From an MLK honor for Charlie Foster to a campus visit by a “Daily Show” comedian, here are the five big stories every Nebraska student, faculty and staff employee should be aware of as we blow into the week of Jan. 28.
Foster earns MLK honor
For her never-ending pursuit of enhancing diversity and inclusion on campus and providing necessary supports to students, Nebraska’s Charlie Foster has earned a 2019 Chancellor’s Fulfilling the Dream award. The honor was presented during the MLK Week keynote address on Jan. 23.
Sheldon flips exhibitions
From a journey through coastal seascapes to an exploration of food as comment on social, cultural and political issues, a seasonal flip of exhibitions is offering an array of viewing experiences at the Sheldon Museum of Art. Admission to the museum is always free. The exhibitions will be featured in a First Friday celebration, 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 1.
Daily Show comedian featured
Ronny Chieng, an accomplished standup comedian and regular on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” will perform at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1 in the Nebraska Union Auditorium. The UPC Nebraska event is free for students with a valid NCard and $5 for all others.
Strategic planning for research
Nebraska faculty and staff can participate in a strategic planning process that will lay the groundwork for achieving the research goals recently outlined by Chancellor Ronnie Green and the Nebraska Commission of 150. Feedback will help shape and guide the university’s efforts to grow and enhance research, scholarship, creative activity and economic development through 2025. The sessions begin Feb. 1 and continue through March 8.
Snack decisions may impact exercise gains
You’ve just exercised for an hour, tracking the burned calories with a sense of satisfaction. Then comes a choice: munch on an apple or indulge in the chocolatey goodness of a brownie? A post-exercise snack can threaten to undo the gains (or losses) of a workout. But the decision itself may depend on when you make it, according to a new study from Nebraska researchers.