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UNL Office of Research  May 2013
Research News

UNL working to establish Research Data Center

datacentersEstablishing a Research Data Center at UNL would enhance research, expand opportunities for faculty to seek competitive funding and help attract top faculty and students.

UNL faculty learned about these and other benefits of hosting an RDC during a presentation May 13 that drew nearly 140 people from UNL, other University of Nebraska campuses and potential collaborators. RDCs are partnerships between the research institutions that host them and the U.S. Census Bureau’s Center for Economic Studies. more …

Faculty, staff and students all have role in campus security

Safety and security are front of mind for college campuses across the country.

UNL’s Police Department works to protect the campus, and the Emergency Planning and Preparedness team works with university departments and administration to develop emergency plans and procedures for adverse events. more …

IS can help protect research data

datasecurityComputer and data security are critical, often complex, concerns for researchers. UNL’s Information Technology security team can help researchers employ best practices and take advantage of security tools and services to protect research data, said Richard Haugerud, director of IT security for UNL Information Services. more …

From the Vice Chancellor

Innovative ideas key to our research success

While the spring semester has ended, our research activities continue. Summer is a great time both to recharge and to concentrate your creative energies on innovative research ideas.

I want to congratulate Professor Evgeny Tsymbal and his UNL physics colleagues, Peter Dowben, Kirill Belashchenko, Christian Binek, Alexei Gruverman and Xia Hong, for their recent major research funding success. They competed successfully to lead the new $7.125 million Center for NanoFerroic Devices, a national research collaboration funded by Semiconductor Research Corp. and the National

Institute of Standards and Technology, and part of the National Nanoelectronics Research Initiative. Read more about this project in this issue of Research News.

This large and prestigious award builds on our successful NSF-funded Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, the Voelte-Keegan Nanoscience Research Center and long-term investments through the university’s Programs of Excellence, the Nebraska Research Initiative and the University of Nebraska Foundation. more …

News & Notes

Quad charts promote faculty research to DoD

quadchartFaculty members interested in Department of Defense research are invited to develop and submit quad charts, which essentially are one-page summaries describing their research interests and direction. more …

Physics team leads $7 million research center


From left, Kirill Belashchenko, Peter Dowben, Alexei Gruverman and Evgeny Tsymbal at announcement celebration.

To satisfy the demand for ever-increasing computing power, the next generation in electronic devices must look to new technologies. Building on significant advances in UNL nanomaterials research, a team of UNL faculty will lead a new $7.125 million research collaboration involving six universities and an industry consortium. more …

Three win NSF CAREER awards

Research into reducing debilitating health complications, improving software development and boosting medical treatment options have earned three UNL faculty members National Science Foundation CAREER awards.

These prestigious five-year awards support research by junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholar through outstanding research, excellent teaching and the integration of education and research. more …

Ag resiliency focus of global
Water for Food Conference


Graduate Student Poster Session

Increasing the capacity of food, water and natural ecosystems to adapt to a changing climate was the focus of the 2013 global Water for Food Conference May 5-8 in Lincoln, Neb., which drew more than 400 people. more …


Recent awards, recognition and accomplishments by UNL faculty for research, scholarly and creative endeavors. We highlight faculty accomplishments in each issue of Research News. Let us know about yours by emailing the information to

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Making News
The expertise and research, creative and scholarly activities of UNL faculty members often garner media coverage. University Communications highlights some of the national media attention for UNL faculty on its In the News website. Here you can find the latest media mentions of UNL faculty or search for information.

Research Resources

NIH public access policy effective July 1

nih2Starting July 1, all principal investigators who receive funds from the National Institutes of Health will be required to demonstrate compliance with NIH’s Public Access Policy before the agency will process non-competing continuation grant awards. more …

Submit your journal cover

UNL faculty, students and postdocs whose research has been featured on the cover of a recent academic journal are invited to submit covers for the Journal Cover Gallery. This new feature on the Office of Research and Economic Development website showcases UNL research on the covers of peer-reviewed journals.

To submit a recent journal cover featuring your work, complete this form and provide a link to the journal’s online edition. Also upload a high-resolution photo (300 dpi or higher) of the journal cover. Criteria:

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Pathways applications due June 7

The deadline for the latest round of funding applications in the Pathways to Interdisciplinary Research Centers competition is June 7.

Pathways is an internal funding competition to foster or support interdisciplinary research teams and enhance their competitiveness for large-scale or center grants. more …

UNP newsletter available

UNL faculty and staff can keep up with the latest news from the University of Nebraska Press via ie:, its semi-annual newsletter.

Each issue includes stories about new books, current authors, UNP initiatives and recent awards. more …

Top Awards

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 between Jan. 16, 2013, and May 1, 2013, as reported through NUgrant, UNL’s electronic research administration system. more …

Internal Funding Awards

May 29: NUgrant Basics: Routing Proposals, Alexander West

June 4: Radiation Safety Basic Training (Session 1), Ag Warehouse 1

June 7: Deadline for Pathway to Interdisciplinary Research Centers grant proposals

June 11: Radiation Safety Basic Training (Session 2), Ag Warehouse 1

July 9: Radiation Safety Basic Training (Session 1), Ag Warehouse 1

July 16: Radiation Safety Basic Training (Session 2), Ag Warehouse 1

Nov. 7: Fall Research Fair, Nebraska Union

About Research News

Research News is an electronic and Web-based newsletter for the UNL research community that features information to enhance the success of our research, scholarship and creative activities. The UNL Office of Research and Economic Development electronically publishes the newsletter to provide news about research, faculty resources, services, policies and procedures, accomplishments and coming events. It is emailed to research-intensive faculty, staff, administrators and other interested parties. Feel free to share it with UNL colleagues.

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