A multimedia report unveiled Oct. 22 at the Global Water for Food Conference in Seattle tells the story of a snowflake’s journey from the mountains through dams and reservoirs to beet fields in western Nebraska. The report features time-lapse photography from the Platte River Basin Timelapse Project, co-founded by UNL's Michael Forsberg and Michael Farrell.
UNL fine and performing arts and architecture students celebrated the proposed consolidation of the two colleges with an Oct. 24 tailgate. The event was designed to allow students from the colleges to interact and introduce them to the people and programs working to create the new college.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s has honored UNL’s Nebraska Agriculture Water Management Network with a Partnership Award for its groundbreaking water-management work and contributions in advancing agricultural science.
Hans Sturm, associate professor of double bass and jazz studies and area head for strings, will travel to Paris in December to receive awards for performance and teaching from the International Rabbath Institute. Other recent honorees featured in Achievements include Colleen Medill, Dawne Curry and Emily Levine.
A team of three UNL College of Business Administration MBA students is competing in the first MBA Investment Case Study sponsored by The Economist and Muddy Waters. A total of 23 teams will be evaluating the same problem and will produce a written report and 15-minute video explaining their analysis.
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- Phys.Org: UNL researcher wins grant for groundbreaking solar energy project
Big Events on Campus
Jinsong Huang, associate professor of mechanical and materials engineering, has earned a four-year, $1.2 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative to improve the efficiency of solar cells.
UNL issued the following message on Oct. 22 regarding the Ebola situation in West Africa and recent domestic cases.
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.
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.