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BTN LiveBIG:#UNL seeking the "how" of brain injuries in roadside bombs

How does a roadside bomb injure a brain without harming the skull? In search of better helmet design, UNL researchers study the mechanics of brain injuries.

WNAX Radio (Mitchell, S.D.): UNL to house new drought research center

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln will house the new Drought Risk Management Center. It will be established at the National Drought Mitigation Center. UNL climatologist Mark Svoboda says the center will help coordinate resources between state and federal agencies to improve drought response.

Capital Press: Drought takes hold in western Washington

The U.S. Drought Monitor, a partnership that includes the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, says five counties in western Washington state are now in severe drought. They join 18 eastern Washington counties already in drought.

Washington Times: University of Nebraska-Lincoln gets $2.4 million drought grant

A three-year grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will aid the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in creating a new Drought Risk Management Research Center.

Forbes: How phones are taking over the classroom

Students spend nearly 21 percent of class time using a digital device for an unrelated activity like email or social media, according to preliminary research conducted by Barney McCoy at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The story was carried by other aoutlets such as the Austin American-Statesman.

Open Democracy: Parallels between the 1908 "Young Turk" revolution and the Arab Spring

University of Nebraska-Lincoln historian Bedross Der Matossian makes a compelling case for looking at the Arab spring of 2011 in light of the Young Turk revolution, which began with a military coup d'erat, in the Ottoman empire in 1908. In his book "Shattered Dreams of Revolution: From Liberty to Violence in the Late Ottoman Empire," Der Matossian examines the reaction of ethnic and religious minorities to the Young Turk takeover.

Business Insider: Flooding replenishes soil moisture, farmers' wallets

Though floods often grab more headlines, drought is actually much more costly in terms of its impact on agriculture, said Don Wilhite, a climatologist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In recent years, the U.S. government has paid out more for drought damage than it does for flood damage. The Reuters story was published by and several other outlets. The insurance Journal also included the report.

Quartz: Parents of superstars say make your kids' passions your guide

Researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln interviewed the parents of 24 children with national or international ranking in a number of areas.

A.V. Club: The fascinating history of the movie trailer

Wheeler Winston Dixon of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln talks about how movie trailers evolved from advertisements to a tantalizing glimpse of coming attractions.

Jun182015 Devoted parents key to developing world-class talent

It takes practice, practice, practice to make it to Carnegie Hall, but it also requires the work of intensely dedicated parents, according to a new study by University of Nebraska-Lincoln educational psychologist Kenneth Kiewra and three former graduate students.


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