UNL will unveil its new national recruitment commercial Aug. 30 during the Huskers' season opener against Florida Atlantic. Here's a special preview.
The Heuermann Lecture series' 2014-2015 season will feature experts spanning a host of topics including climate change, animal biotechnology and agricultural communication.
David Lou, who has directed the institute since its founding in 2007, announced Aug. 29 his intent to retire on Sept. 1. Charles Wood, the Nebraska Center for Virology’s current director, will lead the Confucius Institute starting in early 2015. Rachel Zeng, the institute’s executive associate director, will serve as interim director.
The Cornhusker Marching Band is stepping up its pregame performance as part of fan experience improvements in UNL's Memorial Stadium.
Karen Kunc, Willa Cather Professor of Art, will travel to Japan in September to attend the 2014 International Mokuhanga Conference at Tokyo University of the Arts. She is the chair of the conference’s international board. Others featured in this achievements list include faculty Rich Leiter, Rick Endicott and Steve Kolbe; student Seth Gurley; and the College of Law.
In The News UNL in the National and Global Spotlight
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- The Daily Beast: Dawkins would fail Philosophy 101
- ABA Journal: Nebraska readies debt relief program for law grads practicing in rural areas
- The River City News: Entrepreneurs to make pitches as Kentucky climbs in rankings
Big Events on Campus
For nine years, Charles Braithwaite and his UNL students have been interacting with counterparts in Russia – but only through audio and video beamed over the Internet. In September, he’ll turn the tables as he teaches his popular Global Classroom curriculum from Tyumen State University in western Siberia.
UNL has earned an $11.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to establish a research center focused on understanding nutrition and obesity at the molecular level. The center builds on UNL’s strength in nutrition and health research and is directed by Janos Zempleni, Willa Cather Professor of molecular nutrition in the Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences.
A new exhibit at the Nebraska State Fair is connecting consumers with the farmers who raise and grow their food. Its debut at this year's Nebraska State Fair at Fonner Park in Grand Island is part of an effort to educate consumers about what Nebraska is doing toward food production and feeding the world and what production agriculture looks like for Nebraska.
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.