Posts Tagged ‘ University of Nebraska ’

Water for Food Institute, India company plan research, ed effort

May 31st, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Campus News, Issue, May 31

The University of Nebraska’s Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute and India-based Jain Irrigation Systems Limited, one of the largest irrigation companies in the world, signed a Memorandum of Understanding that lays the groundwork for joint research and education efforts in the critical areas of water and food security. NU President James B. Milliken […]

NU, Xi’an celebrate exchange center

May 31st, 2012 | By | Category: 2011, Campus News, Issue, May 31

The University of Nebraska and China’s Xi’an Jiaotong University celebrated April 21 the official opening of the American Exchange Center. The center is an NU-wide initiative that aims to expose Chinese students and faculty to United States history, law, medicine, art, culture and government. It is also designed to strengthen Nebraska’s collaboration with China. The […]

Obituary — John D. Orr

Mar 1st, 2012 | By | Category: Obituaries

A retired UNL Extension specialist and 4-H youth specialist, John D. Orr, died Feb. 27 in Mitchell, S.D. He was 83. Orr joined the University of Nebraska in 1956; he led 4-H, Rural Youth and International 4-H Youth Exchange (IFYE) programs before retiring from the Nebraska Cooperative Extension Service in 1988. He was promoted to […]

Water for Food conference draws experts from around the world

Apr 4th, 2011 | By | Category: Campus News, March 31

Representatives from at least 24 countries are expected to participate in the third annual global Water for Food Conference May 1-4 at Lincoln’s Cornhusker Marriott Hotel. In keeping with this year’s conference theme — “Paths to Solutions” — more than 40 speakers from universities, agriculture, industry, governments and nongovernmental organizations worldwide will explore potential solutions […]

From the Archives – Katy Gerben

Apr 3rd, 2011 | By | Category: From the Archives, March 31

University of Nebraska professor A.L. Haecker poses with legendary dairy cow Katy Gerben. In 1913, Katy Gerben broke the world record, producing 18,573.4 pounds of milk, which contained 727.85 pounds of butterfat. In her 20 years of production, Katy Gerben produced 166,456 pounds of milk and gave birth to 14 calves (nine bulls, five heifers). […]

Kennedy Center president to address ‘Arts in Crisis’

Apr 22nd, 2010 | By | Category: April 22, 2010, Arts & Entertainment

Kennedy Center president Michael Kaiser will host a community conversation 9 to 11:30 a.m. May 5 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts. The discussion as part of the national tour “Arts in Crisis: A Kennedy Center Initiative.” Kaiser will address the challenges facing many nonprofit arts organizations in the areas of fund raising, building […]

Smith to read, sign copies of new book

Apr 22nd, 2010 | By | Category: April 22, 2010, Employee News, Uncategorized

Victoria Smith, associate professor of history, will read from and sign copies of her newest book, “Captive Arizona, 1851-1900,” starting at 7 p.m., April 28 at the University Bookstore. “Captive Arizona,” published by the University of Nebraska Press, tells the story of kidnapping endemic in Arizona from the end of the Mexican-American War through statehood […]

‘Peaceable Kingdom’ part of April 25 choral offering

Apr 22nd, 2010 | By | Category: April 22, 2010, Arts & Entertainment

The School of Music choral ensembles will perform Randall Thompson’s “Peaceable Kingdom” at 3 p.m., April 25 in Kimball Recital Hall. “Peaceable Kingdom” is a sequence of a capella choruses based on selected texts from the book of Isaiah and inspired by the painting by Edward Hicks. The performance includes the University Women’s Chorale and […]

Animal Science rethinks, markets manure to public

Apr 21st, 2010 | By | Category: April 22, 2010, Campus News

East Campus employees have retooled UNL’s use of horse apples, poultry poop and small animal excrement. For the second season, Animal Science employees are converting the three-pronged manure mix into a natural fertilizer and selling it to area gardeners for $2 per cubic foot (or in bulk for $45 per cubic yard). And, according to […]

Water for Food conference registration opens

Mar 10th, 2010 | By | Category: Issue, March 11, 2010, Research

Registration is now open for the second international Water for Food conference May 2-5. The conference will feature presentations by leading experts from around the world. The University of Nebraska and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are hosting the conference, “Water for Food: Growing More with Less,” at the Cornhusker Marriott Hotel, 333 S. […]