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UNL Office of Research  Nov. 2014
Research News

Packed lineup for Research Fair

fairThe Fall UNL Research Fair the week of Nov. 17 features a diverse lineup, including opportunities to learn more about UNL research priorities and attend presentations on topics ranging from funding opportunities for startup companies to defense-related research to broadening participation in STEM education.

The 15th Research Fair is a campuswide celebration of research, scholarship and creativity. Events, held in the Nebraska Union and at locations across campus, are free, but some require registration. Check the Research Fair website often for the latest full schedule and registration forms. more …

Retreat focuses on opportunities for Carson School

moviesEnvisioning a highly multidisciplinary future for the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film is the goal of a UNL faculty retreat Nov. 16-17.

New technologies, especially new media and digital art forms, are expanding the potential reach of film and emerging media. UNL has an opportunity to envision a future for the Carson School that incorporates the talents of faculty and students from many disciplines. “Movies & Beyond: Connecting Digital Creativity Across Disciplines” will bring together faculty to explore the creative intersections of film and emerging media with design, journalism, computational thinking, technology, science and other disciplines. more …

From the Vice Chancellor

Take advantage of Research Fair’s offerings


Prem S. Paul

Our 15th Research Fair is coming soon with a great mix of topics covering everything from film and emerging media to how to increase diversity in STEM research.

Research Fair begins with a special event Nov. 16-17.

“Movies & Beyond: Connecting Digital Creativity Across Disciplines” is a faculty retreat to explore the creative intersections of film and emerging media with design, journalism, computational thinking, technology, science and other disciplines. The retreat is hosted by UNL’s Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film, which has an exciting opportunity to envision a future that will draw on the talents of faculty and students from many disciplines. more …

News & Notes

Research Development Fellows named

fellowsProgram1-300x97[1]Twenty-two pre-tenure UNL faculty members from 19 departments have been selected to participate in the 2014-2015 Research Development Fellows Program. more …

Internship gives undergrads energy research experience

A new summer internship program offers selected UNL undergrads the chance to get firsthand experience in energy science research working alongside faculty mentors.

The Nebraska Center for Energy Sciences Research launched the Darrell J. Nelson Summer Undergraduate Internship in Energy Sciences Research last summer. Now the center is looking for the next batch of interns for summer 2015, and officials hope UNL faculty will help spread the word.

“Our interns’ reactions were universally positive,” said Mike Nastasi, NCESR director. “It seemed to work well for both the students and the faculty who supervised their research.” more …

NU updates university-sponsored travel policy

The University of Nebraska has updated its policy on university-sponsored travel to countries under a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning or Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Travel Health Notice.

CDC Warning Level 3 notices are currently in effect for Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.

Employees participating in non-university-sponsored travel to a CDC Warning Level 3 country must report their travel to the chief academic officer on their campus before departure.

Campus message on Ebola
UNL also recently issued a message to the campus discussing its approach to the Ebola situation in West Africa and the recent domestic cases. It’s available online.

Top Tip

Protecting research data

Computer and data security are critical, often complex, concerns for researchers, especially those who gather data related to human subjects. more …


Recent awards, recognition and accomplishments by UNL faculty for research, scholarly and creative endeavors. 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 Sept. 16, 2014, and Oct. 31, 2014, as reported through NUgrant. more …

Internal Funding Awards

Research Resources

Updated NUgrant IRB module released

nugrantAn updated NUgrant IRB module, released Nov. 3, features improvements to assist UNL researchers who plan to use human subjects in their work. more …

Uniform Guidance info on web

The single most significant change in research regulations in the past 50 years takes effect Dec. 26.

The Office of Management and Budget’s Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to all federal grants and contracts at UNL.

While federal agencies are still developing their implementation plans, some UNL grants administration processes, procedures and policies will need to be updated to address these changes, said Jeanne Wicks, director of sponsored programs.

To keep faculty informed about these evolving changes, the Office of Sponsored Programs has launched a Uniform Guidance Web page. The page will be updated as information becomes available, and Sponsored Programs will notify departments of changes affecting their federal funds. more …

Nov. 12: Data Management for Grant Seekers, Love Library

Nov. 12: NUgrant Basics: Submitting IRB Protocols, Whittier Research Center

Nov. 13: Internet2 @ Nebraska Day, Nebraska Innovation Campus

Nov. 14: Deadline to submit proposals for Arts and Humanities Research Enhancement Program

Nov. 14: Deadline to submit proposals for Layman Awards

Week of Nov. 17: Fall UNL Research Fair, Nebraska Union and other locations

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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.

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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