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Computer Science and Engineering celebrates 40th anniversary

Schorr Center Dedication

Chancellor Harvey Perlman (center) presents the Schorr family with a framed photo of the facility their gift made possible.

photo: D. Sockrider

Moore's Law, about the exponential growth of technology, clearly applies to UNL's Department of Computer Science and Engineering. CSE's 40th anniversary highlighted accomplishments among the program's people and facilities.

Richard Sincovec, Henson Professor and Chair of the Computer Science and Engineering Department, gave the keynote address on Sept. 25. A reception and dinner followed at the Champions Club, with inauguration of the Nebraska Hall of Computing to recognize the outstanding industry and academic contributors to computing. (Learn more about Nebraska Engineering representatives honored in the NHC.)

The next day, faculty, students, alumni and guests enjoyed a talk by Jeff Raikes, former president of the Microsoft Business Division, now CEO of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, in the Nebraska Union Auditorium. Distinguished speakers Tom Seevers of IBM, Mark Tuttle with Intel, and Michael Sump, retired from Texas Instruments, added insight.

Later that afternoon, Chancellor Harvey Perlman presided at the dedication of the new June and Paul Schorr III Center for Computer Science and Engineering. Tours featured UNL's Research Computing Facility and the Jeffrey S. Raikes Honors Program in Computer Science and Management (formerly the J.D. Edwards Program).

CSE alumni were also invited to the Schorr Center for a pre-game party before the Nebraska-Virginia Tech football game on Saturday.

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