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Dec 14 2018
Nebraska Farmer: Phenotyping project aims to cut nitrogen fertilizer use

A University of Nebraska-Lincoln research team and collaborators at the Alabama-based HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology are working to reduce nitrogen fertilizer use by breeding plants with the ability to use nitrogen more efficiently than today’s crops. Nebraska Farmer ran an article on the project Dec. 14.

Dec 13 2018
Lincoln Journal Star: UNL design student pitches avatars made for female gamers

Stephanie Pitcher, a graduate student in fashion design at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, has designed female video-game avatars with more practical outfits for her final project. She will graduate Dec. 14. The Lincoln Journal Star published an article on her project Dec. 13.

Dec 13 2018 The fascinating history behind your favorite holiday cookies

Carole Levin, Willa Cather Professor of History and director of the medieval and Renaissance studies program at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, shared the history behind gingerbread men for a Dec. 13 feature on the history of holiday cookies. The treats date back to Queen Elizabeth I’s 16th-century reign. The queen had a royal gingerbread maker who created gingerbread men to represent foreign dignitaries and people in her court. Folk-medicine practitioners also prescribed them as “love tokens” for young women to help men fall in love with them.

Dec 13 2018
Colorado Public Radio: Mapping a drought takes art, science, farmer wisdom

Mark Svoboda, director of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s National Drought Mitigation Center, was quoted in a Dec. 13 Colorado Public Radio story on the U.S. Drought Monitor produced by the center.

Dec 13 2018
American Agriculturist: 5 ways to ensure success when grazing cattle on corn residue

For every bushel of corn, there are about 18 pounds of stem, 16 pounds of husk and leaves, and 5.8 to 6 pounds of cobs left as residue in the field, according to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln's beef extension program. That information was included in a Dec. 13 American Agriculturist article on grazing cattle on corn residue.

Dec 12 2018
KETV: Boy with spina bifida receives modified electric car

A joint effort between University of Nebraska–Lincoln engineering students, Madonna Rehabilitative Hospital and the nonprofit group SMILE (Seeing More Independent Life Experiences) provides modified electric cars to children with mobility-limiting conditions. KETV aired a story on August Boyd, a young boy with spina bifida who received one of the cars, on Dec. 12.

Dec 12 2018
Nature: The hunt for life below Antarctic ice

A University of Nebraska–Lincoln team of engineers and drillers will use a Husker-developed hot-water drill to tap into Subglacial Lake Mercer, about 500 miles from the South Pole. The team is part of the United States-led, multi-institutional Subglacial Antarctic Lakes Scientific Access (SALSA) project, which will explore how microbial life thrives in one of the most extreme environments on the planet. Nature published an article on the project Dec. 12.

Dec 12 2018
The Huffington Post: What I learned from conservative evangelical sex message boards

Kelsy Burke, assistant professor of sociology at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, wrote a Dec. 12 opinion piece for The Huffington Post on what she has learned from conservative evangelical sex message boards. Burke researches and writes about Christian sex advice, among other topics.

Dec 11 2018
Supply Chain Dive: The supply chain behind turning unusual materials into textiles

Yiqi Yang, Charles Bessey Professor of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design and Biological Systems Engineering at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, was quoted in a Dec. 11 Supply Chain Dive article on alternative fibers made from waste products. Yang’s lab is trying to make protein fibers out of chicken feathers.

Dec 11 2018
Lincoln Journal Star: Business, consumer confidence fall but stay positive

Consumer and business confidence remained positive in Nebraska during November, according to the latest monthly surveys from the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Stories on the surveys have appeared in the Lincoln Journal Star, Nebraska Radio Network, NET News and Scottsbluff Star-Herald.

Dec 11 2018
Civil Eats: Costco’s 100 million chickens will change the face of Nebraska

A 2016 white paper by seven University of Nebraska–Lincoln professors was cited in a Dec. 11 Civil Eats article on Costco’s planned chicken operations surrounding Fremont. The paper, which was funded by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture, expressed concern that Nebraska had fallen behind many neighboring states in agricultural production and argued that increases in market hogs, dairy cows, fed cattle and egg production would lead to a $1.4 billion boost for the state’s economy. The story was picked up by Eater and

Dec 10 2018
Lincoln Journal Star: Heng-Moss named dean of UNL's ag college

Tiffany Heng-Moss has been named permanent dean of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. Stories on the announcement have appeared in the Beatrice Daily Sun, The Business Farmer, Columbus Telegram, Fence Post, Fremont Tribune, High Plains Journal, KFXL, KHGI, KTIC and Lincoln Journal Star.