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This twelfth 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, 2012-June 30, 2013. 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; 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 $253 million in fiscal year 2012 represent a new record for UNL and, along with an impressive list of publications and awards, reflect our faculty’s achievements.

With an eye to the future, we are expanding our reach by pursuing interdisciplinary initiatives and partnerships necessary to tackle 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 and economic 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 our state, our nation and our world. Thank you for your interest in and support for research, scholarship and creative activity at UNL, a growing Big Ten research university!