Nebraska Research Days set for Nov. 14-18

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Dan Moser, November 4, 2022

Nebraska Research Days set for Nov. 14-18

The Office of Research and Economic Development will celebrate the research and creative accomplishments of University of Nebraska–Lincoln faculty and students during Nebraska Research Days, taking place Nov. 14-18.

The week includes annual Research Days events – including the Faculty Recognition Celebration, Research and Creative Activity Faculty Slam, Innovator Celebration, the Nebraska Lecture and more. Register now to participate, be eligible for prizes and celebrate the collective impact of Nebraska Research.

Research Days 2022 will focus on innovation; excellence in diversity, equity and inclusion; the Grand Challenges initiative; collaboration and community engagement; and faculty recognition. A mix of in-person and virtual events will be offered, with prizes, videos and multimedia throughout the week. 

Visit the Research Days website to view the latest agenda and for registration, which is required for most events.

Nov. 14, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Platte River Room, Nebraska Union: Grand Challenges Lunch and Learn: A Conversation with Awardees. Faculty whose projects were chosen in the first, recently announced cycle of Grand Challenges grants will offer their tips for success and team development as the initiative transitions into the second phase and beyond. Panelists:

  • Katie Edwards, associate professor of educational psychology.
  • Liz Lorang, associate dean of University Libraries.
  • Yufeng Ge and Santosh Pitla, associate professors of biological systems engineering.

Nov. 14, 4-6 p.m.: Innovator Celebration, Nebraska Innovation Campus, hosted by NUtech Ventures. Achievements of faculty, staff and students will be celebrated, with awards going to notable campus inventors, creators and partner companies. This event includes a reception. Chancellor Ronnie Green and Vice Chancellor Bob Wilhelm will speak.

Nov. 15, 9-10 a.m., The Mill, Nebraska Innovation Campus. Dawne Curry, associate professor of history and ethnic studies, will discuss her recently published book, “Social Justice at Apartheid’s Dawn: African Women Intellectuals and the Quest to Save the Nation.” 

Nov. 15, noon-1 p.m., via Zoom: “Making the Most of Your Postdoc Experience.” Panelists will share and discuss their observations about transitioning from postdoctoral to faculty, mentoring postdoc researchers and what postdocs should know as they look to the next steps of their careers. This event is sponsored by the Office of Graduate Studies. Panelists:

  • Donald Becker, Charles Bessey Professor of biochemistry.
  • Sherri Jones, dean of the College of Education and Human Sciences and Velma Warren Hodder Professor of special education and communication disorders.
  • Zhigang Shen, associate professor, Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction.
  • Yanbin Yin, associate professor of food science and technology.

Nov. 15, 4-6 p.m.: Faculty Research and Creative Activity Slam, Wick Alumni Center. The Slam features scholars from a range of disciplines presenting their work in an interactive, engaging manner. Slam attendees will vote on the best presenter, who will receive a $1,000 prize for their research and creative endeavors. Slammers:

  • Stuart Bernstein, associate professor, Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction.
  • Amy Desaulniers, assistant professor of veterinary medicine and biomedical sciences.
  • Valerie Jones, Seaton Distinguished Professor of advertising and public relations.
  • Stephen Lahey, Cotner College Professor of classics and religious studies.
  • Shireen Adenwalla, professor, and Xiaoshan Xu, associate professor, physics and astronomy.

Nov. 16, 2-4 p.m.: Nebraska Innovation Studio Open House. Learn how NIS can help researchers develop prototype designs and create art and other projects to help enhance their work. No registration necessary.

Nov. 16, 4-6 p.m.: A Celebration of Open Research at Nebraska, Love Library North, second floor. Reception hosted by University Libraries to celebrate open research at UNL and the future that research will make possible.

Nov. 16, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: The University of Nebraska State Museum is offering complimentary virtual field trips for Nebraska schools on the topic “Fossil Finds in Volcanic Ash.”

Nov. 17, 3:30 p.m. via Zoom: Nebraska Lecture featuring Angie Pannier, Swarts Family Chair in biological systems engineering; “DNA and RNA Delivery: From Novel Therapies to Vaccines that End Pandemics.” The event is open to the public, but registration is required to receive a Zoom link. 

Nov. 18, 10 a.m. via Zoom: Faculty Recognition Event with prizes, videos and a keynote message from Bob Wilhelm, vice chancellor for research and economic development. 

Watch @UNLresearch social media channels for more details during the week and share your own photos as you celebrate with us using the #ResearchDays hashtag. 

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