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Behrendt's Nebraska Lecture available

Behrendt's Nebraska Lecture available

04/17/2014
Those who weren’t able to attend Stephen Behrendt’s April 16 Nebraska Lecture can view the video of his presentation. Read the discussion about Behrendt’s lecture via the Twitter hashtag #neblecture. View a photo album of the current and previous Nebraska Lectures on Facebook. An account is not required to view this album.
Shizuka adds expertise to condor project

Shizuka adds expertise to condor project

04/17/2014
UNL ecologist Daizaburo Shizuka is lending his know-how to a crowdsourced research project to learn more about California condors — and, hopefully, to protect the embattled birds’ population. MORE ...
Uncovering microRNA clues

Uncovering microRNA clues

04/16/2014
MicroRNAs are powerful agents in regulating gene expression, but the mechanisms that regulate them aren’t well understood. UNL plant scientist Bin Yu and his team have uncovered important clues about how plant cells control microRNA function, a step toward better understanding crop development and stress response. MORE ...
Weiss wins Fulbright for ikat research

Weiss wins Fulbright for ikat research

04/11/2014
Wendy Weiss, professor and director of the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery, has been awarded a Fulbright-Nehru Senior Scholar grant to continue her ikat weaving research in Gujarat, India. MORE ...
DiRusso selected as Jefferson Science Fellow

DiRusso selected as Jefferson Science Fellow

04/11/2014
UNL biochemistry professor Concetta DiRusso has been selected as a Jefferson Science Fellow for 2014-15. She was chosen from a large number of professors nationwide who are accomplished in the fields of science and engineering. MORE ...
Solving problem behaviors at school, home

Solving problem behaviors at school, home

04/09/2014
An innovative UNL program to help teachers solve classroom behavior problems also helps parents reduce temper tantrums and disobedience at home, a new study shows. MORE ...
UNL startup wins SBIR grant

UNL startup wins SBIR grant

04/09/2014
Ground Fluor Pharmaceuticals Inc., a startup company that grew from technology developed at UNL, has won a $726,000 National Science Foundation grant to expand its research and product development. MORE ...

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4 from UNL receive university-wide honors

4 from UNL receive university-wide honors

04/07/2014
Four UNL faculty earned the University of Nebraska's most prestigious awards for research, creative activity, teaching and engagement: Shane Farritor, professor of mechanical engineering; Susan Sheridan, professor of educational psychology; Judy Walker, professor of mathematics; and Donald Weeks, professor of biochemistry. MORE ...
Value of humanities topic of Nebraska Lecture

Value of humanities topic of Nebraska Lecture

04/07/2014
Albert Einstein once declared that imagination was more important than knowledge. The value of imagination, and how it inspires critical thinking and new ideas, is the focus of the UNL spring Nebraska Lecture April 16 at 2:30 p.m. in the Nebraska Union auditorium.  MORE ...
Morrison Center expands UNL's research capacity

Morrison Center expands UNL's research capacity

03/31/2014
A new addition to the Ken Morrison Life Sciences Research Center, home to the Nebraska Center for Virology, adds about 30,000 square feet to the existing 67,000-square-foot building. It features seven research labs, support facilities and offices, plus a seminar room with video-conferencing capabilities that can seat 150 people. MORE ...

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Atlas analyzes local drought history

Atlas analyzes local drought history

04/01/2014
The National Drought Mitigation Center, based in UNL's School of Natural Resources, has unveiled a new online Drought Risk Atlas that provides analysis of data on drought frequency and severity for more than 3,000 spots across the country. MORE ...
Century-old sod wall unites researchers

Century-old sod wall unites researchers

04/01/2014
The little house on the prairie is not so little anymore. A team of interdisciplinary researchers has begun analysis on part of a 110-year-old sod house that was once home to a group of Custer County, Neb., pioneers. MORE ...
BOSR celebrates 50th year

BOSR celebrates 50th year

04/01/2014
Over the past 50 years, UNL's Bureau of Sociological Research has grown into a successful research shop that provides consultations, data collection, budgeting assistance, data processing and various other forms of research support. BOSR is celebrating its achievement with an April 2 celebration. MORE ...
'Lit Lab' gaining Cather insights

'Lit Lab' gaining Cather insights

03/27/2014
How closely does the narration of Willa Cather’s novels match the personal voice in her private letters? This is one question investigated by UNL students working in a new laboratory for digital literary studies. Their findings have been selected for presentation at the prestigious Digital Humanities Conference in Switzerland in July. MORE ...
Wisnicki lights up the legend of Livingstone

Wisnicki lights up the legend of Livingstone

03/24/2014
Using special lights, computer imaging and careful analysis, UNL scholar Adrian Wisnicki and a team of scientists undid more than a century’s worth of damage and gave new life to a famous diary long thought lost to the elements of time. MORE ...
NASA project to predict drought, flood in Africa

NASA project to predict drought, flood in Africa

03/19/2014
UNL climatologist Tsegaye Tadesse is leading a three-year, $1.6 million, multi-institution NASA-funded project to help predict drought and flood in the Greater Horn of Africa. UNL’s portion of the award is $987,767. MORE ...
Researchers aim to improve software tools

Researchers aim to improve software tools

03/18/2014
UNL computer scientists Anita Sarma and Gregg Rothermel are part of a large collaborative research project funded by the National Science Foundation to develop tools to improve end-user programming for millions of software users whose tasks include writing spreadsheet formulas, creating websites or developing scientific models. MORE ...
Refining ag climate tools

Refining ag climate tools

03/13/2014
Climate and social science researchers at UNL's School of Natural Resources and National Drought Mitigation Center helped develop AgClimate View DST and Corn Growing Degree Day DST, which are products that help farmers manage increasingly variable weather and climate conditions. MORE ...
Veterinary Services Permits colloquium

Veterinary Services Permits colloquium

03/13/2014
Environmental Health and Safety, in partnerships with the Office of Research and Economic Development, is hosting a campuswide Laboratory Safety Colloquium, Veterinary Services Permits, April 2, 10-11:30 a.m., in the Nebraska East Union. MORE ...
DOE proposal writing workshop is April 16

DOE proposal writing workshop is April 16

03/13/2014
UNL researchers interested in learning how to craft effective white papers and grant proposals for the U.S. Department of Energy are invited to attend a proposal writing workshop April 16, 10 a.m.-noon, at the Whittier Research Center, Room 154. Online registration by April 1 is required. MORE ...


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