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Apr262015
New Republic: Why Americans don't treat fatal gun negligence as a crime

Citing numerous instances where negligence has led to death, Amanda Gailey, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln assistant professor of English and director of Nebraskans Against Gun Violence, calls for a change in societal attitudes toward fatal gun accidents.

Apr242015
Slate.com: Is the end of the avocado nigh?

A story about drought's effect on avocado growing, originally produced by New York Magazine's Grub Street food page, appears on Slate.com. The article quotes Brian Fuchs, a climatologist at the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, on the severity of California's drought.

Apr242015
DownBeat magazine: Poncho Sanchez teaches master class at UNL

The April issue of DownBeat magazine reported that conguero Poncho Sanchez taught University of Nebraska-Lincoln students in a master class before his Jan. 15 appearance at the Lied Center for Performing Arts. Francisco Torres, trombonist and musical director in Sanchez's Latin Jazz Band, also participated in the class. The two told students about the origins of the Conga drum, offered a brief history of Latin jazz and demonstrated popular Latin rhythms.

Apr232015
Broadway World: Kennedy Center announces college theater award winners

University of Nebraska-Lincoln senior English major Bryan Howard was among dozens of national award winners in the 47th annual Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival April 13-18. Howard is to attend the O'Neill National Playwrights' Conference as a member of the literary staff. Howard was one of four national fellows in dramaturgy.

Apr232015
Chicago Tribune: A mythic tale of a prosperous family undone by fate

The most frustrating thing about Chigozie Obiomi's first novel is that the author "has no other books for the reader to devour once the final page is reached," writes a Chicago Tribune reviewer. Obioma is to join the creative writing faculty at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in August.

Apr232015
New York magazine: Have you eaten your last avocado?

California drought threatens the supply of avocados, which have gone from a grocery-aisle curiosity to a pantry staple in recent years. But it takes 72 gallons of water to grow a pound of avocados, compared to nine gallons for a pound of tomatoes. Brian Fuchs, a climatologist at the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, explains the severity of the California drought in an article that appears on Grub Street, New York Magazine's food web site.

Apr222015
Today's Zaman: Obsession, obstinacy, paradox and shame

Writings of University of Nebraska-Lincoln history professor Bedross der Matossian are quoted in an English-language Turkish newspaper column lamenting the Turkish government's refusal to use the "g-word" -- genocide -- to describe the deportation and deaths of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire 100 years ago. "Through demographic engineering, annihilation, extirpation, and assimilation of Armenians and other Christian groups, they transformed a multicultural society . . . into the heartland of Turkish nationalism," Der Matossian wrote. "The Armenian genocide became the most successful and extr

Apr222015
The Christian Science Monitor: The drone debate over privacy laws

Privacy advocates have sued the Federal Aviation Administration over the lack of privacy safeguards in its proposed regulations for unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as drones. Matthew Waite, founder of the drone journalism laboratory at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, argues that it's a mistake to base privacy regulations on specific pieces of technology -- because technology is changing too fast.

Apr222015
Gothamist: Adios, Avocado

Avocados are among the crops jeopardized by ongoing drought in California. Brian Fuchs, a climatologist at the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, explains the severity of California's ongoing drought, now heading into its fourth year. The Gothamist article highlights a longer piece that appeared on New York Magazine's Grub Street food web site.

Apr222015
San Jose Mercury News: Will "The Avengers" trigger superhero burnout?

"The Avengers" triggered a flood of bright, masked and caped figures that are expected to dominate movie theater screens over the next four years. Wheeler Winston Dixon, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln film studies professor, says spectacle is the only way movie theaters can compete with streaming services that make films easily accessible at home. He predicts that superhero movies "are just going to get bigger and bigger." The article was syndicated to numerous California outlets affiliated with the Mercury News, such as Contra Cost Times and Inside Bay Area.

 

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