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News & Stories
News & Stories
Here she comes (with her memoir) … ‘Kalamity Kate’
Local TV pioneer Leta Powell Drake, a UNL alumna, feels good to be giving back with scholarship money – and many untold stories.
Engineering scholarship honors alumnus Paul Leslie
The scholarship is designated for UNL engineering students who demonstrate an interest in new technologies and innovative business opportunities.
UNL starts fundraising for international trade and finance institute
Alumnus Clayton Yeutter has made a $2.5 million leadership gift to help create an international trade and finance institute, which will prepare graduates for in-demand careers.
UNL celebrates CBA building groundbreaking
The $84 million, 240,000-square-foot CBA building is the largest academic building project in recent history at UNL.
Gift from Fremont organization supports promising Alzheimer's research at UNMC
A gift by the Fremont (Neb.) Area Alzheimer’s Committee to support innovative research at the University of Nebraska Medical Center helps augment the fight against a disease that currently affects 35,000 Nebraskans and more than 5 million people nationwide.
A love story for the boys of Company C
UNL alumna Helen (Plasters) Nemzek, 88, sends money for Love Library, along with a love story from long ago.
Nebraska native remembers home state with $1.5 million gift to benefit UNMC
A Nebraska native who spent his career in California has given back to his home state with a $1.5 million gift to benefit the health and well-being of Nebraskans.
UNK receives $2 million to help Nebraska children and families
A gift of $2 million from alumnus Ron Williams and his wife, Cille, is destined to help Nebraska children and families for years to come.
A toast to a great teacher, Orv Menard
Orv Menard didn’t want a funeral. Instead, he just wanted people to gather at the school’s alumni house for an afternoon of conversation and sparkling French wine – Cremant – all on his dime, and some good Dixieland music. They did.
Buckle gift helps UNK and Kearney community
UNK students and the Kearney community benefit from a gift in honor of fashion retailer The Buckle, Inc. for student-athlete scholarships, athletic facilities and the campus Wellness Center.
UNMC macular degeneration, regenerative medicine research bolstered by $1.3 million gift
the Pearsons’ gift helps fund research at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in macular degeneration and regenerative medicine and supports two existing endowed funds established at the University of Nebraska Foundation by the Pearsons during their lifetimes.
Alumnus pays tribute to former professor, supports renowned law-psychology program
Students and faculty with UNL’s renowned law-psychology program will benefit for years to come because of the gift.
We have new email addresses
The University of Nebraska Foundation announces that its email addresses for employees has changed.
‘Mr. Dick Hanzel …Thank you'
This envelope comes as a surprise. “Oh, wow.” He tears it open and reads the handwritten note out loud: Mr. Dick Hanzel …
We're stronger by coming together and giving together
Giving Tuesday is a movement that harnesses the powerful act of collective philanthropy. This year, it’s on Tuesday, December 2, following two of the biggest shopping days of the year.