Football vs. Michigan State
Ronnie Green talks about the Daugherty Water For Food Global Institute's virtual forum throughout October. Green also talks about the university faculty enaging in leadership development with the Big Ten Conference this year.
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[00:00:01.470]We're back at East Lansing, Michigan,
[00:00:03.860]Tonight the Cornhuskers resumed Big 10 play,
[00:00:06.450]as they take on Michigan State.
[00:00:07.807]And as we do each and every week,
[00:00:09.090]a chance to catch up with the chancellor
[00:00:10.490]from the University of Nebraska Lincoln, Ronnie Green.
[00:00:12.866]Great to have you with us here.
[00:00:14.263]Coming off another road trip from last week
[00:00:16.560]where the Huskers came oh so close
[00:00:18.660]to knocking off the number three team in the country.
[00:00:21.020]I bet that didn't surprise you.
[00:00:21.970]You probably thought that my happen.
[00:00:22.850]No, you know,
[00:00:23.693]it's great to be here in Michigan,
[00:00:25.740]tonight at East Lansing.
[00:00:26.980]And at the pioneer land-grant university.
[00:00:29.790]Michigan State was the first land-grant university
[00:00:32.250]in the country and a great place to come,
[00:00:34.490]and glad to be here tonight.
[00:00:35.620]But yeah last week I think we showed up,
[00:00:38.600]and we showed up well.
[00:00:39.890]What a great performance by the team,
[00:00:41.684]in what was a pretty tough environment in Norman.
[00:00:45.010]You know, going into that
[00:00:46.352]number three ranked team in the country,
[00:00:48.950]and the 50th anniversary of the game of the century,
[00:00:51.890]and, you know, a little talking going on at the game.
[00:00:54.680]You know, as we saw, you know,
[00:00:56.220]but to, to play competitive,
[00:00:58.910]like that, competitive like that was great to see.
[00:01:02.140]Going into a big, challenging Big 10 schedule,
[00:01:04.340]ahead starting tonight, with our second Big 10 game
[00:01:08.340]of the season, first night game.
[00:01:10.000]So it's going to be interesting to see how that goes,
[00:01:12.360]but really looking forward to a great game tonight.
[00:01:13.745]This is, yes, you're right.
[00:01:15.200]This is a beautiful campus.
[00:01:16.460]My only disappointment is I thought we might see a little
[00:01:19.650]bit more changing of the leave colors,
[00:01:21.484]it hasn't hit here yet.
[00:01:23.493]Not quite yet, but it's, you know, this, this is a great,
[00:01:27.562]and East Lansing's a great campus.
[00:01:30.280]It's always really hospitable
[00:01:31.559]when you're walking around out here.
[00:01:32.810]They're glad to see us, glad to see us here.
[00:01:35.450]So looking forward to a great game.
[00:01:37.100]Speaking of challenges,
[00:01:38.070]the university this year announce several grand challenges,
[00:01:40.430]where you will be focusing a lot of efforts in research
[00:01:43.726]and you have a major, a major event coming up,
[00:01:46.810]highlighting some of those grand challenge areas
[00:01:49.210]in which the university is a global leader.
[00:01:51.300]Tell us more about this.
[00:01:52.413]Well, Greg, we have seven grand challenges
[00:01:55.850]that the University of Nebraska Lincoln
[00:01:57.490]is focused on in our research in this time period.
[00:02:00.520]And, and probably none of those are greater in importance
[00:02:04.040]than water and food security.
[00:02:05.820]The fact that we're going to have 2 and a half billion,
[00:02:08.450]more people on this planet by the year 2050,
[00:02:11.110]and being able to feed them successfully and sustainably is,
[00:02:14.560]is a big, big task that,
[00:02:17.020]that requires a lot of our attention at the university.
[00:02:19.933]And, and water is a key part of that,
[00:02:22.610]that water and food security issue.
[00:02:25.580]We have the Daugherty Water
[00:02:27.360]for Food Global Institute at the university,
[00:02:29.630]was established in 2010 as a world leader
[00:02:32.848]in everything to do with water and food research,
[00:02:36.090]or water use for food and sustainability of that.
[00:02:39.320]They're going to be hosting a virtual forum this fall,
[00:02:44.100]in a water for food global forum that's free.
[00:02:46.780]It's going to continue throughout October,
[00:02:48.840]convening leading international experts, growers,
[00:02:51.730]and organizations working in this arena.
[00:02:54.570]We've held a major international forum like this every year
[00:02:58.060]since the institute was formed,
[00:03:00.470]and this year it's going to be virtual,
[00:03:02.090]in the, the world that we're in.
[00:03:04.270]So they're going to be talking about
[00:03:05.360]food systems and nutrition.
[00:03:06.740]And in the next couple of weeks ahead,
[00:03:10.250]innovations and entrepreneurship,
[00:03:11.880]and ag and water management.
[00:03:13.500]The following week water and nutrient management,
[00:03:15.870]the following week after that.
[00:03:17.170]And then finishing up the last week of October
[00:03:19.240]with climate change and extreme events
[00:03:21.140]that we know that we're seeing around the world.
[00:03:23.710]So, excited about that.
[00:03:25.240]Peter McCornick, who is the director
[00:03:27.640]of the Water for Food Global Institute
[00:03:29.340]at the university is an,
[00:03:30.520]is an ag engineer, water engineer who came to us
[00:03:33.492]from the International Water Management Institute
[00:03:35.890]a few years ago, was leading that effort,
[00:03:38.010]is one of the key speakers as well
[00:03:39.770]on those, those virtual forums over the course of October.
[00:03:44.340]So a great opportunity for people to plug in,
[00:03:48.000]people that are interested in engaging in that virtual
[00:03:50.670]global forum can register at waterforfood.nebraska.edu.
[00:03:56.020]Very good. That's interesting.
[00:03:57.130]Conference games for us the rest of the season,
[00:03:59.920]and we've talked about some of the ways the university
[00:04:02.520]benefits from being a Big 10 member.
[00:04:06.480]Tell me about how, how the faculty part of that falls in.
[00:04:09.790]Well, you know, we have this,
[00:04:12.027]this really unique thing in the Big 10 conference
[00:04:14.560]called the Big 10 Academic Alliance.
[00:04:16.860]There's no other alignment of universities like it in the
[00:04:20.250]country where the 14 members of the Big 10 Academic Alliance
[00:04:24.170]work together as well, academically across institutions,
[00:04:27.910]really across all disciplines and all areas.
[00:04:30.630]They also do a lot of leadership development for our faculty
[00:04:33.780]and our staff as well.
[00:04:35.278]Two big programs that go on every year,
[00:04:38.380]the Academic Leaders Program, Leadership Program for people
[00:04:41.510]looking to be administrative leaders in higher education,
[00:04:44.950]as well as a department executive officers,
[00:04:46.960]department heads, department chairs of individual units.
[00:04:50.230]Programs that they, they work in leadership development
[00:04:52.970]during the year.
[00:04:54.010]So we have faculty and staff that we pick for these programs
[00:04:59.050]We just started both of them for the cohort this year.
[00:05:02.677]We have 11 UNL faculty fellows that were recently announced
[00:05:06.950]to participate in that program.
[00:05:08.470]I actually spoke with the academic leaders program cohort of
[00:05:11.190]six of our faculty earlier this week.
[00:05:13.650]And they're kicked off.
[00:05:14.483]So a great opportunity for them to learn and work from their
[00:05:18.160]peers all over the Big 10 during the course of this year,
[00:05:21.550]a great program as part of the Big 10 Academic Alliance.
[00:05:24.140]I saw you tweet about the meeting
[00:05:25.500]with that group. That was interesting.
[00:05:26.600]Yeah, great group.
[00:05:27.433]And we've got faculty really from across the institution who
[00:05:30.760]will be the leaders in higher education one day in the
[00:05:35.026]Well, it's great to come on the road,
[00:05:36.380]but I'm ready to come home for a while.
[00:05:38.240]And this is a big week, homecoming week.
[00:05:39.173]Yeah. Big, big week coming up
[00:05:41.070]with the Northwestern game is also a
[00:05:42.880]night game next week
[00:05:43.713]to celebrate homecoming at the
[00:05:45.710]university, our 152nd anniversary homecoming.
[00:05:49.903]And so all of the things
[00:05:50.736]that go into that week with our
[00:05:51.760]student body and our alums that come back for the homecoming
[00:05:54.990]game, I think next Friday and Saturday.
[00:05:57.840]I looked at the schedule and I'm gonna,
[00:05:59.235]I'm gonna need to eat my Wheaties, right?
[00:06:01.530]Because there's so many different things that are happening
[00:06:03.860]on the campus, and associated with homecoming,
[00:06:06.540]really looking forward to seeing everybody back.
[00:06:08.230]I'm with you.
[00:06:09.063]There's a corn stock event going on on the east stadium,
[00:06:11.510]there's an Athletic Hall of Fame
[00:06:13.040]that's going to be a new class, or two new classes
inducted in the back.
It's going to be busy
[00:06:17.683]It'll be a lot of fun.
[00:06:18.960]We're looking forward to hosting the Wildcats and for
[00:06:21.946]the game that, that night.
[00:06:23.450]And so looking forward to, to,
[00:06:26.050]to a great homecoming week ahead.
[00:06:27.705]And let's hope this week,
[00:06:29.370]bring us back with a win here tonight.
[00:06:31.590]I've been telling everybody let's let Husker Nation hear us,
[00:06:34.600]hear us all the way up here in East Lansing here tonight
[00:06:37.056]for, to cheer on our team,
[00:06:39.090]to a big victory against this park.
[00:06:40.520]It's good to see you.
Yeah. Go Big Red
[00:06:41.890]Ronnie Green with us here on countdown to kickoff.
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