Achievements | Honors, awards, publications for May 29 - June 18

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Achievements | Honors, awards, publications for May 29 - June 18

Mathias Schubert (left), professor of electrical and computer engineering, received an honorary doctorate from Linkoping University on May 23.
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Mathias Schubert (left), professor of electrical and computer engineering, received an honorary doctorate from Linkoping University on May 23.

Members of the UNL community who were featured in award announcements between May 29 and June 18 include faculty Mathias Schubert and Janos Zempleni, and students Drew Conley, Julia Moore and Tshui Mum Ha.

  • Mathias Schubert, professor of electrical and computer engineering, was awarded the title of honorary doctorate in technology by Linkoping University in Sweden during a May 23 commencement ceremony. Schubert, a world leader in spectroscopic ellipsometry, has collaborated with researchers from Linkoping since 2000. The work has resulted in theses, scientific papers and patents, as well as student and researcher exchanges. For more information, go to

  • Janos Zempleni, a Willa Cather professor of molecular nutrition and director of the Nebraska Center for the Prevention of Obesity Diseases, was invited to serve as vice-chair on the ASN Reviews, Papers and Guidelines Committee. Zempleni was selected on behalf of the American Society for Nutrition members and ASN Board of Directors. Members of the committee are all nationally recognized senior scientists who are expert in subjects related to nutrition. The committee consists of seven members appointed by the president of ASN. Members serve a three-year, staggered term, and Zempleni will serve from June 1, 2015, to May 31, 2018. The purpose of the committee is to oversee development of ASN-approved systematic reviews, scientific statements and practice guidelines on nutrition-related topics.

  • Drew Conley, who graduated in May with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film, has been selected to receive an internship this summer from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Foundation. Conley will be working for film and television composer Christopher Lennertz in the music category. Lennertz is a composer and producer for film, television, records and video games. He first made a splash with his breakout score for “Alvin and the Chipmunks,” which has grossed more than $360 million worldwide. The academy’s summer internship program provides more than 40 industry-wide internships to college students nationwide. For more information, go to

  • Julia Moore, a doctoral candidate in communication studies, was awarded a 2015-16 American Association of University Women American Fellowship. The award supports women scholars who are completing dissertations, planning research leave from accredited institutions, or preparing research for publication. Moore also received an honorable mention for UNL Graduate Studies’ Research Assistant Award and was named a Phyllis Japp Scholar in the Department of Communication Studies. For more information, go to

  • Tshui Mum Ha, an architecture student, has recently been selected to present her thesis, “Reuse, Recycling and Reintroduction of History with Contemporary Eyes through Adaptive Reuse” at the International Conference on East Asian Architectural Culture to be held in Gwangju, Korea in November. The premise of Ha’s thesis is to evaluate the “internal connection and communication” between historic buildings and the public users. Her thesis articulates how architecture, as a mute object, possesses the capacity to communicate visually with the public users through the design languages of architects and designers. For more information, go to

This column is a regular feature of UNL Today. Faculty, staff and students can submit their achievements to be considered for this column via email to For more information, call 402-472-8515.

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