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Sep302016
Los Angeles Times: Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin makes aggressive moves in Hollywood

China's richest man, Wang Jianlin, has been on a buying spree in Hollywood. His media conglomerate, Dalian Wanda Group, owns a theater chain and produces films, is investing in Sony Pictures and is in talks to buy Dick Clark Productions. Some critics are concerned about Chinese ownership of U.S. media. Wheeler Winston Dixon, film studies professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, says the ramifications need to be considered.

Sep292016
KCRW, California: A ready-made pie crust, dissected

Theodore Lioutas, a biological systems engineering research professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, discusses partially hydrogenated lard, water-based preservatives and food colors as he explains why that store-bought pie crust is tasty enough to fool State Fair judges.

Sep292016
Hamilton Spectator, Canada: If memory serves, Chiaras will perform without their scores

The Chiara String Quartet, artists in residence at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is among very few string foursomes that perform their concerns from memory. They were to perform their musical high wire act at the Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Pavilion in Hamilton, Ontario, Oct. 2. While it takes considerably longer to prepare, violinist Hyeyung Julie Yoon said playing without the score enables her and her fellow musicians to get closer to the music.

Sep292016
Popular Science: Do Earth laws apply to Mars colonists?

As Elon Musk unveiled his plan to send human colonists to Mars, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Frans von der Dunk talks about the laws that would govern a colony.

Sep282016
Law.com: Judges talk faith, duty and the law

President Obama recently nominated Abid Quereshi to a federal judgeship. Quereshi is believed to be the first Muslim tapped for the federal bench. Brian Bornstein, a Nebraska professor of psychology and law who has written about judges' religion and decision-making, said religion doesn't necessarily predict how an individual judge will rule in a given case.

Sep282016
WDBJ 7, Virginia: 13-year-old earns full ride

Ava Steele knows a thing or two, including the fact that it wouldn't cost her a dime for tuition at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Steele, 13, aced the science section of the ACT when she took the college entrance exam as a 12-year-old. The story, which originated on Omaha's WOWT, also aired on KSPR 33 in Springfield, Missouri, WNDU 16 in South Bend, Indiana, WRDW 12 in Augusta, Georgia, WSAW 7 in Wausau, Wisconsin, and KSII 12 in Sherman, Texas.

Sep272016
WNYC News: How stressful was the presidential debate?

During the Sept. 26 presidential debate, WNYC health team reporters collected debate-watcher saliva for an experiment studying politically induced stress. They consulted with Jeffrey French and Kevin Smith, a neuroscientist from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and a political scientist from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. French and Smith are part of a team that studies how physiology affects political engagement.

Sep232016
The Associated Press: University of Nebraska-Lincoln chancellor outlines goals

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Ronnie Green called for his institution to grow and et stronger during his first State of the University address.

Sep232016
PBS NewsHour: Why first-generation students need mentors who get them

Jeanine Capó Crucet, assistant professor of ethnic studies and English at Nebraska, delivers a video essay on PBS NewsHour Sept. 20 on how the right mentors can help first-generation students successfully navigate college.

Sep222016
Nebraska Radio Network: University of Nebraska researchers will go to the gut to solve health problems

An ambitious $40 million effort at the University of Nebraska aims at our gut to improve our health. The Nebraska Food for Health Center will tap into the university's strength in agriculture and medicine to better understand how what we eat affects a wide range of illnesses.

 

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