Forbes magazine has listed Creighton University as one of the 650 best undergraduate institutions that focus on quality of teaching, great career prospects, graduation levels and low levels of debt.
The university was ranked overall at 134. The rankings are prepared by the Center for College Affordability and Productivity.
The rankings are based on postgraduate success, student satisfaction, student debt; four-year graduation rates; and competitive awards, achieving prestigious scholarships and fellowships.
South African university partners with UNL
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of Pretoria in South Africa have joined forces for an educational partnership.
The partnership will provide mutual benefits for the two institutions, including collaborative research, education-abroad opportunities and comparative study of education.
Ag college will host livestock judging clinic and contest
Livestock judging students at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture will host the Aggie Fest Livestock Judging Clinic and Contest on Sept. 14 on the Curtis campus.
The morning clinic is open to all 4-H and FFA members, and those interested in joining these youth organizations.
Participants can then compete in an afternoon evaluation contest for scoring and awards.
A $15-per-person registration fee includes lunch. Individuals or teams should register by Sept. 6 at 308-367-5293 or by contacting email@example.com.
UNL prof works to produce native grasses on green roofs
Where others see black tar and white reflective rooftops, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Richard Sutton sees a green opportunity.
The professor with a dual appointment in agronomy and horticulture and landscape architecture is developing less expensive and more reliable procedures to grow native prairie grasses and wildflowers in place of traditional sedums in green roof applications.
Sutton started the research project in 2007, installing his first prairie grass green roof on top of Lincoln's Pioneers Park Nature Center. Today he has five green roof projects in progress, including a 6,000-square-foot area on the Larson Building in downtown Lincoln.
Sheldon museum returns iconic paintings to galleries
The Sheldon Museum of Art at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln reopened its permanent collection galleries Friday with an exhibition titled “Painting — From the Collection of the Sheldon Museum of Art,” featuring some of its most beloved and iconic paintings.
The exhibition includes 19th-century masterpieces by Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Eakins, John Singer Sargent and Benjamin West.
The galleries had been empty of artwork during “The Naked Museum” event in May and June. The event celebrated the Sheldon's 50th anniversary by focusing on its greatest artwork, the landmark Philip Johnson-designed building at 12th and R Streets on the City Campus.
UNL psychologist aims to train supervisors in China
A program led by University of Nebraska-Lincoln psychologist Bob Portnoy is on course to double the number of credentialed psychology supervisors in China within two years.
Portnoy, director of counseling and psychological services at the University Health Center, developed the project as a Fulbright scholar based at China's Nanjing University in 2011-12.
He put together a proposal that could be the basis for a program to train psychotherapy supervisors. The proposal was accepted and Portnoy ventured back to China in early May to launch his certificate in counseling/psychotherapy supervision advanced training program.
The program consists of a series of six three-day workshops presented over a two-year period.