The School of Natural Resources’ Jenny Dauer and High Plains Regional Climate Center’s Natalie Umphlett were named 2016 Great Plains Fellows.
The Center for Great Plains Studies established the Fellows program to link scholars of the Great Plains, no matter their discipline, and to establish a means to share their work. Fellows are nominated only by other Fellows and are approved by the Center’s Board of Governors.
In order to be nominated to be a Fellow, scholars had to presently hold a regular appointment at the University of Nebraska and had to be concerned with the past, the present and the future of the Great Plains. He or she had to present evidence of a research, teaching or public service commitment to the Plains region.
Dauer and Umphlett both fit the bill.
“I am thrilled to become a part of the Great Plains Fellows community because I would like to become better connected with those conducting research and outreach in the Great Plains region,” said Umphlett, regional climatologist and HPRCC interim director. “Climate impacts many aspects of life on the Plains, and I am interested in connecting with others to explore opportunities for collaboration, especially with those outside of climatology.”
Dauer, SNR associate professor, said, “I’m excited to be more closely associated with the Center for Great Plains Studies because of their unique interdisciplinary focus on place-based learning. I hope to connect students to relevant resources at the Center and develop more ways for student to understand, appreciate and engage in communities of the Great Plains.”
Dauer and Umphlett join five others named 2016 Fellows. The center also named nine new Great Plains Associate Fellows, or scholars from a non-NU institution.
“Fellows really do shape the future of the Center,” said Katie Nieland, assistant director/communications coordinator for the center and a 2016 Fellow. “It’s through their projects and scholarship that we’re able to promote and further research on our region.”
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