The University of Nebraska State Museum and the Nebraska Department of Roads are celebrating 50 years of life in the past lane. The exhibit highlights spectacular fossils salvaged from highway construction projects throughout the state of Nebraska and the cooperative effort between state agencies.
Since 1960, NDOR staff and paleontologists in the museum’s Highway Salvage Paleontology Program have worked together to conserve Nebraska’s rich prehistoric heritage. Backed by state and federal legislation, a cooperative agreement between the two units has allowed museum paleontologists to excavate fossil remains as they are unearthed by road equipment, preventing the destruction of these irreplaceable scientific treasures. Over the past 50 years, more than 200,000 vertebrate fossils threatened by highway construction have been recovered across the state. These fossils are curated in the museum’s permanent research collections. Through this partnership, Nebraska’s fossil record has been preserved for the scientific study, enhancing future generations’ understanding of Nebraska’s natural history. A special exhibit will open Sept. 29 highlighting rare fossil finds from highway construction projects over the last five decades. The exhibit will remain on display through Sept. 30, 2011.
For faculty and others who use human subjects in research and teaching. Part 1 of this session addresses how to submit new IRB protocols, apply for continuing review and request approval for modifications. Part 2 explains interest reporting requirements at UNL and reviews the process for submitting the IRF through NUgrant. Register at http://research.unl.edu/nuramp/nugrant.shtml.
Environmental Health & Safety and the Office of Research & Economic Development co-sponsor this important safety event. Dr. Scott Batcheller, Sigma-Aldrich Chemistry Research & Development, will share his expertise. *ONE session only. No pre-registration required. Refreshments courtesy of Sigma-Aldrich Corporation.
The mission of Eating Disorder Education and Prevention is to encourage students to move toward an accepting attitude of body size and shape; to educate in the areas of eating disorders, body image and wellness; and to provide resources and referrals on campus.
EDEP is a student association of UNL student volunteers who have an interest in eating disorder awareness and prevention. The focus of EDEP is in the area of eating disorder prevention. One of the goals is to reach those who may be participating in dangerous behavior. Education may ultimately prevent some from developing a clinical eating disorder. Any UNL student is welcome to join.