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Charlton named associate VC for research

Charlton named associate VC for research

07/01/2015
William Charlton has joined UNL as associate vice chancellor for research and professor of mechanical and materials engineering. MORE ...

Study: For most, taking part in trauma research not harmful

Study: For most, taking part in trauma research not harmful

07/02/2015
Most people will experience a traumatic event in their lifetime, and about 10 percent of those who experience trauma will develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. MORE ...

Mechanisms of drought response in plants

Mechanisms of drought response in plants

06/29/2015
UNL biologists have published a new study that lays bare several roots of how plants respond to drought. The researchers have shown that mutations in two genes of the plant species Arabidopsis thaliana can stifle its development and disrupt the defense mechanisms that protect it against drought-like conditions. MORE ...

NOAA drought center to expand UNL's expertise

NOAA drought center to expand UNL's expertise

06/25/2015
A federal official this week announced plans for the establishment of a new Drought Risk Management Research Center at UNL. MORE ...

UNL earns innovation and economic prosperity designation

UNL earns innovation and economic prosperity designation

06/24/2015
The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities today designated the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University, recognizing UNL's strong commitment to economic engagement. MORE ...

Devoted parents key to developing elite talent

Devoted parents key to developing elite talent

06/18/2015
It takes 10,000 hours of dedicated practice for a person can become a world-class talent in a given field, or so said writer Malcolm Gladwell in a 2008 book. It also helps to have intensely dedicated parents, according to a new study by UNL educational psychologist Kenneth Kiewra and three former graduate students. MORE ...

UNL chemists: New 2-D materials properties show promise

UNL chemists: New 2-D materials properties show promise

06/23/2015
One completed a series of theoretical calculations to predict its properties with the help of a massive computing center. The other grew it in bulk before waxing its atom-thin whiskers with the assistance of adhesive tape. MORE ...

Gift to enhance State Museum exhibits

Gift to enhance State Museum exhibits

06/15/2015
Visitors to the University of Nebraska State Museum will soon be able to experience Nebraska and natural history in entirely new ways because of major enhancements in store for the iconic museum at UNL. MORE ...

Study shows pathways between lack of sleep, overeating

Study shows pathways between lack of sleep, overeating

06/16/2015
The less you sleep, the more you eat.
That’s the conclusion in a new article by University of Nebraska-Lincoln psychology researchers Alyssa Lundahl and Timothy Nelson. The study, which reviewed a mountain of literature, demonstrated how sleep or lack of it affects multiple mechanisms that control food intake. MORE ...

Studying Pilger buildings' susceptibility to tornado damage

Studying Pilger buildings' susceptibility to tornado damage

06/15/2015
Using a high-tech laser scanner and a drone, a UNL civil engineering professor and his graduate students analyzed the wreckage after a tornado ripped through the town of Pilger, Neb., nearly a year ago. MORE ...

Blasts impact on brain greater than thought

Blasts impact on brain greater than thought

06/09/2015
By accounting for a rush of blood to the head, University of Nebraska-Lincoln engineers have found that blast waves from concussive explosions may put far greater strain on the brain than previously thought. MORE ...

CAREER award aids nanoribbon work

CAREER award aids nanoribbon work

06/08/2015
Graphene has garnered much attention for its potential to improve electronics, solar cells and other devices. A University of Nebraska-Lincoln chemist is using his breakthrough graphene production technique to put the promising nanomaterial to the test. MORE ...

UNL scientists receive food safety grant

UNL scientists receive food safety grant

06/02/2015
A team from UNL has received a portion of a $5 million USDA food safety grant to enhance low-moisture food safety by improving development and implementation of pasteurization technologies. UNL will receive $943,617 over five years. MORE ...

Study signals risk factors for gang involvement among Native youths

Study signals risk factors for gang involvement among Native youths

06/02/2015
Over the last three decades, street gangs have seeped into rural areas -- including Native reservations, where youth gang involvement has been steadily rising since the 1990s.  In a recently published study, UNL sociology graduate student Dane Hautala examined several risk factors for future gang involvement among Native youth.  MORE ...

Great Plains Quarterly examines tough questions on Native genocide

Great Plains Quarterly examines tough questions on Native genocide

06/02/2015
Can the atrocities committed against Natives be called genocide? Is what happened to the indigenous people of North America the same as what happened during the Holocaust? MORE ...

Insecticides alter honey bee behavior

Insecticides alter honey bee behavior

05/28/2015
Certain insecticides common to U.S. orchards appear to make honey bees substantially less busy, according to a new study led by UNL entomologists. MORE ...

NSF grant to support new paradigm for ether creation

NSF grant to support new paradigm for ether creation

05/26/2015
UNL chemist Patrick Dussault has earned a three-year National Science Foundation grant to explore new methods for synthesizing the class of chemical compounds. MORE ...

Consortium aims to bolster social sciences research

Consortium aims to bolster social sciences research

05/21/2015
Connecting social and behavioral science faculty campuswide to strengthen the UNL's research is the aim of the new Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Consortium. MORE ...

NSF grant helps preserve parasite collections

NSF grant helps preserve parasite collections

05/19/2015
A $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation will allow the Harold W. Manter Laboratory of Parasitology to digitally preserve four major collections of parasite specimens donated to UNL during the past five years. MORE ...

Swearer: Questions still outnumber answers on bullying

Swearer: Questions still outnumber answers on bullying

05/14/2015
A leading researcher says remedies for school bullying remain elusive, although four decades of study have yielded many more clues to its devastation. MORE ...



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