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The research, creative and scholarly activities of UNL faculty often garner media coverage. Here are a few examples of national coverage since December. Web links are provided when available.
Political science professor John Hibbing was quoted in a Politico story about U.S. Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb.
The Wall Street Journal quotes Bob Hutkins, professor of food science and technology, in a recent story about probiotics and digestive health.
A UNL Redox Biology Center team's recent discovery expands understanding of the genetic code and could revise a tenet of this universal language of life. Biochemists Anton Turanov, Alexey Lobanov, Dmitri Fomenko and Vadim Gladyshev reported their findings in a January issue of the journal Science. The story was featured in online and print outlets including ScienceNow, Chemical and Engineering News, The Scientist and the popular science blog Not Exactly Rocket Science.
UNL research showing that corn ethanol creates 51 percent less greenhouse gas than gasoline continues to generate wide interest. Researchers led by Ken Cassman, professor of agronomy and horticulture, published their findings in the Journal of Industrial Ecology. The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, The Boston Globe and the Minneapolis Star Tribune were among numerous outlets reporting on this work.
Media nationwide scrambled to explain implications of the federal stimulus package, garnering mention of UNL research in The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. The Philadelphia Inquirer interviewed economics professor Eric Thompson for a story about stimulus spending for education. Elizabeth Theiss-Morse, professor and chair of political science, discussed people's views on the stimulus package in The San Diego Union-Tribune.
Recent "space junk" incidents triggered media interest. Frans von der Dunk, professor of law and an international space law expert, discussed the legal implications of collisions in space and space debris falling to Earth in Physorg.com and The Sault Star, as well as local and regional publications.
Michael Wagner's research on campaign promises was featured in the Jerusalem Post. Wagner, an assistant professor of political science, also was quoted in a San Francisco Chronicle article about expectations for the new administration.
A UNL delegation's visit to India in early February garnered attention in the Indian media including The Times of India, The Hindu and India's Food & Beverage News.
When a group of UNL Laser-Assisted Nano-Engineering Lab researchers led by Yongfeng Lu, professor of electrical engineering, reported their discovery of a way to use a laser to create self-aligning carbon nanotubes in the journal Nanotechnology, it was the Jan.14 journal's cover story. This generated stories about the work in LaserFocusWorld, Nanowerk and nanotechweb.org.
A presentation by chemistry professor Gerald Harbison and colleagues at the American Chemical Society meeting in March caught the media's eye. They reported on their analysis indicating it is unlikely that terrorists will develop new, more dangerous explosives. ScienceDaily and Physorg.com were among the outlets reporting on their findings.
The Associated Press reported on sociologist Randy Cantrell's research on rising self-employment in Nebraska, and the article appeared in several publications across the state and nation, including Forbes, MSN Money and BusinessWeek.
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