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UNO

UNO Community Engagement Center Dedicated

UNO Community Engagement Center Dedicated

On Thursday, April 17, the UNO celebrated the biggest addition yet to its world-leading community engagement efforts with the dedication of the Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center.

Posted: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

UNL

State Farm contributes $36,000 to support UNL student programs

State Farm contributes $36,000 to support UNL student programs

Teen driving safety, business ethics, educational achievement and more are the focus of a nearly $36,000 contribution from State Farm to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

Posted: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

UNK

UNMC, UNK to break ground on $19 million Health Science Education Complex April 4

UNMC, UNK to break ground on $19 million Health Science Education Complex April 4

Health-care education and access for central and western Nebraska will take a giant step forward when ground is broken for The Health Science Education Complex at University of Nebraska at Kearney.

Posted: Wed, Apr 2, 2014

MEMORIAL

Alumnus Jim Young passes away after a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer

Alumnus Jim Young passes away after a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer

University of Nebraska Foundation Trustee and University of Nebraska at Omaha Alumnus James R. Young passed away Feb. 15, after a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 61.

Posted: Tue, Apr 1, 2014

UNK

Bahamian fisherman's grandson becomes big fish at UNK

Bahamian fisherman's grandson becomes big fish at UNK

Bahamas native Moses Moxey, the first black student body president at UNK, believed in himself. He believed in education. That’s why he was willing to walk to a fancy hotel on the beach and beg complete strangers for money to sponsor him at college. But even he couldn’t believe the good things that happened to him once he arrived at UNK.

Posted: Tue, Apr 1, 2014

UNL

UNL graduate shows his love for Love

UNL graduate shows his love for Love

One day decades ago, a know-it-all sophomore sent a letter to his UNL dean, telling him exactly what he thought of the university. How much he hated it.

Posted: Tue, Apr 1, 2014

UNL

Living in America a dream come true for UNL student

Living in America a dream come true for UNL student

One morning last April, a young woman in the Czech Republic woke up and checked her e-mail. She was waiting for an important message. Every morning, first thing, she’d check for it.

Posted: Tue, Apr 1, 2014

UNMC

Friends keep triple threat doctor's dreams alive

Friends keep triple threat doctor's dreams alive

Dr. Paul Tran of UNMC had a passion to improve medical education in his native Vietnam. But he became ill and passed away, and a grant he’d received was revoked. Thanks to something his friends did in his memory, however, Tran’s dream is still alive.

Posted: Tue, Apr 1, 2014

UNO

An idea

An idea "that will help people succeed"

“We want to help people succeed,” says UNO graduate student Rob LaMagna-Reiter. “And we believe we have a great idea to do that.”

Posted: Tue, Apr 1, 2014

UNL

Sommerhauser gift helps UNL expand Holocaust education

Sommerhauser gift helps UNL expand Holocaust education

Nebraska alumni Peter Sommerhauser and Eileen Sommerhauser Putter donated $100,000 to establish the Lou Sommerhauser Fund for Holocaust Education.

Posted: Mon, Mar 31, 2014

UNO

Fire at UNO displaces students, destroys belongings

Fire at UNO displaces students, destroys belongings

On Wednesday a two-alarm fire displaced 42 University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) students and severely damaged the residence hall they call home.

Posted: Thu, Feb 27, 2014

UNL

Scholarship recipient has designs for success

Scholarship recipient has designs for success

Remember this name: Sophie hines. You may see it on your underwear someday.

Posted: Tue, Feb 25, 2014

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