On the Cutting Edge - Professional Development for Geoscience Faculty
Preparing for an Academic Career in the Geosciences: Workshop for Graduate Students and Post-Doctoral Fellows
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
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Travel and Logistics Information


Where to go and what to do when you arrive at the University
When to arrive

When to arrive will depend on whether you want to take part in the optional pre- and post-workshop sessions. Please see the workshop program for details on these optional sessions. Here is the basic timing:

Transportation
Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. The two major airports serving Lincoln are Lincoln Airport, LNK and the Omaha Airport, OMA (approximately an hour and a half from UNL). Train and bus service is also available.

Before making travel plans, please read the options below. Also, recognize that it may take an hour to get from the Lincoln Airport to the University (longer if you fly to Omaha) and that you may have to wait awhile for some modes of public transportation.

For more information about transportation, including driving directions, see the Earth and Atmospheric Sciences site. Some of the shuttles are considerably cheaper if a second person is going to the same location. Also, sharing a taxi might be an inexpensive option if several share the ride. Once everyone has registered, we will provide information about other participants arriving at the same airport so you can contact each other to share rides.

Lodging
Participants will be housed in double rooms in a wonderful academic/residential center called the Kauffman Center at the University of Nebraska. We have held a workshop there before, and it is a marvelous venue. Rooms are dorm-style and very nice, and the classrooms and meeting rooms that we will use are in the same building. Most of our workshop sessions will also be held in this building, which is a combined academic/residential facility.

Meals
Most meals will be buffet-style in the campus dining facilities. There will be vegetarian options at all meals. We will provide meals for workshop participants from dinner on June 6 through breakfast on June 9.

Finding Your Way Around Campus
We encourage you to print out a campus map (downloads as a PDF) and bring it with you to the workshop.

Parking
See first header at the top of the page.

Communications
Wireless Internet access will be available to all participants.

What to Wear
Dress for the workshop is casual. Lincoln has mild, average temperatures that range from 13 to 88 degrees Fahrenheit. The average high in June is 84 and the low is 61 (Source: Weather.com). The evenings are cool. The Kauffman Center is air conditioned, and temperatures may be cool. You might want to bring a sweater or light fleece.

Emergency Contact Information
We will post this information closer to the workshop.




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