NASA has selected drought researchers at UNL to be among the first scientists to use data gathered by a satellite mission that launches Jan. 29. Researchers at UNL's National Drought Mitigation Center and the U.S. Drought Monitor will assist with the project.
UNL students applying for graduation now have a digital option. Graduation Services — which continues to process traditional paper applications — started offering the online graduation form on Jan. 21. In the first three days of the new service, more than 430 students submitted electronic applications to become May graduates.
UNL is investing $600,000 to fund immediate improvements and assist with future projects at Cedar Point Biological Station. Immediate improvements that should be in place for Cedar Point's summer 2015 session include enhanced wireless coverage, new steel roofs on student cabins and replacement of all station mattresses.
University officials are considering the construction of a shared UNL facility that would house the University Health Center and the Lincoln division of the University of Nebraska Medical Center's College of Nursing. Chancellors Harvey Perlman (UNL) and Jeffrey Gold (UNMC) emphasized that the shared facility discussion is preliminary.
UNL faculty Jim Lewis and David Berkowitz will contribute their respective expertise to advancing U.S. efforts in education and chemistry by assuming leadership positions with the National Science Foundation.
In The News UNL in the National and Global Spotlight
- CNBC: Gauging risk tolerance in a volatile market
- Engadget.com: Robot finds fish beneath Antarctic ice
- Space Daily: Antarctic drilling team first to reach where ice, ocean and land converge
- Farm Journal: Genetically engineered animals could ease world hunger
- The Associated Press: Forecasters see 32,000 more Nebraska jobs by 2018
Big Events on Campus
The Glenn Korff School of Music presents the 11th annual "Celebration of American Song" at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26 in Kimball Hall. The performance will feature UNL voice faculty, alumni and students singing songs by Kurt Weill. Tickets are $5 general admission and $3 for students and senior citizens.
Using a hot-water drill and an underwater robotic vehicle designed, built and operated by a UNL engineering team, scientists have made new discoveries about Antarctica’s geology and biology. In addition to new observations about how Antarctica’s ice sheets are affected by rising temperatures, the expedition also uncovered a unique ecosystem of fish and invertebrates living in an estuary deep beneath the Antarctic ice.
By providing objective answers on a variety of economic questions, the Bureau of Business Research, based in the College of Business Administration at UNL, provides critical support to Nebraska’s economic development efforts.
Implementation of UNL’s reaffirmation of accreditation plan began Jan. 7 with more than 65 faculty, staff and students attending a work group retreat at Nebraska Innovation Campus.