Screening of movie ‘Common Ground’ set for Nov. 26 at the Ross Thursday, November 16, 2023
A screening of the movie “Common Ground” will take place Nov. 26 at 1:30 p.m. at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center and a discussion led by University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Professor Emeritus Charles Francis will follow.
A screening for the movie “Common Ground” will take place Nov. 26 at 1:30 p.m. and a discussion led by University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Professor Emeritus Charles Francis will follow.

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Student hydroponics open house set for Nov. 21 Friday, November 10, 2023
Grace Ruff, a senior plant and landscape systems major (from left), demonstrates her hydroponic system to Hydroponics for Growing Populations classmates William Anderson and Nicole Svanda at the 2022 open house.
The public is invited to explore University of Nebraska–Lincoln student hydroponic prototype systems and greenhouse systems on Nov. 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Plant Science Teaching Greenhouse, 3855 Fair Street, on Nebraska East Campus.

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Wortman receives CASNR College Distinguished Teaching Award Thursday, November 9, 2023
Sam Wortman

Sam Wortman, associate professor of agronomy and horticulture, received the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources College Distinguished Teaching Award in recognition of excellence in teaching.

Coordinated by the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor, each college at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln nominates one faculty member every year based on accomplishments and qualifications in teaching, advising, creative activities, impact on students and leadership.

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14 graduate students earn fellowships and awards Wednesday, November 8, 2023
Fourteen Department of Agronomy and Horticulture graduate students were honored with awards and fellowships.

Fourteen Department of Agronomy and Horticulture graduate students were honored with awards and fellowships from the Agricultural Research Division, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Office of Graduate Studies, Water for Food, and the North Central Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education.

Shohei Oguro received the Hardin Distinguished Graduate Fellowship. This fellowship is awarded to outstanding graduate students and supports research in plant physiology with particular emphasis on genetic mechanisms influencing plant responses to stress conditions.

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Uden researching and teaching on spatial tools to equip land managers Thursday, November 2, 2023
Dan Uden, on right, helps Trace Stauble, a graduate student in agronomy, use GPS technology to collect grassland data.
As a resilience spatial scientist, Dan Uden researches rangelands through the Center for Resilience in Agricultural Working Landscapes and an EPSCoR project funded at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and University of Montana-Missoula through the National Science Foundation.

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Growing Together Multi-State Collaborative, featuring Nebraska Extension, earns National Excellence in Extension Team Award Wednesday, November 1, 2023
The Growing Together Multi-State Collaborative, a regional food and nutrition program whose partners include Nebraska Extension, has received a national award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture saluted the initiative with the National Extension Excellence Team Award.
The Growing Together Multi-State Collaborative, a regional food and nutrition program whose partners include Nebraska Extension, has received a national award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture saluted the initiative with the National Extension Excellence Team Award.

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Nebraska researcher receives inaugural Heroes Award Tuesday, October 31, 2023
Katherine Frels
Katherine Frels, a scientist and assistant professor in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture and a collaborator with the Nebraska Food for Health Center, received the inaugural Heroes Award from the Foundation for Innovation in Healthy Food. She received the award on October 29 at the ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Meredith striving to depolarize STEM research for impact Tuesday, October 24, 2023
Gwendŵr Meredith
Since taking a position as a professor and social-ecological rangeland scientist at Nebraska two years ago, Gwendŵr Meredith has spoken and listened to ranchers in her research work with the Barta Brothers Ranch and Kansas Black Farmers Association and with students in the classes she teaches. She said these discussions have confirmed a realization she had before coming to Nebraska that when people hold conflicting opinions and are unable to hear each other out, the impact of related research is limited.

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From Seed to Seed, A Pictorial Story Showing How a Bean Plant Grows Friday, October 20, 2023
Red kidney bean.

Have you ever seen how a bean grows up?

“From Seed to Seed, A Pictorial Story Showing How a Bean Plant Grows” is the newest publication from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Plant and Soil Sciences eLibrary. It is an online picture book showing the day-by-day story of how a red kidney bean grows up, flowers and produces one of the staples in the diet of many peoples in many countries.

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Xu continues in department researching maize genetics and genomics Thursday, October 19, 2023
Gen Xu
Gen Xu began Aug. 1 as a research assistant professor in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture. He is currently studying the mechanism of heterosis in maize using transcriptomic data.

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