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Jason Egan, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln alum who founded the Fright Dome in Las Vegas, chats with reporter Susan Stapleton about he got into the haunted house business. While he was a University of Nebraska-Lincoln student, he set up a haunted house in an old lightning rod factory near the federal building.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is among 20 land-grant universities participating in a long-term research project to improve dry bean varieties. Many participating researchers work to improve nutrition in developing countries. James Steadman, head of plant pathology department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, has been involved with the project since the early 1970s. The story from Agriculture is America appeared on numerous web sites across the nation.
A survey conducted by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and funded by the Administration for Children and Families found that 60.8 percent of homeless youths have been raped, beaten up, robbed or otherwise assaulted. The survey was unveiled at "Ending Youth Homelessness: A Call to Action" on Wednesday.
A project by Jinsong Huang, associate professor of mechanical and materials engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will focus on refining solar cells that feature perovskite. Huang has been awarded a four-year, $1.2 million federal grant for his research.
Jinsong Huang, associate professor of Mechanical and materials engineering at the Univeristy of Nebraska-Lincoln, has been awarded a four-year $1.2 million grant form the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative to improve the efficiency of solar cells using a substance known as perovskite.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln political scientist John Hibbing discusses his research about how sensitivity to frightening or disgusting stimulus relates to a conservative political bent. This could mean the Ebola panic could move voters to the right. The article by Alice Robb, which previously appeared in The New Republic, was published on New York Magazine's Science of Us site.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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