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Discovery enhances conductivity, strength of polymer-based materials
May 4, 2016

Producing the signature odors of rotten eggs, startled skunks and chopped onions should be enough to make anyone think a chemical compound stinks. A team of electrical and computer engineers from UNL would disagree.

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Digital Humanities
Willa Cather’s nephew leaves $5.8M to UNL
May 4, 2016

The nephew of renowned author Willa Cather has bequeathed $5.8 million to support leading Cather initiatives at UNL.

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Political Science
Study shakes foundation of morals’ role in political ideology
May 2, 2016

Our morals shape who we are and our interactions with others, but where do they come from and do they shape our attitudes on things like politics? One popular explanation is Moral Foundations Theory, which suggests that the process we use to decide what is right or wrong is, at least partially, biologically innate. The […]

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Education
$1.1M grant to expand sensory disabilities education
May 2, 2016

Mackenzie Savaiano, assistant professor of practice and coordinator of the graduate program in visual impairments, has been awarded a grant of nearly $1.1 million from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs.

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Study details lives of homeless youth
May 2, 2016

A new study conducted on behalf of the federal government by University of Nebraska-Lincoln sociologists offers a sobering portrait of the lives of homeless youth across the United States. More than half of the youth who participated in the study became homeless after a parent or caregiver told them to leave. More than half had […]

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Speed limits: Thresholds curb warming’s acceleration of animal movement
May 2, 2016

Biologists have long considered temperature a pace car of ecosystems, pushing and slowing the speed of organisms as it rises and falls. A recent study from UNL researchers has found that this ecological pacesetter may begin to redline at certain temperatures.

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Waite earns university-wide honor
May 2, 2016

For expanding his academic expertise beyond university classrooms, Matt Waite has received one of the University of Nebraska system’s most prestigious awards.

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Aerial ‘fire drone’ passes Homestead test
April 26, 2016

An innovative UNL-designed drone designed to ignite prescribed fires in grasslands and forests was used successfully April 22 to burn 26 acres of restored tallgrass prairie at Homestead National Monument of America near Beatrice.

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Study shines new light on electrons
April 22, 2016

As recently reported in the journal Scientific Reports, an international team led by UNL physicists has achieved the feat of photographing a burst of electrons by using two light pulses from a laser system developed at UNL’s Extreme Light Laboratory.

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Are you positive? It may depend on where you look
April 22, 2016

A new eyetracking study from UNL’s Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior showed participants several images of surprised faces. Researchers found that those who seemed to interpret uncertainty in a more positive way clearly focused more quickly on the images’ mouths.

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Aerial Fire Drone Passes Homestead Test
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