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Apr 3 2020
KSNB: CEHS, Nebraska Extension start podcast to support families

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s College of Education and Human Sciences and Nebraska Extension are collaborating on a new podcast series called Stronger Together. Each episode covers a different aspect of family interaction that can be supported by the human sciences. KSNB ran an April 3 article on the podcast.

Apr 3 2020
Omaha World-Herald: Looking for a new adventure? Many turn to gardening

John Fech, a horticulturist with the Nebraska Extension in Douglas and Sarpy counties, was interviewed for an April 3 Omaha World-Herald gardening column. Seed sales are surging across the country amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the column read. Some people are excited about the idea of starting a garden, while others are worried about the food supply. “We have seen a lot of interest," Fech said. “We’ve gotten a lot of calls, both for flowers and vegetables. Especially vegetables."

Apr 3 2020
The North Platte Telegraph: Lied Center hosting online concert series

Musicians Daniel Martinez, Josh Hoyer and Paul Barnes have been added to the Lied Live Online lineup for April. The North Platte Telegraph ran an April 3 article on the additions.

Apr 2 2020
Lincoln Journal Star: NU dorm rooms to be used for quarantine

Nebraskans who need to quarantine due to possible exposure to the novel coronavirus but who have no place to do so may be able to use a room at the University of Nebraska. Gov. Pete Ricketts has announced an agreement between the state and NU for use of residence halls at UNL, UNO, UNK and the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis if the need arises. Stories on the agreement have appeared in KETV, KLKN, KMTV, KNOP, KOLN/KGIN, KSNB, the Lincoln Journal Star, News Channel Nebraska, Norfolk Daily News and WOWT.

Apr 2 2020
Lincoln Journal Star: Nebraska shatters unemployment claims record set last week

Eric Thompson, Nelson Professor of Economics and director of the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, was interviewed for an April 2 Lincoln Journal Star article on Nebraska breaking its record for unemployment claims for the second-straight week amid the COVID-19 pandemic. He said the number of claims was not unexpected and that numbers will remain elevated for several weeks due to social distancing practices by consumers and businesses.

Apr 2 2020
Omaha World-Herald: UNL cancels music camps

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Glenn Korff School of Music has canceled its summer youth band and choir camps due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Omaha World-Herald reported April 2.

Apr 2 2020
Lincoln Journal Star: Innovation Studio, Kawasaki tool up to fill order for thousands of face shields

Nebraska Innovation Studio, University of Nebraska–Lincoln engineers, and private companies and individuals are working together to create 13,000-plus face shields for Nebraska health care workers treating patients with COVID-19. Stories on the project have appeared in the Lincoln Journal Star, Nebraska City News-Press and Syracuse Journal-Democrat.

Apr 2 2020
Omaha World-Herald: Pulitzer Prize winner to headline Governor’s Lecture

Presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin will deliver the 25th Governor’s Lecture in the Humanities Sept. 22 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts, the Omaha World-Herald reported April 2. The lecture is part of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues.

Apr 2 2020
Nebraska Farmer: While social distancing, don't neglect mental well-being

Susan Harris-Broomfield, Nebraska Extension educator for rural health, wellness and safety, offered advice on coping with stress during the COVID-19 pandemic for an April 2 Nebraska Farmer article. She stressed that social distancing doesn’t mean eliminating social connections. She encouraged people to stay connected to friends and family via phone calls and social media, create a routine and practice good self-care.

Apr 2 2020
KOLN/KGIN: Experts share tips on working from home

Tawnya Means, assistant dean of the College of Business, assistant professor of practice in management and director of the Teaching and Learning Center at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, was interviewed for an April 2 KOLN/KGIN story on tips for working remotely. She recommended that those working from home for the first time prepare themselves mentally, be present and never work too much.

Apr 1 2020
Lincoln Journal Star: UNL students develop app to help small businesses

Luke Bogus and Jacob Peddicord, students in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management, have developed a mobile-ordering app called Brim to help area businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. The app is being offered free for the next six months. The Lincoln Journal Star published an April 1 article about the app.

Apr 1 2020
Lincoln Journal Star: COVID-19 complicating college student census count

The Lincoln Journal Star published an April 1 article on how the COVID-19 pandemic is complicating the college student census count. The University of Nebraska system, through its Complete Count working group, coordinated with the Census Bureau to turn over records of who was living in residence halls and Greek houses this year. The university system is also reaching out to students who live off-campus through public service announcements and email marketing.