Football interview - Michigan
Ronnie Green talks about student-athletes going on the road and wishes all in North Carolina his best in regard to recovering from Hurricane Florence. Ronnie also talks about appearing on a recent panel in Washington, D.C. to speak on the return on investment of ag research.
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[00:00:00.000]We're delighted to be joined now
[00:00:00.903]by University of Nebraska, Lincoln Chancellor, Ronnie Green.
[00:00:03.910]First road game of the year,
[00:00:05.268]it's always a different thing.
[00:00:07.138]Husker sports have already been out on the road this year.
[00:00:08.941]The Husker soccer team just got back
[00:00:10.964]recently from a trip to North Carolina
[00:00:12.338]where they beat a nationally ranked team
[00:00:14.271]in North Carolina State, so, hoping
[00:00:16.216]that rubs off for today's game.
[00:00:18.627]It was a great win for our soccer team
[00:00:20.593]and North Carolina, and of course,
[00:00:22.143]I think all of us around the country
[00:00:23.629]are thinking about the folks in the Carolinas
[00:00:25.784]and what they been through with Hurricane Florence
[00:00:28.821]here, over the last week and our hearts go out to them.
[00:00:32.071]Part of what makes college athletics so exciting, Greg, is
[00:00:35.138]these student athletes, they have incredible ability
[00:00:38.056]to compete at such a very high level.
[00:00:40.019]We all know I'm a statistician by training
[00:00:42.804]but, we know rankings aren't an exact science.
[00:00:44.821]Anything can happen on any given day.
[00:00:47.429]Still, really early in our season.
[00:00:49.156]Still getting to know these teams as they're going
[00:00:51.394]in to their seasons.
[00:00:52.227]They're getting to know themselves.
[00:00:54.311]Really fun today to be in Michigan at a very
[00:00:57.071]tradition-rich Big Ten campus here in the big house.
[00:01:00.298]You see a little bit of red peppered
[00:01:02.265]around in the big house today.
[00:01:03.233]It's great to see that.
[00:01:04.066]It's great to see our alumni and our fans
[00:01:06.053]who are traveling here on the road
[00:01:07.397]and, we're looking forward
[00:01:08.230]to making some memories today.
[00:01:09.341]This isn't your only trip of the week.
[00:01:10.957]I understand you were also in our nation's capital.
[00:01:14.214]What were you doing there?
[00:01:15.047]I had the opportunity to be in
[00:01:17.434]Washington this week with a panel that was
[00:01:19.859]sponsored by the Farm Foundation.
[00:01:21.159]That's a CEO, round table of CEOs across
[00:01:23.632]the agriculture and foods sector of the economy
[00:01:26.954]and we were talking about the return on investment
[00:01:29.894]in research and education in agriculture, food in
[00:01:32.891]the natural resources arena.
[00:01:34.721]I had the opportunity to be there with former
[00:01:36.567]senator, Dick Lugar of Indiana.
[00:01:38.651]A long time proponent of some agricultural research and
[00:01:43.714]colleagues from Purdue and other universities.
[00:01:47.547]We are very fortunate in Nebraska to be known
[00:01:49.794]as one of the leading universities in the world
[00:01:52.422]in this arena.
[00:01:53.629]The return on investment in that area is estimated
[00:01:56.859]at over 20 to one so, it was a very good meeting
[00:02:00.557]and a good discussion around the future of
[00:02:03.811]hopefully growing that research and education
[00:02:06.346]enterprise in the U.S.
[00:02:07.377]Speaking of research, today starts conference
[00:02:09.937]place, so, this is a conference member school
[00:02:12.127]that we're involved with here today.
[00:02:14.679]It's not just all about rivalries and competitions on the
[00:02:17.844]playing field or surface or volleyball court, whatever.
[00:02:20.254]There's a lot of comradery between the schools within
[00:02:22.846]the Big Ten.
[00:02:23.779]Absolutely, the Big Ten academic alliance
[00:02:26.816]is a big deal and 14 members of the Big Ten
[00:02:29.904]collaborate and work together in a variety of ways.
[00:02:33.534]Most of our universities have really incredible
[00:02:36.484]repositories through our libraries of full
[00:02:40.694]text research materials.
[00:02:42.962]We actually are known, along with Michigan,
[00:02:45.476]for being one of the big leaders in this area.
[00:02:49.211]We just recently acquired the number of inquiries
[00:02:53.622]that come to us from our digital archives
[00:02:57.076]at the University of Nebraska and we're the
[00:02:59.204]top in the country.
[00:03:00.616]Michigan ranks just behind us in that regard.
[00:03:03.182]They have a bigger repository than ours
[00:03:05.484]but, more people come to us and are getting
[00:03:07.534]ours at all time for their use.
[00:03:10.556]It's another way, as a Big Ten university
[00:03:12.511]that we're serving the needs of the greater
[00:03:15.574]academic world that is out there.
[00:03:16.742]There are some tremendous academic
[00:03:19.754]institutions in this conference and certainly,
[00:03:21.454]we've added to that, as well.
[00:03:22.931]That's absolutely right.
[00:03:23.939]We're looking for a good game here today.
[00:03:26.507]Looking for a good showing by our Husker football team
[00:03:29.654]that couldn't be more pleased to be here.
[00:03:30.884]Good to see you.
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