Today@UNL | Head uncovers giant reptile fossil; Sarma, students develop outreach project

Children create a digital painting with the "Kinection Project" in the Sheldon Museum of Art. (Troy Fedderson, University Communications)
Children create a digital painting with the "Kinection Project" in the Sheldon Museum of Art. (Troy Fedderson, University Communications)

Sarma, students develop interactive art project

A research project led by Anita Sarma and a team of students is helping decorate a "naked" wall within the Sheldon Museum of Art. The project uses the Microsoft Kinect and a student-developed application to allow users to paint like Jackson Pollock. Continue reading…

Jason Head, assistant professor of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, holds a fossil and fossil cast from the jawbone of Barbaturex morrisoni, a giant ancient lizard. (Craig Chandler, University Communications)
Jason Head, assistant professor of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, holds a fossil and fossil cast from the jawbone of Barbaturex morrisoni, a giant ancient lizard. (Craig Chandler, University Communications)

Fossil shows giant reptiles coexisted with mammals 40 million years ago

A team of U.S. paleontologists led by UNL's Jason Head have uncovered what is one of the biggest known lizards every to have lived on land. The lizard, measuring in at almost six feet long and weighing about 60 pounds, lived 40 million years ago in the tropical forests of Southeast Asia. Continue reading…

UNL to host NEH summer seminar

Under the direction of Stephen Behrendt, professor of English, UNL will host 16 faculty from across the nation at a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar on British Romanticism. The seminar, one of seven offered by the NEH this year, is June 10 to July 12. Continue reading…

Exhibition showcases engineering alumnus' quilts

"The Engineer Who Could" features original quilts, patterns and other historic artifacts of UNL Alumnus and Nebraska Quiltmaker Ernest Haight.A new exhibition opening today at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum showcases the work of Ernest Haight, a famed Nebraska quiltmaker, farmer and engineer graduate from the University of Nebraska. The exhibit will be featured during a First Friday event, 4:30 to 7 p.m. today. Continue reading…

Sheldon's 'Summer Family Day' is June 9

Student intern Nobuyuki Takahashi took this photo at a family day event. Sheldon's a great place for students of all ages to hone their creative skills.The Sheldon Museum of Art will celebrate its 50th anniversary with "Summer Family Day", 1 to 4 p.m. June 9. The free, open-to-the-public event will feature a variety of family-friendly activities and a special ice cream from UNL's Dairy Store. Continue reading…

Shaffer's art featured by Jacht Ad Lab

Jacht Ad Lab, UNL's student advertising agency, will host a First Friday showing of work by Bill Shaffer, 6 to 8 p.m. June 7 in the new Jacht office, 201 N. 8th St. Shaffer is a professor of graphic design in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications. Continue reading…

Originally published June 7, 2013 - Submit an Item