Taylar Morrissey, a junior from the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film has been selected to be a student intern at the 2014 Cannes International Film Festival in Cannes, France. The program provides experience to students interested in film, culinary arts and hospitality/event management.
After discussing social movements in the age of Twitter, Jordan Soliz’s communication studies students put the theory fully into action, launching a social-media blitz with a clever aim — to get their final test canceled.
In the wake of recent events, vice chancellor for student affairs Juan Franco has issued a message that outlines activities and programs that are being planned to address campus diversity, climate, and global citizenry.
Love Library will host the Healing Hearts Therapy Dogs during the final two weeks of the fall semester. The dogs will be available from 4 to 6 p.m. Dec. 12, 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 16 and 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 17. All sessions are in Love Library, room 110.
During the holiday shutdown (Dec. 21-Jan. 1) many UNL buildings will have reduced temperature control to save energy. Faculty and staff should expect room temperatures to be uncomfortable, beginning the evening of Dec. 21.
Hopefully, the dog won't eat the homework as students prepare to compete in UNL's annual Incredible, Edible Vehicle Competition, 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 10 in the East Union's Great Plains Room. The event, designed to foster teamwork, features students in Dennis Schulte's introductory biological systems and agricultural engineering class building and racing edible cars.
In The News UNL in the national (and global!) spotlight
- Laguna Beach Independent: School climate key to preventing bullying
- The Christian Science Monitor: How the hummingbird ended up in the Andes
- Huffington Post: Delivery drones -- an idea that may not fly
- The Associated Press: Amazon sees delivery drones in future
- The Switch (Washington Post): Amazon's drones fun "until Sally loses a finger."
Big Events on Campus
As a rising star in population-based research, UNL sociologist Bridget Goosby was one of six scientists from across the United States selected to meet with the director of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to discuss the importance of continued funding from the institute for population-based research.
Patrons of the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center and the Sheldon Museum of Art have reason to celebrate this holiday season. Through her estate, Mary Riepma Ross has donated $7.7 million to create a permanent endowment for the UNL theater. She also has donated much of her personal art collection to the Sheldon.
Hundreds of students, faculty and staff crowded the Nebraska Union's Centennial Room on Nov. 25 to help UNL launch a campaign to strengthen the campus's culture of respect and inclusivity.
Jessica Torrion is working to bring a little light back to the Philippines. A research assistant professor in biological systems engineering and a Philippines native, Torrion has allied with two organizations helping with recovery efforts in the Pacific nation. One organization helps bring solar-powered lights to the region. The other is helping accelerate recovery efforts.