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Oct222014
Huffington Post Blog: Communication Studies on rise

Communication Studies is a fast-growing undergraduate major, outperforming its humanity-based peers on several measures, according to a newly released American Academy of Arts & Sciences Humanities Indicator assessment. "Students across the board are realizing how important our classes are," said Dawn Braithwaite, professor and chair of Communication Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Oct212014
Myrtle Beach Online: UNL team one of 12 competing in global supply chain management contest

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln was one of 12 teams from around the world to compete in a supply chain management contest sponsored by the APICS Supply Chain Council. A team from Sun Yat Sen University in China won the contest. News about the contest appeared in a number of online venues.

Oct212014
NJ.com: Hermann says "super fun" to go home to Nebraska

Nebraska native Julie Hermann, athletic director at Rutgers University, will have a rare chance to return home when Rutgers plays Nebraska in football. She said about 20 people from her family will be coming to the game. "They asked for tickets and I said, 'absolutely not,â¦you'll cheer for Nebraska in the Rutgers section and that's not going to happen.'" She said she relented after her family vowed to cheer for Rutgers.

Oct212014
Daily Record (New Jersey): Rutgers Athletic Director Julie Hermann knows Nebraska football

Rutgers Athletic Director Julie Hermann grew up in Nebraska City and will be returning home Saturday for the Nebraska-Rutgers football game. "It's just a great iconic thing that as a young person grown up in Nebraska you want to aspire to," said the former All-Big Eight volleyball star who played for the Huskers in the early 1980s. The story was carried by several Gannett papers in New Jersey.

Oct212014
The Daily Telegraph: Victims often silent about workplace bullying

New research published in Management Communication Quarterly examines why workers fail to report workplace bullying. The study was co-authored by Kathleen Krone, professor of communication studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Stories about it appeared in the Sydney Daily Telegraph, the Herald Sun and News.com, all in Australia.

Oct212014
Los Angeles Times: Hasbro in high spirits over Ouija board movie

"Ouija" is the latest board game to be transformed into a movie, following "Clue" and "Battleship." Toymaker Hasbro is hopeful board-game movies will induce more people to buy games that have been around for decades. It only takes one hit for the strategy to succeed, says film historian Wheeler Winston Dixon of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. "What they're hoping is that they can figure out a way to turn these games, which are essentially interactive, into narratives and possibly luck into a franchise," he said. The Times' story was syndicated and appeared in at least half a dozen othe

Oct202014
Kansas City Star: Record harvest drops prices, could hurt farm economy

With 10 states expected to set records this year for corn production, crop prices are falling while farm expenses are rising. University of Nebraska-Lincoln agricultural economist Cory Walters said land, machinery, chemicals and other costs have risen. Still, many farmers will be able to make money because they have so much grain to sell. Others may be able to turn to crop insurance. The story was produced by Harvest Public Media.

Oct202014
Yahoo! Finance: Coalition promotes commercial use of drones

Precision Hawk, an information delivery company that uses small, lightweight unmanned aerial vehicles (commonly called drones) to collect, process and analyze aerial data has joined the Small UAV Coalition to help pave the way for commercial and other uses for unmanned aerial vehicles. The University of Nebraska-LIncoln is one of several partners researching the vehicles in partnership with Precision Hawk. Yahoo! Finance picked up a GlobeNewswire report also carried by several other outlets.

Oct202014
Star-Tribune: Warner Bros. tries to recoup after lackluster summer.

An upcoming slate of superhero movies is designed to drive profit after an uncharacteristically poor summer for the Warner Bros. movie studio. In a syndicated Los Angeles Times story carried by a number of outlets in mid-October, Wheeler Winston Dixon comments on a strategy that makes sense financially but is a "form of artistic cowardice." Dixon is a film studies professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Oct202014
The Associated Press: New atlas identifies global gaps in crop production

A new mapping tool unveiled at the Global Water for Food Conference in Seattle identifies places around the world where crop production falls short of its potential as gauged by plant, soil and climate data. The tool was developed by University of Nebraska scientists and other partners. Knowing the gap between potential and actual production is an important first step toward improving yields, said Roberto Lenton, director of the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute at NU. Fox Business, the Miami Herald and the Kansas City Star were among outlets that picked up the story originated by

 

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