Achievements | Honors, awards, publications for Nov. 30

Achievements | Honors, awards, publications for Nov. 30

Chancellor Ronnie Green talks with Healthy Huskers well-being coaches in the new University Health Center on Nov. 16. The coaches are student volunteers who help fellow students thrive and create the life they want to live. Their services are offered through the university's new Big Red Resilience and Well-being program.
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Chancellor Ronnie Green talks with Healthy Huskers well-being coaches in the new University Health Center on Nov. 16. The coaches are student volunteers who help fellow students thrive and create the life they want to live. Their services are offered through the university's new Big Red Resilience and Well-being program.

Recent achievements for the campus community were earned by Richard Bischoff, Rodger Farr, Amy Goodburn, Jake Greenwood, Kolby Grint, Ron Hanson, Mohsen Hozan, Dalton Johnson, Ryan Langemeier, Sang M. Lee, MD Rashaduzzaman, Daniel Santana de Carvalho, Michaela Sullivan, Samantha Teten, Pat Tetreault and Charles Wortman.

Faculty/Staff

  • Richard Bischoff, associate vice chancellor for faculty and academic success leader success, and Amy Goodburn, senior associate vice chancellor and dean of undergraduate education, were selected fellows in the sixth cohort of the Academy for Innovative Higher Education Leadership. The eight-month program, hosted by Arizona State and Georgetown universities, focus on preparing fellows to lead organizational change at colleges and universities.

  • Ron Hanson, emeritus professor in agricultural economics, received the Silver Eagle award during the Nebraska Farm Bureau’s annual convention, held Dec. 4 in Kearney. Presented annually, the award is the bureau’s highest honor and recognizes an individual or entity for contributions to Nebraska agriculture. He received the award for his 43-year career at Nebraska, teaching and advising agribusiness students in the ag economics department within the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.

  • Sang M. Lee, emeritus professor of management, received the Inaugural Lifetime Distinguished Educator Award from the Decision Sciences Institute during its 49th annual conference, Nov. 18 in Chicago. The institute is an international professional organization of more than 7,000 professors, students and practitioners of business disciplines in more than 40 countries. Lee was recognized for his pioneering work on innovation, global strategy and decision sciences. This is the third lifetime achievement award Lee has received in 2018, joining the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Award of Marquis Who's Who and the Inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award of the Pan-Pacific Business Association.

  • Pat Tetreault, director of the LGBTQA+ Resource Center, is among the authors of the award-winning publication, “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Americans at Risk.” The publication won the LGBTQ Non-Fiction category best book at the American Book Fest. The book features three volumes organized by phases of life — youth, middle age and old age. Topics explore the LGBTQ+ experience, delving into research on multiple topics. She is co-writer of the chapter, “Religious Freedom Restoration Acts: Balancing Religious Freedom and Equality Under the Law.”

  • Charles Wortmann, professor of agronomy and horticulture, has received the American Society of Agronomy’s International Agronomy Award. The award recognizes outstanding contributions in research, teaching, extension or administration made outside the United States. The honor was presented during the annual international meeting of the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and the Canadian Society of Agronomy, Nov. 3-6 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Students

  • Rodger Farr, Kolby Grint, Ryan Langemeier and Dalton Johnson, all senior agronomy majors, took second place in the Quiz Bowl competition at the annual international meeting of the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and the Canadian Society of Agronomy, Nov. 3-6 in Baltimore, Maryland.

  • Samantah Teten, a senior agronomy major, collected second place in the Presidents’ Trophy contest at the annual international meeting of the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and the Canadian Society of Agronomy, Nov. 3-6 in Baltimore, Maryland. The contest is designed to showcase the success of student-led agronomy clubs and the related work completed by students.

  • Farr, Grint, Langemeier and Teten earned a second-place team finish in the crops judging competition at the annual international meeting of the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and the Canadian Society of Agronomy, Nov. 3-6 in Baltimore, Maryland. The contest consisted of three parts — plant and seed identification; lab practical; and agronomic problem solving. Individually, Langemeier was third, Teten was seventh, and Farr was ninth.

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(From left) Jake Greenwood, Michaela Sullivan and Mohsen Hozan presented their research at Neuroscience 2018 on Nov. 3-7 in San Diego.

  • Jake Greenwood and Mohsen Hozan, both doctoral students in biological systems engineering, and Michaela Sullivan, a second-year masters student in speech-language pathology, presented at Neuroscience 2018, an annual conference sponsored by the Society for Neuroscience, Nov. 3-7 in San Diego. The researchers discussed some of the fNIRS brain sensorimotor studies being developed in the Communication Neuroscience Laboratories of Steven Barlow, professor of special education and communication disorders and the associate director of Nebraska’s Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior Lab.

  • MD Rashaduzzaman, a doctoral student in textiles, merchandising and fashion design, received two awards during the International Textile and Apparel Association’s annual conference, Nov. 9 in Cleveland. The honors include the 2018 Lois Dickey Fellowship for Outstanding Doctoral Student Award ($1,000 stipend); and the Sara Douglas Fellowship for Professional Promise Doctoral Student Award ($500 stipend). Rashaduzzaman’s doctoral adviser is Jennifer Jorgensen, assistant professor of textiles, merchandising and fashion design.

  • Daniel Santana de Carvalho, an agronomy and horticulture doctoral student, received the Henry M. Beachell Fellowship. The fellowship recognizes academic excellence and research potential in the agronomic and horticultural sciences.


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