Ashley Washburn, September 3, 2019
Celebrate research and creative activity at this week’s pop-up festivities
The Office of Research and Economic Development is bringing a series of pop-up celebrations to locations across campus Sept. 3-5.
The aim of “Scoopin’ Up Success” is to celebrate recent research accomplishments and milestones. Faculty, staff and students are invited to stop by the following locations to pick up Nifty 150 ice cream from the UNL Dairy Store and other giveaways.
Sept. 3, City Campus
- Noon-12:45 p.m. – University Plaza, outside Manter Hall and Nelle Cochrane Woods Art Building
- 1-1:45 p.m. – Green space between Andrews Hall, Burnett Hall, Oldfather Hall, University of Nebraska State Museum and Bessey Hall
- 3-3:45 p.m. – Othmer Hall
Sept. 4, East Campus
- 11:15 a.m.-noon – Hardin Hall
- 12:15-1 p.m. – Animal Science Complex
Sept. 5, Nebraska Innovation Campus
- 2:30-3:15 p.m. – NIC Plaza
With four months still to come, 2019 is shaping up to be an impressive year for research and economic development at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the University of Nebraska State Museum and the University of Nebraska Press. The pop-up celebrations are a chance for the ORED team to celebrate with the faculty, staff and students who work tirelessly to advance research at Nebraska, said Bob Wilhelm, vice chancellor for research and economic development.
2019’s milestones include:
- In fiscal year 2019, which ended June 30, Nebraska achieved $271.2 million in total sponsored awards, a 41% increase over the past decade. Total sponsored research awards increased 14% from FY2018 and 35% over the past decade.
- The University of Nebraska system again ranked among the world’s top 100 institutions earning U.S. patents, with a ranking of No. 79.
- Faculty have received 18 prestigious awards recognized by the National Research Council during the year to date.
- NUtech Ventures, the university’s technology commercialization arm, achieved a record $6.1 million in licensing revenue in FY2019, spurring Nebraska’s economic growth.
- The University of Nebraska State Museum had a record 100,598 visitors during FY2019. More than 31,000 of Nebraska’s K-12 students accessed the museum’s educational programs, an increase from 22,000 K-12 visitors in FY2018. The museum’s newest exhibit, Cherish Nebraska, opened in February.
This year, books published by the University of Nebraska Press have been reviewed in many national publications, including The New York Times, the Chicago Tribune and The Wall Street Journal. Safia Elhillo’s “The January Children,” a UNP title in a poetry series edited by Chancellor’s Professor of English Kwame Dawes, was featured on the “Today” show.