UNL senior explores renewable energy in Costa Rica
Casey Heier is a senior UNL biological systems engineering major from Columbus, Nebraska, who’s earning a minor in energy sciences. In December, he expanded his learning by traveling to Costa Rica for 12 days with the GREEN (Global Renewable Energy Education Network) program.

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Alumna receives Fulbright for Indonesia study
Recent UNL graduate Lindsay Graef has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to go to Indonesia, where she will be an English teaching assistant. Graef, who majored in studio art at UNL, will be leaving her hometown of Lincoln for nine months this fall.

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NU, Indian ag council to collaborate on water, ag research
The University of Nebraska and the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, one of the largest and most influential agricultural organizations in the world, have finalized an agreement to collaborate on research and education efforts in the critical areas of water and food security. University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken and Dr. S. Ayyappan, Director General of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, signed the Memorandum of Understanding between the two institutions last week in New Delhi.

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Wilhite planning UN drought conference
Don Wilhite, a climatologist at UNL, is helping United Nations agencies plan a global conference about growing drought policy concerns facing nations across the planet. The "High-Level Meeting on National Drought Policy: Toward More Drought Resilient Societies" are March 11-15, in Geneva, Switzerland. 

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Exotic world opens up for Lawry who pursued dreams, and scholarships
For as long as she can remember, Katherine Lawry has always held a curious fascination for water and just about everything that lives and thrives in it. The 23-year-old graduate student spent most of her childhood splashing in puddles, streams, rivers, quarries and wherever else she could find water.

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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.

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UNL again on 'top-producing' list for Fulbrights
The 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.

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Globetrotters Club
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. 

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Four complete 'Critical Language' program
Four 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.

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Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals
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.

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