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News & Stories
News & Stories
Faculty emeritus Pete Mayeux offers advice to his scholarship recipients and professionals
Peter Mayeux helped hundreds of students achieve their media careers during his 36 years at Nebraska, and the scholarship in his honor continues to do the same. Current recipient Hanna Stobolka can testify to that.
‘I really wish I could have thanked her’
UNMC student will never forget the name of a nurse from the past – Vela E. Stewart – who left a legacy for her and other future nurses.
In her life of philanthropy, a few special gifts stand out
In her life of philanthropy, a few special gifts stand out: UNL journalism graduate talks about the two places she’s most passionate about helping out.
You’re invited: For the Love of Books event is Feb. 8 at UNL
Celebration support students in Medieval and Renaissance Studies and the conservation of special collections and rare books from the Medieval and Renaissance periods.
Quilt ‘detectives’ piece together the facts
Piecing together the facts: Volunteers on the Genealogy Task Force at UNL’s International Quilt Study Center & Museum find the fascinating stories behind the quilts.
Children’s Dental Day is Feb. 2 and you can help
Some of the nearly 200 children attending have never been able to see a dentist.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Ivanhoe Foundation supports future global leaders in water management through generous gift to the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute
The gift will assist students committed to improving water and food security in developing countries.