UNL’s Law-Psychology Program was one of the first of its kind 40 years ago and is celebrating its longevity and successes with an anniversary celebration Oct. 23-25. Since the beginning, the program has had four different directors and with each new director, a shift in research occurred, which served to broaden the impact of the program.
Space industry leaders will gather in Washington, D.C., Nov. 3 for a University of Nebraska-sponsored conference to discuss how to regulate business activity in outer space. Matthew Schaefer, director of NU's space law program, said about 45 space industry insiders are expected to attend.
The fall Nebraska Lecture, “The New Normal: A Brain after Concussion,” featuring Dennis Molfese, will be webcast live at 12:15 p.m. Oct. 23 from Memorial Stadium. The lecture is free and open to the public.
The UNL Student Observatory will be open to the public to allow viewing of a rare partial solar eclipse on Oct. 23. The observatory will be open to the public from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. to provide safe, enlarged views of the interstellar event.
Phase I of development at UNL's Nebraska Innovation Campus is ahead of schedule, with facilities taking shape that will attract talent, open new opportunities for students and faculty and grow Nebraska’s economy.
In The News UNL in the National and Global Spotlight
- The Daily Telegraph: Victims often silent about workplace bullying
- Los Angeles Times: Hasbro in high spirits over Ouija board movie
- Kansas City Star: Record harvest drops prices, could hurt farm economy
- Yahoo! Finance: Coalition promotes commercial use of drones
- Star-Tribune: Warner Bros. tries to recoup after lackluster summer.
Big Events on Campus
In the spring, author Bernard Flaman won the 2014 Great Plains Distinguished Book Prize for his work, “Architecture of Saskatchewan: A Visual Journey, 1930-2011.” He was the first Canadian author to win the prize. Flaman will travel to Lincoln to speak about his book and Great Plains architecture at the second Paul A. Olson lecture of the year at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 22.
French novelist Patrick Modiano is the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, adding to the University of Nebraska Press backlist of Nobel Prize winners. Modiano is the author of "Out of the Dark," which was translated by UNL professor Jordan Stump (pictured) and published by UNP.
Quilt protection at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum is extremely cool. So cold in fact, it can burn exposed human skin and eliminates fabric-munching creepy crawlies.
Chancellor Harvey Perlman delivered his 15th State of the University address Oct. 2, touting UNL’s progress and growth and announcing a hiring initiative to increase the number of tenure-track faculty in key parts of the university.
The Center for Great Plains Studies is launching a project with the goal to build Nebraska – and in turn, the Great Plains – as the premier destination for ecotourism.