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Apr 24 2019
Lincoln Journal Star: New UNL research center will focus on rural drug addiction

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln has earned an $11.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to support the new Rural Drug Addiction Research Center. Kirk Dombrowski, John Bruhn Professor of sociology at Nebraska, will lead the center. Stories on the center have appeared on KETV, KLKN and KMTV and in the Lincoln Journal Star, NET News, Norfolk Daily News, North Platte Telegraph and Omaha World-Herald.

Apr 24 2019
Lincoln Journal Star: A T-shirt made of water bottles and a plan to help save the planet

Gage Mruz, a senior environmental studies major at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, has launched a clothing brand called Greenstain that sells T-shirts made of recycled plastic water bottles. He plans to turn the company into a full-time venture after he graduates in May. The Lincoln Journal Star’s Cindy Lange-Kubick wrote an April 24 column on Mruz and Greenstain.

Apr 24 2019
The Guardian: Diary of explorer David Livingstone's African attendant published

The diary of Jacob Wainwright, an African attendant on Scottish explorer David Livingstone’s final journey into the continent, has been published online. The diary contains the only handwritten witness account of Livingston’s death in 1873. Adrian Wisnicki, associate professor of English at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and director of Livingstone Online, was interviewed for an April 24 Guardian article on the diary publication.

Apr 24 2019
York News-Times: UNL offers record number of scholarships to Nebraska seniors

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln has offered nearly 7,200 universitywide scholarships to the 2019 graduating class from Nebraska high schools. The Syracuse Journal-Democrat and York News-Times have run articles on area scholarship recipients.

Apr 24 2019
NASA: Evaluating the effect of drought

A recent NASA article mentioned the U.S. Drought Monitor, produced by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s National Drought Mitigation Center, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Looking to give the monitor a more complete picture for its assessments, an Applied Sciences project, led by NASA hydrologist Matt Rodell, developed new drought indicators using Earth observations from ground data and NASA satellites.

Apr 23 2019
Lincoln Journal Star: Local officials discuss Lincoln's startup ecosystem

Brad Roth, president and executive director of NUtech Ventures, was quoted in an April 23 Lincoln Journal Star article on Lincoln’s startup ecosystem. He said a lot of entrepreneurial ideas come from University of Nebraska–Lincoln students, either while they are in school or after they graduate.

Apr 23 2019
Lincoln Journal Star: Economic indicator continues to show growth for state

Nebraska’s leading economic indicator rose again during March, according to the most recent report from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Bureau of Business Research. The Lincoln Journal Star published an article on the report April 23.

Apr 22 2019
SyFy Wire: What is Groot's growth rate, scientifically speaking?

Eric North, assistant professor of practice in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s School of Natural Resources, has created two charts showing possible growth rates of the character Groot from the “Guardians of the Galaxy” movies and “Avengers: Infinity War.” One chart assumed Groot would top out at his original “Guardians” height of 12 feet, 4 inches (an exponential function). The other suggested he could reach 28.5 feet or more (a power function). North was featured in an April 22 SyFy Wire story on the topic.

Apr 22 2019
The Scientist: Spider’s orange colors both lure prey and frighten predators

Eileen Hebets, professor of biological sciences at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, was interviewed for an April 22 article in The Scientist on new research involving the spotted coin spider. The research suggests that the species uses its orange colors to both lure prey and repel predators. Hebets said the research is important for advancing the understanding of the evolution and ecology of color-based signals.

Apr 22 2019
KLKN: UNL student sells shirts made with recycled water bottles

Gage Mruz, a senior environmental studies major at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, has launched a clothing brand called Greenstain that sells T-shirts made of recycled plastic water bottles, organic cotton and Tencel. He plans to turn the company into a full-time venture after he graduates in May. KLKN aired a story on Mruz and Greenstain on April 22.

Apr 22 2019
KOLN/KGIN: UNL's Strive to Thrive program serves nonprofits in Lincoln

Students in the College of Business’ Leading People and Projects class recently awarded $7,500 to the Center for Legal Immigration Assistance and $2,500 to the Food Fort Bus as part of the Strive to Thrive Lincoln program. The program was featured in KOLN/KGIN’s Lance’s Journal segment on April 22.

Apr 22 2019
KLKN: UNL-LPS partnership leads to environmentally friendly habits at a young age

Students in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s environmental studies program have partnered with Lincoln Public Schools’ sustainability program to help students develop sustainable habits early in life. The partnership resulted in the environmental studies program earning a Best of Green Schools Award this year. KLKN aired a story on the partnership April 22.