The Executive Committee of the NU Board of Regents has selected Isaacson, Miller, a leading national executive search firm, to assist the Board in its search for the next NU president. Current President James B. Milliken (right) has announced that he is leaving NU at the end of April to become chancellor of the City University of New York.
An 18-hour car ride back to Nebraska from Florida after spring break last year got Brock Rezny and Derek VanLaningham thinking about how they wanted to travel and change the world. The result is UNL SMILE -- an acronym for "small moments in life everyday."
Climate and social science researchers at UNL's School of Natural Resources and National Drought Mitigation Center helped develop AgClimate View DST and Corn Growing Degree Day DST, which are U2U products that help farmers manage increasingly variable weather and climate conditions.
Sophie Tatum of LaGrange, Ill., a junior at UNL, began an internship with CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360" program in New York City in February. "AC 360" is a popular evening program that takes an in-depth look at world news and events.
A new report from UNL outlines the potential for expansion of the state's livestock industry. Ronnie Green, vice president of agriculture and natural resources for the University of Nebraska, discussed the report March 6 at the Governor's Ag Conference in Kearney.
In The News UNL in the national (and global!) spotlight
- Washington Monthly: The Origin of Ideology
- Farm Journal: Ocean temperatures offer clues to crop season weather
- Huffington Post: Investing in high-quality state pre-kindergarten
- National Geographic: Ancient "giant virus" revived from Siberian permafrost
- Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: Drought sends beef prices soaring
Big Events on Campus
Several UNL museums and galleries will offer visitors extended hours, free admission and activities on March 7 in conjunction with Lincoln's First Friday festivities. From City Campus to East Campus, art lovers will have a variety of offerings available. Share what you see with #UNLMuseums on social media.
A project led by UNL's William G. Thomas seeks to uncover and digitize nearly 4,000 court files from early 1800s Washington, D.C., courts. The project will allow scholars to analyze the files, outlining social and family networks of both blacks and whites in early Washington.
Six UNL faculty will receive named professorships during the April 13 Honors Convocation. Faculty who will receive the awards are Alexei Gruverman, physics and astronomy; Jordan Stump, modern languages and literatures; Susan Swearer, educational psychology; Mark Walker, mathematics; Rebecca Lai, chemistry (pictured); and Laura White, English.
Leslie Levy has been named the new executive director of the International Quilt Study Center and Museum. Levy will begin the appointment on July 1. As the new director, Levy will be tasked with leading the IQSCM through a multi-million dollar expansion.
The UNL History Harvest project, along with the Nebraska State Historical Society, will host the third annual History Harvest, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 15 in the Nebraska History Museum. History Harvest is an innovative project that brings together computer science and history students to produce a digital history of Nebraska generated by and for the people of Nebraska.