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Recent stories
Feb 27 2024
KETV: Climate change symposium aims to lead to mitigation, prevention practices

KETV and KOLN/KGIN aired stories on the Community Climate Resilience Symposium, held Feb. 27 at the Nebraska East Union. The event included a climate history harvest, public engagement sessions and the sharing of ongoing and upcoming scholarly activities.

Feb 27 2024
RFD-TV: Team aims to develop crops with greater cold tolerance

Rebecca Roston, Susan J. Rosowski Associate Professor of biochemistry and Ralph and Alice Raikes Chair of Plant Sciences, was interviewed for a Feb. 27 segment on RFD-TV. She discussed her team’s research to boost the cold tolerance of sorghum, and eventually corn and other crops, by harnessing the power of the plant’s circadian rhythms.

Feb 26 2024
Lincoln Journal Star: Lincoln company gets FDA approval for commercial use of surgical robot

Virtual Incision has received Food and Drug Administration approval for commercial use of its Miniaturized In vivo Robotic Assistant (MIRA) Surgical System, the Lincoln Journal Star and Omaha World-Herald have reported. The system was invented by Shane Farritor, Lederer Professor of Engineering at Nebraska and the company’s co-founder and chief technology officer.

Feb 26 2024
Nebraska Public Media: Experts discuss threats, benefits of AI on democracy

Nebraska Examiner and Nebraska Public Media published stories on Civic Nebraska’s inaugural AI and Democracy Community Summit, held Feb. 24 at Andersen Hall. Bryan Wang, associate professor of advertising and public relations, and Matt Waite, professor of practice in journalism, participated in a panel discussion during the summit and were featured in the stories. KOLN/KGIN picked up the Examiner story.

Feb 26 2024
Des Moines Register: Iowa could see fewer blizzards in years ahead

A first-of-its-kind study from Liang Chen, assistant professor of Earth and atmospheric sciences, has projected decreases in both severe wind and extreme snowfall — the two elements that team up to produce blizzards. Stories on the research have appeared in KGFW, KNOP, KOLN/KGIN, Rural Radio Network, the Des Moines Register, Newsweek and PreventionWeb.

Feb 24 2024
Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Should school leaders worry about computer grading?

Kurt Geisinger, director of the Buro Center for Testing at Nebraska, was interviewed for a Feb. 24 Fort Worth Star-Telegram article on the introduction of a computer-based grading system for Texas’ STAAR exam. He said the shift to automated grading shouldn’t be a big cause for concern for local school districts. Automated grading of essays is becoming more common across the country, he said, and has mostly been implemented without major problems, though some question how accurately AI can measure writing quality.

Feb 23 2024
Flatwater Free Press: Meet the Husker Super Fan and his super fans

Flatwater Free Press published a Feb. 23 article on Husker super fan Kevin Coleman, who attends as many as eight Big Red contests a week. The Husker alumnus also works as a dishwasher at the Lewis Training Table in Memorial Stadium. KOLN/KGIN and the Lincoln Journal Star have picked up the story.

Feb 23 2024
Lincoln Journal Star: UNL Wind Ensemble to perform 'Sea Songs' March 2

The university’s Wind Ensemble will present “Sea Songs” at 3:30 p.m. March 2 in Westbrook Music Building, Room 130. The Lincoln Journal Star ran a Feb. 23 article on the concert.

Feb 23 2024
Lincoln Journal Star: Project pays tribute to Bryan Health workers

Eddie Dominguez, professor of art (ceramics), created a public art project at Lincoln’s Bryan Medical Center West inspired by the hospital staff’s experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Lincoln Journal Star published a Feb. 23 article on the project.

Feb 22 2024
KHGI: UNL announces spring undergraduate commencement date, details

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln will hold its spring undergraduate commencement ceremony May 18 at Memorial Stadium, KHGI, the Lincoln Journal Star and Rural Radio Network have reported.

Feb 21 2024
Lincoln Journal Star: Lied to bring record number of Broadway musicals to Lincoln

The Lied Center for Performing Arts’ 2024-25 Glenn Korff Broadway Series will feature “Back to the Future,” “Beetlejuice,” “Disney’s The Little Mermaid,” “Dear Evan Hansen” and a two-week run of a major show to be announced this summer. Stories on the Broadway season appeared in KLKN, KOLN/KGIN and the Lincoln Journal Star.

Feb 21 2024
Smithsonian Magazine: Giant locust swarms could expand to new areas, study suggests

A 2022 blog post by Jody Green, an urban entomologist with Nebraska Extension, was cited in a Feb. 21 Smithsonian Magazine article on a new study showing that locust swarms could soon expand to new regions in south and west-central Asia because of climate change. “The desert locust crisis is less about the insect and more about conflict and insecurity among people,” she wrote. “It is a story that demonstrates what can happen when countries do not coordinate enough among one another.”