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Oct 22 2020
Fire Aviation: Congress needs to be careful about banning foreign-made drone parts

Carrick Detweiler, Rosowski Professor of computer science and engineering at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and CEO and co-founder of Drone Amplified, wrote an Oct. 21 guest column for Fire Aviation on Congress considering banning all drone parts made outside of the United States. “Instead, policymakers in Washington should set national standards that would apply to everybody, whether the technology is made in China, France or the United States,” he wrote.

Oct 22 2020
News Channel Nebraska: Extreme drought expands, but relief may be on way

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 an Oct. 22 News Channel Nebraska story on drought conditions in Nebraska. According to the monitor, 13.5% of Nebraska is under extreme drought conditions, all in the Panhandle. For the second-straight week, the entire state is at least abnormally dry.

Oct 22 2020
Broadway World: 'NEWSical the Musical' now available for streaming

A performance of the off-Broadway hit “NEWSical the Musical,” filmed at the Lied Center for Performing Arts on Sept. 26, will be streamed live Oct. 26 and made available on demand through Nov. 2 at, Broadway World reported Oct. 22.

Oct 22 2020
Nebraska Farmer: Hybrid selection a decision that makes a difference

Matt Stockton, ag economist at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s West Central Research and Extension Center in North Platte, recently spoke about the economics of hybrid selection during a virtual water and crops field day. He was featured in an Oct. 22 Nebraska Farmer article on the topic.

Oct 21 2020
Silicon Prairie News: Combine Incubator hatches new agtech startups

Silicon Prairie News published an Oct. 21 article on the Combine Incubator at Nebraska Innovation Campus. Six startups are currently participating in the one-year-old program.

Oct 21 2020
Omaha World-Herald: Sports bars gearing up for first Husker football game

A 2014 study by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Bureau of Business Research was cited in an Oct. 21 Omaha World-Herald article on Omaha and Lincoln sports bars gearing up for the first Husker football game day on Oct. 24. According to the report, Nebraska athletics have an estimated economic impact of $245.5 million in Lincoln each year.

Oct 21 2020
Lincoln Journal Star: Southeast Nebraska legislative race a surprisingly bitter battle

Kevin Smith, Olson Professor and chair of political science at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, was interviewed for an Oct. 21 Lincoln Journal Star article on the bitter Nebraska legislative race between Republicans Julie Slama and Janet Palmtag. "I think what we see in that particular legislative district, even by all the comparisons of how bad things have gotten lately, it does seem to be exceptionally nasty.” The story has been picked up by the Beatrice Daily Sun, Columbus Telegram, Fremont Tribune and Norfolk Daily News.

Oct 21 2020
Lincoln Journal Star: Dixie Longate throws a funny Tupperware party at Lied

The Lincoln Journal Star’s L. Kent Wolgamott wrote a review of the Oct. 20 performance of “Dixie’s Tupperware Party,” the off-Broadway comedy show that runs through Oct. 25 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts. “Get ready to laugh while figuring out whether you want to buy the infusion pitcher or the ‘Open House Chip and Dip Bowl,’ aka ‘a party in a bucket,’” Wolgamott wrote.

Oct 20 2020
Salon: Could GOP, Democrats break up Big Tech?

Justin “Gus” Hurwitz, associate professor of law and director of the Nebraska Governance and Technology Center, was interviewed for an Oct. 20 Salon article on politicians wanting to strengthen antitrust laws against Big Tech companies. He said the narrative of "little guy" companies growing dangerously big is consistent with perceptions of technology corporations since the late 20th century. Companies that were once heralded are now perceived with suspicion over concerns such as the beliefs that they violate users’ privacy and discriminate against conservative voices.

Oct 20 2020
RFD-TV: Boehm discusses Water, Climate and Health program

Mike Boehm, Harlan Vice Chancellor for the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources and vice president for agriculture and natural resources at the University of Nebraska system, discussed the university’s new Water, Climate and Health program during an Oct. 20 segment on RFD-TV.

Oct 20 2020
Bloomberg Government: Midwest state races ignite national party redistricting battles

John Hibbing, Foundation Regent University Professor of political science at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, was interviewed for an Oct. 20 Bloomberg Government article on the increased attention being paid to state legislative races in the Midwest with an eye toward Congressional redistricting. With tighter legislative control in Nebraska, the Republican Party could redraw the state’s 2nd Congressional District to lock in an electoral vote for a Republican president, Hibbing said.

Oct 20 2020
Lincoln Journal Star: Nebraska, Lincoln unemployment rates fall to pandemic lows

Eric Thompson, Nelson Professor of Economics and director of the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, was interviewed for an Oct. 20 Lincoln Journal Star article on Nebraska and Lincoln area unemployment rates falling last month to their lowest levels since the COVID-19 pandemic started. He said data shows the state has recovered only about 70% of the total jobs lost since April but he expects the economy to continue to improve. The story has been picked up by the Beatrice Daily Sun, Columbus Telegram, Fremont Tribune, Hastings Tribune and Norfolk Daily News.