14 Jan 2014    

Meisels joins NET panel on science of brain development

Sam Meisels, executive director of the University of Nebraska’s Buffett Early Childhood Institute, is one of four early childhood experts scheduled to appear at 8 p.m. Jan. 16 on NET2 World Television’s broadcast of “The Science of Brain Development in Early Childhood.” The panelists will discuss how to ensure that very young children get the experiences they need to grow up capable, confident and ready for success. Meisels is part of the faculty of the Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies in the College of Education and Human Sciences.



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09 Jan 2014    

Quilt museum shares collection, knowledge online

The International Quilt Study Center and Museum expanded its global reach by launching a new digital project in December. With more than 4,000 quilts in its collection — too many to show in any physical gallery — the museum now shares its quilts and their historical and cultural contexts with visitors virtually.



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08 Jan 2014    

CEHS researcher Tim Carr featured BBC Radio 4 documentary, "Fructose: The Bittersweet Sugar."

Fructose has been much maligned by media reports and some research in recent years. Some have blamed the simple sugar for the obesity epidemic that has plagued the United States. Research by Carr, chair of UNL’s Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences, tells a different story.

In the BBC documentary, Carr discusses how the consumption of fructose in America has not changed in the last 40 years and, therefore, is not a unique casual factor in the spread of obesity.



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08 Jan 2014    

CEHS researcher Tim Carr featured BBC Radio 4 documentary, "Fructose: The Bittersweet Sugar."

Fructose has been much maligned by media reports and some research in recent years. Some have blamed the simple sugar for the obesity epidemic that has plagued the United States. Research by Carr, chair of UNL’s Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences, tells a different story.

In the BBC documentary, Carr discusses how the consumption of fructose in America has not changed in the last 40 years and, therefore, is not a unique casual factor in the spread of obesity.



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07 Jan 2014    

Harnisch gives keynotes at international conferences in Turkey and Ukraine

In late October, 2013 Del Harnisch, professor in Teaching, Learning, & Teacher Education, was invited by Ataturk University to give the keynote presentation for a seminar series entitled “The New Trends in Teacher Education.” The speech was opened the “Eurasian Silk Road Universities Consortium—Silk Road Science and Education Caravan” in Erzurum, Turkey.In November, 2013, Harnisch was also an invited speaker, giving a keynote speech at the International Education Week Round Table, “Opportunities and Challenges of Education.” Harnisch received a Certificate of Appreciation for his work w



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07 Jan 2014    

Harnisch gives keynotes at international conferences in Turkey and Ukraine

In late October, 2013 Del Harnisch, professor in Teaching, Learning, & Teacher Education, was invited by Ataturk University to give the keynote presentation for a seminar series entitled “The New Trends in Teacher Education.” The speech was opened the “Eurasian Silk Road Universities Consortium—Silk Road Science and Education Caravan” in Erzurum, Turkey.In November, 2013, Harnisch was also an invited speaker, giving a keynote speech at the International Education Week Round Table, “Opportunities and Challenges of Education.” Harnisch received a Certificate of Appreciation for his work w



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18 Dec 2013    

Candidates for Executive Director of Quilt House to offer public presentations

Three candidates have been invited to campus to interview for the position of Executive Director of Quilt House, home to the International Quilt Study Center and Museum in the College of Education and Human Sciences, located on UNL’s east campus. Each candidate will make a presentation as part of an open public forum in the Quilt House seminar room on the first day of his or her series of interviews. There will be ample time for questions and answers. The schedule for these presentations is as follows:

Leslie Levy: Monday, January 6, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.



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18 Dec 2013    

James art work on display in US embassy in Tiblisi, Georgia

Michael James, chair of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design, has one of his creations on exhibit at the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia. His digitally-developed and digitally-printed wall quilt is part of the U.S. Department of State’s ART in Embassies program. His piece is titled “The Forgetting.” A description of Dr. James’ quilt can be found in an attractive brochure about the Tbilisi exhibit.
 



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18 Dec 2013    

James art work on display in US embassy in Tiblisi, Georgia

Michael James, chair of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design, has one of his creations on exhibit at the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia. His digitally-developed and digitally-printed wall quilt is part of the U.S. Department of State’s ART in Embassies program. His piece is titled “The Forgetting.” A description of Dr. James’ quilt can be found in an attractive brochure about the Tbilisi exhibit.
 



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13 Dec 2013    

Jones receives Career Award in Hearing and Balance from the American Academy of Audiology

Tim Jones, professor in Speech Education and Communication Disorders, has been selected to receive the Career Award in Hearing and Balance from the American Academy of Audiology.

This award is given to non-audiologists with a distinguished career in fields within or related to hearing or balance. Awardees have made significant contributions to their field of study and have devoted their professional career to clinical or laboratory research, teaching, clinical service, and/or mentoring other professionals in the fields related to hearing and balance.



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