Douglas A. Kristensen, J.D. Chancellor We have long taken great pride in, and been committed to, being one of the nation’s premier undergraduate institutions with excellent graduate education, scholarship and public service. That on-going commitment to our core values as an institution has elevated the university to a new level of distinction. For the second year in a row, UNK is ranked a "Top 10 Public Regional University in the Midwest" by U.S. News & World … [Read more...] about Letter from the Chancellor
Kenya S. Taylor, Ed. D. Dean of Graduate Studies and Research Research and creative activity is about discovery – for students, for faculty and for our society. We are proud of the many discoveries that occur at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, and through this publication we will illustrate some of them. In this issue you will meet seven faculty members whose work exemplifies the innovative, interdisciplinary and international spirit of research at UNK. Their … [Read more...] about Welcome to New Frontiers
Dr. Keith Geluso Associate Professor, Biology The photo of a small boy in a Beatles-style haircut stretching out the wings of a Brazilian free-tailed bat for the camera is a portrait not only of that moment, but of a future. “That photo is of me at 5-years-old at Carlsbad (Caverns National Park),” said Keith Geluso, pointing to the image on ?the computer screen in his office in Bruner Hall of Science. Where else, but at the famous bat-filled New Mexico caverns, … [Read more...] about A Real BaTman!
Dr. Herbert Craig Professor, Modern Languages When asked about his lifetime study of French writer Marcel Proust, Herbert Craig, a professor and former chair in the Department of Modern Languages, smiles broadly and says simply: “I have a passion for Proust. Yes, yes, yes.” It is a passion that has made Craig the international expert on Proust in the Spanish-speaking world. Considered one of the greatest novelists of the 20th century, Proust (pronounced Proost) is … [Read more...] about A Passion for Proust
Chad Fonfara Associate Professor, Art & Art History In most labs across campus, audible “ooohs” and “awwwws” do not erupt as the work takes place, and certainly, observers do not break into spontaneous applause when the work is complete – unless you’re in Chad Fonfara’s glassblowing lab. There, the work—process and product—works its magic on the artists and onlookers, alike. The lab, tucked away at the far west end of Otto Olsen, fills a space repurposed from a … [Read more...] about Molten Master