Suping Lu, professor in the University Libraries and liaison librarian for economics, political science and law, is continuing his quest to uncover eyewitness accounts of the atrocities and aftermath of the Nanjing massacre with the forthcoming publication of his ninth book.
A panel discussed "The Role of Water and Food Security in Early Childhood Survival and Development: A Global Perspective" during the April 22 Heuermann Lecture. In short, the panel outlined how food security, safe and plentiful water and sanitation are key in helping children in the developing world thrive.
Kelleen Browning, a UNL student with majors in German and German secondary education and a graduate of Skyline High School in Idaho Falls, Idaho, has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Scholarship. She is the fourth UNL student to earn a Fulbright this spring.
Concetta DiRusso, a biochemistry professor, has been selected as a Jefferson Science Fellow for 2014-15. The fellowship, which begins in August, includes work in Washington, D.C., and abroad.
The Great Plains Art Museum hosts Todd A. Williams as the 2014 Elizabeth Rubendall Artist-in-Residence from April 22-27. Williams will use the lobby of the museum as a space to create a painting depicting the effect of drought on the Platte River.
In baseball, on-field confrontations between coaches and umpires are just part of the game. Authors in the latest issue of Great Plains Research have explored this relationship by showing how the same dynamics of social power and influence are also in play between supervisors and subordinates in the every-day workplace.
In The News UNL in the national (and global!) spotlight
- Bloomberg Businessweek: Affirmative action ruling challenges colleges that seek diversity
- Science 360: Researchers discover unusual prairie chicken movement
- Science 360: Today's Video -- UNL computer engineer develops water sensor for irrigators
- Colbert Report: Bad news for ethanol on Earth Day
- National Geographic energy blog: Corn waste for biofuel could boost emissions
Big Events on Campus
Ayse Kilic is part of the new U.S. Climate Data Initiative, a project that is using Google resources and national researchers to create tools to help provide real-time information on water consumption by vegetation around the globe.
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.