Construction of UNL's new College of Business Administration Building launched with a ceremonial turning of dirt on March 4. About 350 attended the groundbreaking for the $84-million, 240,000-square-foot CBA building.
In his new book, “Gambling with the Myth of the American Dream,” UNL scholar Aaron Duncan explores how changes in society have also given way to a significant rise in gambling – a boom, he says, that’s not going bust anytime soon.
Nearly 40 quilts crafted by 14 current and former UNL employees are on display at UNL's International Quilt Study Center and Museum. The exhibit, the 2015 UNL Employee Quilt Show, will be on display at the museum through March 14, then at Love Library from March 16 to May 11.
NU Interim President James Linder and Board of Regents Chairman Bob Phares were joined March 3 by business leaders, students, agricultural representatives and others in testifying before the Appropriations Committee in support of the university’s 2015 legislative agenda.
A UNL team led by Yiqi Yang recently published a study detailing the performance of a custom nanoparticle made from zein, a corn-based protein whose biological properties make it an appealing vehicle for delivering therapeutic drugs throughout the body.
In The News UNL in the National and Global Spotlight
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- Washington Square News: "Threads" weaves together 21 collections
- The Bismarck Tribune: Agricultural rules for drones need tweaks
- USA TODAY: College students play a part in a cappella's rise
Big Events on Campus
African Week events at UNL continue with a screening of "Pray the Devil Back to Hell" at 8 p.m. March 5 in the Nebraska Union Regency A Room. The screening is free and open to the campus community.
Jim Alfano, Charles Bessey Professor of plant pathology, has been named a 2015 fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology.
Sibling rivalry is so commonplace that it may actually be undermining efforts to tamper down peer bullying. That's one of several findings in a study published in the January issue of the Journal of Family Violence by UNL law-psychology researchers (pictured, from left) Lori Hoetger, Katherine Hazen and Eve Brank.
Matt Waite, the director of UNL's Drone Journalism Lab, says the FAA’s proposal for “surprisingly flexible and permissive” rules is an encouraging signal for the future of drone journalism, as well as for other uses of unmanned aerial vehicles.
Renovations, new services and expanded programming are transforming Love Library into a vibrant, modern academic hub. And, while the metamorphosis will not be complete until the Love North Learning Commons opens in spring 2016, recent upgrades — including the addition of student services, reconfiguration of the main checkout desk and study area updates — are helping increase library usage. Since implementing the changes, total patrons using Love Library services grew from 500,595 in 2012 to 566,295 in 2014.