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Special Education and Communication Disorders
Brain imaging helps bring cochlear implantation success into focus
December 4, 2019

Yingying Wang, assistant professor of special education and communication disorders, is collaborating with the University of Nebraska Medical Center on a three-year study designed to identify factors to determine the best candidates for successful cochlear implant procedures, and to explore relationships between the brain and speech perception outcomes — the process by which language is heard, interpreted and understood.

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Civil Engineering
Wood gauges Hurricane Dorian impacts on the Bahamas
December 2, 2019

Richard L. Wood, a University of Nebraska–Lincoln civil engineering assistant professor who specializes in disaster damage, has turned his expertise toward the Bahamas in an effort to understand why some buildings survived Hurricane Dorian’s onslaught in early September.

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Engineering
NSF’s Tilbury shares advice for women scientists at AWIS presentation
November 27, 2019

Dawn Tilbury has had a decorated career as an engineer. But her professional journey hasn’t been without its struggles, which she spoke about during a Nov. 7 lunch hosted by the Association for Women in Science chapter of University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Cahoon, Clemente, Hebets named AAAS fellows
November 27, 2019

Three University of Nebraska–Lincoln faculty have been selected as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society. Fellows are selected by their peers for scientifically or socially distinguished achievements that advance science or its application.

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Study details final breakthroughs of late Nebraska physicist
November 25, 2019

Before he died Sept. 5, UNL professor Anthony Starace finished up one last project, writing a summary of one of his studies for a journal.

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Kirsch makes rain to study landscape runoff
November 22, 2019

Brittany Kirsch, agronomy and horticulture master’s student specializing in soil and water sciences, made it rain last summer. Awarded a National Science Foundation National Research Traineeship, Kirsch is working with University of Nebraska–Lincoln faculty in understanding resilience of agricultural ecosystems, particularly the Platte River Basin in Nebraska.

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Faculty-led startup takes aim at improving gut health
November 20, 2019

Nebraska faculty have founded a university spin-off company, Synbiotic Health, to develop a combination of beneficial gut bacteria and the fuel that feeds them.

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Doty named new director of Sponsored Programs
November 19, 2019

Effective Nov. 25, David Doty is director of the Office of Sponsored Programs, the largest unit of the Office of Research and Economic Development at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Chancellor, state leaders herald water research at legislative hearing
November 18, 2019

State legislators plumbed the depths and impacts of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s water-based research in a Nov. 15 hearing at the State Capitol. The discussion flowed from Legislative Resolution 209, which is an interim study that reviews the history and availability of state and federal funding options to expand water research across the University of Nebraska system.

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Sound-redirecting prototype could fool eavesdroppers
November 13, 2019

Tuning the instruments that produce some of our most indelible sound waves — guitars, pianos, vocal chords — has become commonplace, expected, easy. Tuning the surfaces awash in those waves, in real time? A much trickier proposition. But a wave-altering prototype from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Mehrdad Negahban and Peking University colleagues could point the […]

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