Achievements | Honors, Appointments, Publications as of January 21 | Nebraska today

Recent successes in the university community have included 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 Ensemble .


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

  • Mia Hartley, a senior in advertising and public relations and a dual major in political science, placed sixth in the Hearst Journalism Awards feature writing competition on Jan. 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, Climate Change Nebraska’s 2020 In Depth Reporting Project. The Hearst program awards scholarships to students for excellence in college journalism, with matching scholarships to the students’ schools.

  • The Jazz Singers, part of the Glenn Korff School and directed by David von Kampen, Instructor, 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 promoting education, promoting performance and opening up new audiences. The annual conference attracts thousands of jazz novices to experts for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. In addition to the performance, the students had the opportunity to attend other performances and sessions. Von Kampen said the invitation to perform was a “great honor” for the ensemble. Read more about performance.


  • Scout Calvert is the new University Libraries Research Data Librarian and Research Data Leader for the University of Nebraska Library Consortium. Calvert, associate professor, took up her post on November 1. She coordinates all support for research data in the university libraries and participates in the institution’s broader 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 has held since 2019. Her reappointment took effect on January 1. Read more about her reappointment.

  • residence life announced that it has hired 54 assistant professors for the Fall 2022-23 academic year. the RAThey serve on the university dorm floors and work as mentors for Huskers living on campus. The new hires recently completed a two-week leadership course and will return for additional training in August before the start of the fall semester. A full list of new hires RAs is 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 came about as part of a workshop in April 2017 that Ray helped organize in India to introduce Indian scientists to American colleagues. The workshop was held at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, India and involved 30 researchers. The publication is co-edited by Sekhar Muddu, Professor of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Science; and Sudhirendar Sharma, Senior Advisor at the World Bank. Husker’s other co-authors are Adam Liska and On that Rudnik, Biosystems Engineering; Craig Allen, natural resources; Bijesh Maharjan, Agronomy and Horticulture; Karie Weber, Biological Sciences; and Arindam Malakar, aquatic center of Nebraska. Former Nebraska scientists Mesfin Mekonnen and Vivek Sharma are also co-authors. Learn more about the book.

  • Robert H. Woody, Distinguished Professor of Music at the Steinhart Foundation 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-wrote with Andreas C. Lehmann and John A. Sloboda. Learn more about the book.

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