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U.N. researcher to give talk on food security

U.N. researcher to give talk on food security

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A researcher with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations will offer a free talk about food security Thursday at Creighton University.

Patrizia La Trecchia, associate researcher at the FAO in Rome and associate professor of Italian at the University of South Florida, will lecture on food security for a rapidly growing planet, and also on the Mediterranean diet, during the talk, which is free and open to the public. It will be held at 3:30 p.m. in the Hixson-Lied Auditorium at Creighton University's Harper Center.

UNL vice chancellor appointed to Corps of Engineers board

Kurt Preston, associate vice chancellor for research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, has been appointed to the Chief of Engineers Environmental Advisory Board for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the college announced.

Preston, who joined UNL last year, was appointed to a three-year term on the board, which provides outside advice and recommendations on environmental matters the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers faces.

NECC criminal justice director chosen for academy post

A program director at Northeast Community College has been named to a post of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

In 2015, Matt McCarthy, director of the college's criminal justice program, will be the new vice chairman of the academy's community college section, according to a press release. McCarthy has been director of the Norfolk, Neb., college's criminal justice program for 12 years. The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences is an international association established in 1963 that promotes criminal justice education, research and policy analysis.

Creighton's 2013 research scholars to present projects

Creighton University's 2013 Ferlic Research Scholarship recipients will present their research findings in biology, chemistry and physics on Sept. 24.

Thirteen students worked with faculty mentors 40 hours a week for 10 weeks as part of the summer scholarship program. They will share overviews of their work from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Suzanne and Walter Scott Jr. Atrium of the Hixson-Lied Science Building. The presentation is open to the public.

UNO professor's talk to focus on recent 'stop and frisk' case

A University of Nebraska at Omaha professor of criminal justice will discuss his involvement in a “stop and frisk” case against the New York City Police Department on Sept. 17.

Samuel Walker was an expert witness for the plaintiffs during the recent case, in which a judge ruled that stop and frisk practices by the NYPD violated Fourth Amendment protections. Walker will discuss his testimony about reforms he believed were needed in New York, in the Collaborating Commons on the first floor of UNO's College of Public Affairs and Community Service. The talk, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., is free and open to the public.

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