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This Week, August 19-23, 2013

Westbrook Music Building
Paul Haar and Tony Bushard sign a bass drum to honor Glenn Korff's donation. UNL School of Music celebrates $8 million gift from Glenn Korff. In honor of Korff's generosity, the school will be named the Glenn Korff School of Music, pending approval by the NU Board of Regents., August 20, 2013. Photo by Craig Chandler / University Communications

UNL School of Music celebrates $8 million gift from Glenn Korff

For generations to come, students and faculty members at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln School of Music will benefit from an $8 million gift from UNL alumnus Glenn Korff to the University of Nebraska Foundation. The gift from the fourth-generation Nebraskan creates a permanently endowed fund to provide annual support for students, faculty and programs within the school, which is part of the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts.

In honor of Korff's generosity, the school will be named the Glenn Korff School of Music, pending approval by the NU Board of Regents. Read more about this gift.


Presage Analytics
UNL faculty (from left) Harshavardhan Thippareddi and Jeyam Subbiah have teamed with a local entrepreneur to create a new startup company, Presage Analytics.

Food-safety research grows into startup company

A new startup company has grown from the food safety research of UNL's Harshavardhan Thippareddi and Jeyam Subbiah.

Working through NUtech Ventures - a non-profit, university affiliate that develops partnerships between researchers and industry professionals - the two UNL researchers paired with a local entrepreneur to create Presage Analytics. The new startup will use a software prototype developed by Thippareddi and Subbiah to track microbial contaminants in food processing plants and prevent widespread outbreaks. Read more about this research in Today@UNL.


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Lied Center

Lied to offer single ticket sales starting Tuesday

Single ticket sales for the Lied Center for Performing Arts' 2013-14 season open at 11 a.m. Aug. 20. The season includes more than 50 performances of 32 shows from a wide range of genres, including Broadway, classical music, dance, theater, world and jazz music, comedy, holiday performances, folk music and shows for families.

The season kicks off Sept. 27-29 with the return of Blue Man Group, which had five sold-out Lied performances in 2011. Broadway highlights include Tony Award-winning musicals "Memphis," "Hair" and "West Side Story." The Lied will also host "I Love Lucy Live On Stage," the Martha Graham Dance Co., comedian Wayne Brady, and the Cleveland Orchestra. Read more about this season in Today@UNL.


CBA Building and Students

CBA to kick off 100th year celebration

The College of Business Administration is celebrating 100 years of educating business leaders with a back-to-school bash 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 23 on the west side of the CBA building. The event is open to CBA students, parents, faculty, staff, alumni and business partners. Individuals can RSVP at the CBA website.

"The accomplishments of our students, our alumni and our faculty over the last 100 years attest to a unique, invaluable business education experience, and it is something to truly celebrate," CBA dean Donde Plowman said. "The College of Business Administration is an exceptional place because of our exceptional people." Read more about this celebration in Today@UNL.


Bomberger Brown named AOU fellow

Mary Bomberger Brown
Mary Bomberger Brown

Mary Bomberger Brown, research assistant professor in the School of Natural Resources and coordinator of the Tern and Plover Conservation Partnership, has been named as a fellow in the American Ornithologists' Union.

An AOU member for more than 30 years, Bomberger Brown's involvement with the organization has been not only dedicated, but diverse. She served on the AOU council for three years and has reviewed manuscripts submitted for publication in The Auk, the professional journal sponsored by the AOU. Read more about Brown in Today@UNL.