Connecting social and behavioral science faculty campuswide to strengthen UNL’s research is the aim of the new Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Consortium. Dan Hoyt, professor of sociology, is the consortium’s first director.
The Lincoln Community Foundation hosts the third Give to Lincoln Day on May 28. The event is a 24-hour fundraiser for local nonprofit organizations, including some from the University of Nebraska. More than 10 UNL-based nonprofit programs — including the Nebraska Legends scholarship — are participating in the event.
The University of Nebraska State Museum in Morrill Hall and the International Quilt Study Center and Museum are two of more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families and the Department of Defense.
The Nebraska state budget for 2015-2017, which includes important support for the University of Nebraska, was signed by Governor Pete Ricketts on May 20. The approved budget allows the university to continue to meet goals for affordability and quality.
Four University of Nebraska-Lincoln programs earned Top-35 rankings in U.S. News & World Report's newest list of Best Online Programs for Veterans.
In The News UNL in the National and Global Spotlight
- Bloomberg Businessweek: Anti-Defamation League recognizes Born This Way Foundation
- Education Week: Multi-state consortium to shorten its common-core test
- Los Angeles Times: It's not just a "California drought"
- Indian Country Today: UNL students help advance a historic trail honoring Chief Standing Bear
- The Los Angeles Times: Willa Cather festival returns to Red Cloud
Big Events on Campus
UNL researchers Clint Rowe and Adam Houston participated in Weather Day on the Hill, an annual summit held in Washington, D.C., and designed to share weather-focused research with legislators, industry leaders and colleagues. UNL was one of seven universities invited to attend the event, which is May 13-14.
The Lied Center for Performing Arts will kick off its 2015-16 schedule Sept. 24-25 with one of the most enduring Broadway shows of all-time, "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat." Season tickets go on sale May 12. Single-ticket purchases open Aug. 11.
Alexey Kovalev, assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, is among just 44 national recipients of an Early Career Award from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.
UNL awarded a single-semester record 2,972 degrees to spring 2015 graduates. Chancellor Harvey Perlman announced the record total at the start of the baccalaureate commencement ceremony, held May 9 at Pinnacle Bank Arena.