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The International Quilt Study Center's new exhibition highlights quilts with stitched signatures and their role as symbols and social engagement.
Kathleen P. Anderson, associate professor and equine extension specialist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is the winner of the 2014 Equine Science Award, presented in conjunction with the American Society of Animal Science at the Joint Annual Science Meetings in Kansas City, Mo.
Alissa Doerr, a second-year student at the University of Nebraska College of Law, works with a veteran attorney in Center, Neb. She is part of efforts by the Law College and the Nebraska State Bar Association to encourage more young lawyers to practice in rural areas.
A grant of nearly $272,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities will allow "The Complete Letters of Willa Cather" to be published online as part of the Cather archive.
In a program highlighting the history of barbecue, "The Feed" on fyi Network touches on the role of University of Nebraska-Lincoln in creating the McRib.
The discovery of a marble head of Venus at Antiochia ad Cragnum in Turkey was reported in a summer 2014 special edition of National Geographic. It was found during a 2013 excavation led by Michael Hoff, an art historian at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
A housing market study in Hamburg, Germany, found that condos located near -- but not too close to -- a place of worship sold for more money than other homes. However, in 2012, Eric Thompson, an economist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, found that a newly built Mormon temple in Omaha, Neb., had no noticeable effect on nearby home values.
Ari Kohen, associate professor of political science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is among academics analyzing Richard Dawkins' recent statements that it's immoral to knowingly bring a child with Down syndrome into the world. Though Dawkins subsequently issued an apology, Kohen notes that it was more like a non-apology. He also notes that Dawkins lacks evidence to support his statements.
University of Nebraska College of Law student Alissa Doerr clerked with a small-town lawyer this summer, seeking experience to set up a similar practice and taking advantage of the state's debt-relief program for rural lawyers.
Aspiring entrepreneurs in northern Kentucky will participate in a business pitch competition this week, soon after a ranking by economists at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln showed the state to be near the top nationally in its ability to create new businesses. Gov. Steve Beshear has highlighted the ranking.
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