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Friday and Weekend, October 7 - 9, 2011

Stephan DiMagno

Stephan DiMagno

DiMagno among first to earn NSF I-Corps grant

A potentially life-saving innovation developed by a UNL chemist is among 21 concepts across the country selected to receive support through a new National Science Foundation program that aims to guide promising scientific discoveries toward commercialization.

Professor Stephen DiMagno and his entrepreneurial team are among the inaugural recipients of NSF's Innovation Corps award, also known as the I-Corps. Winners were announced Oct. 6. Read more about this award on Today@UNL.



NSF's Platz to speak at chemistry colloquium

Matthew Platz

Matthew Platz

Matthew Platz, chemistry division director at the National Science Foundation, will speak on "Ultrafast Time Resolved Studies of Excited States and Reactive Intermediates" at a chemistry colloquium 3:30 p.m., Oct. 7 in Hamilton Hall 112. The colloquium is open to the public.

Platz maintains his research laboratory as the Melvin S. Newman Professor of Chemistry and Distinguished University Professor at Ohio State University. He is an internationally acclaimed physical organic chemist and has received numerous honors. Read more about this lecture on Today@UNL.



Department of Agricultural Economics Seminar Series - "Policy Issues in the Transition from Organization to Market: The Case of the Canadian Wheat Board"
Murray Fulton, Director, Centre for the Study of Co-operatives, and Professor of Agricultural Economics, University of Saskatchewan


Campus welcomes thousands to campus for Homecoming weekend

"New Kids on the Block — The Big Red in the Big Ten" was the theme for homecoming week at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. A variety of traditional student-led and alumni-welcoming events took place during the week, with a full day of events on Friday leading into the Husker football game Oct. 8 vs. the Ohio State University. Read more about homecoming events on Today@UNL.



Uphoff presents on entrepreneurship and innovation

Barry Uphoff

Barry Uphoff

The Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management at UNL presents Barry Uphoff, who will provide a spectrum of insights into understanding and pursuing successful entrepreneurship and innovation.

Uphoff will visit Oct. 7 at Kauffman Center; from 3 to 4 p.m. he will present "A Portfolio of Entrepreneurs and Innovation," and from 4 to 5 p.m., will be featured at a reception with students and the Raikes School Corporate Advisory Board. Read more about this talk on Today@UNL.


Women Art Revolution

Feminist art movement documentary plays the Ross

The documentary examining the history of the feminist art movement "!Women Art Revolution" opens today at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center. The documentary shows through Oct. 13.

"!Women Art Revolution" delves into the under-explored movement through conversations, observations, archival footage and works of visionary artists, historians, curators and critics. The documentary starts at the movement's roots in the antiwar and civil rights protests of the 1960s, then into the major developments in women's art through the 1970s. Read more about this documentary on Today@UNL.


Walt Kuhn - Apples in a wooden boat

Sheldon opens two exhibitions today

Two exhibitions — "Richmond Barthe: Harlem Renaissance Sculptor" and "The Art and Science of Conservation: Walt Kuhn's 'Apples in Wooden Boat'" — open today at the Sheldon Museum of Art.

A First Friday reception celebrating the openings is 5 to 7 p.m. at the museum. Read more about these exhibitions on Today@UNL.



University Theatre opens season with 'Bright Ideas'

Bright Ideas

UNL's University Theatre has opened the new season with Eric Coble's "Bright Ideas." Organized through the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film, the performance shows at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 7 and 12-15, and 2 p.m., Oct. 9 in the Temple Building's Studio Theater.

Individual tickets are $16 general admission, $14 for faculty, staff and senior citizens, and $10 for students with valid identification. Season passes are available for $50 and $40 and are redeemable for four admissions.Read more about this production on Today@UNL.


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