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   from the issue of March 27, 2008

Research Fair opens April 1


The sixth annual UNL Research Fair celebrates research and creative activity with events for faculty, staff and students April 1-3 at the Nebraska Union.

The fair features talks by federal agency representatives on research needs, opportunities and priorities, expert presentations on a variety of topics and celebrations of faculty achievements. Students will display their work during graduate and undergraduate poster sessions and participate in other activities.

"Research Fair is becoming a springtime tradition on campus," said Prem Paul, vice chancellor for research and economic development. "It's a great opportunity to recognize our faculty's many achievements and learn firsthand from federal program officers. We have a great lineup this year. I encourage our faculty, staff and students to take in as many events as possible."

Presentations are free and open to the public. Books written by UNL faculty during 2007 will be displayed throughout the fair. A complete schedule is available at the Research Fair Web site at

More than a dozen speakers are slated, including representatives from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health and National Endowment for the Humanities. For example:

• On April 1 at 10:45 a.m. James Herrington, director of the division of international relations for the Fogarty International Center at NIH, will present "Science for Global Health Research: The Future is Now." Herrington will discuss the impact of disease worldwide and projections on global health research needs, and outline the Fogarty International Center's work and research opportunities.

• Joan Ferrini-Mundy, director of NSF's Division of Elementary, Secondary and Informal Education in the Directorate for Education and Human Resources, will speak at 1:30 p.m. on "Transforming Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Learning: Issues and Opportunities."

• Brett Bobley, chief information officer for NEH and director of its Digital Humanities Initiative, will discuss research opportunities at 2:45 p.m.

On April 2, the Office of Graduate Studies hosts a postdoctoral seminar. Afternoon activities include the annual graduate student poster session and a workshop for undergraduates on preparing for graduate school. The Undergraduate Research Conference, sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Studies, is April 3.



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