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.
Though the national economy likely will fluctuate, most Nebraskans can expect modest but steady economic growth during the next three years, economic forecasters say.
James Le Sueur, UNL professor of history who specializes in France and Algeria, is in Washington D.C. on Jan. 22 as a member of a panel discussing the attacks at the National Press Club. Le Sueur joins four other panelists for the gathering that will host several hundred members of the media, policymakers and think tank associates.
In The News UNL in the National and Global Spotlight
- Farm Journal: Genetically engineered animals could ease world hunger
- The Associated Press: Forecasters see 32,000 more Nebraska jobs by 2018
- New York Times: Defenders of tradition in Keystone pipeline fight
- AL.com: Healthy snacks for children from UNL extension
- Money Show: UNL student agency launches ad campaign for online travel planning
Big Events on Campus
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.