Key to the success of the project was developing a drill that would not introduce foreign material into the lake. The team of engineers and technicians directed by UNL’s Frank Rack designed and fabricated the specialized hot-water drill fitted with a filtration and germicidal system to recover clean samples for analysis.
Students from all points of the globe are descending on Lincoln this week as UNL prepares to begin its fall semester of classes on Aug 25. UNL's annual Big Red Welcome celebration for new and returning students has expanded this year to cover six weeks. Events opened Aug. 22.
UNL faculty, staff and students have established donation funds to assist the family of Margarita Marroquín, a graduate student whose mother died in a car accident on Aug. 18. Donations can be made at any Union Bank location or online through YouCaring.com. A Husker football ticket raffle is planned for Aug. 23.
Chris Cornelius, a chemical engineering professor and associate dean for research at UNL’s College of Engineering, is one of four prominent Native academics who will help mentor science, technology, engineering and math students through a newly funded program of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society.
In The News UNL in the National and Global Spotlight
- Hudson Star-Observer: Drones coming sooner than you think
- Kansas City Star: New exhibit at Nebraska State Fair
- Charlotte Observer: Losing religion at college? New study flips common wisdom.
- TMCnet.com: Multimillion-dollar grant helps researchers shed light on ultrafast dynamics
- Times News (Pennsylvania): Famed mural by Franz Kline needs restoration
Big Events on Campus
UNL Today will transition to its fall/spring semester publication schedule starting Aug. 25, the first day of the 2014-2015 academic year. The schedule includes daily updates and an electronic newsletter on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Three of seven NU Presidential Graduate Fellowships for the 2014-2015 academic year have been awarded to UNL's Danielle Haak (pictured), Jonathon Sikorski and Trisha Spanbauer. The fellowships are selected based on high scholastic performance and personal accomplishment. Fellows receive a stipend to pursue studies full-time.
A walking tour of UNL's City Campus is available via Google Street View. The software giant added walking tours of 36 North American college campuses, including UNL, to Google Maps on Aug. 7.
Fueled by its ongoing energy boom, North Dakota remains at the top of an annual list measuring states' ability to create new businesses. The ranking was identified through the State Entrepreneurship Index, a measurement of states' ability to grow new enterprises created by UNL economists.