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Dec 7 2021
Mashed: The long history of Kraft Heinz employee protests

John Hibbing, Foundation Regent University Professor of political science at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, was quoted in a Dec. 7 Mashed article on the long history of employee protests at Kraft Heinz. He said protests such as a 2018 one in Omaha involving hired protesters can fuel cynicism among onlookers. “People are looking around, wondering, ‘What can I believe in?’” he said. “And it seems like something was happening here, and then it really wasn't something. It can only increase cynicism, which is already high."

Dec 6 2021
KLIN: UNL receives $51M grant to advance subatomic physics

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln has received a five-year, $51 million grant from the National Science Foundation that will advance cutting-edge work in subatomic physics at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider, the world’s largest, most powerful particle accelerator. The funding will support the U.S. CMS Operations Program, the NSF-funded portion of which Nebraska will lead through 2026. KLIN published a Dec. 6 article on the grant.

Dec 6 2021
The Wall Street Journal: Remote learning fails the test

A new study co-authored by Rebecca Jack, a doctoral student in economics at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, suggests remote schooling during the 2020-21 academic year contributed to “highly significant” learning loss. The Wall Street Journal highlighted the study in a Dec. 6 editorial. (This article requires a subscription.)

Dec 6 2021
Omaha World-Herald: Eyebrows raise when Pillen says Nebraska roads 'not that bad'

John Hibbing, Foundation Regent University Professor of political science at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, was interviewed for a Dec. 6 Omaha World-Herald article on Nebraska gubernatorial candidate Jim Pillen describing the condition of the state’s roads and broadband coverage as “not that bad” during a recent debate. Hibbing said it didn’t sound like the wisest response given the support among Nebraskans for improvements in highways and internet service, but he didn’t consider the comment a campaign killer.

Dec 6 2021
KLKN: Big changes coming to UNL campus

On Dec. 3, the University of Nebraska Board of Regents approved a $25.5 million addition to the Lied Center for Performing Arts and a $75 million replacement of the Westbrook Music Building. KLKN aired a Dec. 6 story on the projects. Bill Stephan, executive director of the Lied, and Sergio Ruiz, director of the Glenn Korff School of Music and professor of music, were interviewed for the story.

Dec 6 2021
The Reader: Tenant Assistance Project is new tool to fight evictions

Ryan Sullivan, associate professor of law and director of the Civil Clinic at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, was interviewed for a Dec. 6 article in The Reader on Nebraska’s Tenant Assistance Project. The program provides free legal representation for residents facing eviction through volunteer lawyers. Sullivan helped start the program in Lancaster County, and about half of the volunteers in the county are from the Civil Clinic.

Dec 6 2021
Lincoln Journal Star: Nebraska Extension names new dean, director

Charles Stoltenow has been named the next dean and director of Nebraska Extension. He will assume his new position Jan. 1, pending approval by the University of Nebraska Board of Regents. The Lincoln Journal Star published a Dec. 6 article on the hiring. The story has been picked up by the Columbus Telegram, Fremont Tribune, Grand Island Independent, Hastings Tribune, Kearney Hub, Norfolk Daily News, North Platte Telegraph, Scottsbluff Star-Herald and York News-Times. Nebraska Ag Connection and the Rural Radio Network have published similar stories.

Dec 5 2021
Hastings Tribune: UNL students make suggestions to improve Hastings

Students in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Community and Regional Planning program who studied the city of Hastings over the fall semester presented their findings Dec. 1 through a videoconference meeting with city officials and the community, the Hastings Tribune reported Dec. 5.

Dec 5 2021
Omaha World-Herald: Do Nebraska's local abortion bans matter?

University of Nebraska–Lincoln law professors Eric Berger, Jonathan Marshfield and Anthony Schutz were interviewed for a Dec. 5 Omaha World-Herald article on two Nebraska towns passing ordinances to outlaw abortion locally. Berger said the ordinances are “clearly unconstitutional” under current constitutional doctrine. Schutz said towns and villages can’t pass ordinances that conflict with state law. The Lincoln Journal Star picked up the story.

Dec 4 2021
KETV: Burke calls criticism of UNL diversity plan 'harmful' to state

Tim Burke, former president and CEO of the Omaha Public Power District, has expressed support for University of Nebraska–Lincoln Chancellor Ronnie Green and the university’s Journey for Anti-Racism and Racial Equity, KETV reported Dec. 4. “It's a business imperative, a strategic imperative for us to have this conversation and to make sure that we understand it,” he said.

Dec 3 2021
Nebraska Public Media: As labor shortages continue, could robots provide an answer?

Eric Thompson, K.H. Nelson Professor of Economics and director of the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, was cited in a Dec. 3 Nebraska Public Media story on whether robots could provide a solution to labor shortages. He said while he hasn’t studied robots in the workplace, he was open to the idea to deal with scarce labor.

Dec 3 2021
Lincoln Journal Star: UNL Opera to present 'Amahl and the Night Visitors'

UNL Opera will present the holiday classic “Amahl and the Night Visitors” at 1:30 and 3 p.m. Dec. 11 in the Temple Building’s Studio Theatre, the Lincoln Journal Star reported Dec. 3. The show is free and open to the public, but tickets are required.