News and Notes April 2014


2014 Spring Research Fair

The Spring 2014 Research Fair is scheduled for April 15th and 16th, with the Graduate Poster Session on Tuesday, April 15th from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. in the Nebraska Union. Even if you're not presenting your research, attend the Fair to network and see what great work other graduate students are doing at UNL.

News and Notes February 2014


Preparing Future Faculty fellows

News and Notes November 2013


Current Graduate Student Fellowship Application Available in December 

Are you ready to compete? Current graduate students are eligible to apply for fellowship funding for the 2014- 2015 academic year. Last year, 77 students applied for one of six Presidential and Fling Fellowships.

Meet Our Graduate Ambassadors!

This fall, Graduate Studies implemented a new initiative designed to support prospective and current graduate students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln: The UNL Graduate Student Ambassadors Program. This exciting new program brings together a diverse cadre of experienced graduate students who support graduate student recruitment and Graduate Studies outreach activities, such as the New Student Welcome, the Campuswide TA Workshops, and the Graduate Student Research Fair, to name just a few.

News and Notes August 2013


2013-2014 UNL Graduate Studies Bulletin

The 2013-2014 UNL Graduate Bulletin will be available online at the end of August. If you need help navigating the bulletin, please contact Jane Schneider.

Syllabus Policy

All classroom instructors should be aware of Section 4.1 of the Bylaws of the Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska, which requires instructors to “inform students concerning the requirements, standards, objectives, and evaluation procedures at the beginning of each course.” UNL requires that this information be conveyed to students via a written syllabus at the beginning of each course.

Social Security Number Usage Policy

New instructors need to be aware that UNL policy now prohibits the use of Social Security Numbers to identify students. Here is the text of the policy: “The University has a responsibility to protect the identity of its faculty, staff and students, as well as all individuals with whom it has an association including alumni, donors, research subjects, patrons of UNL entertainment, athletic facilities and libraries, potential students, and affiliates.

Graduate Student Association News

UNL’S Graduate Student Association (UNLGSA) is a voice for graduate students at UNL. Please visit our Web site for information about our meetings, initiatives and events. To receive notices about UNLGSA news and events, join the UNL-GSA listserv! Send an e-mail to: In the body of the e-mail type the following: SUBSCRIBE UNL-GSA Yourfirstname Yourlastname

A Timeless and Solitary Page

An address delivered by Dr. Azzeddine Azzam, professor of agricultural economics and recipient of the 2008 Excellence in Graduate Education Award, at UNL’s May 2008 doctoral commencement & hooding ceremony.

"Chancellor Perlman, Dean Weissinger, university administration and esteemed faculty, guests and doctoral candidates.

A Note From the Peace Corps

Graduate Teaching Assistants: Do you need multicultural education materials for your classroom? Consider inviting Gretchen Mills from Career Services (472-8058 or to visit your class to talk about the fabulous opportunities for your students available within the Peace Corps post graduation and/or the wonderful (and free) materials available from World Wise Schools. For more information, visit