Football interview - Minnesota
Ronnie Green and guest and former Nebraska vollebyall player Anna Zajicek talk about her success as a student-athlete and how her experence at Nebraska helped put her in a position to succeed now as radiologist at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
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[00:00:07.915]Enter Ronnie Green,
[00:00:08.808]shirt and all,
[00:00:10.046]here in the booth.
[00:00:10.998]You've got your shirt on.
[00:00:11.831]You're retired from (indistinct)
[00:00:13.047]I've got my shirt on.
[00:00:15.270]It's a neat town.
[00:00:16.314]I like coming up here to a great restaurant.
[00:00:17.894]You found one last night, right?
[00:00:19.169]Yeah, well we had
[00:00:20.088]a really good evening last night
[00:00:21.994]where we saw about 40 Nebraska alums
[00:00:25.986]who live here in the Minneapolis area.
[00:00:28.099]And had a good visit with them
[00:00:29.835]and then a wonderful dinner at Murray's,
[00:00:31.298]kind of an establishment in Minneapolis.
[00:00:33.391]One of the old, great mid-western steakhouses.
[00:00:36.277]Real good evening in Minneapolis.
[00:00:37.687]A little brisk,
[00:00:38.520]a little chilly.
[00:00:39.552][Interviewer] Yeah and the snow started to fall last night.
[00:00:41.010]Yeah, a little bit of snow.
[00:00:42.051]You're trying to grow enrollment at the University.
[00:00:44.291]Is this an area that you would like to attack some more?
[00:00:46.834][Ronnie] Absolutely, and we've been doing that,
[00:00:48.906]since we came to the Big Ten six years ago.
[00:00:52.454]One of the areas that we've seen a big uptake in students
[00:00:55.995]coming to the University from is the Twin Cities area
[00:00:59.489]right here were we sit today.
[00:01:01.815]We have a lot of alums in the Twin Cities as well
[00:01:04.638]that come here and spend their professional career here,
[00:01:07.593]and so it was great to see that crowd last night.
[00:01:10.763]We're gonna talk today about Innovation Campus
[00:01:12.498]and the great work being done out there.
[00:01:14.302]Recently, you got some third-party validation
[00:01:16.713]of how well the campus is developing and operating.
[00:01:19.667]What can you tell us about that?
[00:01:21.175]Well, we were really happy, Greg,
[00:01:22.999]that Nebraska Innovation Campus people
[00:01:25.879]were recognized at the
[00:01:28.177]Association of University Research Parks Convention
[00:01:31.241]here just a couple of weeks ago.
[00:01:32.926]That's an international organization that made up
[00:01:35.828]of all of these kinds of public-private partnership campuses
[00:01:39.381]around the world,
[00:01:40.274]and we received the International award
[00:01:42.550]as the best new research campus
[00:01:44.766]in that association,
[00:01:46.318]a very big honor for the university.
[00:01:49.632]It's presented annually to the group
[00:01:51.560]that seems to be doing it right
[00:01:53.952]and emerging very rapidly
[00:01:55.812]as a leader in the field,
[00:01:57.661]where that's been less than ten years in time.
[00:02:00.504]So, as you know, Innovation Campus for us
[00:02:03.232]really started about five years ago in Ernest
[00:02:07.019]when we started buildings there
[00:02:08.952]after the state fair moved out.
[00:02:10.460]About seven or eight years in development,
[00:02:12.520]if you will,
[00:02:14.037]and so we are very, very pleased
[00:02:15.715]about the progress there.
[00:02:17.629]We have about 30 partners that are working with us
[00:02:20.269]in the Phase One part of that development
[00:02:22.628]and we just started Phase Two.
[00:02:24.350]The first building in Phase Two is now under construction
[00:02:26.773]that we will see it finished up next year.
[00:02:29.134]Speaking of research,
[00:02:30.552]the University recently published
[00:02:32.054]research findings that could contribute
[00:02:34.685]to making life easier for folks during the winter,
[00:02:37.205]like scraping off their car windshield
[00:02:38.969]and making it safer to travel
[00:02:40.489]on some snowy, icy roads.
[00:02:42.671]What can you tell us about that?
[00:02:43.695]You know, one of the benefits
[00:02:45.407]of living in Nebraska is getting
[00:02:47.211]to get that ice off your windshield every so often.
[00:02:50.821]Yeah, that's really fun
[00:02:51.926]and it can be kinda difficult at times.
[00:02:54.712]So, we do have some work going on
[00:02:56.957]in our chemistry department.
[00:02:59.001]Seeing who is one of the leading chemists in the world
[00:03:01.736]and is on our faculty,
[00:03:03.255]a professor in the department.
[00:03:05.185]He's been working with several colleagues
[00:03:07.315]in a network of Chinese institutions.
[00:03:09.729]Dr. Zing came, originally, from China.
[00:03:12.387]Working on how ice crystallizes on surfaces
[00:03:15.836]to understand that link from the ice to the glass,
[00:03:19.755]if you want to think of it that way.
[00:03:21.517]And he's found that
[00:03:23.279]it's more dependent on the surface conditions,
[00:03:27.324]in other words, the windshield,
[00:03:28.747]than it is on the temperature.
[00:03:30.785]So, he's working towards trying to find a way
[00:03:33.360]that you might be able to blow the ice off
[00:03:35.542]rather than those famous little scrapers
[00:03:38.499]that we're out there with.
[00:03:40.198]Usually, when we prefer not to be out there doing it,
[00:03:43.074]so that's the kind of cutting-edge research
[00:03:45.928]that is being done and maybe one of these days,
[00:03:48.699]Dr. Zing's work will lead to us being able to go out
[00:03:51.077]and kind of go, 'poof',
[00:03:53.076]the ice is all gone.
[00:03:54.347]Boy, would that be nice.
[00:03:56.077]Well, this past week was a big one
[00:03:57.441]for researchers at Nebraska.
[00:03:59.216]You had the Fall Research Fair
[00:04:01.389]and the release of the research annual report.
[00:04:03.896]Give us some highlight to that.
[00:04:05.120]We, every year, kind of celebrate
[00:04:07.331]the research accomplishments on the campus.
[00:04:09.595]This is something that our former Vice Chancellor,
[00:04:11.621]Prem Paul started a number of years ago,
[00:04:14.269]where the full week is spent talking
[00:04:17.196]about the future of research as well as kind of celebrating
[00:04:20.211]some of the big research accomplishments
[00:04:22.246]of our faculty over the past year.
[00:04:24.028]So, that was this past week,
[00:04:25.575]finished up yesterday.
[00:04:27.244]On campus, involved at the start of the week,
[00:04:30.859]Kathy Olson, who is the former lead
[00:04:33.461]for the National Science Foundation
[00:04:35.452]was here and was talking about the future
[00:04:37.873]of the funding of research
[00:04:39.660]and success in funding of research
[00:04:41.941]with our faculty.
[00:04:43.643]And then through the week,
[00:04:44.856]a whole series of events every day
[00:04:46.485]were held to kinda celebrate various accomplishments,
[00:04:49.436]including awards given to our faculty
[00:04:51.752]for their success,
[00:04:53.772]the NU tech (indistinct),
[00:04:55.513]from our commercial tech transfer
[00:04:57.075]had a big event on Thursday where they celebrated
[00:05:00.986]those who have transferred their research
[00:05:03.036]most efficiently and effectively,
[00:05:05.833]and recognized four or five of our faculty in that way.
[00:05:09.933]Just a great week to celebrate
[00:05:11.687]the really cutting-edge research
[00:05:13.277]and the growth of that research that the University
[00:05:15.982]has been doing over, not just the last year,
[00:05:18.304]but really building up over the last ten years.
[00:05:21.837]We fully expect,
[00:05:23.813]we have 3,000,000 dollars in research expenditures
[00:05:27.818]for the University this past year,
[00:05:29.559]all time record for us,
[00:05:30.522]about double what it was a decade ago.
[00:05:33.251]And we expect to double it again
[00:05:35.075]in the next six or seven years.
[00:05:36.503]So, we're excited about that
[00:05:38.691]and it was just a pleasure to really see the progress
[00:05:42.093]in so many areas across the campus this past week.
[00:05:44.868]Fantastic! Great news.
[00:05:46.203]Great to have you with us.
[00:05:47.165]We'll see you next week an Penn State.
[00:05:49.146]Do you need any hand warmers?
[00:05:50.787]Our cover analyst who is from Nebraska,
[00:05:52.680]by the way, he's a little soft.
[00:05:54.189]He always has to have hand warmers
[00:05:55.181]if you need some I can...
[00:05:56.275]Yeah, I think I was just commenting to folks
[00:06:00.710]where we're sitting for the game today
[00:06:02.494]that between the lower row and the upper row
[00:06:05.136]is about a ten degree temperature gradience.
[00:06:08.138]So they might come in handy,
[00:06:08.996]you never know.
[00:06:09.829]Alright, well you can have
[00:06:10.662]a couple of those if you need.
[00:06:11.495]Good to see you.
[00:06:12.328]Yeah, good to see you.
[00:06:13.738]Ronnie Green with us here
[00:06:14.571]as countdown to kick off continues.
[00:06:15.404]Matt Kootenay will rejoin the show,
[00:06:16.532]that's coming up next.
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