Early success in the University of Nebraska's partnership with U.S. Strategic Command include research projects led by UNL's Laurence Rilett, Mario Scalora, Jeyamkondon Subbiah and Donald Umstadter. The research is featured in the first annual report of the University of Nebraska's National Strategic Institute.
The Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design's Biennial Student Runway Show, "Fusion Fashion," is 8 p.m. April 25 in the Centennial Ballroom of the Nebraska Union, 14th and R streets.
Olympic bobsledder Curt Tomasevicz will speak at 10:30 a.m. April 25 during the College of Engineering's E-Week open house in Othmer Hall.
The open house, which culminates the 101st year of UNL's E-Week, is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will feature engineering students demonstrating how engineers help the world. The presentations include:
UNL's Elizabeth Thiess-Morse is a featured speaker in the Nebraska Symposium on Motivation and accompanying National Science Foundation Workshop on Institutional Trust. The events will be held April 24-27 in the Nebraska Union.
The north-central section meeting of the Geological Society of America will take place on April 24-25 in Lincoln. Several representatives from UNL's School of Natural Resources and the Conservation and Survey Division are involved with the two-day event.
Spring Affair, the Midwest’s largest gardening event, is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 26 at the Lancaster Event Center, 4100 N. 84th St. More than 500 different varieties of plants will be offered at the day-long plant sale, with educational talks, “talk-abouts” and garden vendors all under the same roof.
In The News UNL in the national (and global!) spotlight
- Bloomberg Businessweek: Affirmative action ruling challenges colleges that seek diversity
- Science 360: Researchers discover unusual prairie chicken movement
- Science 360: Today's Video -- UNL computer engineer develops water sensor for irrigators
- Colbert Report: Bad news for ethanol on Earth Day
- National Geographic energy blog: Corn waste for biofuel could boost emissions
Big Events on Campus
Ayse Kilic is part of the new U.S. Climate Data Initiative, a project that is using Google resources and national researchers to create tools to help provide real-time information on water consumption by vegetation around the globe.
UNL ecologist Daizaburo Shizuka is lending his know-how to a crowdsourced research project to learn more about California condors — and, hopefully, to protect the embattled birds’ population.
Ground Fluor Pharmaceuticals Inc., a startup company that grew from technology developed by UNL's Stephen DiMagno, has won a $726,000 National Science Foundation grant to expand its research and product development. The grant will further research into an agent that can be used to diagnose and manage brain tumors.
UNL's Lester F. Larsen Tractor Test and Power Museum is getting a new look and a refocused mission. The new direction will be showcased in an open house, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 12 at the East Campus museum. Activities include tours of the museum, free food and drinks, a tractor show and a tractor pull for kids.