Mobilizing new data gathering capabilities to improve global water and food security is the subject of the 2014 Water for Food Global Conference hosted by the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska.
The Military Friendly Schools designation is awarded to the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students and to dedicate resources to ensure their success in the classroom and after graduation.
The 2014-15 Heuermann Lecture season kicks off Sept. 25 when Donald Wilhite, professor at UNL's School of Natural Resources, leads a panel discussion on the issues surrounding our changing climate.
Emmy Award-winning actress Marg Helgenberger visited UNL Sept. 19 and worked with students in acting classes led by Laura Lippman and Sasha Dobson. Helgenberger is a member of the Hixson-Lied Advisory Board for the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts.
The Nebraska Alumni Association has a day of free activities planned for Sept. 26 in conjuction with UNL's 104th Homecoming, "Celebrating 125 Years of Nebraska Football." The schedule culminates with the homecoming parade, pep rally and jester competition.
In The News UNL in the National and Global Spotlight
- The Associated Press: University of Nebraska Press launches new Midwest history journal
- New York Post: How a Bronx charter school is revolutionizing education
- ABC News: Scalia, Ginsburg wouldn't be confirmed today, Roberts says
- Science 360: Finding supports model on cause of DNA's right-handed double helix
- The Associated Press: Nebraska law students use Twitter to teach about the Constitution
Big Events on Campus
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.
The University of Nebraska College of Law finished No. 2 in Best Value Law School rankings compiled in National Jurist magazine's 2014 back to school edition.
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.
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.