Uganda work to increase profitability of fertilizer use for small-scale farmers
Small-scale farmers around the world often don't have the financial means to use enough fertilizer to maximize their net returns per acre. These farmers with an average of only about five acres must first cover expenses just to survive.
Enter a Ugandan soil research team from the National Agricultural Research Organization and Makerere University. It's led by soil scientist Kayuki Kaizzi with technical support from UNL soil scientist Charles Wortmann.
UNL again on 'top-producing' list for FulbrightsThe Fulbright Program, the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program, announced a list of colleges and universities that produced the most 2012-2013 U.S. Fulbright Students — and UNL is on that list of the top 40 research institutions whose students were awarded Fulbright scholarships.
Study Abroad? There's a club for that.
An idea forged by a group of students who have “been there” was the beginning of a organization for those who have or want to study abroad. The UNL Globetrotters had their second meeting on Oct. 23 to discuss their past experiences and future plans for trips overseas.
Four complete 'Critical Language' programFour UNL students won highly competitive Critical Language Scholarships for Intensive Summer Institutes. The program, through the U.S. Department of State, selected 575 U.S. undergraduate and graduate students, including UNL's Skylar Falter, Christopher Reznicek, Michael Schuster and Zachary Smith.
UNL Engineering Student Selected to Participate in Congressional Exchange Program
2011 UNL Biological Systems Engineering graduate, Ian Bargar, has been selected to participate in the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals program (CBYX), a year-long, federally funded fellowship for study and work in Germany. While abroad, Ian will attend a two-month intensive German language course in Radolfzell, Germany and then move to the state of Hessen to study for four months at a German University, later completing the program with a five-month internship at a German company in his career field. He will also have the opportunity to take part in seminars in Washington D.C., Berlin, and New York City. Organized by the United States Congress and the German Bundestag, the CBYX program is financially supported by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the US Department of State under the authority of the Fulbright-Hays Act.