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Ronnie Green at State of the University Address
Friday, June 16, 2017 Chancellor Green to be awarded national association's highest honor

When the American Society of Animal Science presents awards at its July 9 annual meeting in Baltimore, those in attendance can expect to hear the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s name announced frequently. Five Nebraska faculty and administrators have earned national awards from the society — including Chancellor Ronnie Green, who has been selected to receive the national association’s most prestigious honor.

Read more about this award in Nebraska Today

Teresa Paulsen (left) and Ronnie Green
Monday, April 10, 2017 Green, Paulsen named National 4-H Luminaries

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Ronnie Green and Chief Communication and Marketing Officer Teresa Paulsen were named 4-H Luminaries by the National 4-H Council March 21 in Washington, D.C. Luminaries are an exclusive group of accomplished and influential 4-H alumni who will help raise awareness of 4-H’s life-changing impact and generate support for bringing 4-H to more youth. Green and Paulsen are part of the 40-member inaugural class.

Read more about this honor in the High Plains and Midwest Ag Journal

Chancellor Ronnie Green speaks at installation
Thursday, April 6, 2017 Ronnie Green installation as chancellor

Ronnie Green on Thursday called on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to tackle the 21st century in a speech before faculty, staff, administrators and others during his installation as the campus' 20th chancellor. Tracing education's role from before the founding of the United States, through the signing of the Morrill Act creating land-grant universities, and peering into the future, Green said UNL is intertwined in both the state and the nation’s DNA.

Read more about the installation in the Omaha World Herald

Ronnie Green, chancellor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, talks during a community gathering Wednesday at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds in Aurora.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 UNL’s future looks bright but not without challenges

With the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s enrollment at record numbers and research at UNL also on a roll, 2017 will be an important year as the university begins to chart out its future and how to maintain and increase that growth. That’s according to the University of Nebraska- Lincoln Chancellor Ronnie Green, who was in Aurora Wednesday to discuss the university, its achievements and its strategic goals. About 30 people attended the meeting.

Read more in the Grand Island Independent

Ronnie Green addressing audience
Saturday, January 7, 2017 Green appointed chair of national food, environment committee

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Ronnie Green was appointed to lead the Association of Public Land Grant Universities' Commission on Food, Environment and Renewable Resources. The commission supports research, extension and teaching in issues tied to agriculture, food, human sciences, the atmosphere, oceans, climate and veterinary medicine among 236 member public research universities, land-grant institutions and state university systems.

Read more about this appointment in the Lincoln Journal Star

NL Chancellor Ronnie Green presents a scholarship to eighth-grader Ava Steele
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 Middle school students earn scholarships for perfect ACT scores

Three students who aced the ACT while still in middle school made the news Tuesday when University of Nebraska-Lincoln officials offered them full-tuition scholarships to attend college. All three students received perfect scores on at least one section of the ACT college entrance exam. The scholarship, which is worth approximately $27,000 at 2016-17 tuition rates, would cover a bachelor’s degree, or 120 credit hours.

Read the full story at the Omaha World-Herald

University of Nebraska Chancellor Ronnie Green gives his first State of the University address. September 22, 2016
Thursday, September 22, 2016 We can do better, UNL chancellor says in his first state of the university speech

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Ronnie Green exhorted his institution to grow and get stronger Thursday during his initial State of the University address. Alternately stroking and challenging UNL, Green set lofty goals for research, retention, enrollment, diversity and other elements in a one-hour presentation to about 600 faculty members, staffers and students at the Lied Center for Performing Arts.

Read more about the address in the Omaha World-Herald

Jeff Raikes is congratulated by Andy Benson following Raikes' speech during the announcement.
Friday, September 16, 2016 Raikes' gift helps launch global health initiative at NU

Pushing another revolution -- this one more microbiology instead of microprocessors -- Jeff Raikes believes work being done at the University of Nebraska could become a platform to change how the world thinks about health. NU announced the creation of the $40.3 million Nebraska Food for Health Center on Friday. The collaborative effort between all four university campuses is led by a $3 million private gift from Nebraska native Raikes and his wife, Tricia.

Read more about this gift in the Lincoln Journal Star

James Takacs (left) and Concetta DiRusso will lead the university’s Center for Integrated Biomolecular Communication.
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 UNL nabs $11.3M grant for biomolecular research

A team of researchers at UNL plans to study how microbes within the gut, as well as other cells throughout the body, communicate with one another. The researchers will do that with an $11.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. The Center for Integrated Biomolecular Communication, announced by UNL on Tuesday, will be the fourth center at the state’s flagship campus started through a National Institutes of Health Center of Biomedical Research Excellence grant.

Read more about this grant in the Lincoln Journal Star

Photo of Ronnie Green on the field at Memorial Stadium.
Sunday, May 22, 2016 New UNL Chancellor Ronnie Green, a Virginia native, married into his love for Nebraska

Ronnie Green’s journey to Nebraska began in a feedlot at Michigan State. Green, then an undergraduate student at Virginia Tech, was on a graduate school visit. His future wife, Jane, happened to be on the same research feedlot tour as part of a group from Nebraska. Three years would pass before their paths would cross again. It was 1985, and Green, a Virginia transplant, was at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s. His professor and longtime animal science faculty member, James Kinder, set up Ronnie and Jane on a blind date. Marrying Jane a year later, in 1986, Green now says, was like marrying Nebraska.

Read the full story at the Omaha World-Herald

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