As the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide approached, journalist Philip Gourevitch returned to the central African nation to investigate the aftermath of one of the most horrific events of the 20th century. He'll talk about his findings at 7 p.m. April 17 in the Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center.
The April 16 public hearing on UNL's proposed $4.65 million budget reduction closed in 11 minutes, with one student testifying and the presentation of two submitted letters. The hearing, held by the Academic Planning Committee in the Nebraska Union's Colonial Room, was attended by more than 25 individuals.
The University Health Center has installed a cutting-edge wireless digital radiography machine called the ImagePilot Aero DR. The ImagePilot Aero DR allows the UHC to provide better patient care through lower doses of radiation and improved image quality.
Planning for UNL’s annual steam outages has begun. The outages, which allow for required maintenance on UNL's steam distribution system, are scheduled for May 11-18 on City Campus and May 18-23 on East Campus
The UNL Student Observatory hosts its final public night of the spring semester, 7:30 to 10 p.m. April 18. The event is free and open to the public. The observatory is located on top of the Stadium Driving Parking Garage at 10th and T streets.
In his April 16 Nebraska Lecture, UNL's Stephen Behrendt argued that humanities remain important, challenging individuals to think critically and use imagination — which are reasons why humanities share a "deep kinship" with natural sciences.
In The News UNL in the national (and global!) spotlight
- The Christian Science Monitor: Google Glass -- who pays $1,500 to be an "explorer"
- Birdwatchingdaily.com: Website lets citizen scientists monitor condors
- Insurance Journal: Oklahoma goes eight months without a tornado
- The Associated Press: "Visit the Prairie" website promotes Nebraska ecotourism
- USA TODAY: Why video games don't make good movies
Big Events on Campus
The UNL History Club is offering a chance for students, faculty and staff to experience a Civil War camp from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. The demonstration will include both Union and Confederate campsites set up north of the Nebraska Union.
UNL ecologist Daizaburo Shizuka is lending his know-how to a crowdsourced research project to learn more about California condors — and, hopefully, to protect the embattled birds’ population.
Ground Fluor Pharmaceuticals Inc., a startup company that grew from technology developed by UNL's Stephen DiMagno, has won a $726,000 National Science Foundation grant to expand its research and product development. The grant will further research into an agent that can be used to diagnose and manage brain tumors.
UNL's Lester F. Larsen Tractor Test and Power Museum is getting a new look and a refocused mission. The new direction will be showcased in an open house, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 12 at the East Campus museum. Activities include tours of the museum, free food and drinks, a tractor show and a tractor pull for kids.
Future NASA astronauts may go to Mars in a spacesuit designed in part by a UNL alumnus. Dana Valish is part of the EC5 Space Suit and Crew Survival Systems group at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. The group is developing the Z-2, NASA's newest prototype spacesuit.