Horizontal Thinking at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln

NeInSci,” University of Nebraska – Lincoln, downloaded 27 June 2005, http://www.unl.edu/gradstudies/GSAP/INDEX.html (from private email).

Nebraska Symposium on Interdisciplinary Graduate Science Research
Tuesday, September 27, 2005
8am – 3pm
UNL City Campus Union

The first annual NeInSci (Nebraska Symposium on Interdisciplinary Graduate Science Research) will be held on Tuesday September 27, 2005 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln City Campus Union. The symposium is designed to open interdepartmental dialogue and encourage possible research collaborations among UNL graduate students in participating departments, which include.

Agronomy and Horticulture, Food Science
Animal Science, Mathematics
Biochemistry, Physics & Astronomy
Biological Sciences, Psychology
Chemistry, School of Natural Resources
Computer Science & Engineering, Toxicology
Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences

The event includes a poster session, open to all graduate students from the participating departments, and selected student presentations on ongoing interdisciplinary research. A complimentary box lunch will be provided for all registered participants. Register online at http://www.chem.unl.edu/plu/neinsci/. In addition, several $250 research travel and $1000 research support grants will be awarded following the day’s activities. Participants can apply for these grants online.

All UNL faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students are invited to attend. For additional information or to pre-register for the Symposium, go to http://www.chem.unl.edu/plu/neinsci/. Or contact Kelly Mercier, Co-chair, NeInSci Steering Committee, 721 Hamilton Hall, 402-472-5316 (lab),
Sponsored by
Office of Graduate Studies
Phi Lambda Upsilon
Department of Chemistry
& Participating Departments

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What is horizontal thinking?

Bookosphere: The Elements

I kept going over and over how to respond to Josh’s tag and come up with a list of meaningful books. In truth the below books, and their descriptions, just occurred to be while I was eating fat-free lite yogurt. But that’s boring, so here’s a more interesting origin:

Once, the sign on Sioux Falls’ grandest union read: If what you are doing is not working, stop doing it. My earlier attempts to create a book list, categories, write descriptions, defend their importance to myself, &c. So I stopped attempting that I embraced despair, and decided on another path of attack..

Like Aristotle, I humbled myself before knowledge. Instead of trying to work down from a grand theory of writing, I will work up by making lists. So here is my first list from the blogosphere: The Elements

(see also Sons, A House Divided)
(see also Anthem, The Romantic Manifesto)