Events 2011

September 8th, 2011
Conversations 2.0! A Fall Faculty Event

We invite you to join your STEM colleagues for a dinner and a night of professional development, including such topics as :

* A good start towards tenure
* Keeping on track for promotion: Expanding your horizons
* Assuming Leadership

September 16, 2011

Interrupting Bias in the Faculty Search Process
A presentation and film by Dr. Joyce Yen, Program/Research
Manager of the University of Washington's ADVANCE Center for Institutional Change

March 31, 2011


Congratulations! Now what? How do you keep the momentum going, or re-direct your research entirely? It’s not necessarily a cakewalk from this major achievement to the rest of your career. Come join us for free lunch and panel discussion.

Thursday, March 31st
East Campus Union
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

RSVP your registration to by March 24th for your FREE lunch!

April 4th, 2011

Women & Gender Studies Londa Schiebinger FREE Luncheon
12:30pm - 2:00pm, City Union, Room Posted
RSVP to Catherine Medici-Thiemann ( by Wednesday, March 30. Space is limited.

April 8th, 2011

Advance Breakfast with Jacqueline K. Barton
Arthur and Marian Hanisch Memorial Professor and
Chair, Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
California Institute of Technology
8:00am - 9:30am, Embassy Suites Restaurant
RSVP to by April 5th, Space is limited to the first 15 registrants.

May 16th - 20th

ADVANCE-Nebraska 3rd Annual Writing Retreat
110 Love Library
Please register by filling out the 2011 Application & sending to

February 21, 2011

COACh Professional Development Workshop

University of Nebraska-Lincoln ADVANCE office will host it's third COACh Professional Development Workshop, The Art of Strategic Performance and Strategies for Leading Change. Preference given to faculty, post doctoral and doctoral students.

February 21, 2011
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Register at by February 16.

Spring 2011

Advance-NE Conversation Series

The ADVANCE office will host a series of bi-weekly or monthly short and focused conversations on recruitment, retention, promotion, and leadership topics, that will involve both faculty leaders and the members of the ADVANCE Recruit and Promote committees as facilitators/presenters.

March 18, 2011


The annual grant writing seminar, 'Write Winning Grants', is slated for March 18, 2011, and registration is now open. If you work with faculty, postdocs, graduate students and other research administration staff who may be interested, please direct them to http://research.unl.eduevents/grantseminar/ for more information and the registration form.

Time, Date, & Location TBA.

February 10th, 2011


It's a truism that we must groan when we hear the words "committee work". Here's another point of view: working on committees can be a great opportunity to meet faculty across the campus while providing an opportunity to make a difference on campus policies and practices.

Susan Fritz, Associate Vice Chancellor for IANR and Interim Dean, Agricultural Research Division, Pat Dussault, Charles Bessey Professor and former chair of Chemistry, and Dave Sellmeyer, George Holmes Distinguished Professor and Director of the Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience will discuss ways, means and benefits of campus service.

Thursday, February 10, 2011
Nebraska City Union | 14th & R Street
(room posted at City Union)
11:30 - 1:00pm

January 26, 2011

Conversation Series
with Ted Pardy & Helen Moore

At a recent conference on undergraduate education (Reinvention Center,, the results of a survey of currently enrolled undergraduates reveals a prevalent, new attitude: “I pay my teacher’s salary through my tuition, therefore, s/he is my employee”.

There’s just no end of surprises and challenges from students as we teach intro to upper-level courses. Come and share experiences with Ted Pardy of the School of Biological Sciences, Gary Bailey of the School of Natural Resources, and Helen Moore of Sociology help you solve knotty problems with teaching. Ted hosts a regular mentoring session for faculty on teaching in SBS; Gary is coordinator for core courses in CASNR, and Helen will share a vast experience on the gender piece of being a college teacher.

January 13, 2011

Conversation Series
with Cheryl Bailey, Jon Pedersen, & Jack Morris
"Rising Above the Gathering Storm: Teaching to Attract and Retain STEM Majors"

Storm clouds Rising Above the Gathering Storm, Revisited: Rapidly Approaching Category 5 was released by the National Academies Press in Fall, 2010. It addresses the shortfall in the number of U.S. students in the science and engineering pipeline and a decline in overall science literacy in the U.S. Many more students arrive on campus interested in a STEM major than graduate with a STEM degree.
How can we attract and retain more students to the STEM enterprise? Come hear Cheryl Bailey of Biochemistry, Jon Pedersen, Director of Science for the Center for Science, Mathematics and Computer Education, and Jack Morris, interim chair of the School of Biological Sciences, discuss ways to make learning STEM more interesting without sacrificing quality.

Cheryl Bailey, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, and Thomas "Jack" Morris, Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences, were appointed a National Academies Education Fellow in the Life Sciences for the 2010-2011 academic year. This honor was bestowed by virtue of their selection to and enthusiastic participation in the 2010 National Academies Summer Institute on Undergraduate Education in Biology that occurred in June, 2010 at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.