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UNL Office of Research  Nov. 2011
Research News

Diverse presentations
at Research Fair

The fall UNL Research Fair Wednesday and Thursday (Nov. 2-3) features a variety of presentations and events for faculty, staff and students.

Events include a workshop on university partnerships with the U.S. Department of Energy, presentations from federal agency representatives, sessions on university research parks and technology transfer, and workshops for postdocs and graduate and undergraduate students. more ...

Mathematics conference pays tribute to Jim Lewis

Top math researchers and educators from around the nation paid tribute to UNL mathematician Jim Lewis at the recent Enacting Standards for Mathematical Practices Conference at UNL.

The Oct. 21-22 conference brought together research mathematicians, mathematics teacher educators, researchers, classroom teachers and school administrators to discuss a nationwide problem in mathematics education: how to implement the standards for mathematical practice found in core state standards for K-12 math classrooms in meaningful, high quality ways. more ...
Mathematics conference pays tribute to Jim Lewis
From the vice chancellor

Make the most of Research Fair

With UNL Research Fair just a few days away, this coming week promises to be filled with opportunities to celebrate our successes and to learn from federal agency representatives and other special guests.

This is the 10th year for Research Fair, and the first time we're holding it in the fall. Over the years, the fair
has built and strengthened relationships, sparked collaborations and vastly increased awareness among federal agencies and partners of our faculty's talents and expertise. more ...

15 tapped for Research Development Fellows

15 tapped for Research Development Fellows

Fifteen UNL faculty members have been selected for the 2012 Research Development Fellows Program, an initiative to help pre-tenure faculty successfully compete for grants. more ...

Water for Food Institute awards competitive research grants

Nanoscience facility named for donors
Eight projects proposed by interdisciplinary teams from UNL and UNO received seed funding in the inaugural Water for Food Institute competitive research grants program.
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Innovation Seminars continue

A free Innovation Seminar Series, led by UNL engineering professor and entrepreneur Shane Farritor, continues with four presentations in November. Participants can attend in person or view the live websteam. more ...

Nanoscience facility named for donors

Nanoscience facility named for donors
UNL's new Nanoscience Metrology Facility will be named in honor of College of Engineering alumnus Don Voelte and his wife, Nancy Keegan, chair of the University of Nebraska Foundation's board of directors, who gave a $5 million gift to UNL.
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Clutter leads ARD

Clutter leads ARD
Archie C. Clutter, a geneticist with significant academic and industry experience, is the new dean of UNL's Agricultural Research Division and director of the Agricultural Experiment Station. more ...

Duncan named Innovation Campus director

Duncan named Innovation Campus director
Plans for Nebraska Innovation Campus took another step forward in October when Dan Duncan was named executive director for the private-public research campus designed to strengthen Nebraska’s economy and UNL’s research.
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Hoffman wins Cattell Award

Hoffman wins Cattell Award
Lesa Hoffman, associate professor of psychology, is the 2011 winner of the Cattell Award from the Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology.
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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 late September. Web links are provided when available.

Forbes, BNET, UPI and the Lincoln Journal Star covered a study by Julia McQuillan, sociology, that found most U.S. men value fatherhood more than career success.

Following a fatal crash in an Oct. 16 IndyCar race, Dean Sicking, civil engineering, talked to ESPN about the importance of continued research to improve auto racing safety. The Lincoln Journal Star also reported on the key role Sicking’s team has played in motorsports safety.

Ari Kohen, political science, talked to the Lincoln Journal Star about how he uses Google Plus to continue class discussions online.

UNL faculty weighed in on the debate about the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. James Goeke, hydrogeologist, wrote a guest column for The New York Times. John Stansbury, civil engineering, wrote an opinion piece for the Lincoln Journal Star. Wayne Woldt, biological systems engineering, John Gates, earth and atmospheric sciences, Goeke and Stansbury also were quoted in a Norfolk Daily News article, among others.

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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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Research Resources

OSP adds staff

The Office of Sponsored Programs is adding staff to better serve faculty and the campus community.

Gene Hogan now holds the new position of senior proposal budget coordinator. He is working closely with staff in the Office of Proposal Development to help faculty with budget development and with campus units that have little budget development support.
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Strategic Research Cluster grant competition

The Office of Research and Economic Development will conduct a formal competition for Strategic Research Cluster grants in 2011-2012.

The goal of the Strategic Research Cluster grant program is to foster and support interdisciplinary research groups at UNL in developing their competitiveness for large-scale, multimillion-dollar grants offered through specific federal agency programs.
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Faculty invited to participate in NSF, USDA workshops

The Office of Research and Economic Development invites faculty to participate in the National Science Foundation Regional Grants Conference or the annual U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture Competitive Grants Workshop.
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NUtech Ventures offers discussion series

Innovation and entrepreneurship are the focus of Thinkers & Tinkerers, a luncheon series offered by NUtech Ventures. more ...

ADVANCE site offers work-life info

UNL has adopted several policies and initiatives that encourage work-life integration and promote a family friendly workplace. The ADVANCE-Nebraska initiative has policies on its website and published a brochure outlining them.
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Fall Nebraska Lecture online

UNL climatologist Don Wilhite’s fall 2011 Nebraska Lecture is available for viewing online. Wilhite, director of the School of Natural Resources, discussed “Managing Drought in a Changing Climate” in his Oct. 25 presentation. 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 Sept. 1 and Oct. 20 as reported through NUgrant, UNL's electronic research administration system. more ...


Internal Funding Awards

Dates and Deadlines

Nov. 1: E.N. Thompson Forum, "Dividing the Waters: Global Security in a Water-Stressed World," Sandra Postel, Lied Center for Performing Arts

Nov. 2-3: Fall 2011 Research Fair, Nebraska Union

Nov. 30: NUgrant Basics – Proposal Routing; IRB Protocols, Alexander West

March 16, 2012: Grant Writing Seminar, Nebraska Union

June 24-26, 2012: global Water for Food conference, Lincoln

For a full listing of campus events, including departmental workshops, seminars and colloquia, visit the UNL events website.

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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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