By solving a six-dimensional equation that had previously stymied researchers, UNL physicists Jean Marcel Ngoko Djiokap (left) and Anthony Starace have pinpointed the characteristics of a laser pulse that yields electron behavior they can predict and essentially control.
Faiz Siddiqui of UNL placed first in the Hearst feature writing competition for his story titled "Saving Sisay." He won a $2,600 scholarship and the College of Journalism and Mass Communications will receive a matching grant.
Three Lincoln nonprofit organizations have been awarded grants from the Learning by Giving Foundation as part of Project Impact Lincoln conducted by students in the College of Business Administration. The recipients of the grants are Lincoln-Lancaster Child Advocacy Center, Mourning Hope and Voices of Hope.
Margaret Bohls, UNL assistant professor of art, teaches a special topics class called “Making History,” which gives ceramics students the chance to study the history of ceramics by recreating historical objects. The students’ work will be displayed in an exhibition at the Eisentrager•Howard Gallery Dec. 1-5. A closing reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. Dec. 5 in the gallery.
Matt Waite, professor of practice at the College of Journalism and Mass Communications, is one of 90 people chosen to participate in a media innovation "hackathon" sponsored by Al-Jazeera Nov. 29 through Dec. 1 in Doha, Qatar. Waite was one of 1,000 applicants.
In The News UNL in the National and Global Spotlight
- Boston Globe: Passing the drumstick to a new generation
- Washington Post: Government rule could cripple commercial drone flight
- The Associated Press: Nebraska jails and prisons serve as default mental hospitals
- New York Post: Earn $100K with drone degree
- Indo-Asian News Service: Super material to enhance digital memory
Big Events on Campus
Mueller Planetarium at the University of Nebraska State Museum will light up with laser shows for one weekend only, Nov. 29-30. Shows include family-friendly "Winter Holiday Laser Adventure" and "Lasermania."
Chancellor Harvey Perlman has named a 22-member committee to guide the search for UNL's next Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Ronnie D. Green, IANR Harlan Vice Chancellor, will chair the group.
UNL is among 12 institutions in the United States to participate in a new academic partnership program with the Norwegian Centre for International Collaboration in Education and the Institute of International Education.
Starting with December commencement, UNL will offer a new salute to graduating military veterans and students receiving ROTC commissions. The project was organized by UNL's Student Veteran and Military Task Force and the NU Alumni Association.
Alumni Masters Week, a program sponsored by the Nebraska Alumni Association, Scarlet Guard and the Chancellor's Office, will celebrate its 50th anniversary Nov. 19-21 with campus visits by 10 outstanding alumni. In addition, 56 past alumni masters will be on hand for the celebration.