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News & Stories
News & Stories
Gettinos creates scholarship for aspiring communicators at UNL
An enjoyable career and rewarding work for this father and daughter, both Nebraska alumni, leads the Gettinos to create a scholarship that helps students who wish to follow a similar career path.
‘When you can accept death, you can accept life’
Dr. Julie Masters, the Terry Haney Chair of Gerontology at UNO, loves her job helping older people – and her young students – understand the issues of aging.
Honoring the life of Nancy E. Armitage
The Nancy Armitage Pancreas Cancer Clinical Research Professorship honors Nancy while forever supporting the university’s efforts in pancreatic cancer clinical research.
A notable quote: ‘Thank you, donors!’
Two UNK students pursuing their passion – Early Childhood – feel grateful for the people who support this University of Nebraska priority.
Words of wisdom from a woman with a gift
Words of wisdom from a woman with a gift: UNL journalism grad who has MS finds out over time that her education made all the difference in her own story. That’s why she gives back.
Doctor reflects on the moon and a river … and on the ‘miracle’ of his life
He says his mother’s words inspired an unlikely path that led him to UNO and UNMC and then to an amazing career.
Construction starts on nursing college and student health center building in Lincoln
The new facility will enable the university to educate and train more nurses in Lincoln and will provide a new center for student health care.
Lyn Holley awarded inaugural Chuck Powell Professorship of Gerontology at UNO
Gift of professorship enables UNO to do even more to improve the well-being of elders.
Pharmacy alumna was in a class all by herself
In a class by herself: Pharmacy alumna, 92, remembers what it was like to be a student during the war.
Learning and development of young children is focus of Whitmer Scholarship at UNL
Scholarship honors alumnus while forever supporting UNL students preparing to help Nebraska’s youngest learners.
For all it gave him, Lincoln doctor gives back to UNMC
Dr. Don Gibbens, a Lincoln OB-GYN, is giving back to his alma mater because of all it gave him and because he wants to make the lives of residents a little easier.
‘Thank you. Thank you.’
Recent grad thanks donors, UNL for getting her off to such a good start.
Mark Wilkins named Nebraska Corn Checkoff presidential chair at UNL
The Nebraska Corn Board made a $2 million commitment to the University of Nebraska Foundation in 2014 to establish the permanently endowed chair.
University of Nebraska opens new health center, nursing college complex
A new University of Nebraska facility will give students access to improved health care while providing its nursing program a world-class learning and research space with capacity for future growth.
Wigton gift makes possible welcome and history center at UNMC
The Wigton Heritage Center will be built in conjunction with the Wittson Hall renovation project at UNMC and is made possible with a gift commitment from Robert Wigton, M.D.