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Jan 21 2020
Lincoln Journal Star: Law, politics muddy in killing

David Forsythe, emeritus professor of political science at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, wrote a Jan. 21 op-ed for the Lincoln Journal Star on the United States’ drone-attack killing of Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani. He wrote: “Soleimani had a lot of American and other blood on his hands, but it was a risky act, probably not justified by international law and taken without consultation with congressional leaders.”

Jan 21 2020
Rural Radio Network: Horazeck helps young entrepreneurs

Carrie Horazeck, graduate teaching assistant in the Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship program, was featured in the Rural Radio Network’s Engler Entrepreneurship Journey series on Jan. 21. Horazeck teaches modules on innovation, foresight and consumer insights for all levels of entrepreneurs. She said she wants to help young entrepreneurs, especially women, gain confidence and understand the importance of resumes, interviews and pitches.

Jan 20 2020
USA Today: UNL now offering hunting equipment rentals to public

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Outdoor Adventure Center is now offering hunting equipment rentals to the public. USA Today highlighted the program in its 50-states feature Jan. 20.

Jan 20 2020
Lincoln Journal Star: Students carry on Lincoln civil rights leader's legacy

Hundreds of students participated in the 25th annual MLK Youth Rally and March on Jan. 20 in Lincoln. The rally took place at the Nebraska Union, and students marched to the Nebraska State Capitol. Stories on the march appeared on KLKN and KOLN/KGIN and in the Lincoln Journal Star and Omaha World-Herald.

Jan 20 2020
Rural Radio Network: Grant to help corn, wheat growers manage nitrogen fertilizer application

Nebraska Extension’s On-Farm Research Network has earned a $1.2 million On-Farm Conservation Innovation Trials grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Conservation Service to help corn and wheat growers across Nebraska use new technologies to more precisely apply nitrogen fertilizer to their crops. The Rural Radio Network ran a Jan. 20 article on the grant.

Jan 20 2020
Omaha World-Herald: Omahans have opportunities to work together for racial progress

The History Harvest website, which includes a collection on north Omaha history, was mentioned in a Jan. 20 Omaha World-Herald editorial calling on Omahans to work together for racial progress. The project was a joint effort involving history students at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, along with the Great Plains Black History Museum, Malcolm X Memorial Foundation, NET and Love’s Jazz and Arts Center.

Jan 19 2020
Lincoln Journal Star: Civil rights activist Ruby Bridges to visit UNL for MLK week events

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln will honor the legacy of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. with a series of events Jan. 20-24. Civil rights activist Ruby Bridges will give the keynote address during the MLK Brunch on Jan. 22. Stories on the university’s MLK events have appeared on KOLN/KGIN and in the Lincoln Journal Star and Omaha World-Herald.

Jan 19 2020
Lincoln Journal Star: UNL researcher helps solve mystery about coots and their colorful chicks

Daizaburo Shizuka, assistant professor of biological sciences at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, has co-authored a new study explaining how the bright coloring of American coot chicks fits in with the reproductive strategy of their less colorful parents. The Lincoln Journal Star published a Jan. 19 article on the research.

Jan 18 2020
Nature: Supercomputer scours fossil record for Earth’s hidden extinctions

Peter Wagner, associate professor of Earth and atmospheric sciences and biological sciences at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, was quoted in a Jan. 18 Nature article on a new supercomputer analysis of Earth’s fossil record. The analysis shows a clearer history of life during the early Palaeozoic era, allowing researchers to pinpoint the rise and fall of species during diversifications and mass extinctions to within about 26,000 years. Wagner was not involved in the work, but wrote an essay accompanying the study.

Jan 18 2020
Associated Press: UNL now offering hunting equipment rentals to public

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Outdoor Adventure Center is now offering hunting equipment rentals to the public. The Associated Press published a Jan. 18 article on the program.

Jan 18 2020
Lincoln Journal Star: Bringing light to Lincoln and a history lesson in song

The American Spiritual Ensemble premiered “Rise Shine!,” a new spiritual arrangement by Marques Garrett, during a performance Jan. 19 at Lincoln’s First-Plymouth Church. Garrett is an assistant professor of music in choral activities at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. The Lincoln Journal Star’s Cindy Lange-Kubick wrote a Jan. 18 column on the performance.

Jan 17 2020
NBCNews.com: New monument highlights landmark case

John Wunder, emeritus professor of history at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, was interviewed for a Jan. 17 NBCNews.com article on a new monument in Albuquerque, New Mexico, commemorating a 19th century landmark civil rights case that allowed Chinese individuals to testify in an American court for the first time. Wunder is the author of the book “Gold Mountain Turned to Dust: Essays on the Legal History of the Chinese in the Nineteenth-Century American West,” which details the case.