University offers record number of scholarships to Nebraska seniors Tuesday, April 23, 2019
1,200-plus more scholarships to Nebraska high school seniors
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln has offered nearly 7,200 universitywide scholarships to the 2019 graduating class from Nebraska high schools. The total potential value of the scholarships is more than $59.5 million.

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Fascination of Plants Day set for May 18 Monday, April 22, 2019
Fascination of Plants Day
The public is invited to the Earl G. Maxwell Arboretum on East Campus, Saturday, May 18 from 2–5 p.m. for the University of Nebraska–Lincoln 2019 Fascination of Plants Day.

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Baenziger's Research Focuses On Increasing Wheat Yield With Growing World Population Friday, April 19, 2019
UNL researchers work to test wheat's ability to withstand heat. (Courtesy photo)
Stephen Baenziger, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Agronomy and Horticulture professor and Wheat Growers Presidential Chair, has been testing hybrid wheat lines throughout Nebraska to determine their agronomic worth.

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Good luck to the UNL Soil Judging Team Monday, April 15, 2019
UNL Soil Judging Team 2019
The UNL Soil Judging Team headed to nationals April 14 at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, California.

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Yield-gap study finds China can meet rice demand despite land changes Monday, April 15, 2019
Yield-gap study finds China can meet rice demand
Even with the largest population on the planet, China produces enough rice to meet the demand for its largest food crop. Using primary data on Chinese rice production and the information gathered via the Global Yield Gap Atlas developed at Nebraska, a new study gives the first detailed spatial analysis estimating China’s rice production potential through 2030.

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Lights, camera, traction: Research shines at media day Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Research media day
Bob Wilhelm introduced the stars of the university’s inaugural Research Media Day April 8. True to the template’s form, Susan Sheridan, Craig Allen, Cary Savage and Christopher Bach proceeded to speak on their teams’ game plans, challenges and victories before taking questions from the media. One of Allen’s colleagues, Dirac Twidwell, is researching how a concept familiar to Husker football fans — encroachment — has fueled the threat of wildfires in the Cornhusker State.

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Horticulture Club to host spring plant sale Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Horticulture Club spring plant sale
Nebraska's Horticulture Club will host its annual spring plant sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 25-26 at the Teaching Greenhouse West on East Campus.

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N150 brings updates to Nebraska graduation Wednesday, April 10, 2019
2018 undergraduate commencement ceremony in Pinnacle Bank Arena.
From redesigned gowns to a split undergraduate ceremony, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is establishing new commencement traditions as part of its yearlong, 150th anniversary celebration.

Full story at Nebraska Today


Annual garden tours return to Maxwell Arboretum Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Emily Levine
Monthly walking tours of greenspaces on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln's East Campus are being held the first Tuesday of each month through November.

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Agronomy and Horticulture Awards Banquet honors students, faculty, staff Monday, April 8, 2019
Kolby Grint, left, recipient of the Martin Massengale Outstanding Senior Award, with Martha Mamo, Department Head
The achievements of students, faculty and staff, past and present, were honored at the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture Awards Banquet March 28 at the Hillcrest Country Club in Lincoln.

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