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Communication Studies
During terminal illness, hope has a dark side
June 22, 2017

It’s said that everyone grieves differently. New research from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln illustrates hope takes on different forms, too, and may be harmful.

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Early Childhood
Researcher examines enhancing preschool science instruction
June 20, 2017

Soo-Young Hong of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is exploring how a professional development program could help preschool teachers integrate science into their daily classroom activities. She is conducting the study alongside Brazilian researchers as part of the Nebraska/Brazil Early Childhood Initiative.

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Chancellor Green to be awarded national association’s highest honor
June 14, 2017

Five University of Nebraska-Lincoln faculty and administrators have earned national awards from the American Society of Animal Science — including Chancellor Ronnie Green, who has been selected to receive the national association’s most prestigious honor.

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Political Science
The four paths to heroism: Kohen explores roots of heroic acts
June 12, 2017

New work by University of Nebraska-Lincoln political scientist Ari Kohen seeks to answer the question of why seemingly ordinary people act to help other people during crises such as terrorist attacks, disaster or tragedy. His finding suggest that those who act heroically have been cultivated to do so.

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Walker named associate vice chancellor for faculty
June 11, 2017

Judy Walker is the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s new associate vice chancellor for faculty and academic affairs. The announcement was made June 8 by Donde Plowman, the university’s executive vice chancellor and chief academic officer.

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Electric avenue: New approach could transform semiconductor tech
June 7, 2017

A team of University of Nebraska-Lincoln physicists has demonstrated a reversible method for altering the electronic properties of a nanoscopic material, pointing the way toward merging several hallmark functions of modern electronics into a single component.

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Study: Environmental views can come from pulpits, not politicos
June 5, 2017

For some, the battle lines over environmental policy are drawn on religious — not necessarily political — grounds, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln study suggests.

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Goodburn named senior associate vice chancellor and dean
June 2, 2017

Amy Goodburn has been named senior associate vice chancellor and dean of undergraduate education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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National study examines psychology of water use
May 30, 2017

Six University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers will join colleagues at Penn State University, Arizona State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service to develop a model for engaging communities and stakeholders to ensure adequate supplies of good-quality water both for and from agriculture. The USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture has awarded […]

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Researchers help communities plan for climate variability, risk
May 26, 2017

City planning experts from 13 cities across the Midwest recently gathered to talk climate: climate extremes, variabilities, thresholds, risks and how they should utilize the information.

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