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Nebraska Food for Health Center to unite strengths in agriculture, medicine

The Nebraska Food for Health Center, a more than $40 million initiative to improve the lives of people around the world, was launched today at the University of Nebraska.

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 Directed by Andrew Benson (pictured), the Nebraska Food for Health Center will bring together strengths in agriculture and medicine from throughout the university system, and will help develop hybrid crops and foods to improve the quality of life of those affected by critical diseases.

Study in contrasts: System advances analysis of corn

The prospect of a higher-yielding Corn Belt could rest – or advance – on a conveyer belt monitored by cameras that boast superhuman sight, according to new research from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Faculty startup locates at Nebraska Innovation Campus

Nebraska Innovation Campus has announced a new partner. Dan Duncan, NIC’s executive director, said today that Epicrop Technologies has moved into space on campus.

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New center at NIC strives for children’s health solutions

Nebraska Innovation Campus has announced a new partner. Dan Duncan, NIC’s executive director, said today that the Children’s Center for the Child & Community has moved into space on campus.

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Innovation Campus establishes art gallery space

Art exhibitions and dedicated gallery space are helping enhance creative energies at Nebraska Innovation Campus.

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 "Impetus," a new exhibition at Nebraska Innovation Campus, showcases artworks by UNL students. Designs in the exhibition examine water, food and fuel (three areas of focus in NIC partnerships) in the changing environment.

Food Processing Center to host workshop for craft brewers

A new workshop offered by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Food Processing Center will focus on the science of beer production. "The Science Behind the Craft," a workshop for craft brewers, will take place from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 25 at Nebraska Innovation Campus, 2021 Transformation Drive.

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Report: NIC heating, cooling system to cut environmental impact in half

By using wastewater to heat and cool its buildings, Nebraska Innovation Campus will give off only about half as much greenhouse gas as comparable commercial buildings, a new study has found.

The findings demonstrate NIC’s emphasis on sustainability and social responsibility, said Dan Duncan, the campus’ executive director.

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 The Centralized Renewable Energy System, or CRES, at Nebraska Innovation Campus is expected to practically eliminate the need for natural gas for winter heating and will reduce electricity consumption for summer cooling by 25 percent.

NSF grant to support development of new phenotyping instrument

With support from a National Science Foundation grant, University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers are developing a new tool that will help them better identify plant characteristics that are critical to improving crop performance.

The three-year, $534,194 grant will be used to develop an instrument that will improve capacity, sensitivity and throughput for plant phenotyping.

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Hongfeng Yu (from left), Yufeng Ge and Harkamal Walia have received a National Science Foundation grant to develop a multi-wavelength LASER ranging and imaging instrument for phenotyping plant shoots at the whole-plant level.

Ronnie Green named next UNL chancellor

University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds announced April 6 that following a national search, he has named Ronnie D. Green the next chancellor of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Green's appointment is subject to approval by the Board of Regents by its May 25 meeting.

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Ronnie Green talks during the April 6 announcement that he will serve as UNL's new chancellor.

Regional patent office director to visit UNL

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln and NUtech Ventures will host several public events with Molly Kocialski, director of the Rocky Mountain Regional United States Patent and Trademark Office, during her March 29-30 visit to the university.

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