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Dishari adds DOE, university awards to accolades
August 15, 2019

Nebraska engineer Shudipto Dishari was named one of 73 recipients of an Early Career Award from the Department of Energy’s Office of Science. The award is given to scientists from national laboratories and academic institutions across the U.S. for research that helps the DOE further its mission.

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Agriculture
Gap growing between irrigated, rain-fed crop yields
August 14, 2019

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Suat Irmak and Meetpal Kukal conducted a 65-year comparative analysis between U.S. yields of irrigated and rain-fed crops. They found that the yield gaps generally widened over that span, likely due to climate change and advances in irrigation management.

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Nebraska Lectures
On football and fandom: Nebraska Lecture to highlight Husker history
August 14, 2019

Sports journalist Mike Babcock will look back on 129 years of Husker football during a special Nebraska Lecture at the Nebraska State Fair. The talk is Aug. 24 at 1 p.m. in the Raising Nebraska Pavilion, 501 E. Fonner Park Road, Grand Island.

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Children and Families
Husker’s equine therapy research helps children cope with ADHD
August 6, 2019

Michelle Howell Smith of the Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools is exploring the effects of equine-assisted activities — a broad range of ground-based and horse-mounted activities — on children diagnosed with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD.

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CAREER award helps Yin develop tools to find key enzymes
August 1, 2019

Husker bioinformatics specialist Yanbin Yin is using a Faculty Early Career Development Program award from the National Science Foundation to advance his work on CAZymes, a class of enzymes found in all living organisms. The work could benefit food, fuel and agriculture research.

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Stalk-worn sensor to measure crops’ water use
July 31, 2019

With a Breakthrough Technologies award from the National Science Foundation, Nebraska’s James Schnable and Iowa State University colleagues are developing a Fitbit-like sensor for corn and other thick-stemmed crops. The sensor will allow the researchers to measure sap flow in real time.

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Effects of drug abuse on HIV disease under the microscope
July 29, 2019

Researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are studying the long-term effects of treatment for HIV, such as neurological deficits prevalent among injection drug users.

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Pursuit of challenges propels Pannier to national honor
July 28, 2019

Nebraska biomedical engineer Angela Pannier is among 300 young researchers from across the United States who received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers for the years 2015-2017. It is the highest honor presented by the federal government to individuals who are in the early stages of their research careers.

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Project explores how visually impaired children are taught to write
July 24, 2019

With a $1.4 million grant from the Institute of Education Sciences, Husker researchers are developing a better understanding of how students with visual impairments are being taught to write.

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Hudgins to serve as interim director of Energy Center
July 23, 2019

Jerry Hudgins, professor and chair of electrical and computer engineering, has been named interim director of the Nebraska Center for Energy Sciences Research, effective Aug. 19.

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