The expertise and research, creative and scholarly activities of UNL faculty members often garner media coverage. Here are a few examples of coverage since October. Web links are provided when available.
A bullying prevention program at Lincoln’s Irving Middle School, which is led by educational psychologist Susan Swearer, was featured on CBS Sunday Morning. Swearer’s article on five myths about bullying appeared on the opinion page of The Washington Post.
National Drought Mitigation Center climatologist Mark Svoboda talked about his research that found historic evidence of droughts lasting several decades in Agriculture.com.
CNN interviewed political scientist Michael Wagner on his research examining the impact political redistricting has on voters. Wagner also was quoted in a CNN story about President Obama’s speech to the nation in the wake of the Tucson, Ariz., shootings.
Marvin Ammori, assistant professor of law, talked about net neutrality and what it might mean for internet users on MSNBC’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann.
Geoffrey Friesen, assistant professor of finance, discussed his study on investors’ attempts to time their stock market purchases in USA Today.
Railroads and the Making of America, a digital research project led by historian Will Thomas, was among the digital humanities projects featured in a story in The New York Times.
Animal scientist Galen Erickson and colleagues provided research-based recommendations regarding the amount of sulfur that’s safe in cattle diets. This information garnered extensive coverage in the ag media including High Plains Journal and Drover’s.
Paul Steger, director of the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film, and Sandy Veneziano, assistant professor, outlined the school’s unique student/professional film project “Vipers in The Grass” in The Chronicle of Higher Education.
A rundown of national news coverage involving UNL faculty during 2010 is available from UNL Communications.
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