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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Nebraska Newsletter for Sunday November 10, 2019 ( 8 items )  

2019 Nebraska Farm Bureau Silver Eagle Award Honors Dr. Terry Klopfenstein Pioneer in Beef Nutrition
LINCOLN, Nebraska, Nov. 6 -- Nebraska Farm Bureau issued the following news release: Nebraska Farm Bureau has selected Dr. Terry Klopfenstein, Emeritus Professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), as the 2019 recipient of, its highest honor, the Silver Eagle Award. The award will be presented to Klopfenstein on Dec. 10 at the 2019 Nebraska Farm Bureau Annual Convention in Kearney. "Terry Klopfenstein, Ph.D., was a pioneer in using corn byproducts from the ethanol and sweetener indust  more

Council for Christian Colleges & Universities: Senator Ben Sasse to Receive Hatfield Leadership Award
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 -- The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities issued the following news: The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) is pleased to announce that Ben Sasse, U.S. Senator for Nebraska, has been named the recipient of the 2020 Mark O. Hatfield Leadership Award. Senator Sasse will be accepting the award and delivering the keynote address the evening of Wednesday, January 29, 2020 as part of the CCCU's annual Presidents Conference in Washington, D.C. The CCCU'  more

Interfaith Global Leaders Will Receive Reform Judaism Highest Honors at 75th URJ Biennial
NEW YORK, Nov. 6 -- The Union for Reform Judaism issued the following news release: * * * - Tri-Faith Initiative, Julie Fisher and Ambassador Daniel Shapiro, and Cantor Barbara Ostfeld to Be Honored at URJ Biennial * * * Preeminent Jewish and interfaith global leaders will receive Reform Judaism's highest honors at the 75th URJ Biennial in Chicago, Illinois, in December 2019. The Tri-Faith Initiative of Omaha, Nebraska, Julie Fisher and Ambassador Daniel Shapiro, and Cantor Barbara Ostfeld   more

Matt Rizzo, M.D., Named Chair of Organization to Advance Understanding of Brain
OMAHA, Nebraska, Nov. 6 -- The University of Nebraska Medical Center issued the following news release: A University of Nebraska Medical Center neurologist, Matt Rizzo, M.D., has been appointed chair of the American Brain Coalition. Dr. Rizzo is the Frances & Edgar Reynolds Chair of the UNMC Department of Neurological Sciences. He also serves as director of Neuroscience Clinical Programs, co-director of the Nebraska Regent's Center for Integrative and Translational Neuroscience, and director o  more

Nebraska Artists Featured in New Exhibit at Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center
OMAHA, Nebraska, Nov. 4 -- The University of Nebraska Medical Center issued the following news release: The gallery space on Level 1 of the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center at the University of Nebraska Medical Center/Nebraska Medicine is hosting the exhibition "Healing + Community" through April 17. The exhibition, which is currently on display, features the artwork of five Nebraska artists - Jennifer Homan, Charles Kay, Jr., Laurie Victor Kay, Thomas Prinz and Jennifer Radil. The exhibiti  more

Nebraska Farm Bureau Issues Statement on Local Television Programming Bill
LINCOLN, Nebraska, Nov. 8 -- Nebraska Farm Bureau issued the following statement by President Steve Nelson regarding the local television programming bill: "We greatly appreciate Sen. Deb Fischer and Congressman Adrian Smith for their work to introduce the "Western Expanded In-State Television Access Act" in the U.S. Senate and in the House of Representatives. "This important legislation would ensure that satellite television subscribers in 16 of Nebraska's western counties would have the abi  more

Two Free Forums Will Seek Input From Individuals, Families With Disabilities
OMAHA, Nebraska, Nov. 5 -- The University of Nebraska Medical Center issued the following news release: The Administration for Community Living is planning two free forums this month in an effort to hear and learn from people with disabilities, their families and their caregivers about their experiences with emergencies or disaster situations. The ACL, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, wants to hear from Nebraskans with disabilities how they plan, respond and recover fr  more

UNMC's Latest Endowed Professorship Recognizes James O'Dell, M.D.
OMAHA, Nebraska, Nov. 7 -- The University of Nebraska Medical Center issued the following news release: The James R. O'Dell Endowed Professorship has been established in honor of Dr. O'Dell, one of UNMC's most recognized faculty members and administrators. The professorship will be awarded to internal medicine residency program directors for continued development of the program. The professorship was established through a gift of $500,000 to the University of Nebraska Foundation. The announce  more