The expertise and research, creative and scholarly activities of UNL faculty members often garner media coverage. Here are a few examples of coverage since January. Web links are provided when available.
Stephen Ramsay, English, discussed the nature and future of digital humanities in the Chronicle of Higher Education.
A number of news outlets covered Sarah Gervais’ findings that women who confront sexism in the workplace feel more confident and capable, including The Times of India, ScienceBlog and Sify News. Gervais’ research on how women who receive an ‘objectifying gaze’ before a math quiz perform worse than those who don’t was reported in The Christian Science Monitor, the Chronicle of Higher Education and LiveScience, among others.
Marvin Ammori, telecommunications law, discussed implications of the NBC-Comcast merger and news anchor Keith Olbermann’s firing from MSNBC with The New York Times.
The New York Times featured the Chiara String Quartet, UNL artists in residence, in a music review following the group’s performance at the Merkin Concert Hall.
Wheeler Winston Dixon, film studies, was quoted in The Christian Science Monitor about how the changing roles of mass media and communications are portrayed in modern films. He also discussed the historical accuracy of films nominated for this year’s Oscar awards with the Houston Chronicle and the popularity of noir films in AZCentral.com.
LiveScience.com, Glamour and LA Weekly, among others, featured sociologist Lisa Kort-Butler’s research about the relationship between crime TV shows and viewers’ attitudes about crime and the justice system.
James LeSueur, professor of history, wrote an essay for Foreign Affairs about the rise and fall of Hosni Mubarak’s regime in Egypt and what it means for other leaders in the region.
The 50th anniversary of the University of Nebraska Press’ Bison Books label was featured in Publisher’s Weekly.
Susan Swearer, educational psychology, talked with ABC News about ways schools can create a positive environment to prevent bullying.
A team of researchers led by Song Feng, School of Natural Resources, published a study on how climate change could affect Arctic regions during the next century, which was featured in ScienceDaily, Montreal Gazette, Alaska Dispatch and Science360 News Service.
An article by Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience researchers Kirill Belaschenko and Aleksander Wysocki, physics and astronomy, on the promise of a new class of superconducting compounds appeared in the March 6 issue of Nature Physics.
In the Feb. 16 issue of Nature Materials, Jinsong Huang, mechanical engineering, and colleagues with the Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience reported on their research findings that promise to make organic solar cells more efficient and far less expensive.
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