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30 Oct 2018    

CEHS Receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grant for Research in Global Health and Development

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln announced today that it is a winner of a Grand Challenges Explorations grant—an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Janos Zempleni, Willa Cather Professor of Molecular Nutrition and director of the Nebraska Center for the Prevention of Obesity Diseases through Dietary Molecules, will pursue an innovative global health and development research project, titled “Milk Exosomes and RNA for Optimal Growth and Immune Function.”

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Linda Boeckner

15 Aug 2018    

Boeckner retires from distinguished nutrition career

Friends and colleagues are invited to a reception celebrating the retirement of Linda Boeckner, professor and human sciences program leader in the Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences (NHS) and Nebraska Extension. The reception is scheduled for 4 p.m., Aug. 27 in the East Campus Union, Arbor Suites.

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Dipra Jha

08 Aug 2018    

Jha receives hospitality teaching award

In recognition of his contributions to hospitality education, Dipra Jha, associate professor of practice in Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management, has received the John Wiley & Sons Innovation in Teaching Award from the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education (ICHRIE).

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30 Mar 2018    

Huskers head for Masters internships

While PGA professionals compete on the links, 24 University of Nebraska–Lincoln students and assistant professor of practice Shannon Rowen will work behind the scenes during the upcoming Masters Tournament at the famed Augusta National Golf Club.

The Nebraska contingent will represent the university’s hospitality, restaurant and tourism management program. They are part of the nearly 2,000 hospitality professionals who will provide services to participants, members and patrons during the tournament, April 1-8 in Augusta, Georgia.

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Dipra Jha lecturing

27 Feb 2018    

HRTM's Jha delivers prestigious lecture in India

Dipra Jha, assistant professor of practice in Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management, traveled to India to deliver a Guru Series lecture at Shoolini University on Feb. 12, 2018. The prestigious lecture series invites experts from around the world to engage with students, faculty and staff at the university’s picturesque campus in Solan, Northern India. Previous Guru Series speakers include Dr.

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Global Competency

29 Jan 2018    By Brad Stauffer

CEHS global course proposals earn NU startup grants

The College of Education and Human Sciences at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln has landed two successful applications in the University of Nebraska’s “Global Perspectives in the Curriculum” funding competition. Courses proposed by faculty members in Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education (TLTE) and in Nutrition and Health Sciences (NHS) were selected for $5,000 development grants. The courses were designed, in part, to respond to the college’s “grand challenge” focus on immigrant, migrant and multi-cultural populations.

TLTE course

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Dipra Jha

18 Jan 2018    

Jha part of Tourism Commission’s Grant Review Committee

CEHS faculty member Dipra Jha has been invited by the Nebraska Tourism Commission to serve on the Commission’s Grant Review Committee this year. The Community Impact Grant and Tourism Marketing Grant programs offer funding opportunities to organizations within Nebraska to promote their events, destinations, community or region to travelers. The Commission received a total of 76 applications for the current cycle requesting $1.7 million in funding.

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Andrea Laughlin

12 Jan 2018    By Brad Stauffer

NHS graduate student receives ANDF scholarship

Nutrition and Health Sciences graduate student Andrea Laughlin has received the Marie E. Knickrehm Scholarship from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation. The $6,000 scholarship is for the current school year. Laughlin, who is from Lincoln, completed her bachelor’s degree in dietetics from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in 2014 and is currently working on a master’s degree in dietetics.

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06 Dec 2017    

Dev, Fischer and Guerrero honored by IANR

IANR Harlan Vice Chancellor Mike Boehm presented awards to three CEHS colleagues on Dec. 1 at an awards luncheon in the Nebraska East Union. “People are IANR’s greatest asset,” said Boehm. “We salute these faculty and staff for their dedication in advancing our mission of teaching, research and outreach.”

Catia Guerrero, administrative associate, in the Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies
Received an Outstanding Employee Award that recognizes employees who go above and beyond their job responsibilities.

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06 Dec 2017    

Sehi earns ESP Mid-Career Leadership Award

Natalie Sehi, extension educator in Nutrition and Health Sciences, has received an Epsilon Sigma Phi Mid-Career Leadership Award. The award honors Nebraska Extension professional who exhibit and model excellence in leadership in the following areas:

• Career-level appropriate evidence of leadership in units/departments/teams/groups over a timeline over successive years
• Evidence of supporting colleagues in the form of mentoring, coaching and troubleshooting without reward or recognition

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