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Still image from the film "Anna."

27 Jun 2018    By Deann Gayman | University Communications

Nebraska-produced ‘Anna’ collects top animation prize at festival

The first major festival screening of “Anna” also garnered the film’s first award. Nebraska’s Michael Burton, Kwakiutl Dreher and William Thomas created the animated short, which took three years to complete.

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25 Jun 2018    By Brad Stauffer

Feathers to fibers project earns environmental trust grant

Yiqi Yang’s ongoing research into converting poultry feathers and waste garments into commercially viable textiles has received grant support from the Nebraska Environmental Trust.

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln professor and his research team are focused on developing a product made from keratin fibers found in feathers and protein fibers in wool. Textiles made from these protein fibers have unparalleled performance properties, including moisture transmission, thermal insulation, soft hand and luster.

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24 May 2018    By Brad Stauffer

Mari Sandoz exhibit on East Campus through Sept. 7

An exhibition of historical clothing and other personal items once owned by Nebraska author Mari Sandoz is available for viewing through Sept. 7 on the second floor of the Home Economics Building on East Campus at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. “Mari Sandoz: Crafting a Nebraskan Character” is hosted by the Department of Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design in the College of Education and Human Sciences and is a partnership between the students of the TMFD graduate seminar, “Museums: Theory and Practice,” and the Mari Sandoz Heritage Society.

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23 May 2018    By Brad Stauffer

Zimbroff receives Fulbright Scholar Award to Brazil

Andrew Zimbroff, assistant professor and extension specialist in the Department of Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design, has been selected for a Fulbright Scholar Award to Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz (ESALQ) in Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brazil from Sept. 1-Dec. 31. During his time at ESALQ, a unit of the University of San Paulo, Zimbroff will be teaching, researching and promoting innovative agribusiness entrepreneurship.

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18 May 2018    

Crafting Culture project connecting immigrants and Nebraskans

"Crafting Culture in the Middle of Everywhere” is a new workshop series and research project coordinated by the Department of Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design in the College of Education and Human Sciences.  The project fosters cross-cultural exchange and social connections between immigrant communities and long-term residents of Nebraska.

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01 May 2018    

New textiles document James' impressions of India

“India Through Beginner’s Eyes: New Textiles by Michael James,” a solo exhibition of work by the department chair of Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design in the College of Education and Human Sciences (CEHS) opens May 4 in Omaha.

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27 Apr 2018    

TMFD student Kang earns LQG scholarship

Younhee Kang, a doctoral student in Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design, is the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship from the Lincoln Quilters Guild. Kang’s proposed doctoral research project will focus on quilted armor of East Asia, especially South Korea. She will research cotton armor dating from 4th and 5th century paintings and military uniforms from the 17th and 18th century that display the technique. Kang plans to learn and reproduce the traditional quilting technique, Noo-bi.

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09 Apr 2018    By Brad Stauffer

USDA entrepreneurship grant invests in rural Nebraska

A University of Nebraska–Lincoln project to support youth entrepreneurship in rural communities has received support from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The project, which partners high school students with rural business owners, will be led by Surin Kim, assistant professor in Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design and a Nebraska Extension entrepreneurship specialist. Kim will serve as principal investigator and research the economic and social underpinnings of rural flight of youth and young adults in Nebraska.

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01 Feb 2018    

"Ancestors/Descendants," featuring recent work by Kansas City-based fiber artist Jason Pollen

The fourth exhibition of the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery’s 2017-2018 programming year opens this Friday, February 2 at its east campus location. The exhibition continues through March 23. Kansas City-based artist Jason Pollen will speak about his exhibition at 5:15 p.m. in the gallery, located on the secondfloor of the Home Economics Building on East Campus Loop.

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22 Nov 2017    

TMFD Students Awarded National AATCC Foundation Research Grants

TMFD Ph.D. students Wei Li and Bingnan Mu recently competed in a national competition and were awarded the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists Foundation Student Research Grants.

Wei Li.  Development of 100% Regenerated Keratin Fibers of High Quality from Waste Wool and Poultry Feathers.  $1,000.

Bingnan Mu.  Dual-Phase Solvent System for Sustainable Reactive Dyeing of Cotton Using Soybean Oil.  $1,300.

Congratulations, Wei and Bingnan!

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