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UNL Office of Research  April 2010
Research News
Research Fair features diverse topics

Research Fair features diverse topics

A variety of presentations and events for faculty, staff and students are slated for the eighth annual UNL Research Fair April 5-8. more ...

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Office of Research service assessment survey online

Office of Research service assessment survey online
As part of its campuswide assessment of services, the Office of Research and Economic Development is conducting an online survey of members of the campus research community.

Faculty have received an e-mail invitation to participate that includes a link to the online survey and are asked to use that link to complete the survey. All other members of the research community at UNL who interact with the Office of Research and Economic Development (graduate students, postdocs, research assistants, research administrators and other staff) are encouraged to complete the survey. The survey will remain open until 5 p.m. CDT April 9. more ...

Water for Food conference features international experts

Leading experts from around the world will explore the challenge of growing more food for a rapidly increasing population with limited water supplies at the second international Water for Food conference May 2-5. UNL faculty, staff and students are encouraged to register by April 1 to take advantage of the early registration discount.

The University of Nebraska and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are hosting the 2010 conference – Water for Food: Growing More with Less – at Lincoln's Cornhusker Marriott Hotel. more ...
From the vice chancellor

Opportunities abound at Research Fair, Water for Food

I'm excited about the great lineup for the 2010 UNL Research Fair next week, April 5-8. Our annual celebration of research success is one of several events and projects I want to update you about.

You can read details of Research Fair events in this newsletter and review the full schedule online.
I'm pleased to say that we've seen many payoffs since we hosted the first Research Fair eight years ago to highlight our faculty's talents and successes. That's why I urge all my colleagues to make the most of the opportunities Research Fair provides.
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Crawford presents Nebraska Lecture

Crawford presents Nebraska Lecture

The Dead Sea Scrolls are the focus of the spring Nebraska Lecture April 15 at UNL. Sidnie White Crawford, Willa Cather Professor and professor and chair of classics and religious studies, will discuss the discovery, study and publication of these manuscripts, as well as the controversies and rumors related to them. more ...

CAREER Award aids Qiao's smart grid work

DOE early career grant boosts Centurion's research
Plugging additional energy from alternative sources, such as wind and solar, into the current electrical system will require a smarter, more efficient power grid. more ...

DOE early career grant boosts Centurion's research

DOE early career grant boosts Centurion's research
It's well known that sunlight fuels plants. But exactly how plants convert photons of light into energy is a mystery. Unlocking the mystery could lead to better green energy sources. more ...

Graybill's NEH Fellowship supports work on new book

Graybill's NEH Fellowship supports work on new book
Andrew Graybill, associate professor of history, has been awarded a prestigious National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship to support completion of his upcoming book tracing three generations of a Montana family. more ...

Register now for ADVANCE writing retreat, luncheon

The ADVANCE-Nebraska program will wrap up the semester with the second annual ADVANCE-Nebraska writing retreat and another Paths to Success Luncheon series presentation. more ...

Jacobs wins Bancroft Prize

Jacobs wins Bancroft Prize
History professor Margaret Jacobs is the winner of the 2010 Bancroft Prize, one of the highest honors for American history writing. In White Mother to a Dark Race: Settler Colonialism, Maternalism, and the Removal of Indigenous Children in the American West and Australia, 1880-1940, Jacobs writes about the role white women played in removing indigenous children from their families and assimilating them into American and Australian cultures. more ...

Presentations highlight research

Progress and plans for UNL research have been the focus of presentations to several groups this semester. more ...
Top Tip

NUgrant's copy feature saves time

Top Tip
NUgrant allows you to copy an old record into a new one, saving you the time it takes to enter information that changes infrequently.

The "duplicate this proposal" icon appears in the upper right corner of the NUgrant screen when you open an existing proposal. more ...


Making News

Making News
The research, creative and scholarly activities of UNL faculty members often garner media coverage. Here are a few examples of coverage since February. Web links are provided when available. more ...


Accolades

Accolades
Recent awards, recognition and accomplishments by UNL faculty for research, scholarly and creative endeavors. We highlight faculty accomplishments in each issue of Research News. Let us know about yours by e-mailing the information to vmiller2@unl.edu.

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OPD opening
East Campus office


The Office of Proposal Development will open a satellite office April 13 to help IANR faculty and other East Campus grant applicants more conveniently access the proposal development resources available at UNL. more ...

NURAMP workshops under way

The spring NURAMP workshop series runs through May 6. Topics include preparing proposals for submission, creating proposal budgets, conducting research responsibly, receiving and administering an award and protecting intellectual property.

Additional elective sessions will focus on using the report feature in NUgrant, forms and requirements for using Grants.gov, Personnel Activity Reports (PARS) and effort reporting, and UNL’s export control policy. Workshop dates and titles are listed in Dates and Deadlines.

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NIH director promotes National Lab Day

The National Insitutes of Health is promoting a nationwide initiative to connect researchers with middle school and high school science projects to enhance science and math education in the nation's schools and after-school programs. In his March 11 From the Director letter, NIH head Francis Collins outlined the National Lab Day program and encouraged researchers to participate.
Organizers say National Lab Day is an ongoing program to match scientists and volunteers with educators to provide hands-on experiment-based learning to kids nationwide. The National Lab Day Web site provides details, including state-by-state projects where teachers are seeking assistance. more ...
Top Awards

Top Awards
The following list includes all arts and humanities grants of $10,000 or more and all other grants of $200,000 or more awarded to UNL faculty between Jan. 30, 2010, and March 15, 2010, as reported through NUgrant, UNL's electronic research administration system. more ...



Dates and Deadlines

April 1: NURAMP elective, NUgrant Reporting Functions, Alexander West

April 5-8: UNL Research Fair, Nebraska Union

April 15: Spring Nebraska Lecture: "The Dead Sea Scrolls After 60 Years: What Have We Learned?" Sidnie White Crawford, Nebraska Union auditorium

April 15: NURAMP elective, PARs and Effort Reporting, Alexander West

April 20: NURAMP module 5, Intellectual Property, presented by NUtech Ventures, East Union

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Research News is an electronic and Web-based newsletter for the UNL research community that features information to enhance the success of our research, scholarship and creative activities. The UNL Office of Research and Economic Development electronically publishes the newsletter to provide news about research, faculty resources, services, policies and procedures, accomplishments and coming events. It is e-mailed to research-intensive faculty, staff, administrators and other interested parties. Feel free to share it with UNL colleagues.

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