Author: Kalani Simpson

Chuck’s last ride

So tomorrow is my last day as a UNMC employee. And as you may have seen on Monday, I am one of the four riders in Saturday’s Ice Tricycle Races at the Skate-a-thon for Parkinson’s. Just to catch you up in case you missed Monday’s story, the four of us are in search of pledges […]

Jan 22, 2013

Holiday sounds from Wittson Hall

Robert Binhammer, Ph.D., had started to sweat and it wasn’t because of his red, green and white holiday sweater. The legendary anatomy professor was on edge because it was 11:59 a.m. on Tuesday – one minute before the annual Wittson Hall holiday carol event that Dr. Binhammer has led for decades – and the student […]

Dec 11, 2012

Curling up with a rare book

Ask John Schleicher, associate professor and head of special collections at the McGoogan Library of Medicine, what he’s got in the rare book room. And the answer is: “How many things do you want to see?” Oh, he’s got stuff. A fourth edition (1730) of Optiks, written by Sir Isaac Newton. Yeah, that’s right – […]

Dec 3, 2012

UNMC security: The day the helicopter crashed

Jan. 20, 1988, was the day the helicopter crashed at the med center. UNMC security officer John Ingraham had just gotten home. He received a page. He remembers, it was just after 4. An Associated Press report from the next day said it was just after 5. When he got back to campus, the “ship” […]

Nov 28, 2012