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Oct 17 2018
Popular Science: The most important science policy issue in every state

Gus Hurwitz, assistant professor of law and co-director of the Space, Cyber and Telecommunications Law program at Nebraska, was quoted about the challenges of expanding internet access in Nebraska in an Oct. 17 Popular Science article. The article focuses on important science policy issues facing each state.

Oct 15 2018
Lincoln Journal Star: Whitacre works to help animal-rescue groups, homeless pets

The Lincoln Journal Star published an article Oct. 15 on University of Nebraska–Lincoln alumna Elizabeth Whitacre and her animal-rescue efforts. Whitacre and partner Justin Collier run the Family Pet Project, a website that allows people to rehome their pets directly to new families; and Pawlytics, a software company that helps animal-rescue groups manage their operations.

Oct 15 2018
The Grand Island Independent: GIPS awarded federal grant for college-readiness program

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln will work with Grand Island Public Schools to develop a college-readiness program to serve more than 1,000 sixth- and seventh-grade students, following them through high school and into their first year of college. Stories on the GEAR UP PROMISE program appeared in The Grand Island Independent, KFXL, KSNB and the York News-Times.

Oct 13 2018
Lincoln Journal Star: Manufacturing jobs back to pre-recession levels in Nebraska

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. 13 Lincoln Journal Star article on manufacturing jobs returning to pre-recession levels in Nebraska. He credited tax cuts and deregulation, as well as state and local economic development efforts, in spurring manufacturing growth. The story also appeared in the Beatrice Daily Sun and Fremont Tribune.

Oct 13 2018
Lincoln Journal Star: Omaha couple meets man who helped love win

Jim Obergefell, a plaintiff in the landmark 2015 U.S. Supreme Court marriage equality case, spoke at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln on Oct. 11. The Lincoln Journal Star’s Cindy Lange-Kubick wrote an Oct. 13 column on an Omaha couple who came to campus to listen to the talk and meet Obergefell.

Oct 12 2018
KOLN/KGIN: Has Heart project connects graphic artists, veterans

Graphic artist and University of Nebraska–Lincoln alumnus Jordan Lambrecht recently created a design to represent the life and military service of Nebraska Army National Guard veteran Melissa Ewing as part of the Has Heart 50-state tour. The work was done at Nebraska Innovation Studio. A story on the project aired Oct. 12 on KOLN/KGIN.

Oct 11 2018
NET News: Northern Cheyenne escape commemorated 140 years later

Joe Starita, a journalism professor at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and author of “The Dull Knifes of Pine Ridge: A Lakota Odyssey,” was interviewed for an Oct. 11 NET News story on the 140th anniversary of the escape of 300 Northern Cheyenne from Indian Territory in what is now Oklahoma. The group crossed the South Platte River near Ogallala in October 1878 in an attempt to return to their ancestral lands in Montana.

Oct 10 2018
The New York Times: 5 places to go in Lincoln, Neb.

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Sheldon Museum of Art was listed as one of five places to visit in Lincoln in an Oct. 10 New York Times article. The museum contains more than 12,000 art holdings, including Edward Hopper’s “Room in New York” and Georgia O’Keeffe’s “New York, Night.”

Oct 10 2018
Unmanned Aerial Online: Researchers to use drones to study severe U.S. storms

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is leading a significant drone-based investigation of severe storms and tornadoes in the United States. Unmanned Aerial Online published an article on the study Oct. 10.

Oct 10 2018
Lincoln Journal Star: Wilco's Jeff Tweedy to perform on 'Live from Here' at Lied

The live broadcast of “Live from Here” Oct. 27 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts will feature Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy and comedian Todd Barry. The Lincoln Journal Star ran an article on the event Oct. 10.

Oct 10 2018
Lincoln Journal Star: Meacham says Constitution written for this moment

Presidential historian and bestselling author Jon Meacham delivered the first lecture in the 2018-19 E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues Oct. 9 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts. The Lincoln Journal Star published an article on the lecture Oct. 10.

Oct 10 2018
The North Platte Telegraph: North Platte architect reflects on career

The North Platte Telegraph ran a feature story Oct. 10 on longtime North Platte architect Joe Hewgley. Hewgley is a University of Nebraska–Lincoln alumnus.