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UNL Office of Research  Sept. 2011
Research News

National lab visits foster partnerships

From tractor testing to nanotechnology and alternative energy, a U.S. Department of Energy team got a firsthand look at some of UNL’s research capabilities during a September campus visit that is part of growing collaborations between DOE’s national laboratories and UNL faculty.

Representatives from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Energy Transportation Sciences Division toured the Nebraska Tractor Test Laboratory, the Power and Energy Systems Lab and the Laser-Assisted Nano Engineering Lab. They also met with UNL faculty and administrators to discuss joint research opportunities. more ...
National lab visits foster partnerships

Institute's new director praises strong foundation

wfidirector The Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute has a strong foundation on which to build an organization that will help the world produce more food with limited water. That’s the assessment of the water expert named to lead the institute. more ...

Fall Research Fair Nov. 2-3

Fall Research Fair Nov.  2-3 The fall UNL Research Fair Nov. 2-3 offers the campus a second opportunity this year to celebrate faculty and student successes and explore some of UNL’s research priorities in greater depth. more ...
From the vice chancellor

New era brings new opportunities

Welcome back to an exciting new semester ‒ UNL’s first as a member of the Big Ten Conference and its Committee on Institutional Cooperation. Big Ten membership marks a promising new era for UNL research as well as athletics. Our goals are bold and our opportunities are big. On the field or in the lab, this is a great time to be a Husker.

I'm thrilled with the strong interdisciplinary collaborations already under way with our Big Ten
colleagues. ANDRILL, concussion research, digital humanities, a national reading comprehension initiative and mathematics education come to mind, and there are many others. Our Big Ten and CIC membership exponentially expands the possibilities for collaboration and our challenge is to make the most of them. We want to hear from you and invite your ideas on possible new collaborations. more ...

Drought focus of Nebraska Lecture

Drought focus of Nebraska Lecture

This summer’s exceptional drought in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas is a startling reminder of the serious economic, environmental and social impacts of this natural disaster. As droughts become more frequent and intense in the face of climate change, strategies to mitigate their impact will be increasingly important. more ...

Series features top
Big Ten scientists

Some of the Big Ten Conference’s most distinguished scientists are coming to UNL.

UNL’s Biotechnology/Life Sciences Seminar Series features presentations by Big Ten faculty who are members of the National Academy of Sciences. more ...

Thompson Forum focuses on water, global security

Thompson Forum focuses on water, global security
Water has been a source of conflict between civilizations for centuries. The 2011-2012 E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues, UNL’s preeminent speaker series, will examine the relationship between water and international security. more ...

Cho's CAREER award supports 3-D modeling research

Cho's CAREER award  supports 3-D modeling research
Yong Cho is helping the construction industry work smarter, not harder.  His research will make tomorrow's job sites much safer and more efficient, too.

Cho, an assistant professor at UNL’s Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction, is developing a method to build real-time virtual 3-D models of work sites.
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Goosby earns K01 award
to study health disparities

Goosby earns K01 award to study health disparities
Growing up in poverty or experiencing other social inequalities like racial discrimination at an early age no doubt could color a person's perspective on the world. UNL sociologist Bridget Goosby is studying whether experiencing that kind of stress could make someone susceptible to disease that's then passed down through generations. more ...
Top Tip

Page limits at NIH

Top Tip
With the recently reduced page limits for NIH applications, it may be tempting to move information normally included in a Research Strategy to the Appendix or another section of the application.

However, NIH warns that staff may withdraw applications that use certain sections or the Appendix to circumvent page limits or include inappropriate information.
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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 May. 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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Register now for NURAMP workshops

Register now for NURAMP workshops

Registration is now open for the fall NURAMP workshops series for UNL faculty, staff, postdocs and graduate students who conduct, support or administer research projects. Because NURAMP is undergoing redevelopment to include some online offerings, a limited number of classroom workshops will be offered this semester.
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Internal funding deadlines approaching

The Office of Research and Economic Development and the UNL Research Council are accepting applications for several internal funding competitions. Details on these opportunities are available on the Internal Funding Opportunities website.

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UNL faculty help develop
NIH guidelines

Two UNL faculty members played leading roles in developing best practices recommendations recently released by the National Institutes of Health for scientists conducting mixed methods health research.
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Research Development Fellows Program seeks applicants

The Office of Research and Economic Development is seeking applicants for the 2011-2012 Research Development Fellows Program, an initiative to help fulltime, pre-tenure faculty successfully compete for grants and fellowships. more ...

NIH tightening conflict
of interest rules

Revised conflict of interest regulations for National Institutes of Health-funded investigators will become effective next year.

NIH announced the new rules in late August.
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ORED social media tools

Social media The Office of Research and Economic Development’s social media tools have become robust tools for connecting with others interested in research at UNL and for sharing the latest news and announcements with the campus research community.
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University of Nebraska Press newsletter available

Read the latest news from the University of Nebraska Press in its new online newsletter for friends and supporters.

The autumn issue of ie profiles author Jon Pineda and his acclaimed memoir, Sleep in Me, and celebrates 50 years of Bison Books.
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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 March 26, 2011, and Aug. 31, 2011, as reported through NUgrant, UNL's electronic
research administration system.
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Internal Funding Awards

Dates and Deadlines

Sept. 28: NUgrant Basics – Proposal Routing, Alexander West

Sept. 30: Nebraska Business Development Center workshop, "A Beginner’s Guide to Intellectual Property," Nebraska Union

Oct. 3: Nebraska Business Development Center workshop, "Becoming an Investor-ready Entrepreneur," Nebraska Union

Oct. 4: NURAMP Workshop Series, Budget Preparation and Development, Alexander West

Oct. 10: Heuermann Lecture Series, M.S. Swaminathan, 3 p.m., Hardin Hall, 33rd and Holdrege
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