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This tenth annual “Major Sponsored Programs and Faculty Awards for Research and Creative Activity” booklet highlights the successes of University of Nebraska–Lincoln faculty during the fiscal year July 1, 2010-June 30, 2011. It lists the funding sources, projects and investigators on major grants and sponsored program awards received during the year; published books and scholarship; fellowships and other recognitions; startups and intellectual property licenses; and performances and exhibitions in the fine and performing arts. This impressive list grows each year and I am pleased to present evidence of our faculty’s accomplishments. Large grants in a diverse range of fields—from water, food, energy and human health, to math and science education, digital humanities and nanotechnology— enable UNL faculty to address important challenges facing Nebraska, our nation and the world. Our external research funding reflects their achievements, reaching a total of $132.2 million in fiscal year 2011. With an eye to the future, we are enhancing and expanding our strengths by vigorously pursuing interdisciplinary initiatives necessary for tackling today’s complex issues. We are cultivating innovative collaborations across disciplinary, institutional, state and national boundaries to solve global challenges, address national needs and enhance Nebraska’s economy. And we are partnering with business, industry and entrepreneurs to ensure that we maximize the social, economic and environmental benefits of UNL research. I invite you to read about our faculty’s accomplishments in this booklet and envision the power of UNL’s innovative and collaborative research, scholarship and creative activity to solve problems and create opportunities for Nebraska, the nation and the world. Thank you for your interest in and support for research and creative activity at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln!

Prem S. Paul, Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development