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Nov212014
Indian Country Today: Stealing children -- A look at indigenous child removal policies

Indian Country Today Media Network interviews University of Nebraska-Lincoln historian Margaret Jacobs about her study of government policies that removed indigenous children in the U.S., Australia and Canada, from their families to be placed in boarding schools and foster homes run by whites.

Nov202014
The Western Front: Students and cell phone addiction

A story about student cell phone use at Western Washington University quotes a University of Nebraska-Lincoln study that found students check their phone 11 times a day while in class.

Nov202014
The Christian Science Monitor: Remembering Mike Nichols, fearless director, unparalleled auteur

Wheeler Winston Dixon, editor of the Quarterly Review of Film and Video at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, described Mike Nichols as the consummate auteur, "an actor's director as well as being an assured visual stylist. Nichols, who directed "The Graduate" and won four Emmys, a Grammy, an Oscar and eight Tony Awards, died Nov. 19 at 83. The story was syndicated and carried by other outlets, such as Yahoo News and WAMR FM radio in Florida.

Nov192014
KTVD (Denver): Omaha 8th-grader aces ACT, lands full scholarship

NBC affiliate KTVD Denver airs story about Joshua Gromowsky, 13, of Omaha, who was awarded a full scholarship to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln because he got a perfect score on one section of the ACT college entrance exam. The eighth-grade student at Omaha's Mary Our Queen school took the test in the seventh grade.

Nov182014
WSBT-CBS (Indiana): 8th-grader gets full ride scholarship

CBS affiliate WSBT in South Bend and Elkhart, Ind., airs story about Omaha eighth-grader Joshua Gromowsky, who got a perfect score on a college entrance exam and was awarded a full-ride scholarship to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Nov172014
NerdWallet: Who benefits when insurance is priced by credit scores?

Jennifer Davidson, an assistant professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's College of Business Administration, said credit-based insurance scoring benefits drivers and homeowners with good credit.

Nov172014
NBC News: Hungry Planet -- Can big data help feed 9 billion humans?

Kenneth Cassman, University of Nebraska-Lincoln agronomist, recently unveiled a new interactive mapping tool that identifies in fine-grain detail where higher crop yields are possible on existing arable land. The Global Yield Gap and Water Productivity Atlas, a $6 million project, was unveiled at the Water for Food conference in Seattle last month. Roberto Lenton, founding director of Nebraska's Water for Food Institute, said the tool pinpoints areas where there's more yield potential.

Nov162014
The Associated Press: Obscure Nebraska panel could make call on $5.4 billion Keystone XL pipeline

Anthony Schutz, professor of law at the University of Nebraska, comments on a pending case before the Nebraska Supreme Court on whether the Nebraska Public Service Commission must review the pipeline before it crosses the state. The story ran in a number of outlets across the country.

Nov142014
Philly.com: No reason to worry about "stupidity virus."

#PhillyFive recommends a Forbes article by F.D. Flam that notes researchers never claimed to find a "stupidity virus." A study by Johns Hopkins and University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers found evidence of chlorovirus in humans. The virus previously had been believed to infect only algae. The scientists also found a correlation between those with the virus and slower cognitive responses.

Nov112014
Forbes.com: Scientists may have found a virus, but they never called it the "stupidity virus."

An Oct. 27 paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reported that scientists from Johns Hopkins University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln had discovered traces of a chlorovirus, previously known to colonize only algae, in the throats of study subjects. Those with the virus performed more slowly on cognitive tests. Reports about the research took off after it was labeled the "stupidity virus," even though researchers never used any form of the word "stupid" in their report.

 

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