Four UNL faculty earned the University of Nebraska's most prestigious awards for research, creative activity, teaching and engagement. Those honored include Michael Epstein, Martha Mamo, Stephen Reichenbach and Charles Wood.
Members of the UNL community who were featured in award announcements between March 14-26 include Hattie Bestul, Jenni Brost, Edgar Cahoon, Justin Lepard and Jim Specht. Information on each honor is available in the linked story.
Faculty and staff have until April 10 to submit applications to purchase up to two season tickets for the 2015 Cornhusker football season. Season tickets are $371 each for full-time faculty/staff, and $392 for part-time employees.
A new $300,000 grant will allow a UNL's Carrie Heitman and a team of researchers to digitize millions of artifacts, specimens and samples from excavations of a 1,000-year-old Pueblo civilization in northwest New Mexico.
The cardinal rules of pecking orders extend well beyond birds and beaks, according to a new study led by UNL's Daizaburo Shizuka (pictured). The study of 172 animal groups found that the vast majority operate according to very similar social blueprints when it comes to dominance and subordination.
In The News UNL in the National and Global Spotlight
- LiveScience: Northern European parasites found in 500-year-old Jerusalem latrine
- Palm Beach Post: Blue grama grass a great design plant
- Minnesota Public Radio: Reese talks about music for a living
- The Northwest Indiana Times: Teams heading to Lincoln for Science Olympiad
- MSN.com: Academics and journalist blast "60 Minutes" for covering Africa without quoting Africans
Big Events on Campus
In what can be viewed as an example of extreme cross-disciplinary collaboration, digital humanist Matthew Jockers (left) and physicist Aaron Dominguez have worked together for the past several years in a quest to quantify narrative structure.
The restoration of Brace Hall has earned a Preservation Association of Lincoln award for the architecture and engineering firm Leo A Daly and UNL. Dale Bowder and Chad Lea were also honored for their work on the project.
UNL's student-led Character Council is asking UNL students, faculty, staff and alumni to consider what it means to be a “true Husker” – and sign an online pledge to reflect those values of respect, engagement and service.
UNL held a March 17 open house celebrating the creation of the Pixel Lab, a space in Henzlik Hall dedicated to fostering collaborative study and providing access to creative services. The space, formerly known as the Instructional Design Center, was created via a partnership between the College of Education and Human Sciences and Information Technology Services.