Accolades, October 2020

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Posted October 30, 2020 by Dan Moser

Awards, Honors and Recognitions

Jordan Stump, modern languages and literatures, received the National Translation Award in Prose from the American Literary Translators Association. Stump was honored for his translation from French of “The Cheffe: A Cook’s Novel” by Marie Ndiaye. 

James Le Sueur, history, received the First-Time Filmmaker Award from the NewburyPort Documentary Film Festival for his film “The Art of Dissent,” a NUtech Ventures and Czech TV co-production. The film is a collective portrait of a tightly bound dissident network that defied the communist regime in Czechoslovakia.  

Angela Pannier, biological systems engineering, was named to the 2020 Class of Fellows in the Biomedical Engineering Society. Fellows have demonstrated exceptional achievements and have made significant contributions within the biomedical engineering field. They also have extensive leadership within the field and have served within the society. 


Jenna Pieper, management, received the International HRM Scholarly Research Award from the Human Resources Division of the Academy of Management. She was co-author of the paper “Perceived Workplace Gender Discrimination and Employee Consequences: A Meta-analysis and Complementary Studies Considering Country Context,” published in the Journal of ManagementFour co-authors also were honored. 

James Schnable, agronomy and horticulture, received the Outstanding Paper Award from The Plant Phenome Journal for his article “Functional Modeling of Plant Growth Dynamics.” The article deals with ways to use time series data collected from high throughput phenotyping facilities like UNL’s automated greenhouses. The Plant Phenome Journal invited Schnable to give a presentation on the core innovation of this paper and its implications for plant phenotyping and plant biology research, which was recorded and is available online. Schnable was one of three co-authors honored. 

Bonita Sharif, computer science and engineering, was co-author of a paper that received the Distinguished Paper Award at the IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution. The paper is titled “Automated Recording and Semantics-Aware Replaying of High-Speed Eye Tracking and Interaction Data to Support Cognitive Studies of Software Engineering Tasks.” Sharif was one of five authors.  

Catherine Garcia, sociology, received the Emerging Scholar and Professional Organization Interdisciplinary Paper Award from the Gerontological Society of America. GSA is the nation’s oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education and practice in the field of aging. 

Other News

Jamie Reimer, voice, will have a CD titled “The Last Songs of Robert Owens” released this fall. The songs included on the CD are the last pieces composed by Owens before his death in 2017. Reimer has been researching and performing Owens’ works since 2007. In August 2015, Reimer and the Glenn Korff School of Music presented the North American premiere of Owens’ opera titled “Culture! Culture!” Owens traveled to Lincoln in March 2015 to work with students and faculty on his music, but he was unable to make a return trip to see the opera performance that August. He died in 2017. 

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