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24 May 2011    

Qin de Qing exhibit through June 3

Associate Professor Qin de Qing ("Gina"), Vice Dean in the Department of Textile and Fashion Design at Qingdao University in China, is nearing the end of a semester-long residency in TCD. A reception in her honor is scheduled for her May 24, 4 - 6 p.m. in the Rotunda Gallery of the Nebraska Union. Some of her work, completed in TCD this semester, will be on display until June 3 in the Rotunda.

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18 May 2011    

Staff Council's Spring Fling continues international theme

CEHS staff and faculty were treated to an international feast prepared by students under the supervision of Fayrene Hamouz. The year's final event had a two-fold purpose: introduce cuisine from across the globe and present Passport prizes.

This year, staff and faculty have had the opportunity to speak directly with people with diverse culturally backgrounds. Speakers included Pakistani born Dr. Makkawy, graduate students Bojan Lazarevic from Serbia, Ilker Yengin from Turkey, and Miles Bryant speaking on cultural changes in Georgia, Russian.

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28 Apr 2011    

Food gone bad? There's an app for that!

A new application available for Apple devices -- iPhone and iPod touch -- helps protect consumers from bad leftovers. The "4-Day Throw Away" application, available now from the App Store, is an extension of the 4-Day Throw Away campaign, which educates consumers about the dangers of foodborne illnesses and the four-day guideline for eating, freezing, or throwing away leftovers.

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15 Apr 2011    

R2Ed Speaker Series Commences April 21

The CEHS-housed National Center for Research on Rural Education will commence its 2011 Creating Rural Connections Speaker Series with a presentation by Jim Knight, a research associate with the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning.

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05 Apr 2011    

CEHS turns biowaste into industrial products

Yiqi Yang, Professor Textiles, Clothing, and Design, was interviewed recently by the BBC regarding his work with biowaste and plastics.

The BBC reports, "But the work presented by Yiqi Yang, from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, takes this idea further and uses the chicken feather fibres themselves as a principal ingredient - making up 50% of the mass of the composite.

As a result, the plastics require less of the materials such as polyethylene and polypropylene that are derived from petroleum products."

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05 Apr 2011    

RUSA selects BUROS Test Reviews Onlne as a "Best Free Reference Web Site"

According to Reference and User Services Association , BUROS Test Reviews Online, "helps users identify tests and instruments used in education, business, psychology, etc. Ways to search the Reviews include an alphabetical search, a category search, and a keyword search. The online index provides author, title, purpose of the measure, publisher address and other contact information, along with a cross-reference to the volume and page of the review in Mental Measurements Yearbook (1985-present).

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25 Mar 2011    

UNL, CEHS honored by world's largest edcuational organization

The world's largest educational organization has honored a UNL exchange program for its innovation.

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25 Mar 2011    

TLTE graduate tapped for Apple Distinguished Educator program

Jabari Cain, recently TLTE graduated doctoral student, has been designated as an Apple Distinguished Educator for 2011. The Apple Distinguished Educators program was created to "recognize K-12 and higher education pioneers who are using a variety of Apple products to transform teaching and learning."

Cain is assistant professor at Tift College of Education, Mercer University. His research interests include evaluation and learning technologies, technology enhanced instruction, and beliefs and affect toward technology in the classroom.

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25 Mar 2011    

Bohac, Valparaiso math teacher, receives McAuliffe Prize

The Christa McAuliffe Prize for Courage and Excellence in Education, the teaching prize that honors courageous Nebraska teachers, has selected a recipient for this year’s McAuliffe Prize.

After hours of debate, the prize committee has selected Kathy Bohac of Valparaiso, a fourth through seventh grade math teacher at East Butler Public Schools in Brainard, as the first place recipient. Nominated by her superintendent Jim Koontz, she will be awarded $1000, as well as $500 to sponsor East Butler Public School activities.

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