UNMC's Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (CS-CASH) outreach team members -- Dan Kent, Lucy Finocchiaro, Risto Rautiainen, Ph.D., and Ellen Duysen -- conducted a two-day agriculture safety training for 50 Rwandan students involved in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Undergraduate Scholarship Program-Rwanda (CUSP). Students in the CUSP program pursue a bachelor's degree in integrated science focused on conservation agriculture, entrepreneurship, leadership, and innovative thinking. The program is aligned with the areas of need as identified by the Rwandan Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources. The CS-CASH team covered topics ranging from hearing conservation to tractor safety. The training was held at UNL's Rogers Memorial Farm. UNL's program aligns with the Rwandan government's Vision 2020 initiative that strives to reach a middle-income economy by 2020 through investments in the agricultural sector.
The UNMC Department of Human Resources has released a list of six retirements spanning the period between April 13 and Sept. 5. Carol Kolar, a researcher in the Eppley Institute, led the way with 31 years of service.
Here's the complete list of retirements:
- Carol Kolar, Eppley Institute research, retired May 1 (start date Sept. 8, 1986).
- Linda Halsey, College of Medicine, radiation oncology, retired May 2 (start date Oct. 19, 1988).
- Carol Meyer, College of Nursing, Niedfelt Nursing Research Center, will retire Sept. 5 (start date April 10, 1989).
- Claire Seybold, business and finance, procurement, will retire June 20 (start date June 1, 1989).
- John Giddings, D.D.S., College of Dentistry, adult restorative, retired May 1 (start date Aug. 19, 1991).
- Carol Gould, College of Medicine, internal medicine-cardiology, retired April 13 (start date Aug. 25, 2014).