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National Geographic Exploring History: Transit of Venus

The discovery of a marble head of Venus at Antiochia ad Cragnum in Turkey was reported in a summer 2014 special edition of National Geographic. It was found during a 2013 excavation led by Michael Hoff, an art historian at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

The Wall Street Journal: Study shows value of living near a place of worship

A housing market study in Hamburg, Germany, found that condos located near -- but not too close to -- a place of worship sold for more money than other homes. However, in 2012, Eric Thompson, an economist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, found that a newly built Mormon temple in Omaha, Neb., had no noticeable effect on nearby home values.

The Daily Beast: Dawkins would fail Philosophy 101

Ari Kohen, associate professor of political science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is among academics analyzing Richard Dawkins' recent statements that it's immoral to knowingly bring a child with Down syndrome into the world. Though Dawkins subsequently issued an apology, Kohen notes that it was more like a non-apology. He also notes that Dawkins lacks evidence to support his statements.

ABA Journal: Nebraska readies debt relief program for law grads practicing in rural areas

University of Nebraska College of Law student Alissa Doerr clerked with a small-town lawyer this summer, seeking experience to set up a similar practice and taking advantage of the state's debt-relief program for rural lawyers.

The River City News: Entrepreneurs to make pitches as Kentucky climbs in rankings

Aspiring entrepreneurs in northern Kentucky will participate in a business pitch competition this week, soon after a ranking by economists at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln showed the state to be near the top nationally in its ability to create new businesses. Gov. Steve Beshear has highlighted the ranking.

Murray Ledger & Times: Kentucky jumps 45 spots on entrepreneurship rankings.

A study by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln shows that Kentucky is among the top states in the country when it comes to creating new businesses.

Deseret News: How to keep your faith in college

Many religious institutions establish campus-based ministries to create a sense of community for students who might otherwise feel detached from their religious faith. A study by University of Nebraska-Lincoln sociologist Philip Schwadel found that for those born after 1960, those who hold a bachelor's degree are no more likely to disaffiliate from a religious group than those who do not hold such a degree.

Kansas City Star: University of Nebraska-Lincoln wins obesity research grant

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has won a five-year, $11.3 million grant to establish a research center to study obesity at the molecular level. The center will be directed by Janos Zempleni, a nutrition and health sciences professor. The Kansas City paper was among several that published an Associated Press article about the new center.

WKMS: Kentucky is fourth best state for entrepreneurs

Murray State's NPR station highlights the State Entrepreneurship Index produced at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, which showed Kentucky leapt from 49th place last year to the top 5 among states in creating new businesses.

Aug252014 Kentucky's entrepreneurial climate now one of best in nation

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear announced that the annual State Entreprenuership Index, compiled by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, now ranks Kentucky as one of the top state's in the country when it comes to creating new businesses.


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