Engineering at Nebraska, Spring 2008
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Celebrations

Computer Science and Engineering: 40 and Fabulous

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

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

photo: David 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 this fall 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.

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. 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 event before the Nebraska-Virginia Tech football game on Saturday.

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