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Jones earns fellowship to explore ‘America in Africa’
April 23, 2019

Jeannette Eileen Jones, associate professor of history and ethnic studies, has earned a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies. The fellowship awards a $50,000 stipend, which will help support the writing of her next book, “America in Africa: U.S. Empire, Race and the African Question, 1821-1919.”

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Engineering
Husker duo discovers perfectly imperfect twist on nanowire growth
April 23, 2019

For years, researchers have been trying to find ways to grow an optimal nanowire, using crystals with perfectly aligned layers all along the wire. A team of Nebraska Engineering researchers — Peter Sutter, Eli Sutter and Shawn Wimer — sees an advantage to natural imperfection.

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Sociology
Nebraska-led project aims to build interest in health careers
April 19, 2019

A new research and outreach program is engaging middle-school youth with science in novel ways, with the aim of increasing curiosity and interest in health careers. The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Department of Sociology is leading a five-year, $1.2 million Science Education Partnership Award from the National Institutes of Health Institute of General Medical Sciences, to fund the new Worlds of Connections project.

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Jacobs joins American Academy of Arts and Sciences
April 18, 2019

After being named Nebraska’s inaugural Carnegie Fellow in April 2018, Margaret D. Jacobs has earned membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Jacobs’ selection is a first for female faculty at Nebraska and marks the second time a Husker professor has earned the honor.

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Researchers pinpoint tumor-related protein, slow progression of cancers
April 17, 2019

Locking a biochemical gate that admits fuel into immune-suppressing cells could slow tumor progression and assist the treatment of multiple cancers, says new research from the Wistar Institute, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and others.

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Study of sorghum-munching aphids earns NSF award
April 17, 2019

Nebraska entomologist Joe Louis is investigating ways to help sorghum naturally resist sugarcane aphids, the crop’s most damaging pest in the United States. Louis earned a five-year, $1.5 million Faculty Early Career Development Program award from the National Science Foundation to continue his research.

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Research fair to feature work of 486 Huskers
April 15, 2019

The research and creative activity of University of Nebraska–Lincoln students will be featured during the 2019 Spring Research Fair, April 15-16.

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Yield gap study finds China can meet rice demand despite land changes
April 12, 2019

Even with the largest population on the planet, China produces enough rice to meet the demand for its largest food crop. Scientists have questioned whether China can remain self-sufficient as mass migration to the cities increases competition for water and land.

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Nebraska-developed suite of tools brings context to climate change
April 12, 2019

A new suite of tools designed by a group of University of Nebraska–Lincoln researchers gives municipal planners a clearer picture of what to expect from climate change. The project, funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, provides climate data in a variety of forms, including historical trends and projections, for a range of variables.

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Nebraska Lecture to examine Americans’ view of foreigners
April 11, 2019

The discussion around immigration to the United States in the 21st century has been politically fraught, but as Nebraska historian Tim Borstelmann will explain in the next Nebraska Lecture, the volleying is nothing new. The talk, “The Hearts of Foreigners: How Americans Understand Others,” is at 3:30 p.m. April 25, in the Nebraska Union Auditorium, 1400 R St.

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