The research, creative and scholarly activities of UNL faculty often garner media coverage. Here are a few examples of coverage since October. Web links are provided when available.
Rachelle Winkle-Wagner, assistant professor of educational administration, was featured in Q&A with InsideHigherEd.com regarding her new book, The Unchosen Me: Race, Gender and Identity Among Black Women in College.
The Washington Post quoted Marvin Ammori, assistant professor law, in a story about public interest groups calling for oversight of TV Everywhere, a product of cable and satellite companies. An earlier Washington Post article quoted Ammori on FCC plans for a national broadband policy.
UNL plant scientists who worked on the soybean genome sequencing project were among the researchers quoted in extensive media coverage of this work when it was published in the journal Nature. The Lincoln Journal Star featured agronomist Jim Specht. Agronomist Tom Clemente was quoted in stories appearing in Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News.
A story about the 3-D beef anatomy simulation developed by Steve Jones, his UNL meat science colleagues and technology specialists and now used for animal science and culinary arts classes was featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education.
John Anderson, interim dean of the College of Business Administration, was among a group of economists interviewed by CNN about their economic predictions for 2010. The video interview appeared at CNN.com and at CNNInternational.com.
The New York Times interviewed political scientist John Hibbing for a story on efforts to get enough votes to pass health care reform in the U.S. senate.
PhysOrg.com featured a story about sociologist Les Whitbeck's research on women and homelessness.
The ScienceWorksforUS Web site, a joint national effort to highlight the benefits of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding for research, features stories about work by several UNL faculty members including nutrition scientist Janos Zempleni, chemist Robert Powers, food microbiologist Andy Benson, physicist David Sellmyer, biochemist Paul Black and psychologist Rick Bevins.
Wheeler Winston Dixon, English professor and film studies expert, was among a four-person panel quoted by USA Today on the pros and cons of the four top late-night television hosts – Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien, David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel.
Eric Thompson, associate professor of economics and director of the Bureau of Business Research, was cited in a story by The Associated Press about the Nebraska Business Forecasting Council’s estimates for the state over the next two years. The story received wide national coverage, including The Miami Herald, ABCNews.com, CBSNews.com, The New York Times, Forbes, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times and Newsday.
The Boston Herald quoted political scientist Mike Wagner in an article about President Obama’s ups and downs in his first year in the White House.
BusinessWeek magazine ranked UNL’s Master of Business Administration program fourth nationally and first in the Midwest among part-time MBA programs. Worcester (Mass.) Polytechnic Institute, UCLA and University of California Berkeley ranked first through third.
Agronomist Ken Cassman, director of the Nebraska Center for Energy Sciences Research, discussed the potential impact of California fuel standards on Nebraska's ethanol industry in an article picked up by UPI. The Los Angeles Times quoted Cassman in a story about the U.S. ethanol tariff.
A CNN story about ethanol's impact on Nebraska in tough economic times quoted ag economist Dick Perrin.
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