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.
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.
UNL will hold an Arbor Day celebration from 1 to 2 p.m. April 23 on the northeast side of Hardin Hall. The celebration will include a tree planting and remarks. Participants will have the chance to win a tree.
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.
The Huskers continue to add prime time appearances to its 2014 football schedule. BTN announced its schedule of 2014 evening telecasts on April 22, including Nebraska’s games against Illinois on Sept. 27 and at Northwestern on Oct. 18.
In The News UNL in the national (and global!) spotlight
- The RUNDOWN (PBS NEWSHOUR blog): Study questions environmental benefits of biofuels
- Colorado Springs Gazette: Colorado marijuana causes Nebraska problems
- Jacksonville Journal-Courier: Expect a lot of hand-wringing over biofuels study
- Ethanol Producer Magazine: Biofuel industry criticizes study
- BBC Mundo: Movies prohibited -- box-office blockbusters?
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.