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Gift to UNMC focuses on helping those who have experienced mental trauma

Gift to UNMC focuses on helping those who have experienced mental trauma

About 50 percent of Nebraskans report experiencing childhood adversity and trauma. The university is developing a program to train those who can help.

Posted: Thu, Sep 14, 2017

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Student finds a way to say thanks … and merci beaucoup!

Student finds a way to say thanks … and merci beaucoup!

Recent UNL graduate who’s on her way to teach English in France says her road through college would have been rougher without support from generous people like the ones she got to meet.

Posted: Thu, Sep 14, 2017

UNL

Gift to help first-generation, low-income Huskers

Gift to help first-generation, low-income Huskers

Beginning in 2018, the Trenchard Foundation, established by Husker alumnus Bob Trenchard in memory of his late wife, Barbara, and his late sons, Todd and Trey, will provide scholarships for Nebraska College Preparatory Academy graduates to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Posted: Mon, Sep 11, 2017

UNMC

She’s a killer

She’s a killer

She’s a killer: Young UNMC cancer researcher part of a team inside the new Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center that’s working to find ways to cure cancer.

Posted: Fri, Aug 18, 2017

UNK

What happens when the sun ‘turns off’?

What happens when the sun ‘turns off’?

What happens when the sun ‘turns off’? Professors from different backgrounds share their eclipse expertise with Kearney students and the community.

Posted: Thu, Aug 17, 2017

UNL

‘It’s why I’ve gotten this far’

‘It’s why I’ve gotten this far’

Google intern credits Raikes School: ‘It’s why I’ve gotten this far.’

Posted: Fri, Aug 11, 2017

UNL

New University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business building to named Howard L. Hawks Hall

New University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business building to named Howard L. Hawks Hall

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s new business building officially has a name: Howard L. Hawks Hall.

Posted: Fri, Aug 4, 2017

UNL

Curtis native honors college mentor Glenn Jurgens with memorial scholarship fund

Curtis native honors college mentor Glenn Jurgens with memorial scholarship fund

A scholarship honoring the kindness and dedication of a former ag professor will benefit students in Curtis for years to come.

Posted: Wed, Aug 2, 2017

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Scholarship honors alumnus and legendary Huskers administrator Fox Bryant and his wife, Pedie

Scholarship honors alumnus and legendary Huskers administrator Fox Bryant and his wife, Pedie

Don “Fox” Bryant, who enjoyed a long and notable career in communications and administration with Nebraska athletics, has been honored with a named scholarship fund.

Posted: Tue, Jul 11, 2017

UNL

Rhino battle comes to life at Ashfall

Rhino battle comes to life at Ashfall

New sculptures at Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park allow visitors to stand with an ancient tortoise and experience an epic battle between barrel-bodied rhinos.

Posted: Wed, Jun 21, 2017

UNMC

“Search” tower dedicated at Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center

“Search” tower dedicated at Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center

The artwork is the result of a gift made in honor of longtime oncologist and cancer center director, Ken Cowan.

Posted: Tue, Jun 20, 2017

UNL

‘I don’t even know how to say thank you enough’

‘I don’t even know how to say thank you enough’

Best friends (and new grads) tell university supporters: You’re the best.

Posted: Tue, Jun 6, 2017

First scholarship recipients honored to meet Swarts family, express gratitude

Recipients of a new scholarship get the opportunity to meet the family of the man who gifted a scholarship fund to forever help UNL students.

WIN grants address needs for rural children, older Nebraskans

Women Investing in Nebraska awarded two grants of $91,500 each to expand free after-school programming and to provide mental and cognitive health screenings to older adults.

UNK to celebrate childhood education center groundbreaking

University of Nebraska at Kearney, the community and greater Nebraska will celebrate the beginning of Nebraska’s most innovative center of early childhood excellence.

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