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News & Stories
News & Stories
UNMC breaks ground on new welcome center
On June 24, 2019, the University of Nebraska Medical Center community gathered to ceremonially break ground on its new campus welcome center — the Wigton Heritage Center — as well as launch the renovation of Wittson Hall and the McGoogan Library.
Private gifts establish learning commons at UNL’s East Campus library
The new learning space will be named the Dinsdale Family Learning Commons in honor of Dinsdale brothers, Roy and Jack, who are University of Nebraska alumni.
Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture receives updates, redevelopments with Hansen memorial gift
Alumnus Gary W. Hansen had a positive experience at UNL's Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis. As a result, his family is making certain future generations of students have the same opportunities for success in agriculture fields.
Fremont group donates $60,000 to support Alzheimer’s research at UNMC
The Fremont Area Alzheimer’s Collaboration donated a $60,000 pilot grant to go toward Alzheimer’s disease research.
Support UNO, UNMC causes during Omaha Gives on May 22
Consider supporting the UNO Maverick Food Pantry and UNMC SHARING Clinics during Omaha Gives!
Huskers Helping Huskers Pantry+ seeks support on Give to Lincoln Day May 30
One in three students at Nebraska worries about not having enough food to eat. Gifts will help the Huskers Helping Huskers Pantry+ by providing free food and hygiene supplies to students in need throughout the year.
Kinman Oldfield Award provides two decades of Alzheimer’s disease research support, new faculty chair announced
For two decades, a research fund has supported the efforts of leading research scientists at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in the pursuit of treatments and a cure for Alzheimer’s disease.
Great Plains Art Museum celebrates opening of new artist studio and public education lab
Fred and Julie Hoppe of Lincoln provided the gift to enable the Great Plains Art Museum to create the new Elizabeth Rubendall Artist-in-Residence Studio and Education Lab.
Students still benefit from first endowed scholarship created in 1930s
The late Edward Cornish made a gift in 1937 to establish the first permanently endowed scholarship fund to forever support the education of UNL students.
New scholarship helps students experience Ireland
The Cluricaun Irish Society of Lincoln established a new scholarship fund to help students travel and learn abroad in Ireland.
‘We’re No. 1’: NU leads the field in developing 3D-printed prostheses
Jorge Zuniga has become a hero to thousands of kids around the world who need prosthetic hands and upper limbs — and to their families, who often can’t afford them — and in the process, he’s helped the University of Nebraska become the strongest force in the world within this sub-area of biomechanics.
Inaugural Glow Big Red a success with more than 1,500 contributors
The first-ever Glow Big Red—24 Hours of Husker Giving is in the history books as the newest Husker tradition.
2 WIN grants to assist grandparents, UNL students
Women Investing in Nebraska awarded two $93,000 grants to assist a pilot program making mental health counselors more accessible at UNL residence halls and helping the Nebraska Children’s Home Society expand its support network for grandparents.
Osbornes and Varners honored with highest development service award
Nancy and Tom Osborne and Paula and Woody Varner have been conferred the 2019 Harlan J. Noddle Award for Distinguished Development Service in recognition of the years they advocated for the university and their involvement with private philanthropy for the university.
Holthus and Raikeses honored with highest volunteer service award
Kelly Holthus of York and Jeff and Tricia Raikes of Seattle and Ashland, Nebraska, are 2019 recipients of the Perry W. Branch Award for Distinguished Volunteer Service.