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Jul 24 2017
Lincoln Journal Star: Fellowship program helping young African leaders build connections in Lincoln

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is hosting 25 fellows this summer the first time Nebraska has taken part in the State Department program. The young leaders, who arrived June 16 from 21 different Sub-Saharan nations, are living in residence halls, attending leadership seminars and learning from civic organizations through conversation and observation.

Jul 22 2017
The Associated Press: University of Nebraska looking to revitalize Greek life

An ongoing partnership between fraternities, sororities, advisers and university staff has launched at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to find the path toward a national model of Greek life.

Jul 18 2017
LiveScience: World's brightest laser could pave way for lower-radiation X-rays

The world's brightest laser -- which can produce light pulses a billion times brighter than the surface of the sun -- can transform visible light into X-rays. A team led by University of Nebraska-Lincoln physicist Donald Umstadter conducted an experiment that changed the way light behaves. The story was carried by Fox News, among others.

Jul 17 2017
Wallethub: Ask the experts about credit card reward programs

Arvind Agrawal, a doctoral candidate in the College of Business, discusses the pros and cons of credit card reward programs in a Wallethub feature.

Jul 17 2017
KETV: Beetlemania invades Nebraska vineyard

A vineyard near Springfield, Nebraska, is among locations battling a recent infestation of Japanese Beetles. University of Nebraska-Lincoln extension entomologist Jonathan Larsonis among those helping plant owners battle the insects.

Jul 17 2017
KETV: Nebraska researcher gives insight into giant iceberg

Mark Anderson, an associate professor of Earth and atmospheric sciences, talks about the potential impact of an iceberg that recently broke away from Antarctica.

Jul 17 2017
Investors Business Daily: The larger-than-life career of 'King Kong' producer Merian Cooper

Wheeler Winston Dixon talks about the true-life adventures of movie producer Merian Cooper, who wrote and directed the 1933 classic film "King Kong."

Jul 17 2017
Lincoln Journal Star: University looking for a 'fresh start' with #GreekVitality initiative

Nebraska is not immune to similar high-profile events in its Greek system, but Donde Plowman, the executive vice chancellor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, sees a different path forward. The university should aim for the ideal, Plowman said.

Jul 15 2017
The Associated Press: Nebraska agriculture center seeks to link crops and health

Jeff Raikes shot down pitch after pitch from University of Nebraska scientists who wanted to connect research on microorganisms in the digestive tract to the broader world. Eventually, the scientists came up with the big idea of a $40 million collaboration among university researchers, food and drug manufacturers and philanthropists. Andrew Benson, a microbiology professor, and Robert Hutkins, a food science professor, are among those discussing the Nebraska Food for Health Center.

Jul 14 2017
The Florida Times-Union: Is a band with one original member still that band?

Wheeler Winston Dixon, film studies professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, argues that Foreigner is still Foreigner, even though guitarist Mick Jones is the only original member remaining.

Jul 14 2017
Gizmodo: 'Limited' nuclear strikes could still wreak climate havoc

With the Cold War a fading memory, some nuclear powers have adopted strategies allowing for limited nuclear strikes. A disturbing new study from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln shows that even small batches of nukes can have disastrous environmental consequences.

Jul 13 2017
Daily Mail: Chilling study warns nuclear warhead strike could trigger worldwide climate change

Researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln investigated 19 types of weapons currently held by five major nuclear powers, concluding that just a handful of these bombs could bring on disastrous effects that would ripple worldwide.