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Science 360, the National Science Foundation's news service, highlights research by University of Nebraska-Lincoln physicists Timothy Gay and Joan Dreiling into the puzzle of why DNA's double helix has a right-handed twist.
University of Nebraska law school students visited Lincoln classrooms Sept. 17 to teach about 2,000 eighth-graders about the Constitution on Constitution Day. Each participating class developed a tweet to describe how the Constitution affects them.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is one of several universities that has partnered with PrecisionHawk, which announced Sept. 18 that it completed a $10 million financing round. The information delivery company uses a small unmanned aerial vehicle -- commonly called a drone -- and cloud-based software to collect, process and analyze aerial data.
Scientists have been puzzled by the right-handed spin of DNA's double helix structure nearly ever since Francis Crick and James Watson announced its discovery in 1953. University of Nebraska-Lincoln physicists Joan Dreiling and Timothy Gay have conducted an experiment that explains why.
Research by physicists at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln shows why the DNA of every organism on earth has a right-handed twist.
Armenian Weekly: UNL to hold conference focused on the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide in the Ottoman Empire
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln will host a two-day international conference in March 2015 to mark the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide. About 1.5 million Armenians -- or about 60 percent of the 2.5 million population of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire -- died as a result of actions taken by the Ottoman government beginning in 1915. Organized by Bedross Der Matossian, assistant professor of history at UNL, the conference is co-sponsored by the Harris Center for Judaic Studies at UNL, the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research in Belmont, Mass., and the Society
Great Value Colleges cites 50 colleges and universities in the Midwestern U.S., including the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for their affordability. The rating is based upon tuition and fees below the national average of about $22,000 per year, plus student-teacher ratios, freshmen retention rates, graduation rates and other factors. The news release from Great Value Colleges was carried by Reuters and more than 100 outlets nationwide.
Ensuring that students return for their second year is a key strategy for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to meet its goal of reaching 30,000 students by the end of the decade. Chancellor Harvey Perlman said UNL strives to improve retention because helping students succeed is "the right thing to do." "We would be doing these things if our retention rate was 95 percent," he said.
Alex Mallory, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln student and a member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, has been named a National CHild Awareness Month Youth Ambassador. He is to receive funding and training to lead an initiative to educate Native youth leaders on suicide prevention.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln scientist Ravi Saraf has perfected an "electronic skin" device that could result in "a whole new kind of breast exam." The work by Saraf and his assistant Chieu Van Nguyen was covered by more than 60 news outlets, including local TV news Sept. 11-15.
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