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Marvel's most recent film, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," spent two weeks in April at No. 1, collecting nearly $160 million in 10 days. Wheeler Winston Dixon, a films studies professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, says the movie's success demonstrates that comic-book movies connect with audiences in "a post-book era."
The International Quilt Study Center and Museum on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus is one of the 10 best quilting destinations in the U.S., says Ricky Tims, one of the world's top fiber artists.
Nearly 70 percent of California is in extreme or exceptional drought according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. "Things are not trending in the right direction," said Mark Svoboda, a climatologist with the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Citing findings by University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers that parents often underestimate their children's size, fitness trainer Gary Peloquin suggests ways for parents to improve their offsprings' eating and exercise habits.
One string quartet has replaced traditional paper scores on music stands with laptops on specially designed supports. The Chiara String Quartet, artists-in-residence at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, goes one better. Members save both trees and electrons by playing Brahms from memory.
Long before the term "digital humanities" was coined, a University of Nebraska literature professor named Lucius Adelno Sherman developed what he called the Analytics of Literature, publishing a manual for "the objective study of English prose and poetry" in 1893. One of his students was Willa Cather, who opposed his efforts to make the study of literature and language scientific, though many of his insights obviously influenced her. In those pre-computer days, literature analytics involved students counting tens of thousands of words written by classic authors, with accompanying charts, d
Columnist John Kass says he has learned he suffers from "a mental problem" that afflicts millions of Americans -- he is a conservative. Kass discusses research from John Hibbing, a political scientist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, exploring the biological roots of people's political orientations.
Students from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are collaborating with the "Extreme Action Heroes" of the STREB dance company, creating choreography that includes student architectural designs and robots from a university lab. The AP article about STREB's April 11 performance was carried by dozens of outlets nationwide.
Alan Baquet, director of the PGA Golf Management program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is part of a national panel discussing the economic benefits of golf. He says the game provides a good forum to assess the character of clients and colleagues. The article includes a "by the numbers" info-graphic about the economic impact of the Masters Tournament. Did you know the winner's caddy gets a 10 percent cut of the $1.44 million prize?
The Lied Center for Performing Arts will host a very special collaboration among University of Nebraska-Lincoln students and the world-renowned dance company STREB, based in Brooklyn. Students from the Colleges of Dance, Computer Science & Engineering will collaborate with the dance troupe during National Robotics Week (April 5-13). Among other things, choreography developed by the students will include flying robots from UNL's NIMBUS lab.
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