Out for a spin | Photo of the Week

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Out for a spin | Photo of the Week

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Craig Chandler | University Communication

Brooke Lamkins, a senior from Minnesota, and the Scarlets dance team spin during an Oct. 18 performance in an empty Memorial Stadium.

The event — which also included the cheer squad, Cornhusker Marching Band and homecoming royalty — allowed HuskerVision to record traditional game day performances on the field. The recordings will be used for livestream available to fans during home game days and for Big Ten Network broadcasts.

[Learn more about how to access the livestream.](https://news.unl.edu/newsrooms/today/article/huskers-gear-up-to-offer-a-...)




Oct. 16 | Harvest light

Isabele Sigmon, a freshman from Hickory, North Carolina, cuts bagged sorghum panicles (clusters of grains) in the East Campus ag fields on Oct. 14.

The seeds will be sorted and used to plant larger test plots during the 2021 growing season.




Oct. 9 | Art walk

Anna Henson, assistant professor of practice in the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film, talks with students during an art walk stop at "Breach," a sculpture by Roxy Paine.

The discussion was part of a Principles of Interactivity course. Student impressions gathered during the walk will help guide the creation of an augmented reality project.




Oct. 2 | Movie night

Joe Horacek and Katie Nieland enjoy popcorn in their 1955 Chrysler Windsor Deluxe before the Sept. 30 screening of James Le Sueur's “The Art of Dissent."

The documentary was shown as a drive-in movie in the northwest corner of Nebraska Innovation Campus. The film explores the role artistic activism played during Czechoslovakia’s communist takeover and nonviolent transition from communist power.

Le Sueur is the Samuel Clark Waugh Distinguished Professor of International Relations and the chair of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s history department. His film recently premiered online at the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival and the Newburyport Documentary Festival.

Learn more about "The Art of Dissent."

Cars lineup for the Sept. 30 screening of James Le Sueur's historical documentary "The Art of Dissent." The screening was hosted by Nebraska Innovation Campus.




Sept. 25 | Finding balance

Sarah Mathis, a freshman from Lincoln, practices as part of a modern dance class outside of Love Library. The course is led by Susan Ourada.

Many in-person courses offered this fall are moving outdoors as weather permits. Learn more about how the university community is working together to limit the spread of COVID-19.




Sept. 18 | Art movement

While observing social distancing protocols, students enrolled in “Art and Design since 1945" re-enact Yvonne Rainer’s 1963 dance, “We Shall Run” in the green space between Richards Hall and Woods Art Building.

The work includes 16 people in street clothes who stand still for five minutes, before breaking into a run together for seven minutes as Hector Berlioz’s “Tuba Mirum” plays loudly. The course is led by Katie Anania, assistant professor of art and art history.




Sept. 11 | Morning spin

Jacob Coughlin, a drum major with the Cornhusker Marching Band, practices mace twirls in a multiple exposure image taken in Cook Pavilion on Sept. 10.

One third of the band meets each morning at the indoor facility for practice. The other parts of the band practice at different locations, allowing the 300-plus member "Pride of All Nebraska" to follow physical distancing guidelines related to COVID-19. Learn more about the university's ongoing response to the global pandemic.




Sept. 4 | Sunrise serenade

Cymbal players and the bass line from the Cornhusker Marching Band provide a sunrise serenade outside of Kimball Recital Hall on Sept. 2. While they aren’t performing at football games this fall the band continues to practice, observing all public health rules.

Learn more about the Cornhusker Marching Band.




Aug. 28 | Campus sit-in

Dominique Liu-Sang wears a Black Lives Matter mask during the sit-in sponsored by the Black Student Union on Aug, 25. The event was held to draw attention to the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Learn how Batool Ibrahim, president of the Black Student Union, is determined to foster change on campus and beyond.




Aug. 21 | Back to school

Alexis Carter talks with fellow Alpha Phi sorority members as they study outside of Adele Coryell Hall Learning Commons on Aug. 17, the first day of the fall semester. During the first week (Aug. 17-21), all campus instruction has been remote. The university beings offering in-person, on-campus instruction on Aug. 24.

Learn more about the fall 2020 academic calendar.




Aug. 14 | Mammoth job

Archie the Mammoth, a life-sized bronze sculpture that welcomes visitors to Morrill Hall, gets his annual bath on Aug. 6.

A professional cleaning crew cleans Archie, the life-sized bronze mammoth sculpture that stands sculpture in front of Morrill Hall, on Aug. 6.

The scrub is part of an annual washing and waxing designed to preserve the sculpture for future generations. The 5,000-pound statue has welcomed visitors to the University of Nebraska State Museum since 1998. Designed by Fred Hoppe, the sculpture is based on the museum's Columbian mammoth fossil display, which is also named Archie. The 14-foot-tall is the tallest mammoth mounted on exhibit in the world. Archie is also the museum's mascot.

Morrill Hall is open to the public. Learn more about the museum.




Aug. 7 | Study time

Herbie Husker joined Nebraska students for a little study time in the Adele Hall Learning Commons earlier this week.

The university continues to move forward with preparations for in-person, on-campus instruction for the fall 2020 semester. During the week of Aug. 10, campus buildings will return to regular access and students will move into university housing. During the first week of the fall semester, which begins Aug. 17, classes will meet via remote instruction. In the second week, instruction will transition to campus teaching spaces.

Learn more about the university's plans for the fall semester and ways it is working to protect the campus community from the COVID-19 pandemic.




July 31 | Handy hygiene

Maggie Ferguson, a May 2020 College of Business graduate, tests a hand-sanitizer station outside of Westbrook Music Building on July 28. The station — engineered by campus employees and shared with partners statewide — is one of the more than 1,500 being distributed around the university for the fall semester.

Learn more about the safety protocols the university is putting into place for the return to in-person, on-campus instruction.




July 24 | Badge ceremony

Newly-appointed University of Nebraska–Lincoln Police Chief Hassan Ramzah has his badge pinned on to his uniform by his wife, Johanna, during a July 17 ceremony at the campus police station. The event was streamed live to allow members of the campus community to attend.

Ramzah, who has been with UPD since August 2016 and served as interim chief since July 2019, was named the university's next police chief on July 14 by Bill Nunez, vice chancellor for business and finance. Ramzah, a law enforcement veteran with more than 30 years of experience, is the first Black police chief in the more than 90-year history of the University Police Department.

Learn more about Ramzah's selection.

Hassan Ramzah talks to those in attendance in the University Police Station and via Zoom during the badge presentation on July 17.


Hassan Ramzah's new badge appears to radiate light after summer humidity caused a lens to fog over. In his time at Nebraska, Ramzah has helped lead the UPD toward a guardian policing model that fosters engagement and outreach with the campus community.





July 17 | Harvest study

Ajay Rathore, a graduate student in educational psychology, brings in sheaves of wheat for thrashing as part of an ongoing University of Nebraska–Lincoln research project.

The wheat, planted in research fields at 84th Street and Havelock Avenue, are part of a study led by Stephen Baenziger, professor and Wheat Growers Presidential Chair in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture research.

Baenziger recently received $650,000 for a project that has the potential to improve wheat productivity through the development of hybrid wheat varieties. Learn more about the study.




July 10 | Masked Mastodon

Aligning with Forward to Fall plans, Nebraska's Archie the Mammoth is wearing a mask as he stands outside of the University of Nebraska State Museum in Morrill Hall.

The mask was made from five-and-a-half yards of fabric and a few feet of elastic. Archie is among a number of campus statues that are being featured wearing masks.

Facial coverings are a part of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln's safety protocols put in place for a return to in-person, on-campus instruction for the fall semester. All Huskers are encouraged to review the university's facial coverings policy and other Forward to Fall details.




July 3 | Chem panel

Nebraska's (from left) Mark Thompson, Keith Placek, Jody Redepenning and Pat Pribil lift an acrylic barrier onto a lab table in Hamilton Hall.

The barrier is a prototype that is being refined as part of the university’s preparations for a return to on-campus instruction for the fall semester. The barriers will allow chemistry lab tables to be divided into four sections.

Redepenning is chair and professor of chemistry. Thompson, Placek and Pribil are part of the university's Chemistry/Physics and Astronomy Instrument Shop.

Learn more about the university's Forward to Fall plans..



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