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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

Photo of Ronnie green outdoors on the university campus
Saturday, April 23, 2016 Green's ag background seen as perfect fit for UNL, state

Ronnie Green grew up modestly on his family’s beef and sharecropping farm near Fincastle, Virginia. But for all its history and colonial tradition, Fincastle was just like many of the small towns in Nebraska, said Green, the next chancellor of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. It's the foundation for his career as a professor, industry researcher and administrator.

Read the full story at the Lincoln Journal Star

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