The shifting of books and journals within Love Library is heralding the start of UNL’s Learning Commons project. Beginning this month, art and photography books will transition out of the first floor of Love Library North and into a new visual arts collection space in the Love Library Link.
Under a two-year budget request to be considered by the Board of Regents, the University of Nebraska plans to seek state funds to support strategic initiatives that will attract talent, meet workforce needs through education and grow Nebraska’s economy.
After a couple of red-hot years in the farm sector and in home construction, Nebraska's economy will slow enough for the rest of the nation to catch up, state forecasters say.
In its latest forecast, the Nebraska Business Forecast Council predicts that Nebraska will see slower economic growth than the U.S. economy as a whole in the remaining months of 2014.
With thousands of professional gamblers converging in Las Vegas this week for a chance at a $10-million jackpot in the World Series of Poker, researcher Aaron Duncan says Americans’ love of poker is one unmistakable “tell” about the shifting American dream.
Advances in unmanned aircraft systems combined with next generation sensors will contribute to the challenge of feeding our future world in a sustainable manner, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln engineer says.
In The News UNL in the National and Global Spotlight
- Wisconsin Ag Connection: Unmanned aircraft offer ag potential
- The Dish: Good news for gay parents
- Business Insider: The industries that will be transformed by using drones.
- Wall Street Journal: What corporate climbers can teach us.
- National Geographic: Cosmic ray hotspot discovered
Big Events on Campus
The Nebraska Homestead Final Certificate Case Files are now digitized and available to the public after a decade of planning, preparing and executing an initiative to bring these records to the public.
UNL has launched an upgrade to increase performance and reliability of the campus computer network. When complete, it will double bandwidth available to campus buildings and high-demand locations. The work will also allow the Holland Computing Center to move forward with a National Science Foundation grant that will establish a 100-gigabit Internet2 connection for research use.
A career that has sent thousands on explorations into the cosmos — and on the occasional soiree to Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” — is drawing to a close. After 43 years at the helm of Mueller Planetarium, Jack Dunn is retiring and will follow his wife, Elizabeth Klimek, as she becomes director of a new planetarium in South Carolina. Dunn’s last day at UNL is Aug. 7.
Financial aid offices at all four University of Nebraska campuses are taking steps to assist Nebraska students and families from areas of the state that have been declared federal disaster areas as a result of recent severe weather.