Welcome back: 5 stories to kick-start the new semester

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Welcome back: 5 stories to kick-start the new semester

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Craig Chandler | University Communication

As the University of Nebraska–Lincoln welcomes back students for the start of the spring 2019 semester, here are five stories students, faculty and staff should be aware of as they sort through syllabi, book lists, schedules and lesson plans.

Celebrating Nebraska 150

This year, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is celebrating its 150th anniversary. The official anniversary — or Charter Day — is Feb. 15. A variety of N150 events are being planned and will be announced in coming weeks. Review some history and learn more about the N150 celebration.


State of the U Address

Chancellor Ronnie Green will deliver the State of the University address to faculty, staff, students and the community at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts, 301 N. 12th St. The address outlines priorities for the university in the coming year. It is traditionally held at the start of the fall semester, but it was shifted to align with the start of the start of the university's 150th anniversary in 2019. Learn more about the speech.

Ronnie Green will join us at the CEHS College Meeting, Oct. 26.
Chancellor Ronnie Green

2018 in Review

During the winter break, Nebraska Today published stories looking back at the university’s big stories, best campus life photos, and national media highlights from 2018. Review the top campus stories. Access the photos on Nebraska’s Exposure page. See the stories that elevated into the national spotlight.

Nebraska’s Angela Pannier and Amy Mantz are refracted in a hydrogel in the Pannier Lab.

Arts and Sciences dean search

Finalists have been named in the university’s search for its next dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. The finalists are Christopher Boyer, Norma Bouchard, Valerio Ferme and Mark Button. On-campus interviews begin with Boyer on Jan. 7 and continue through Jan. 18. Learn more about the finalists and the search.

Finalists vying to serve as Nebraska’s next dean of Arts and Sciences are (from left) Christopher Boyer, Norma Bouchard, Valerio Ferme and Mark Button. Interviews will be held Jan. 7-18.
Finalists vying to serve as Nebraska’s next dean of Arts and Sciences are (from left) Christopher Boyer, Norma Bouchard, Valerio Ferme and Mark Button. Interviews will be held Jan. 7-18.

Library security

Love Library and the Adele Hall Learning Commons have introduced new security measures this semester. A valid NCard will be needed for all students, faculty and staff wishing to access the facilities after 10 p.m. The shift is to ensure continued safety in the facilities during late night hours. Learn more about these changes.

Starting this semester, valid NCards must be presented to access the Adele Hall Learning Commons (pictured) and Love Library after 10 p.m.