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Jan 13 2021
Norfolk Daily News: New UNL report provides reason for economic optimism

Nebraska’s leading economic indicator rose 1.83% during October, according to a report from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Bureau of Business Research. Five of the six components of the indicator improved during the month. The Norfolk Daily News featured the report in a Jan. 13 editorial.

Jan 13 2021
The Grand Island Independent: "What If..." tells stories of Nebraskans' innovation, creativity

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln-led Targeted Observation by Radars and UAS of Supercells (TORUS) project and a university SpiderCam will be featured in upcoming episodes of NET’s “What If…,” The Grand Island Independent reported Jan. 13.

Jan 13 2021
The Grand Island Independent: Rare dinosaur tracksite featured in ‘Nebraska Stories’ debut

Matt Joeckel, Nebraska state geologist, director of the Conservation and Survey Division and senior associate director of the School of Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, will discuss his research on a rare dinosaur fossil find on the Jan. 21 episode of NET’s “Nebraska Stories,” The Grand Island Independent reported Jan. 13. A Jan. 28 episode of the program will focus on the friendship and musical collaborations between Paul Barnes, Marguerite Scribante Professor of Music at Nebraska, and renowned composer Philip Glass.

Jan 13 2021
BEEF magazine: Add drought to watchlist for 2021

The U.S. Drought Monitor — produced jointly by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s National Drought Mitigation Center, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture — was cited in a Jan. 13 BEEF magazine article on the beef outlook. As of Dec. 15, 67% of the United States was reported as abnormally dry, with 49% experiencing moderate drought, 34% suffering severe drought and 22% dealing with extreme drought.

Jan 13 2021
Omaha World-Herald: Historic federal funding boost to help Nebraska schools, universities

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is expected to receive $24.1 million in Education Stabilization Fund money from the federal government, the Omaha World-Herald reported Jan. 13.

Jan 12 2021
Omaha Daily Record: Words matter, but finding the right words isn't easy

College of Law faculty Eric Berger and Kyle Langvardt were interviewed for a Jan. 12 Omaha Daily Record article on how best to describe the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump extremists. Berger said the group was a mob incited by the president. “It’s not clear to me what their endgame was — they might very well not have had an endgame,” he said. “They might have just been registering their displeasure. So, I don’t know if coup or insurrection is accurate because I don’t know if there was any intent there, and if there was it wasn’t very realistic."

Jan 12 2021
KHGI: UNL researchers creating maps to lower health risks from ticks

Dominic Cristiano, master’s student in natural resource sciences, and his co-advisers, Elizabeth Van Wormer and Larkin Powell, are working to lower the health risks ticks pose in Nebraska by creating maps showing the territories of the four species considered the greatest threats in the state. KFXL and KHGI ran a Jan. 12 article on the project.

Jan 12 2021
Broadway World: Carson School names Ganser as managing marketing director

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln's Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film has named Timothy Ganser as managing marketing director, Broadway World reported Jan. 12. He began his duties part time on Jan. 5 and will begin full time in March.

Jan 12 2021
WYPR: The fight for freedom against all odds

William G. Thomas III discussed his new book, “A Question of Freedom: The Families Who Challenged Slavery from the Nation’s Founding to the Civil War,” Jan. 12 on WYPR. Thomas is the Angle Chair in the Humanities and a professor of history at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

Jan 12 2021
Nebraska Farmer: New spray nozzle design to help tackle drift

Joe Luck, associate professor of biological systems engineering at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, is working on a new spray nozzle design to prevent chemical drift, Nebraska Farmer reported Jan. 12. The technology would allow the operator to change droplet sizes on the fly in the field. Nebraska Farmer published a Jan. 12 article on the technology.

Jan 12 2021
Esquire: Pistols and repentance: Street evangelism in Makurdi, Nigeria

Chigozie Obioma, Ryan Associate Professor of English at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and an acclaimed author, wrote a Jan. 12 piece for Esquire magazine about a chance encounter during his time as a teenage street evangelist in Nigeria. Yahoo News picked up the piece.

Jan 12 2021
Ag Update: Tax planning an important winter task

Austin Duerfeldt, assistant extension educator with Nebraska Extension, wrote a recent UNL CropWatch article on tax planning for ag producers. Ag Update ran the article Jan. 12.