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University of Nebraska-Lincoln film scholar Wheeler Winston Dixon talks to the Arizona Republic about why this fall's movies revolve around somber themes. "The answer is simple; it's a very dark time in America, and in the world," he says.
A study led by Karrie Weber, assistant professor of biological, Earth, and atmospheric sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, shows that two major aquifers, one beneath the Great Plains and the other in California are contaminated by uranium. The study found farm-related pollution mobilizes uranium naturally occurring in the soil, allowing it to taint water supplies. The story, produced by HealthDay, appeared in multiple media outlets.
The University of Nebraska College of Law makes U.S. News & World Report's "short list" of law schools that leave students with the least debt. The average debt load for the 2014 class was $62,985, the fourth lowest in the nation.
Michael Hebert, an assistant professor of special education and communications disorders, recently received an Early Career Development Award from the National Center for Special Education Research. Hebert, a former reading specialist in California, is working to improve reading comprehension among children with learning disabilities. His story is featured in a blog that highlights research within the Institute of Education Sciences, the research arm of the U.S. Department of Education.
Times Reporter (New Philadelphia, Ohio): Dry conditions may bring early harvest for Tuscarawas County, Ohio
The U.S. Drought Monitor, a partnership including the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's National Drought Mitigation Center, reports that part of Ohio is experiencing abnormally dry conditions. It could force farmers to harvest eariier because crops are dying prematurely.
AccuQuilt, an Omaha, Neb.,-based company that supplies fabric cutters and other quilting equipment, will feature a sampling of red and green floral applique quilts in its gallery through Oct. 28. The seven quilts come from a collection of nearly 200 such quilts, held by the International Quilt Study Center and Museum at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate Melissa Nelson leads efforts to promote agriculture in Iowa classrooms. She is an agriculture education specialist with the Siouxland Agriculture in the Classroom program. The program is supported by the Iowa Farm Bureau.
The Associated Press: Student body president discusses new Nebraska "Good Samaritan" law for underage drinking.
A new state law gives legal immunity to underage drinkers who seek medical help for alcohol poisoning for themselves or others. "We need to accept the reality that drinking occurs in a college environment, and we need to educate on how to be safe, responsible and look out for one another," said UNL student body president Thien Chau. The AP story appeared in outlets nationwide.
Actress Gabrielle Union, who attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, posted Instagram photos about her vacation to celebrate her one-year wedding anniversary with NBA player Dwyane Wade. In one, she strikes a Heisman-like pose while wearing a white bikini and says she's "breaking' tackles like Mike Rozier." She also notes that college football is coming up quick and "GO BIG RED!"
Huskers quarterback Tommy Armstrong was among children displaced when Hurricane Katrina pounded the Gulf Coast ten years ago. Armstrong moved from his home town of Gulfport, Miss., to San Antonio, Texas, after the storm.
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