Faculty Select Peers for 2011–2012 Outstanding Awards
The Faculty Recognition and Support Committee made its selections in December for the outstanding professor, teacher, service, advisor and mentor awards for 2011–2012. These awards are the highest awards within the University and especially valued because the awardees are nominated by their peers and selected by a faculty committee.
Black and White in Black and White
In 1965, budding photographer Douglas Keister had no idea that he was buying a Nebraska state treasure. As far as he knew, the 280 5” x 7” glass-plate negatives his friend found at a garage sale were just interesting images, buildings, and people in Lincoln, Nebraska, between 1910 and 1925. Keister made some prints from the negatives, graduated from high school, and moved to California—bringing his collection with him. He pulled them out occasionally and wondered about the photographer and the African-American subjects of most of the shots.
Don Miller, Biology, talked about butterflies in Papua New Guinea (one shown here on his chin) at the Entomological Society of America’s annual meeting.