Summer 2008
A recent conference and research tour in the Platte Valley and Sandhills are expected to shape broader collaborative research to help the region cope with a changing climate.

UNL and the U.S. Geological Survey partnered to host the conference and tour May 19-22 to examine issues and perspectives on how climate change will affect the region's ecosystems. During the May 21 Climate Change Conference in North Platte, about 150 UNL and USGS researchers, representatives from state and regional organizations, farmers, ranchers, resource managers and policymakers discussed the challenges stakeholders in the region may face in a changing climate. MORE ...
Dedication of the Ken Morrison Life Sciences Research Center - the newest building on campus and home to the Nebraska Center for Virology - will be Aug. 29.

The public dedication will be at 4:30 p.m. at the Morrison building on East Campus, east of Veterinary Basic Sciences. Ceremonies will include remarks from university and University of Nebraska Foundation officials and dignitaries. Invited guests are expected to include Morrison, his family and Barbara Alving, director of the National Institutes of Health's National Center for Research Resources, which funds the NCV as a Center for Biomedical Research Excellence. MORE ...

UNL faculty are urged to participate in the fall 2008 National Science Foundation Regional Grants Conference in Omaha Oct. 20-21, which UNL is hosting in cooperation with NSF.

The two-day conference at the Holiday Inn Convention Center is a must, especially for new faculty, researchers and administrators who want to gain key insight into a wide range of current issues at NSF, including the state of current funding, the latest policies and procedures and pertinent administrative issues. NSF program officers representing each NSF directorate will be on hand to answer questions and provide information about specific funding opportunities. MORE ...
Jerry Hudgins thinks it's only logical that a state graced with vast open spaces and a steady year-round breeze should become a leader in wind energy.

But despite Nebraska's potential as the sixth-largest wind producer in the country, wind energy development here has lagged. Hudgins hopes a new educational initiative for rural areas will motivate K-12 students to become future leaders in the wind energy movement. MORE ...



I am thrilled to inform you that our faculty achieved record success in research funding during the fiscal year that ended June 30. MORE ...



More than 40 undergraduates from across the nation are getting firsthand research experience this summer working with UNL faculty through summer research programs. MORE ...
When someone uses the idiom "bird brain," what comes to mind might not reflect the phrase's true meaning. During the fall Nebraska Lecture Oct. 30, UNL behavioral ecologist Alan C. Kamil will discuss how birds use their cognitive abilities to survive. MORE ...
UNL's human subjects research protection program achieved a major milestone this summer, earning full accreditation from the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs Inc. MORE ...
A 17,200-square-foot facility under construction at the Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park near Royal, Neb., will enable UNL paleontologists to discover new fossils, expand the park's display of fossil skeletons and conserve Nebraska's unique fossil resource. MORE ...
David Conrad is UNL's new associate vice chancellor for NUtech Ventures, heading efforts to work with faculty to commercialize their inventions and discoveries. MORE ...
Prem Paul, vice chancellor for research and economic development, testified before the U.S. Senate appropriations committee's defense subcommittee in June. MORE ...



The Office of Research will offer another series of NURAMP (Research Administration Management Program) workshops this fall for UNL faculty, staff, postdocs and graduate students who conduct, support or administer research projects. MORE ...
The UNL Research Council is implementing an electronic proposal submission process for internal funding awards. The change affects proposals due in October or later. MORE ...
The Office of Sponsored Programs has developed a new template for preparing budget proposals. Users may download it from the Budget Preparation page on the OSP Web site. MORE ...
More than 20 videos about UNL research projects are available on the Office of Research's Web site. Topics include: energy and biofuels, drought and climate change, transportation, ANDRILL, virology, economic development, natural resources, Diocles laser, nanotechnology, engineering, biomaterials and annual Research Fair presentations. Full presentations of recent Nebraska Lectures also are available. MORE ...
Research Compliance Services is working with the Office of Graduate Studies to provide online training in the responsible conduct of research beginning this fall. MORE ...
The Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development traded spaces with the Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance in July, moving its administrative team into suite 301 at the south end of Canfield's third floor. Business and Finance now occupies offices in 302, 307, 308 and 310. MORE ...
Each week the Office of Research distributes an e-mail list of funding opportunities appropriate to UNL expertise. MORE ...





Recently, UNL has had more than one proposal returned without review as a result of incorrect formatting within the accompanying biographical sketches. MORE ...



The research, creative and scholarly activities of UNL faculty often garner media coverage. Here are a few examples of national coverage since March. 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 ...



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 15, 2008, and July 22, 2008, as reported through NUgrant, UNL's electronic research administration system. MORE ...



Minority health-related research
Layman Awards



Aug. 29, Dedication of Morrison Life Sciences Research Building, 4:30 p.m.

September through November, NUgrant Basics: Introduction to NUgrant, last Wednesday of the month

Sept. 3, NUgrant IRB training workshop

Sept. 11-Oct. 30, NURAMP fall workshop series

Sept. 26, Dedication and Open House, June and Paul Schorr III Center for Computer Science and Engineering

Oct. 15, NUgrant IRB training workshop

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

Oct. 30, Fall Nebraska Lecture, "Bird Brain! Compliment or Insult?" Alan C. Kamil, 3:30 p.m., Nebraska Union auditorium

April 14-16, 2009, UNL Research Fair, Nebraska Union auditorium