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Achievements | Distinctions, nominations, publications of January 21 | Nebraska today


Recent achievements within the University community have been won by Craig Allen, Scout Calvert, John Carroll, Mia Hartley, Bijesh Maharjan, Arindam Malakar, Martha Mamo, Chittaranjan Ray, Daran Rudnick, Karrie Weber, Robert Woody, 46 new Resident Assistants and the Jazz Singers together.


  • John Carroll, director of the School of Natural Resources, was named president-elect of the National Association of University Fish and Wildlife Programs. His term began Jan. 1, and he will serve as president of the organization in 2023. Founded in 1991, the association aims to represent, strengthen, and advocate for all college and university programs that train conservation and conservation professionals. fish and wildlife management. It is the only academic association representing the field of fish and wildlife conservation and management. Learn more about Carroll and the date.

  • Mia Hartley, a double major in advertising, public relations and political science, placed sixth in the Hearst Journalism Awards feature film writing competition on January 10. Hartley was selected for her story, “How Nebraska’s Climate Education Could Shape the Future.” The story was part of the College of Journalism and Mass Communication’s 2020 in-depth reporting project, Climate Change Nebraska. The Hearst Program program awards scholarships to students for outstanding performance in college-level journalism, with matching grants to students’ schools.

  • jazz singers, part of the Glenn Korff School and under the direction of David von Kampen, lecturer, performed at the Jazz Education Network Conference in Dallas in early January. The Jazz Education Network is dedicated to building the jazz arts community by advancing education, promoting performance and developing new audiences. The annual conference attracts thousands of jazz beginners to experts for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. In addition to performing, students had the opportunity to attend other performances and sessions. Von Kampen said being asked to perform was a “huge honour” for the ensemble. Learn more about performance.


  • Scout Calvert is the new University Libraries Research Data Librarian and Research Data Manager for the University of Nebraska Library Consortium. An associate professor, Calvert began the position on November 1. She coordinates all support for research data in academic libraries and participates in broader institutional efforts to store, preserve, share, and support researchers in all data needs.

  • Martha Mamo was reappointed as head of the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, a position she had held since 2019. Her reappointment took effect on January 1. Learn more about its renewal.

  • Residence Life announced that 54 resident assistants have been hired for the 2022-23 fall school year. the ARs serve on the university’s halls of residence floors, working as mentors for Huskers living on campus. The new recruits recently completed a two-week leadership course and will return for additional training in August before the start of the fall semester. A complete list of new hires ARis available here.


  • Chittaranjan Ray, director of the Nebraska Water Center, and six other Nebraska researchers are co-authors of a new book, “Food, Energy and Water Nexus: A Consideration for the 21st Century.” The book was generated by an April 2017 workshop that Ray helped organize in India to introduce Indian scientists to their American counterparts. The workshop was held at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, India, and brought together 30 researchers. The co-editors of the publication are Sekhar Muddu, Professor of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Science; and Sudhirendar Sharma, Senior Consultant to the World Bank. Other Husker co-authors are Adam Liska and Daran Rudnick, biological systems engineering; Craig Allen, natural resources; Bijesh Maharjan, agronomy and horticulture; Karrie Weber, Biological Sciences; and Arindam Malakar, Nebraska Water Center. Former Nebraska scientists Mesfin Mekonnen and Vivek Sharma are also co-authors. Learn more about the book.

  • Robert H. Woody, Steinhart Foundation Professor Emeritus of Music and Professor of Music Education at the Glenn Korff School of Music, recently published his latest book, “Psychology for Musicians: Understanding and Acquiring the Skills” with Oxford University Press. This second edition is an update of the 2007 book he co-authored with Andreas C. Lehmann and John A. Sloboda. Learn more about the book.

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