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UNL in the national news: November 2012

National media outlets featured and cited UNL sources on a number of topics in the past month. Appearances included:

Sam Allgood and William Walstad, economics, had their research featured in a Nov. 2 Wall Street Journal article about how many small investors have low financial literacy.
http://go.unl.edu/5vh

Wheeler Winston Dixon, film studies, wrote a Nov. 20 essay for Film International on Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln."
http://go.unl.edu/k4i

The E.N. Thompson Forum discussion on the merits of the death penalty received advance coverage from The Associated Press on Nov. 28, and appeared in dozens of media outlets around the country.
http://go.unl.edu/4yv

Seth Giertz, economics, penned an op-ed on the fiscal cliff, policy uncertainty and tax reform for The Hill on Nov. 30.
http://go.unl.edu/2jt

Ingrid Haas, political science, had her research into the difference between moral and pragmatic judgments featured by a number of media outlets in late November, including the CBC (Canada) and Psych Central.
http://go.unl.edu/jrn
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John Hibbing and Kevin Smith, political science; and Mike Dodd, psychology; had their research mentioned in a Nov. 8 article discussing how Mitt Romney supporters were coping with their candidate’s electoral loss.
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Brian Fuchs, climatologist at the National Drought Mitigation Center, was quoted in a Nov. 13 USA TODAY article comparing the current drought to the Dust Bowl Days of the 1930s. Earlier in November, his comments about Superstorm Sandy’s effects missing the drought-plagued Midwest were featured by The Associated Press and appeared in dozens of media outlets across the country.
http://go.unl.edu/nqx
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David Moshman, educational psychology, wrote a Nov. 14 op-ed for The Huffington Post about E. Benjamin Andrews, an early supporter of academic freedom.
http://go.unl.edu/td2

A Nov. 16 announcement of a new collaboration between Nebraska Innovation Campus and ConAgra Foods received wide coverage, including from the Associated Press. The story appeared in dozens of media outlets nationwide.
http://go.unl.edu/zes

Chancellor Harvey Perlman was quoted in a Nov. 20 Washington Post article in reaction to the University of Maryland joining the Big Ten Conference.
http://go.unl.edu/0ws

Philip Schwadel, sociology, had his research into the changing nature of Americans’ religious intensity featured by a number of media outlets in late November, including LiveScience, NBC News, Yahoo! News, Religion News Service and The Washington Post.
http://go.unl.edu/hde
http://go.unl.edu/dhc

Mark Svoboda, climatologist at the National Drought Mitigation Center, was quoted in a Nov. 30 Associated Press article about portions of Texas moving back into severe drought. The story appeared in dozens of media outlets across the country. He also discussed how drought has spread and intensified in the contiguous United States in a Nov. 29 article with Bloomberg News.
http://go.unl.edu/2ki
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Stephen Taylor, food science and technology, was featured in a Nov. 1 Huffington Post article on the safety of genetically engineered foods.
http://go.unl.edu/ivr

Matthew Waite, journalism, was featured in a Nov. 26 NBC News article on paparazzi using drones to track celebrities’ activities.
http://go.unl.edu/8qz

A concept to require UNL sophomores on academic probation to live in campus residence halls received national attention on Nov. 5. The story was featured by the Associated Press and appeared in dozens of media outlets nationwide.
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This is a monthly column featuring UNL faculty and staff in the national news. National media often work with University Communications to identify and connect with UNL sources for the purpose of including the university's research, expertise and programming in published or broadcasted work. Faculty, administration, student and staff appearances in the national media are logged at http://newsroom.unl.edu/inthenews/

To offer suggestions regarding potential national news stories or sources at UNL, contact Steve Smith at ssmith13@unl.edu or 402-472-4226.