University of Nebraska Board of Regents to make campus visit to UNL Feb. 17, 2012

February 16, 2012

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will make a campus visit to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on Friday, Feb. 17, 2012. The day will begin with a tour of the Veterinary Diagnostic Center on East Campus. The university, as part of its Building a Healthier Nebraska initiative, has requested $5 million from the state to plan and design a new Veterinary Diagnostic Center to effectively serve the needs of Nebraska’s veterinarians and livestock industry. The current center, built in 1975, faces challenges including obsolete infrastructure, overcrowding and poor ventilation.

The full itinerary for Friday’s campus visit is as follows:

9:05 a.m. Veterinary Diagnostic Center: Laboratory Tour – Follow the Path of a Submitted Sample Presenters: Alan Doster, director and professor of veterinary and biomedical sciences; and David Hardin, department head, veterinary and biomedical sciences Location: Veterinary Diagnostic Center

The Broader Picture of Critical Research in Animal & Human Health Presenters: Charles Wood, professor, School of Biological Sciences & Biochemistry; with project leaders James Keen, associate professor of veterinary and biomedical sciences, and Andrew Benson, professor of food science & technology Location: Ken Morrison Life Sciences Research Center, Room 145

10:10 a.m. Center for Brain Biology Research Presenters: Doak Ostergard, outreach director, Athletic Department; Dennis Molfese, professor of psychology; and John Ingram, associate athletic director for capital planning & construction Location: Mildred Othmer Peterson Instruction Room 110, Love Library

10:40 a.m. Center for Digital Research in the Humanities Presenters: Katherine Walter, co-director, Center for the Digital Humanities; Will Thomas, professor and chair, Department of History; and Ken Winkle, professor of history Location: Mildred Othmer Peterson Instruction Room 110, Love Library

11:30 a.m. Department of Chemistry Laboratory Tour: Newly Renovated and Older Chemistry Labs Presenters: Jim Takacs, professor and chair, Department of Chemistry; and Mark Griep, associate professor, Department of Chemistry Location: Hamilton Hall lobby

12:15 p.m.: Lunch at the Abel-Sandoz Dining Facility

1:45 p.m. Building Partnerships with the Private Sector: A New Approach – Nebraska Innovation Campus Presenters: Dan Duncan, executive director, Nebraska Innovation Campus; and Ryan Anderson, director of industry relations in the Office of Research and Economic Development Location: Whittier Research Center, Room 344A

Media Contact:
Melissa Lee
Director of Communications,
University of Nebraska