Employee Update: Arrivals, Departures & Cake

Welcome our new colleagues, farewell to those who are leaving, and congratulations to those with much to celebrate.

Welcome to SNR:
■ Lars Anderson joined SNR as a Publication and Research Coordinator working with Larkin Powell. His office is HarH 135.
■ Wei Huang returns as a visiting scholar with Song Feng and Bob Oglesby. His office is HarH 621. His email is huangw10@lzu.edu.cn.
■ Ruopu Li joins SNR as an Adjunct Assistant Professor. He recently received his Ph.D. in geography from UNL. He currently works at the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources in the Integrated Water Management Division. His contact information is 301 Centennial Mall South, Lincoln, NE 68509. Phone: 402-471-0378.
■ Zoe Olson has been hired to join the Nebraska Master Naturalist Program as the Communications Assistant. Her office is HarH 508. Phone: 402-472-8689. Email: zolson2@unl.edu.

Thank you and farewell:
■ Karie Decker’s last day with SNR and the Co-op Unit was Nov. 26. She has taken the position of Assistant Division Administrator of Research, Analysis and Inventory Section for the Wildlife Division at the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. She will remain as a volunteer through June 3, 2013. Her UNL will email address will remain active for the time being.
■ Gene Guan will leave SNR on Dec. 28. He accepted a position in the Faculty of Information Engineering (FIE) at the China University of Geosciences (CUG), in Wuhan, Hubei, China.
■ Ed Harvey’s last day with SNR will be Jan. 2, 2013. He accepted the Water Resources Division Chief position in the National Park Service in Fort Collins, Colo.
■ Don Rundquist will be retire and move to the emeriti faculty as of Jan. 1. He has been a member of UNL’s faculty since 1982. He has worked extensively with remote sensing and was director of CALMIT from 1986-2008. For more details on his work and career see http://newsroom.unl.edu/announce/snr/1844/10274.

■ Tong Nguy-Robertson and his wife on the birth of their son, Jacoby Camden, born on Nov. 26.
■ All of our December graduates. Best wishes all in your feature endeavors!

Happy Birthday:
• Jessie Cartwright
• Ellen Duffy
• Jim Goeke
• Gene Guan
• Jenny Luo
• Alexis Paspalof
• Lisa Pennisi
• Kathie Pfaffle
• Brittany Potter
• Juan Paulo Ramirez
• Kristin Sorensen
• Christa Webber
• Sara Winn