Kimberly Tyler, professor of sociology at UNL, will use a text-messaging system to pinpoint which factors could limit substance use among the nearly 3 million American teens and young adults living on the streets.
The research and creative activity of more than 150 students will be featured in the Nebraska Summer Research Symposium, 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 6 in the Nebraska Union's Centennial Room. Participating students represent multiple institutions around the world and UNL.
Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park will host its 2014 "Fossil and Artifact Identification Day" from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 9 at the park near Royal. Visitors may bring single items or whole collections to be identified.
A UNL team, including Bob Zook (left) and Alex Wilke, is building a new robot to research the ecosystem under Antarctic ice.
After having the same uniform for more than 20 years, the UNL Police Department is changing its look to match school colors. The new black uniforms with a black, red and white patch that features the university seal, will roll out on campus within the next 30 days.
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Big Events on Campus
A mixed-use development opening this summer will expand UNL's on-campus parking and off-campus living options. Located at 18th and R streets, the 50/50 building was funded through a public-private partnership between UNL and America First Real Estate Group.
A research team led by UNL's Scott Gardner has identified four new species of Ctenomys, a genus of gopher-like mammal found throughout much of South America. All four of the new species were found in the lowlands and central valleys of Bolivia.
Update those calendars: Chancellor Harvey Perlman will deliver his 15th State of the University address on Oct. 2. The speech, originally scheduled for Sept. 16, will begin at 11 a.m. at the Lied Center for Performing Arts.