Five big Husker stories | Jan. 28 to Feb. 3

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Five big Husker stories | Jan. 28 to Feb. 3

The windmill on East Campus, located behind the Animal Science Building, turns in the wind.
Craig Chandler | University Communication

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.

Nebraska's Charlie Foster (center) talks with Huskers Angelica Solomon and Anthony Vu in the OASIS study lounge. Foster was awarded the 2019 Chancellor's Fulfilling the Dream award.

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.

The iconic (and tasty) "Salads, Sandwiches and Desserts," by Wayne Thiebaud, is on display as part of Sheldon's "Table Manners: Art and Food" exhibition.

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.

Ronny Chieng

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.

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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.

Nebraska researchers Karsten Koehler (second from right) and Christopher Gustafson (right) have found that a person's choice of post-workout snack -- an apple vs. a brownie, in a recent experiment -- can depend on when the choice is made. Study participants who decided before exercising were about one-third more likely to choose an apple than were those who decided afterward.

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