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Oct 15 2019
KOLN/KGIN: Opera brings Cozad's early years to life

UNL Opera will premiere “The Gambler’s Son” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17 in the Cozad High School Auditorium. The opera is adapted from Mari Sandoz’s 1960 novel, “Son of the Gamblin’ Man,” about Cozad, Nebraska, founder John J. Cozad. Tyler White, professor of composition and conducting in the Glenn Korff School of Music, composed the opera. White, director of UNL Opera William Shomos and doctoral student in opera Patrick McNally were interviewed for an Oct. 15 KOLN/KGIN story on the Cozad performance.

Oct 15 2019
Rural Radio Network: Wolfe paves own entrepreneurial path

Eli Wolfe, a junior agribusiness major at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and member of the Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship program, was featured in the Rural Radio Network’s Engler Entrepreneurship Journey series on Oct. 15. The Kearney native is on the Engler executive team.

Oct 14 2019
KETV: New group formed to address 'crisis' in workforce shortage

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln and Aksarben Foundation announced the Nebraska Tech Collaborative, a new group that aims to bolster the state’s tech workforce, in an Oct. 14 news conference at Nebraska Innovation Campus. Jona Van Deun, president of the collaborative, was introduced during the event. Stories on the collaborative have appeared in the Kearney Hub, KETV, KLKN, KOLN/KGIN, Lincoln Journal Star, Norfolk Daily News, Omaha World-Herald, Scottsbluff Star-Herald, WOWT and more than 35 other media outlets.

Oct 14 2019
Lincoln Journal Star: Business, education leaders unveil tech-talent initiative

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln and Aksarben Foundation announced the Nebraska Tech Collaborative, a new group that aims to bolster the state’s tech workforce, in an Oct. 14 news conference at Nebraska Innovation Campus. Jona Van Deun, president of the collaborative, was introduced during the event. Stories on the collaborative have appeared in the Kearney Hub, KETV, KLKN, KOLN/KGIN, Lincoln Journal Star, Norfolk Daily News, Omaha World-Herald, Scottsbluff Star-Herald, WOWT and more than 35 other media outlets.

Oct 14 2019
Omaha World-Herald: Team studying obesity’s complexities wins $11 million grant

The Nebraska Center for the Prevention of Obesity Diseases through Dietary Molecules has received a second round of grant funding from the National Institutes of Health, $11 million, to continue another five years. Stories on the grant renewal have appeared in the Kearney Hub, KLIN, KOLN/KGIN, Lincoln Journal Star and Omaha World-Herald. Janos Zempleni, the center’s director and Willa Cather Professor of molecular nutrition at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, was interviewed for the stories.

Oct 14 2019
Lincoln Journal Star: NU-led obesity research center receives $11M more of NIH funding

The Nebraska Center for the Prevention of Obesity Diseases through Dietary Molecules has received a second round of grant funding from the National Institutes of Health, $11 million, to continue another five years. Stories on the grant renewal have appeared in the Kearney Hub, KLIN, KOLN/KGIN, Lincoln Journal Star and Omaha World-Herald. Janos Zempleni, the center’s director and Willa Cather Professor of molecular nutrition at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, was interviewed for the stories.

Oct 14 2019
Omaha World-Herald: Sarpy County data centers have $522M impact, report shows

A recent report by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Bureau of Business Research found that Sarpy County’s largest data centers have an annual statewide economic impact of $522 million, with an employment impact of nearly 1,900 direct and indirect jobs. The report was highlighted in an Oct. 14 Omaha World-Herald article on the county’s data centers. The story was picked up by the Gretna Breeze, Papillion Times and Scottsbluff Star-Herald.

Oct 13 2019
Lincoln Journal Star: Chaos at Lincoln Chick-fil-A underscores importance of threat assessment

Mario Scalora, professor of psychology at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and director of the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center, was interviewed for an Oct. 13 Lincoln Journal Star article on the importance of threat assessment following a recent incident at a south Lincoln Chick-fil-A in which a man intentionally rammed his pickup into the restaurant’s lobby before he was shot and killed by a BNSF agent. Scalora said the incident highlights the need to continue work to identify threats as an important step in preventing violence in Lincoln and elsewhere.

Oct 13 2019
KETV: Study shows politics making some Americans sick

A new study from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln suggests that Americans are making themselves sick over politics. The study was authored by Kevin Smith, Olson Chair and professor of political science at Nebraska; John Hibbing, Foundation Regent University Professor of political science at Nebraska; and Matthew Hibbing, associate professor of political science at the University of California, Merced. KETV aired an Oct. 13 story on the research.

Oct 13 2019
Omaha World-Herald: EPA announcement helps, but uncertainty remains for ethanol sector

A University of Nebraska–Lincoln analysis was cited in an Oct. 13 Omaha World-Herald editorial on Nebraska’s ethanol industry facing uncertainty. Ethanol is the third-largest component in the state’s agricultural economy, behind corn and cattle, according to the analysis.

Oct 12 2019
Lincoln Journal Star: Out-of-state students a growing focus for UNL's recruiting efforts

The Lincoln Journal Star published an Oct. 12 article on the University of Nebraska–Lincon’s recruiting efforts. The university plans to expand its out-of-state networks in the coming recruitment cycles. Amber Williams, assistant vice chancellor for academic services and enrollment management; Abby Freeman, director of admissions; and students Grace O’Keeffe, Michaela Scheinin and Lindsey Stewart were interviewed for the story.

Oct 12 2019
Lincoln Journal Star: Husker students put together free wedding for Omaha couple

Ten University of Nebraska–Lincoln students in Kristin Malek’s Advanced Event Operation class recently planned a free wedding for an Omaha couple. The Lincoln Journal Star published an Oct. 12 article on the project. Malek, an assistant professor and event-management specialist; and students Carly Becker and Emily Zetterman were interviewed for the story.