The contents of a 98-year-old UNL chemistry time capsule were revealed this month -- including a manuscript of a biography of groundbreaking university chemist Rachel Lloyd.
More than 120 Nebraska high school juniors, seniors, their parents and teachers will converge on ccampus Oct. 11 for the 14th annual Chemistry Day.
UNL's Department of Chemistry and the Nebraska local section of the American Chemical Society will celebrate the life and career of pioneering University of Nebraska chemist Rachel Lloyd Oct. 1-2 with a banquet and a conference.
An $8 million renovation has converted UNL's 107-year-old Brace Laboratory into a facility dedicated to using innovative teaching methods to further undergraduate education.
Rebecca Lai can't wait to see little booms and bursts of science lighting up the skyline each July 4. Her fascination with fireworks sparked around age 5 as she watched Chinese New Year celebrations over Victoria Harbor in Hong Kong. At UNL, she's translated her love for fireworks — and chemistry — into a course based on J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series.
Ivan Moreno is using a National Science Foundation Fellowship to charge his graduate research into solar energy. The May graduate is one of 10 UNL students to receive the NSF award, which provides recipients a stipend for three years.
Using a genetically modified form of the HIV virus, a team of UNL scientists has developed a promising new approach that could someday lead to a more effective HIV vaccine. The team has received a $1.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to further the project toward animal trials.
A construction crew removed a time capsule from the cornerstone of Avery Hall on May 12. Records show that the capsule contains variousf items, including a photo of Rachel Lloyd, the University of Nebraska's second chemistry professor and first American woman to earn a doctorate in chemistry. Mark Griep hopes to use the historic items in an October celebration of Lloyd's contributions to the field of chemistry.
A retirement reception for Michael Cook, a manager for the Department of Chemistry's purchasing office, is 10 to 11:30 a.m. April 1.
Extraterrestrials loom large in the public's imagination. So it's no wonder that hundreds of motion pictures feature aliens. In a March 12 talk, UNL associate professor of chemistry Mark Griep will explain what some of the top movies featuring aliens have to say about alien biochemistry.