U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts' visit to the University of Nebraska College of Law on Sept. 19 drew about 500 people. In the presentation, Roberts said he is worried about the effects of partisanship on the court and the perception that the court is a political body.
The Department of Athletics and IMG College, the leader in multimedia rights in college sports, have agreed to significant enhancements to their rights agreement supporting Nebraska athletics programs, a relationship that has existed since 2006.
Twenty senior students have been selected as UNL Homecoming royalty finalists. The homecoming king and queen will be elected by a vote of the student body in an online vote Sept. 25. They will be crowned Sept. 27 at halftime of the Nebraska vs. Illinois football game
UNL will celebrate its 104th Homecoming the week of Sept. 21-27 with a series of events across campus. This year's homecoming will be celebrated under the theme of "125 Years of Nebraska Football." It will culminate with the Nebraska vs. Illinois football game at 8 p.m. Sept. 27 at Memorial Stadium.
For more than 20 years, Alexandra Basolo has been a willing teacher and mentor to hundreds of students, and her efforts were recognized when she earned the 2014 Distinguished Teaching Award from the Animal Behavior Society. She received the career honor in August.
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- Armenian Weekly: UNL to hold conference focused on the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide in the Ottoman Empire
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.