Statues honoring four Nebraskans who made lasting, national impacts on agriculture and natural resources have come to UNL's East Campus. The life-sized sculptures, paid for with donated funds, were commissioned in 2012 as part of the 150th anniversary of the Morrill Land Grant Act.
Mark Clinton, a piano professor at UNL’s Glenn Korff School of Music, will present “The Poetry and Passion of the Piano” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18 in Kimball Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public. It is also available via live webcast.
The UNL Academic Advising Association is hosting a five-week brown bag luncheon series to address issues related to diversity and inclusiveness on campus. This series will be on Mondays from noon to 1 p.m. starting Sept. 15. The presentations are free and open to the public.
Rebecca Roston's in-depth molecular study of a protein that helps plants survive freezing temperatures will be featured on the Sept. 19 cover of JBC the Journal of Biological Chemistry. The research may help other scientists develop agricultural crops that can better withstand the cold.
In The News UNL in the National and Global Spotlight
- USA TODAY: 10 best tailgating colleges in U.S.
- News-Medical: Scientists develop "electronic skin" for early identification of breast cancer
- Yahoo News (India): "Electronic skin" to better detect breast cancer
- The Federalist: Surprising results of UNL Entrepreneurship Index
- R&D: "Electronic skin" could improve early breast cancer detection
Big Events on Campus
The UNL Faculty Jazz Ensemble will perform a recital featuring original works and arrangements they performed on their recent European tour at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16 in Westbrook Music Building, Room 119. The concert is free and open to the public.
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.
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.