Spring 2008
Schedule

Speakers

A variety of presentations and events for faculty, staff and students are on tap for the sixth annual UNL Research Fair, a celebration of research and creativity, April 1-3 at the Nebraska Union. The fair features presentations by representatives from federal agencies on research needs, opportunities and priorities, talks by experts on a variety of topics and celebrations of faculty achievements. Students will present their research in graduate and undergraduate poster sessions and participate in other activities. MORE ...
Often admired for their dramatic beauty, quilts also offer a glimpse into history. University of Nebraska-Lincoln textile specialist Patricia Crews will discuss how quilts reflect American culture and the lives of quilt makers during the spring Nebraska Lecture April 17. MORE ...

Middle school can be one of the most turbulent times in a young person's life. That's partly because bullying peaks in late childhood to early adolescence when children undergo major physical and emotional changes. MORE ...



One of my favorite events of the year – the UNL Research Fair – is next week. I urge each of you to participate in as many events as possible during this celebration of faculty and student success in research and creativity activities April 1-3. MORE ...



Your boss purchases the latest version of software that the office has used for years. Your coworkers adjust effortlessly. You, on the other hand, can't finish the simplest task without the program misbehaving and doing things you don't expect. MORE ...
It's fair to say Axel Enders is having a busy first year on the job. Last August, Enders and his family moved from Germany, and he joined UNL as an assistant professor of physics. Just seven months later, he landed a prestigious CAREER award from the National Science Foundation. MORE ...
Protecting the region's water quality is the focus of UNL's fifth annual Water, Law, Policy and Science Conference. "Water Challenges in the Great Plains" is the theme of the April 22-23 event at Lincoln's Embassy Suites. MORE ...
The UNL Research Council is soliciting nominations for the 2009 Nebraska Lectures: Chancellor's Distinguished Lecture Series. MORE ...
Research papers written by UNL physicists have been recognized as some of the top projects of 2007 by major physics publications. MORE ...
Ellen Weissinger was named dean of graduate studies and Prem Paul became vice chancellor for research and economic development earlier this year. MORE ...



Starting in April, the National Institutes of Health will require principal investigators to place a copy of all articles stemming from NIH-funded research in PubMed Central, the agency's free online archive. Those who don't comply could lose funding. MORE ...
The Office of Research will offer another series of NURAMP (Research Administration Management Program) workshops this spring for UNL faculty, staff, postdocs and graduate students who conduct, support or administer research projects. MORE ...
When it comes to intellectual property, it's never too early for faculty to think about protecting the inventions that grow from their research. MORE ...
In response to concerns about U.S. students' poor science and math performance, NIH director Elias A. Zerhouni recently produced a special edition of his newsletter focused on science education.
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Gene White, an emeritus professor of veterinary and biomedical sciences, is serving as acting attending and clinical veterinarian for UNL. MORE ...



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 Nov. 29, 2007, and March 14, 2008, as reported through NUgrant, UNL's electronic research administration system. MORE ...



Nebraska Center for Energy Sciences Research grants
Strategic Research Cluster award
Arts and Humanities Research Enhancement Fund
Research Council Awards







The National Institutes of Health recently issued updates to its "Application for a DHHS Public Health Service Grant" (PHS 398, 11/2007). All paper PHS 398 applications submitted on or after May 25 must adhere to these new guidelines. Before May 25, applicants may voluntarily follow the new guidelines. MORE ...



The research, creative and scholarly activities of UNL faculty often garner media coverage. Here are a few examples of national coverage since December. Web links are provided when available. MORE ...



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



March 30, public grand opening, UNL's International Quilt Studies Center & Museum, 1:30-4:30 p.m., 33rd and Holdrege streets

April 1-3, UNL Research Fair, Nebraska Union

April 15-May 15, NURAMP Spring 2008 Workshop Series

April 17, Spring Nebraska Lecture, "Quilts: Reflections of Trade, Technology & Tradition," Patricia Crews, 3:30 p.m., Nebraska Union auditorium

April 22-23, UNL Water Law, Policy & Science Conference, "Water Quality Challenges in the Great Plains", Embassy Suites, Lincoln

Through May, NUgrant Basics: Introduction to NUgrant, last Wednesday of the month

May 12-13, Designing a Competitive NIH Social or Behavioral Sciences Grant Proposal, location TBA

Oct. 20-21, NSF Regional Grant Seminar, hosted by UNL, Omaha