campus News, June 30

The Cornhusker Marching Band has thrown out the old Big 12 playbook. After traveling to many of the same institutions for decades, the Pride of All Nebraska has new destinations on the horizon. And in the process of choosing new travel routes, rest points and hotel reservations, officials are examining how the band operates. “We’re […]

Life Sciences Initiative funds a dozen projects

Jun 30th, 2011 | By | Category: June 30, Research

Twelve projects proposed by interdisciplinary teams received seed funding in the UNL Life Sciences Initiative’s inaugural competitive grants program. The internal grants competition encourages faculty to build multidisciplinary teams across departments, centers and colleges to tackle new life sciences research projects. Jointly funded by the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Office of […]

Innovation Campus’ first phase includes $80M building plan

Jun 30th, 2011 | By | Category: Campus News, June 30

Leveraged by the $25 million investment by the Nebraska Legislature, the Nebraska Innovation Campus Corp. Board of Directors announced June 8 that the first phase of development at Nebraska Innovation Campus would include four new or renovated buildings representing an estimated $80 million in public and private investments. Included in the first phase is a […]

Microsoft is NU’s new email provider

Jun 30th, 2011 | By | Category: Campus News, June 30

The university has entered into an agreement with the Microsoft Corp. to migrate its email and calendaring system to a new cloud-based system to better meet the needs of its faculty, staff and administrators and reduce annual costs by as much as 50 percent. The decision, made following months of review and an RFP process, […]

Mail delivery shifts to every-other day July 5

Jun 30th, 2011 | By | Category: Campus News, June 30

Starting July 5, mail pick up and delivery on campus will be reduced to every other day. The move is part of the 2012 budget reduction process. Current mail routes have been reviewed and divided into two delivery schedules. Most City Campus units will have mail delivered on even-numbered days. East Campus units (and a […]

Starita to receive NEA’s civil rights award

Jun 30th, 2011 | By | Category: Employee News, June 30

Joe Starita, a professor in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications, will be honored by the National Education Association during its annual Human and Civil Rights Awards dinner in Chicago, July 1. Starita will receive NEA’s Leo Reano Memorial Award, acknowledging his work toward the education and achievement of equal opportunity for American Indians. […]

Alfano elected fellow by research group

Jun 30th, 2011 | By | Category: Employee News, June 30

James Alfano, Charles Bessey professor of plant pathology and member of the Center for Plant Science Innovation at UNL, has been elected a fellow of the American Phytopathological Society. The international scientific organization is devoted to the study of plant diseases and has a membership that includes nearly 5,000 plant pathologists and scientists worldwide. Fellow […]

Calkins receives meat industry award

Jun 30th, 2011 | By | Category: Employee News, June 30

Animal science professor Chris Calkins is the recipient of the 2011 Distinguished Research Award from the American Meat Science Association. The award, established in 1965, recognizes members with outstanding research contributions to the meat industry. It is sponsored by ConAgra Foods of Downers Grove, Ill. Calkins’ most widely recognized work has been in the area […]

Keown earns national extension honor

Jun 30th, 2011 | By | Category: Employee News, June 30

Retiring dairy specialist Jeffrey Keown is the first Nebraskan to be honored with the DeLaval Extension Award by the American Dairy Science Association. The award honors outstanding achievement in dairy science. Keown is professor of animal science and extension dairy specialist in the Department of Animal Science. Keown is known for establishing an outstanding Extension […]