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Ecology
Study: Earth’s earliest animals formed semi-complex ecosystems
October 22, 2018

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Peter Wagner and two colleagues have found that the ecosystems of Earth’s first animals were much more sophisticated than once thought.

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Sociology
University helping Lincoln end veteran homelessness
October 18, 2018

A team from the University of Nebraska’s Center on Children, Families and the Law played an integral role in the work that recently allowed Lincoln officials to declare the functional end of homelessness for military veterans in the city.

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Psychology
Bevins’ team studies nicotine addiction
October 17, 2018

Nebraska’s Rick Bevins is studying how nicotine, the primary addictive chemical in tobacco, is associated with reinforcers such as food or alcohol. The research could help identify a method to weaken this link.

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Awards
Walker named Association for Women in Mathematics fellow
October 15, 2018

Judy Walker, Aaron Douglas Professor of mathematics and associate vice chancellor for faculty and academic affairs, has been named a fellow of the Association for Women in Mathematics for her dedication to creating a more inclusive community within mathematics fields.

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Husker researchers look to control juniper invasion
October 10, 2018

The spread of eastern redcedar trees reduces grass growth on pastures and ranges across the state. Nebraska ecologist Dirac Twidwell is studying how the invasion is impacting wildlife, water availability, beef production and school funding.

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Helikar works to simplify the immune system
October 9, 2018

Nebraska’s Tomas Helikar is working to create a predictive model of the immune system. The research could help develop more effective, patient-specific therapies against diseases.

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Omaha Nation, Huskers team up to publish native language text
October 8, 2018

After 12 years of diligent work by tribal people and University of Nebraska-Lincoln scholars, one piece of the revitalization of the Omaha Native language is complete in the form of a comprehensive textbook, “The Omaha Language and The Omaha Way, Umóⁿhoⁿ Iye-tʰe, Umóⁿhoⁿ Ushkóⁿ-tʰe.”

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Sealy, world-class 3D printers set to create dissolvable medical implants
October 5, 2018

Nebraska’s Michael Sealy is pioneering a novel approach to a decades-long quest: creating dissolvable medical implants that can be tailored to different patients and purposes.

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Not nightmares, but D.R.E.A.M.S.: Spiders topic of Hebets’ Nebraska Lecture
September 28, 2018

In her Nov. 7 Nebraska Lecture, Husker biologist Eileen Hebets will discuss how her animal behavior and arachnid research is a source of “D.R.E.A.M.S.” – discovery, research, engagement, adventure, memories and success. Her presentation is 3:30 p.m. in the Nebraska Union auditorium.

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Save the date: Fall Research Fair, Nov. 6-8
September 28, 2018

Opportunities to celebrate faculty accomplishments, learn how to partner with foundations and industry, and explore research interests are available at the fall Research Fair, Nov. 6-8.

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