News Archive

Weiss Receives Fulbright Award

Wendy Weiss, professor and director of the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery at the University of Nebraska has been awarded a Fulbright-Nehru Senior Scholar grant to to continue her research in Gujarat, India during the 2014-2015 academic year, the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced recently.

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Nutrition, health sciences major is first Fulbright of 2014

Abigail Jameson, a nutrition and health sciences major, has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Scholarship to Indonesia for the 2014-2015 academic year.

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Tadesse leads $1.6M NASA project to predict drought, flood in Africa

Tsegaye Tadesse, climatologist and remote sensing expert at UNL’s National Drought Mitigation Center, is leading a three-year, $1.6 million, multi-institution NASA-funded project to help predict drought and flood in the Greater Horn of Africa.

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Turkey on the 4th of July

Four University of Nebraska students had studied Turkey more than almost anyone else in the world their age. But then they spent a few weeks in that country last summer, and their textbooks opened wide. The students learned about themselves, and about Nebraska's significance in the world - touring the country and gaining a perspective that will continue to impact them as they continue their studies.

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'Japan and Fashion' opens Feb. 24 at Hillestad Gallery

"Japan and Fashion: Influence and Impact" will open Feb. 24 in the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery. The exhibit, curated by Barbara Trout, professor of textiles, merchandising and fashion design at UNL, features Japanese-influenced garments from the Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design's historic costume collection, along with traditional Japanese garments on loan for the exhibition. The exhibit is devoted to the interface between traditional Japanese dress and contemporary Western fashion.

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Modern Language Fair seeks essay entries

Junior and senior high school students are invited to compete for four $1,000 scholarships in the essay contest. The competition is open to eligible students who will enroll at UNL and declare a major in French, German or Spanish. To enter, students must submit a 300-word essay written in Spanish, French or German around this year’s theme: “How will a degree in modern languages help me achieve my future goals?” Three finalists from each category will be notified by March 24. The finalists in each category will give a five-minute presentation at the Language Fair where they will read their essay and answer questions from a panel of judges in the target language.

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Drought Mitigation Center joins international research project

The National Drought Mitigation Center at UNL is part of an international project to improve understanding of how drought affects communities, the environment and the economy, and what people can do to prepare. The project is one of the first supported by a recently formed international consortium of agencies that fund environmental change research.

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Volunteers assist with free tax prep service

For the eighth year, UNL is providing free tax preparation services for students and low-income working families.  The service learning project is now offering, for the first time, tax preparation services for international students and scholars.

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UNL hosts African students in State Dept. program

Twenty of the best and brightest African college students are making UNL their home base this month as part of a U.S. State Department program on civic engagement.

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ANDRILL team discovers ice-loving anemones in Antarctica

Using a camera-equipped robot to explore beneath the Ross Ice Shelf off Antarctica, scientists and engineers with the Antarctic Geological Drilling program made an astonishing discovery. Thousands upon thousands of small sea anemones were burrowed into the underside of the ice shelf, their tentacles protruding into frigid water like flowers on a ceiling. The new species, publicly identified in a recent PLoS ONE journal article, is the first known to live in ice.

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