Study time | Photo of the Week

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Study time | Photo of the Week

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Craig Chandler | University Communication

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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