2014: A Year in Pictures for the UL System & Other Highlights


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From presidential searches to national recognition of our programs and the most successful Legislative Session in recent history, 2014 is certainly a year to remember.  Please take a few moments to click on the above picture and revisit some of this year’s highlights featuring our nine universities. 

There is much work ahead of us in the coming year, but we have laid the foundation for great things to come! 


Kyle Piller, Southeastern’s Fish Biologist, awarded $600,000 National Science Foundation Grant 

Professor of Biological Sciences and ichthyologist Kyle Piller recieved a $607,800, three-year grant to pursue his studies of Cyprinodontiformes, a diverse order of fishes that consists of 10 families and more than 800 species distributed throughout the world.  The grant is one of the largest individual research grants received by Southeastern.

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Kraig Derstler, UNO’s Paleontologist Achieves Immortality…Through Ancient Starfish Named in His Honor

Associate Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences Kraig Derstler’s name will live long into the future through Swataria derstleri, an early starfish that is approximately 450 million years old–older than dinosaurs, the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean–named in his honor.

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