Chris Cornelius, a chemical engineering professor and associate dean for research at UNL’s College of Engineering, is one of four prominent Native academics who will help mentor science, technology, engineering and math students through a newly funded program of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society.
Students from all points of the globe are descending on Lincoln this week as UNL prepares to begin its fall semester of classes on Aug 25. UNL's annual Big Red Welcome celebration for new and returning students has expanded this year to cover six weeks. Events open Aug. 22.
Between vacations, study-abroad trips and other summer activities, UNL continued to make headlines this summer. To help you catch up with recent news, here's a list of the top summer news. Click through to review UNL headlines.
An $8 million renovation has converted UNL's 107-year-old Brace Laboratory into a facility dedicated to using innovative teaching methods to further undergraduate education.
A UNL research team led by evolutionary geneticist Jay Storz has received a $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for continued research into mechanisms of protein evolution.
In The News UNL in the National and Global Spotlight
- TMCnet.com: Multimillion-dollar grant helps researchers shed light on ultrafast dynamics
- Dayton Business Journal: Ohio ranks poorly in entrepreneurship index
- Times News (Pennsylvania): Famed mural by Franz Kline needs restoration
- The Christian Science Monitor: Met's near shutdown raises questions about opera's future
- Broadway World: Lied's 25th season features marquee artists in every performing arts form
Big Events on Campus
UNL will host two Aug. 21 information sessions on Blue Cross and Blue Shield's ongoing contract negotiations with Catholic Health Initiatives. The one-hour sessions are 9 a.m. in the Nebraska Union Auditorium and 1 p.m. in the Varner Hall Boardroom. Both are free and open to faculty and staff.
Three of seven NU Presidential Graduate Fellowships for the 2014-2015 academic year have been awarded to UNL's Danielle Haak (pictured), Jonathon Sikorski and Trisha Spanbauer. The fellowships are selected based on high scholastic performance and personal accomplishment. Fellows receive a stipend to pursue studies full-time.
A walking tour of UNL's City Campus is available via Google Street View. The software giant added walking tours of 36 North American college campuses, including UNL, to Google Maps on Aug. 7.
Fueled by its ongoing energy boom, North Dakota remains at the top of an annual list measuring states' ability to create new businesses. The ranking was identified through the State Entrepreneurship Index, a measurement of states' ability to grow new enterprises created by UNL economists.
Seasonal sidewalk repairs on City Campus include the creation of UNL's first bike-specific lane. The initial stretch of the lane is included in the replacement of concrete in the 12th Street mall, between Bessey and Burnett halls. The lane will be extended to R Street in summer 2015.