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Avery Hall time capsule removed for chemistry celebration

May 28th

Mark Griep, associate professor of chemistry, shows the Avery Hall time capsule to a group of students from York Middle School. The time capsule, placed in the Avery Hall cornerstone in 1916, was removed May 12. Items in the capsule will be featured during an October celebration of Rachel Holloway Lloyd, the university’s second chemistry [...]
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Jazz in June to feature Water For Food director

May 28th

Christopher Neale, director of research for the University of Nebraska’s Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute, plays guitar for the bossa nova group Evening in Brazil. The group opens Jazz in June on June 3. (Courtesy photo) Christopher Neale has found balance through the rhythmic guitar beats of bossa nova. Neale, director of research [...]
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Francisco to lead Arts and Sciences

May 28th

UNL has selected Joseph S. Francisco, former president of the American Chemical Society and member of the National Academy of Sciences, as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Senior Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs Ellen Weissinger announced the appointment of Francisco on April 25. Francisco, who currently is the William E. Moore Distinguished [...]
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Project probes evolutionary roots of patience

May 28th

A chimpanzee will wait more than two minutes to eat six grapes, but a black lemur would rather eat two grapes now than wait any longer than 15 seconds for a bigger serving. It’s an echo of the dilemma human beings face with a long line at a posh restaurant. How long are they willing [...]
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Yang, UNMC duo partner on hernia surgery project

May 28th

UNL textiles scholar Yiqi Yang has partnered with researchers from the University of Nebraska Medical Center to develop a novel mesh that will reduce complications associated with hernia repair surgeries. “This project is a good combination of expertise,” said Yang, Charles Bessey Professor of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design, and professor of biological systems engineering. [...]
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Arbor Day Foundation honors UNL’s commitment to trees

May 28th

For the seventh-straight year, the Arbor Day Foundation has honored UNL with a Tree Campus USA designation. The award, which recognizes UNL’s long-standing commitment to healthy trees and urban forest management, was celebrated April 25 with a student-led tree planting on City Campus. “The Tree Campus USA designation is an honor that shows that the [...]
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