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This eleventh annual “Major Sponsored Programs and Faculty Awards for Research and Creative Activity” booklet highlights the successes of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln faculty during the fiscal year July 1, 2011-June 30, 2012. 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. Grants and contracts in a diverse range of fields—from education and child development, to food safety, water and food security, from digital humanities to nanoscience—enable the UNL faculty to address grand challenges. Our total research expenditures of $235 million in fiscal year 2012, a record increase in licensing revenue, and an impressive list of publications and awards reflect our faculty’s achievements.