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Gift from “remarkable man” to help art students achieve their dreams

Gift from “remarkable man” to help art students achieve their dreams

A distant relative of famed author Willa Cather, Bud Cather studied art and played on the Husker football team while a student in the 1930s.

Posted: Wed, Jan 10, 2018

UNMC

Jerry Pabst wills $3 million for prostate cancer research and care

Jerry Pabst wills $3 million for prostate cancer research and care

The gift establishes three permanently endowed funds to forever support the efforts of the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center.

Posted: Wed, Dec 13, 2017

UNK

UNK scholarship supports first-generation college students, honors Peterson family’s legacy

UNK scholarship supports first-generation college students, honors Peterson family’s legacy

Kearney native Pete Peterson has established a new scholarship for students who, like him, are the first in their family to ever attend college.

Posted: Thu, Dec 7, 2017

UNMC

Rolling out life-saving training across Nebraska

Rolling out life-saving training across Nebraska

Training vehicles travel state to simulate real-life emergency rooms and ambulances and are equipped with mannequins that simulate human patients.

Posted: Mon, Nov 20, 2017

UNL

Nebraska business scholarship forever honors alumnus Ron Rotherham

Nebraska business scholarship forever honors alumnus Ron Rotherham

The family of Nebraska alumnus Ron Rotherham has honored the Ewing native as a loving husband, father and grandfather by establishing a scholarship in his memory.

Posted: Tue, Nov 14, 2017

UNL

Worths provide $1 million-plus estate gift to forever support art programs at Nebraska

Worths provide $1 million-plus estate gift to forever support art programs at Nebraska

A couple who adored the arts and worked at the university for many, many years have left a lasting legacy for Nebraska that will support various art students and faculty members.

Posted: Thu, Nov 2, 2017

UNO

UNO celebrates human rights contributions of Goldstein family

UNO celebrates human rights contributions of Goldstein family

The human rights legacy of Leonard and Shirley Goldstein of Omaha and their family will be forever carried forward at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Posted: Tue, Oct 24, 2017

UNL

Recent grad thanks donors for ‘an invaluable resource’

Recent grad thanks donors for ‘an invaluable resource’

International Quilt Study Center & Museum exposes student to untold stories documented in needlework.

Posted: Fri, Oct 20, 2017

UNMC

2 WIN grants aid domestic violence victims, babies in intensive care

2 WIN grants aid domestic violence victims, babies in intensive care

Two $85,000 grants from Women Investing in Nebraska help victims of domestic violence and help infants with needed medical assessment and treatment.

Posted: Mon, Oct 16, 2017

UNO

What do you want to be when you grow up?

Posted: Thu, Oct 5, 2017

UNO

Community support helps bring new piano to UNO School of Music

Community support helps bring new piano to UNO School of Music

Arts patrons came together to gift a unique musical instrument to the university and city.

Posted: Thu, Sep 28, 2017

UNL

CNN political reporter, Husker alum Zeleny to deliver Hoagland Lecture Oct. 5

CNN political reporter, Husker alum Zeleny to deliver Hoagland Lecture Oct. 5

What was it like to cover a presidential election with such a surprise ending? And how do reporters cover a president who consistently derides their profession?

Posted: Thu, Sep 28, 2017

WIN to fund Nebraska nonprofit, university project in 2019

Nebraska nonprofit organizations and University of Nebraska programs addressing issues important to the state may now submit funding ideas to Women Investing in Nebraska for its 2019 grant awards.

Professor, daughter bring attention to UNL students who face personal adversity

The Astir CASNR Emergency Student Aid Fund enables the college to help students who are at risk of disruption to their education because of financial hardship such as the loss of a parent, job loss or medical crisis.

Leadership gift enables university to prepare even more needed teachers for Nebraska

Thanks to a generous gift from the William and Ruth Scott Family Foundation, the University of Nebraska – the state’s largest producer of teachers – will be in an even stronger position to meet one of Nebraska’s most critical workforce needs.

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