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Gov. Ricketts, Bio Industry Leaders Host Nebraska Biotech Connector Ribbon-Cutting

On Tuesday, November 20, Governor Pete Ricketts and project sponsors gathered at Nebraska Innovation Campus to cut the ribbon on the Biotech Connector, Nebraska’s first exclusive bio industry startup incubator.

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Duncan announced as president of AURP Executive Committee

Daniel Duncan, Nebraska Innovation Campus Development Corporation Executive Director, has been elected as president of the Association of University Research Parks (AURP) for a two year term.

The association announced its 2018-2019 Board of Directors and newly elected leadership during a luncheon at the 2018 International Conference hosted by the University of Maryland’s Discovery District in College Park, Md.

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UNL makes bid to land two USDA agencies at Innovation Campus

University of Nebraska officials have bid to become the new headquarters for the United States Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

University of Nebraska – Lincoln Chancellor Ronnie Green says the university has partnered with the state of Nebraska and the city of Lincoln on the bid to bring the two agencies to Innovation Campus in Lincoln, built on the former state fairgrounds.

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Veterans group turns to Innovation Studio for fellowship, therapy

Every Thursday afternoon, the Nebraska Innovation Studio machine shop lathes are circled by a group of veterans learning and honing their woodturning skills.

The hands-on lessons also double as therapy sessions.

Woodturning is a simple task, but requires concentration. That focus quiets thoughts the veterans may be struggling with, said Jim Young, a Vietnam War veteran and founder of the Veterans in Recovery program.

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Bryan Jones of Lincoln, a veteran of the United States Navy, uses a lathe in Nebraska Innovation Studio.
Lee Schon turns a pen tube on a lathe during a Veterans in Recovery meeting at Nebraska Innovation Studio.
David Key and Richard Schaefer work on a lathe at Nebraska Innovation Studio during a Veterans in Recovery meeting.

Intensive English course gives science and engineering students hands-on experience

Taught by lecturer Carol Ochsner, “English for Science and Engineering” course offers international students a chance to improve their language skills with hands-on learning experiences across the UNL and Lincoln communities. Moving beyond classroom instruction, students participate in various activities closely related to their field of study so they can practice contextualized language skills through project-based experience.

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“It takes a village with Adobe Illustrator.” Students surround a computer during their Innovation Studio class, practicing language skills and gaining hands-on experience for their studies.

Hagel, Kerrey hopeful for the return of bipartisan politics

Chuck Hagel and Bob Kerrey openly admit that they didn’t always agree while serving as U.S. senators for Nebraska. Yet the two were able to set their differences aside to serve the interests of the people.

That kind of compromise is lacking in Washington today, they told an overflow crowd during the first Heuermann Lecture of the season Oct. 22 at Nebraska Innovation Campus. The free lecture was sponsored by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

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Chuck Hagel and Bob Kerrey, former senators for Nebraska, discussed civil discourse and its impact on the state's future during the first Heuermann Lecture of the season Oct. 22 at Nebraska Innovation Campus.

Innovation Campus inviting companies to 'Rise' in new building

In a former life, the site of Nebraska Innovation Campus’ newest building was a copse of trees and vendor stalls near the eastern edge of the midway of State Fair Park.

A century later, the Rise Building near 21st Street and Transformation Drive is 80,000 square feet of bright and modern potential campus officials hope attract rising businesses to the up-and-coming research park.

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The Rise building near 21st Street and Transformation Drive is 80,000 square feet of bright and modern potential campus officials hope attract rising businesses to the up-and-coming research park.

Husker alum uses art to tell veteran's story

Until Thursday, Jordan Lambrecht and Melissa Ewing had been strangers.

Now, Lambrecht is intimately familiar with Ewing’s life story, having spent two days working together at Nebraska Innovation Studio to artistically represent Ewing’s life and service in the United States military.

As Lambrecht sketched a rough draft, he explained how themes from Ewing’s story prompted his creative process.

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Veteran Melissa Ewing (left), Kendra Clapp Olguin, Has Heart communications director, and Husker alum Jordan Lambrecht work on the artwork representing Ewing's life story. Behind them, on screens at Nebraska Innovation Studio, is a photograph from Ewing's tour in Afghanistan.

NIC receives Nebraska Recycling Council Member of the Year award

The Nebraska Recycling Council held its 2018 Annual Awards Luncheon & Workshops on Tuesday, October 2at the Country Club of Lincoln. Seven awards were presented to Nebraska communities, businesses and individuals that have excelled at resource recovery and recycling.

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Innovation Studio assists stadium window upgrade

Husker fans in Memorial Stadium's club suites will get to watch the Scott Frost era kickoff with a nearly unobstructed view through new windows developed by a Lincoln company, with an assist from Nebraska Innovation Studio.

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An installation crew from Glass Edge installs new window systems in the club suites of west Memorial Stadium. The windows were designed by Chad Bloomquist, who utilized resources available at Nebraska Innovation Studio to turn his idea into reality.

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