Research Fair features faculty recognition, workshops today

Today's UNL Research Fair events begin with the Faculty Recognition Breakfast, a celebration of faculty successes from the past year. Registration and a buffet breakfast begin at 8 a.m., with a program at 8:30 a.m.

The Research Fair's signature event today is the "Enhancing Research Excellence in Social and Behavioral Sciences" workshop, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center, room 202. The session will feature Kurt Johnson of Pennsylvania State University, Kevin Leicht of the University of Iowa, and L. Rowell Huesmann of the University of Michigan, sharing how institutions established social science-related research centers at their institutions. The workshop focuses on UNL’s new Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Initiative. It includes breakout sessions where faculty can provide feedback on the initiative and discuss possible areas for collaboration. The initiative aims to bring together faculty with diverse expertise to form large-scale collaborations with the goal of enhancing UNL’s research excellence and competitiveness for external funding.

Registration for the workshop is available at

Other events include the Holland Computing Center Supercomputing Symposium (, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and the Professional Skills Development for Postdocs Workshop (, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Both events are in the Nebraska Union.

The supercomputing symposium is for new and current users interested in learning how the Holland Center can support their research computing needs.

Preregistration was required for the postdoc luncheon, hosted by the Office of Postdoctoral Studies.

The Research Fair events are open to faculty, staff and students but require registration.

For more information, including a complete schedule and registration forms, go to

Daily event photos will be posted on Twitter discussions will use the hashtag #UNLRF.

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