Budget reductions approved for new fiscal year

May 28th, 2014 | By | Category: 2014, Campus News, Issue, May 22

EDITOR’S NOTE — Chancellor Harvey Perlman issued this message about the proposed $4.65 million budget reductions for fiscal year 2014-2015 in a May 6 email to campus. For more information about the budget reductions, go to http://go.unl.edu/bh62. As you recall we are facing a budget deficit of $4.65 million that has accumulated over the last […]

Arboretum walking tours offered on first Tuesdays

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

Garden tours of UNL’s Earl G. Maxwell Arboretum are being offered from noon to 1 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month through the summer. The tours are led by Emily Levine, special projects research horticulturist with the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture and former grounds supervisor for the arboretum. They are free and […]

Free digital storage option available to faculty, staff

May 28th, 2014 | By | Category: 2014, Employee News, Issue, May 22

Faculty and staff can now access accounts for Box, a premier cloud collaboration and storage service. Box allows campus users to access files from virtually any device using MyUNL username/password combinations. Each account receives up to 50 gigabytes of storage at no charge. Accounts for students are expected to be available later this year. “Box […]

Forbes, Rebarber lead international workshop

May 28th, 2014 | By | Category: 2014, Employee News, Issue, May 22

Editor’s Note — This story was featured in Achievements, a regular column that publishes on the UNL Today website and electronic newsletter. Faculty, staff, students, emeriti and departments can submit achievements to be considered for the column via email to achievements@unl.edu. For more information, call 402-472-8515. UNL researchers Valery Forbes and Richard Rebarber led a […]

New Hires | April 2014

May 28th, 2014 | By | Category: 2014, Employee News, Issue, May 22

UNL welcomes these new employees hired in April. For more information on the “New Hires” list, contact Troy Fedderson at tfedderson2@unl.edu. Justin M. Baxa, U.S. Meat Animal Research Center, custodian II Kimberly M. Breyer, Child Care, assistant teacher Brandon T. Champion, Athletics, event management specialist Ozan N. Ciftci, Food Science and Technology, assistant professor Jesse […]

Wildflowers talk kicks off new brown bag series

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

A brown bag series exploring all things outdoors opens with a noon, June 5 presentation in Keim Hall, room 150. The free talk, “Wildflowers that Knock Our Socks Off,” will be led by Bob Henrickson of the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum. Each presentation is offered at noon and repeated at 6 p.m. the same day in […]

Morrison addition open for research

Apr 24th, 2014 | By | Category: 2014, April 24, Issue, Research

Amid smiles and handshakes, UNL on April 2 celebrated the completion of a new addition to the Ken Morrison Life Sciences Research Center, home to the Nebraska Center for Virology. Several dozen faculty, staff, students and visitors assembled in the new wing, north of the original 67,000-square-foot structure on UNL’s East Campus, for a ribbon-cutting […]

DiMagno’s startup receives $726K NSF grant

Apr 24th, 2014 | By | Category: 2014, April 24, Issue, Research

Ground Fluor Pharmaceuticals Inc., a startup company that grew from technology developed at UNL, has won a $726,000 National Science Foundation grant to expand its research and product development. The Phase II Small Business Innovation Research grant will fund further research and production of a positron emission tomography, or PET, agent that can be used […]

2,900+ to earn degrees

Apr 24th, 2014 | By | Category: 2014, April 24, Campus News, Issue

UNL will grant degrees to more than 2,900 students in commencement ceremonies on May 9 and 10. Pinnacle Bank Arena will be the site of the ceremonies for approximately 550 graduate and professional degree recipients at 3 p.m. May 9 and for approximately 2,300 baccalaureate degree recipients at 9:30 a.m. May 10. Approximately 100 students […]

11 participate in diversity summit

Apr 24th, 2014 | By | Category: 2014, April 24, Employee News, Issue

The Office of Academic Affairs sent a team of 11 faculty and staff members to the University of Washington in Seattle to discuss best practices and institutional examples for supporting diversity with UW faculty, staff and academic leaders. In particular, the team focused on the following action items that Chancellor Harvey Perlman developed for the […]