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UNL Office of Research  April 2011
Research News

Spring Research Fair slated April 12-14

The spring UNL Research Fair April 12-14 features the Nebraska Supercomputing Symposium and the Food, Water and Energy Resources Policy Symposium. These focused sessions will enable faculty, staff and students to explore some of UNL’s research priorities in greater depth.

The ninth annual Research Fair is a campuswide celebration of research, creativity and scholarship. It also features events for undergraduate and graduate students and postdocs, and will conclude with the spring Nebraska Lecture.
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Water for Food Conference drawing global interest

Institute co-organizes workshop in India
Nebraska will play host to the world May 1-4 during the 2011 global Water for Food Conference, which is expected to draw participants from at least 25 countries. This year's theme is "Paths to Solutions." more ...

Cassman named to head CGIAR advisory council

Rising food and energy prices, possible water shortages and changing climate have led many scientists to predict a global food crisis by 2050.

Despite dire predictions, University of Nebraska-Lincoln agronomist Ken Cassman is optimistic that

a resurging interest in agricultural research will help both small farmers in developing countries and larger producers in developed countries grow more food.
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From the vice chancellor

Strengthening industry partnerships benefits everyone

Recent strides toward developing Nebraska Innovation Campus highlight the importance of building stronger and broader partnerships with industry. These partnerships are critical to the success of our research, opportunities for our students and our ability to become an even stronger economic driver for Nebraska.

That's why the Chancellor's Office and the Office of Research and Economic Development teamed up
in 2008 to create the Office of Industry Relations. Ryan Anderson, director of industry relations, has been working with faculty and reaching out to industry and broadening our engagement with Nebraska's business community. Relationship-building takes time, but thanks to faculty support and Ryan's leadership, we are making excellent strides.
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 Nebraska Lecture to explore legacies of removing Native children

Nebraska Lecture to explore legacies of removing Native children

In the late 19th century, the U.S. and Australian governments established boarding schools to assimilate American Indian and Aboriginal children into the dominant culture. This practice forced tens of thousands of children to leave their families and abandon their customs, which has had lasting consequences for individuals and Native culture. more ...

Early career faculty earn recognition

Two early career faculty recently earned prestigious awards for their research.

Carina Curto, assistant professor of mathematics, was awarded a two-year Sloan Research Fellowship for her research in the field of mathematical neuroscience. more ...

NUgrant training set for proposal routing module

Training sessions for an upgraded NUgrant module for proposal routing are planned for the last two weeks in April.

The NUgrant sponsored programs module for proposal routing has been redesigned and will be released April 25. The new module will allow users to see all information about a single project in one “project view,” encompassing multiple years, awards or phases of a project.
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Celebrating NET's ANDRILL documentary

Celebrating NET's ANDRILL  documentary
About 100 people attended a reception and public screening for "Secrets Beneath the Ice," a documentary about ANDRILL, the international Antarctic research project led by UNL, at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center. more ...

Water expert visits UNL

Water expert visits UNL
International water expert Marc Andreini visited UNL in February to meet with faculty and administrators and to learn more about the university's water-related research. He presented a seminar on the importance of small reservoirs in Africa, which was hosted by the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska.
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Top Tip

Student ownership of IP

Top Tip
The issue of student ownership of intellectual property at universities has been in the news recently. The policy at UNL is that if students create IP, they own it. Even if it is created in a course as part of a degree requirement, the student still owns the IP. The only time a student would not own the IP would be if it were created as part of paid employment with UNL, such as when a graduate student carries out research while receiving a stipend. more ...


Making News

Making News
The expertise and research, creative and scholarly activities of UNL faculty members often garner media coverage. Here are a few examples of coverage since January. Web links are provided when available.
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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 emailing the information to vmiller2@unl.edu.
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Resources for NSF data management plans

Resources for NSF data management plans

The National Science Foundation began requiring all grant applicants to include a data management plan as part of their proposals on Jan. 18. This plan, which is uploaded as a supplementary document, must be no longer than two pages and should describe how the proposed project will conform with NSF policy on the dissemination and sharing of research results. more ...

Important visa application process changes

Recent changes to the I-129 visa application process require UNL faculty and staff to critically review the job duties of prospective foreign national employees at UNL.

The new I-129 application, which became effective Feb. 20, requires employers to certify whether the prospective employee will work with export-controlled technology or technical data and applies to potential employees on H-1, H-1B1, L-1 or O-1A visas.
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IP seminar slated in Omaha

Do you want to know more about how to protect your intellectual property? Curious about how ideas move from basic research to the marketplace? An April 16 seminar in Omaha will offer answers.
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Follow UNL research on Facebook, Twitter

The Office of Research and Economic Development’s social media tools make it easy for the campus research community to get the latest news and announcements and connect with others interested in research at UNL.

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to get reminders about upcoming events and deadlines, links to UNL researchers featured in
Social media the media and award announcements.

Visit our Facebook page to view photos and videos from grant announcements and other special events. 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 Dec. 16, 2010, and March 25, 2011, as reported through NUgrant, UNL's electronic research administration system. more ...


Internal Funding Awards

Dates and Deadlines

April 6: NURAMP module 5: Waiting Game: Between the Proposal and the Award, Alexander West

April 8: ADVANCE-Nebraska breakfast, Jacqueline K. Barton, Arthur and Marian Hanisch Memorial Professor and Chair, Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Embassy Suites, 1040 P St.

April 12-14: 2011 Research Fair, Nebraska 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 emailed to research-intensive faculty, staff, administrators and other interested parties. Feel free to share it with UNL colleagues.

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