IN OTHER NEWS: Commencement representatives sought, workshops, entrepreneurship mixer

Faculty are encouraged to participate in University Commencements.
Faculty are encouraged to participate in University Commencements.


"As Chancellor Green notes in an email sent to the Deans (below), UNL commencement is one of the most special events on campus, and our university is proud to have one of the highest student attendance rates at this event.
Chancellor Green has asked the Colleges to assist in increasing faculty participation at University Commencement, and has asked the College of Engineering to identify 4-6 university marshals and 6-10 faculty representatives. These persons are asked to commit to working one of the two Saturday ceremonies in May and approximately two or three other half-days a year – there are three ceremonies in May, two in December, and one in August.
If you are interested in serving, would you please let me know as soon as possible, preferably before March 28 (Thursday).
Thank you for your consideration!"
Lily M. Wang, Associate Dean for Faculty and Inclusion

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The Executive Vice Chancellor’s Office is hosting the workshop, “Facilitating Civil Discourse in Learning Spaces,” on Wednesday, March 27 (11:30 a.m. in the Nebraska Union, Georgian Suite). The workshop is a free opportunity for faculty to learn about how to teach, model, and facilitate conversations in classrooms, labs and meetings. Those attending this session are encouraged to bring a lunch.

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NUtech Ventures and Invest Nebraska invite you to attend our first Entrepreneurship Mixer at Virtual Incision on Friday, March 29 from 4-6 p.m. The mixer will provide an opportunity for UNL faculty to network with local entrepreneurs. Tours of Virtual Incision’s new space will be provided and refreshments will be served.

Space is limited, so use the link below to register at your earliest convenience:

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Please join us for the Graduate Student Recognition Event on May 1 as we celebrate our graduating master’s and Ph.D. students; and recognize our 2019 Spring Poster Fair winners, 2019 Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant, Outstanding Graduate Research Assistant, Outstanding master’s thesis, Outstanding doctoral dissertation, and our 2019 Milton Mohr Fellowship recipients. The recognition event will align with the N-E Ride schedule. Light refreshments provided.
Please RSVP by April 24:  

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The Mid-America Transportation Center is looking for UNL civil engineering undergrads for our annual summer internship program. Application deadline is April 14.

The MATC internships run from May 20 through Aug. 9. The MATC Internship Program partners with partners with private companies, local government, and academia to provide undergraduate students with paid summer internship opportunities in the field of engineering.

During this 12-week program, students gain hands-on experience in their area of interest under the mentorship of a professional from organizations such as the Nebraska Department of Transportation, Iteris, Inc., Olsson, City of Lincoln Public Works and Utilities Department, City of Omaha, and Felsburg Holt & Ullevig.

Students work 40 hours per week while experiencing the day-to-day tasks and responsibilities of their desired career. The program culminates in a written paper and presentation detailing the student’s internship experience.

Preferred applicants should have junior or senior standing (more than 50 credit hours as of May 2018), a 3.0 grade-point average or higher (strongly recommended), and are currently enrolled in a University of Nebraska- or MATC-affiliated institution.

Applications can be submitted at

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Information Technology Services is simplifying the password policy for University of Nebraska–Lincoln students, faculty and staff. Starting Monday (March 24), password expiration dates will be eliminated and TrueYou and campus accounts will be synchronized so users have only a single password to remember.

Read the Nebraska Today story about this change: