The institute, which engages faculty from all four NU campuses and partners around the state, is focused on building local leaders who seek communities that are vibrant economically, socially and culturally, and that provide a legitimate choice for young people to launch careers and build families.
The address begins at 11 a.m. at the Lied Center for Performing Arts, 301 N. 12th St.
Shashi Verma, Emeritus Charles Bessey Professor of Natural Resources; Andrew Suyker, research professor of natural resources; and Mehmet Vuran, associate professor of computer science and engineering, were named to the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds 2014, a report released by Thomson Reuters.
Erin Ingram, a graduate research assistant at UNL who has studied honeybees, said 30 percent of bee colonies continue to die off each year. Normal losses are less than half that rate.
Faculty from all four University of Nebraska campuses will participate in a summit of the Transdisciplinary Obesity Prevention Research Initiative on Oct. 10 at Nebraska Innovation Campus.
In The News UNL in the National and Global Spotlight
- Armenian Reporter: Nebraska to host international conference on Armenian genocide
- The Advocate: Unusual single-screen theater thrives in the multiplex age
- The Christian Science Monitor: Rain dampens wildfires, but drought still looms
- High Plains Journal: UNL dedicates statues of former agriculture secretaries
- Physics Today: Polarized electrons react differently with a molecule than with its mirror
Big Events on Campus
U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts' visit to the University of Nebraska College of Law on Sept. 19 drew about 500 people. In the presentation, Roberts said he is worried about the effects of partisanship on the court and the perception that the court is a political body.
UNL's participation in America Reads, America Counts, a federal work-study program, is helping strengthen reading and math instruction in Lincoln Public Schools' elementary classrooms. The program is also helping UNL students — including Emanuel "Manny" Maldonado (pictured) — identify academic paths and potential careers in education.
Prabhakar "Prabs" Shrestha has been hired as UNL's first sustainability coordinator. The position is designed to lead the university to achieve sustainability goals. During his tenure as UNL's recycling coordinator, the university's recycling level of waste expanded from 34 percent to 51 percent.
UNL has moved into the Top 100 among top national universities in U.S. News & World Report's 2015 best-colleges rankings. UNL, which shares the No. 99 spot with three other universities, had landed at No. 101 the past three years. Among public national universities, UNL improved to No. 45.