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Oct312014
LiveScience: Social media removes the silence over mental health

Text, Talk and Act combines texting, social media and face-to-face conversation to help young people talk about mental health. In an op-ed piece, Bryan Dyak, president and CEO of the Entertainment Industries Council and Carolyn Lukensmeyer, executive director of the National Institute for Civil Discourse, point to University of Nebraska-Lincoln research that shows young people prefer to seek help through online and text-based platforms, not face-to-face interactions.

Oct312014
The Atlantic: Keeping the Faith

University of Nebraska-Lincoln sociologist Philip Schwadel's recent study showing a growing proportion of college graduates go to church was cited in a roundup of studies examining the changing demographics of religious faith in America.

Oct312014
AgWeb (Farm Journal): New Atlas will help find 'gaps' in world crop production

A University of Nebraska-Lincoln mapping tool recently unveiled by the Daugherty Water for Food Institute will help identify places in the world where there's room to produce more crops.

Oct312014
PBS.Org/EducationShift: Strategies for teaching student journalists how to cover elections

University of Nebraska-Lincoln journalism professors Matt Waite and Kathy Christensen are among those teaching young journalists how to make the most of databases, social media and other platforms so they report on more than the "horse race" on election night.

Oct312014
The Seattle Times: Liberals, conservatives really are wired differently

New findings, published in Current Biology, who that the brains of liberals and conservatives may be wired differently. An international team led by Read Montague from Virginia Tech included University of Nebraska-Lincoln political scientists John Hibbing and Kevin Smith.

Oct312014
The Australian: Brain scans betray the disgusting truth about political ideology

A team of U.S. and British researchers used a functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging machine to monitor the reactions of liberals and conservatives to disgusting images. They found that conservative brains respond differently. Read Montague, a computational psychiatrist at Virginia Tech and University College London led the study. John Hibbing and Kevin B. Smith, political scientists at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, were among researchers who also worked on the study.

Oct312014
Smithsonian.com: Best places to see bats

Lisa Pennisi, associate professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, has studied bats for 20 years. She says it's amazing to see millions of bats flying out of a roost at the same time.

Oct312014
Business Insider: Female economists are more likely to favor big government

Research by University of Nebraska-Lincoln economist Ann Mari May and her colleagues shows that female economist tend to have slightly different views on how the economy should work. Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen recently called for more diversity among economists to better understand recent economic crises.

Oct302014
Bloomberg Businessweek: WORLD Channel to air Native American documentaries in November

To celebrate Native American Heritage Month in November, WORLD Channel is airing six new films about the lives and achievements of Native Americans. Some of the films were produced by Vision Maker Media, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln-based program that develops quality Native American and Pacific Islander educational and home videos. WORLD Channel is a 24/7, multicast channel with ties to public broadcasting.

Oct302014
The Armenian Weekly: UNL professor delivers lecture at "Save the ArQ" fundraiser in Chicago

Bedross Der Matossian, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln professor of history and Middle Eastern studies, co-founded "Save the ArQ" -- an effort to save the Armenian Quarter in Jerusalem. During a Chicago fund- raiser for the group, he described the history of the area during the century since the Armenian genocide of 1914. "After Armenia itself, Jerusalem's Armenian Quarter is one of the most important Armenian centers in the world."

 

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