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During the first of four forums held across Nebraska, concussion experts discussed the latest findings about managing the injury. A University of Nebraska-Lincoln research team led by Kathryn Higgins discussed a new equation to make it harder for an impaired athlete to fool concussion protocol tests. The story originally appeared in the Lincoln Journal Star and was carried b other outlets across the nation.
Fremont native Scott MIller was to return to his hometown to perform a song cycle based on the novel "My Antonia" by Willa Cather. "Prairie Songs: Remembering Antonia" was commissioned by the Cather Project at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Vocalist Miller is an associate professor of music at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington. The song cycle also was to be performed at sites in Lincoln and Omaha.
Matt Waite, a journalism professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, talks about regulations and safety concerns about jusing drowns for journalism. The first question to answer before using a drone to get a crowd shot, he says, is whether there's insurance coverage.
Farmers can find out if their tractor passed its college test exams through the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Tractor Test Laboratory. The Lab is the official U.S. tractor testing station for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers found that girls and boys had similar comprehension and grades in science. But both males and females were more likely to consider boys as a "science kind of person."
"In the Diaspora," a column in the Guyana-based Stabroek News, publishes a poem honoring the late Nobel Laureate poet Derek Walcott, described as the "tribal poet of the Caribbean." Walcott, who was born on the island of Saint Lucia, died March 17. The poem in his honor was authored by Kwame Dawes, Glenna Luschei editor of Prairie Schooner and a University of Nebraska-Lincoln English professor. Born in Ghana, Dawes grew up in Jamaica.
Some farmers would like to see farmland values decline more quickly in response to falling crop and livestock prices. A study from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln showed a 10 percent drop in Nebraska farmland values since last year. Jim Jansen, an agricultural systems economist, conducts the annual survey. He noted that rising property tax levels are keeping land ownership expenses high. Economist Eric Thompson said land prices are adjusting to commodity prices without plunging.
Edward Hopper's "Room in New York," part of the Sheldon Museum of Art collection at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is compared to the Roald Dahl short story "Lamb to the Slaughter" in "Lesson Plans," the New York Times' site for classroom resources based on its content.
Wheeler Winston Dixon, a film studies professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, discusses zesty, irreverent films of Dorothy Arzner, a pioneer female filmmaker whose career spanned the silent era into the 1940s. Melbourne Cinémathèque, a non-profit film society dedicated to preserving the history of world cineman, is hosting a season dedicated to Arzner. Dixon was interviewed by Jason Di Rosso for The Final Cut radio program on film.
Large rainstorms have moved California out of a five-year drought. The U.S. Drought Monitor California calculates that 76 percent of the state is out of drought, with some small areas of the state still experiencing drought conditions. The National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln works closely with local experts to monitor drought situations.
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