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Feb 5 2023
Lincoln Journal Star: UNL engineering teams prepare for NASA challenges

Three teams of Nebraska Engineering students are preparing to compete in two separate NASA-hosted challenges — the NASA SUITS Challenge and the Micro-G NExT Challenge — at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, the Lincoln Journal Star reported Feb. 5. Team leaders Matthew Bigge, a senior computer science and music major, and Isaac Regier, a senior mechanical engineering major, were interviewed for the story.

Feb 4 2023 Sci-fi ideas that could change future of space exploration

Congrui Grace Jin, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, has earned a $175,000 NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts grant to flesh out her idea for growing bricks on Mars. Her research “proposes that, rather than shipping prefabricated outfitting elements to Mars, habitat outfitting can be realized by in-situ construction using cyanobacteria and fungi as building agents.” Stories on the research have appeared in KETV,, Engadget, Gizmodo, Universe Today and Wired.

Feb 4 2023
KLKN: Morrill Hall event encourages investigative skills

The University of Nebraska State Museum-Morrill Hall hosted its annual Dinosaurs and Disasters event Feb. 4, KLKN reported. Caroline Clements, public relations and membership manager for the NU State Museum, was interviewed for the story.

Feb 4 2023
Lincoln Journal Star: 'Company' is homage to relationships and their challenges

Daniel Ikpeama, a doctoral student in music, stars as Robert in the TADA Theatre production of Stephen Sondheim’s “Company.” The Lincoln Journal Star interviewed him for a Feb. 4 article on the musical.

Feb 3 2023
Omaha World-Herald: Opponents renew effort to ax basic-skills test for Nebraska teachers

Sara Skretta, certification officer in the College of Education and Human Sciences, and Aurora Urwiler, a senior agricultural leadership, education and communication major, were among those testifying before the Nebraska Legislature in favor of repealing basic-skills testing for Nebraska teachers. The Omaha World-Herald published a Feb. 3 article on the legislation.

Feb 1 2023
Bloomberg Law: McDonald's toxic culture ruling sheds light on officer liability

Paul Weitzel, assistant professor of law, was interviewed for a Feb. 1 Bloomberg Law article on a recent Delaware Chancery Court ruling that corporate officers can be held accountable by shareholders. "There is an overriding dispute between the Chancery and the (state) legislature at where the line should be for officers and directors in terms of bad behavior," he said. "This is an expansion in the liability for officers while at the same time the legislature is reducing the amount of liability for officers, and that’s why this is such a weird and poorly timed decision."

Feb 1 2023
KLKN: Great Plains Art Museum to host Black History Month exhibition

The Great Plains Art Museum will host a First Friday pop-up art and photo exhibition created by BlackisBeautifulNE from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 3, KLKN reported Feb. 1. The event celebrates Black History Month and Black artists from Nebraska.

Jan 31 2023
Omaha World-Herald: Three bills aim to alleviate Nebraska's growing teacher crisis

Sara Skretta, certification officer in the College of Education and Human Sciences, was cited in Jan. 31 stories in the Lincoln Journal Star, Nebraska Public Media and Omaha World-Herald on three bills in the Nebraska Legislature aimed at addressing the state’s teacher shortage. She testified that LB 603, which would create alternative options for individuals to obtain a teaching certificate, would be redundant to options already in place and would not increase the number of teaching applicants. Jim Walter, professor emeritus of teaching, learning and teacher education, was also cited in the

Jan 31 2023
E.W. Scripps: There's a push for young lawyers to practice in rural America

E.W. Scripps aired a Jan. 31 story on the university’s Rural Law Opportunities Program, which aims to increase the number of attorneys in rural communities. Richard Moberly, dean of the College of Law, and John Paul Svec, a recent alumnus of the college, were interviewed for the story, which has been picked up by 30-plus media outlets across the country.

Jan 30 2023
Lincoln Journal Star: Researchers share AltEn study results

A research team led by the University of Nebraska presented results of a recent investigation into pollution from the AltEn ethanol plant during a Jan. 30 community meeting in Mead. Judy Wu-Smart, associate professor of entomology at Nebraska, and Liz VanWormer, director of the university’s One Health initiative, were part of the group that presented. The Lincoln Journal Star published a Jan. 30 article on the meeting.

Jan 30 2023
York News-Times: Herman to lead interactive workshop Feb. 15

Amy Herman — lawyer, art historian, and founder and president of The Art of Perception, Inc. — will offer an interactive workshop, “The Art of Perception: See What Matters,” from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Feb. 15 at Sheldon Museum of Art. Based on using works of art to sharpen observation, analysis and communication skills, the workshop is part of the 2022-23 E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues series, “Creativity to Solve Global Challenges.” The York News-Times ran a Jan. 30 article on the workshop.

Jan 30 2023
The Baltimore Banner: Is Baltimore jury duty working?

Brian Bornstein, professor emeritus of psychology, was interviewed for a Jan. 30 Baltimore Banner article on more than a third of Baltimore residents failing to show up when summoned for jury duty. “There’s a (national) movement to make things more juror-friendly,” said Bornstein, co-author of the book “The Jury Under Fire: Myth, Controversy and Reform.” “It is maybe part of a larger societal trend to empower consumers more.”