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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

UNL

In memory of two big fans of the band

In memory of two big fans of the band

In memory of two big fans of the band, the Duane W. and Laurine F. Zastrow Marching Band Awards Endowment will provide stipends each year to two outstanding members of the Cornhusker Marching Band.

Posted: Thu, Sep 28, 2017

UNK

Sahling estate gives $1.9 million to UNK to forever help even more students

Sahling estate gives $1.9 million to UNK to forever help even more students

Well known among the University of Nebraska at Kearney community – especially by those in Loper athletics – for his compassion and generous student scholarship donations, Bob Sahling is helping students once again.

Posted: Tue, Sep 19, 2017

UNMC

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

UNL

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

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.

New emergency assistance fund to support NU students, employees facing sudden hardship

A new fund at the University of Nebraska Foundation will support NU students and employees on all campuses facing sudden financial hardship from emergency situations

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.

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