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How a Biomedical Engineer Helped Meet the Need for Hand Sanitizer During the Pandemic

In March of 2020, many people began moving to working and learning from home as coronavirus made its way across the nation. Hand sanitizer was hard to find, not only for individuals and families—but for businesses and organizations on the front lines and for essential workers. From ingredients to make hand sanitizer to plastic to package it, supplies were low and availability was limited.

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Agtech incubator at Innovation Campus gets $600,000 grant

An incubator program for agricultural startups that's based at Nebraska Innovation Campus has received a $600,000 grant from the federal government.

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced Monday that Invest Nebraska was one of 52 organizations from 36 states receiving a Venture Challenge grant to support entrepreneurship, acceleration of company growth, and increased access to risk capital across regional economies.

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The Rise Building (right), is home to the Combine Incubator at Nebraska Innovation Campus.

NIC hosts drive-in screening of Le Sueur documentary Sept. 30

“The Art of Dissent,” a feature documentary film by historian James Le Sueur, explores the role of artistic activism during Czechoslovakia’s communist takeover and nonviolent transition from communist power. It will be screened as a free drive-in film at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30 at Nebraska Innovation Campus, 2021 Transformation Drive, in the northwest corner of the A lot.

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James Le Sueur's new documentary, "The Art of Dissent," explores the role of artistic activism during Czechoslovakia’s communist takeover and nonviolent transition from communist power.

Perdue says innovation, collaboration key to agriculture’s future

The future of U.S. agriculture is dependent upon research, innovation and collaboration, which together will lead to increased agricultural efficiency and sustainability, as well as development of foods designed to improve human health, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue said Sept. 4 during a visit to Nebraska Innovation Campus.

“It’s universities like this that make that happen,” Perdue said.

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Andy Benson, director of the Nebraska Food for Health Center, discusses the medical benefits of food to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue during a tour of Nebraska Innovation Campus on Sept. 4.

Nominate a Nebraskan for honorary room at the Scarlet Hotel

The Scarlet Hotel, Nebraska Innovation Campus’s newest boutique hotel, is naming all 154 rooms after everyday Nebraskans who’ve humbly and earnestly made this state what it is. If you know a Nebraskan whose story deserves to be told, click here to nominate them for an honorary room at the Scarlet Hotel.

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The Scarlet aims to capture Nebraska in a night’s stay

The hotel being built at Nebraska Innovation Campus will be named The Scarlet, it was revealed during an Aug. 18 event.

The name and brand package for the 154-room Marriott Tribute property was created by Archrival, a Lincoln creative agency.

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Construction on The Scarlet Hotel, a 154-room Marriott Tribute property at Transformation Drive and 21st Street, is quickly progressing.

NIC Guidelines for Managing COVID-19 Transmission on Campus

This article is intended to provide information to partners and visitors of Nebraska Innovation Campus to help reduce the potential transmission of COVID-19 during the current pandemic and to update everyone on measures NIC is taking to reduce potential transmissions. It is not intended to replace or supersede Nebraska Directed Health Measures (http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/COVID-19-Directed-Health-Measures.aspx) or US CDC Guidelines. 

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Hand sanitizer production pauses after 200K gallons

After manufacturing and donating more than 200,000 gallons of hand sanitizer at Nebraska Innovation Campus, production and distribution will cease on July 31.

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An employee at the Food Processing Center fills jugs of hand sanitizer. More than 200,000 gallons were produced and distributed.

Fall prep includes face shields for instructors, staff

Face masks are now the new norm in classrooms, offices and public spaces across the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

For students who are deaf or hard of hearing, however, interacting with someone wearing a face mask can be challenging. The masks block vital facial cues, take away the ability to lip read and make it harder to hear the speaker’s voice.

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David Strang, an events associate with Academic Services and Enrollment Management, wears a face shield from Nebraska Innovation Campus while visiting with fellow Huskers. The face shields will be distributed to offices and colleges across campus to support students who are deaf or hard of hearing.

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