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Dec 9 2019
Politico: How a closed-door meeting shows farmers are waking up on climate change

Martha Shulski, Nebraska state climatologist and director of the Nebraska State Climate Office, was interviewed for a Dec. 9 Politico article on the agriculture industry more openly discussing climate change. She said the state climate office is getting about twice as many inquiries as it did a year ago and more groups are asking for presentations on climate change. Media interest in climate change has increased, as well, she said.

Dec 8 2019 A game-day group helps Huskers 'Go Green for Big Red' published a Dec. 8 article on the Go Green for Big Red game-day recycling program. Prabhakar “Prabs” Shrestha, director of sustainability at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, was interviewed for the story.

Dec 8 2019
The Grand Island Independent: Historic Gregorian chant book donated to UNL

A 405-year-old tome of Gregorian chants — one of two known copies — is now part of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Archives and Special Collections. Donated by Karen R. Lusk in memory of Larry Lusk, her husband and founding dean of Nebraska’s Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts, “Antiphonarium Romanum” was published in 1614 in Tournai, Belgium. The only other known copy is at Yale University. The Grand Island Independent and McCook Gazette have run articles on the chant book.

Dec 7 2019
KLKN: UNL program gives space for makers to learn, make and sell

Nebraska Innovation Studio recently added a “Request a Maker” button to its website, allowing clients to connect with makers for custom projects. KLKN aired a Dec. 7 story on the program. NIS Director David Martin and makers Carly Brotherson and Shane Stan were interviewed for the story.

Dec 6 2019
KMTV: Nebraska hemp growers getting closer to harvesting

Ismail Dweikat, professor of agronomy and horticulture at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, was featured in a Dec. 6 KMTV story on Nebraska hemp growers getting closer to harvest. Local hemp growers and Husker researchers are hosting a hemp conference in March at Nebraska Innovation Campus.

Dec 6 2019
Los Angeles Times: Has recent rain made a dent in the California drought?

The U.S. Drought Monitor — produced jointly by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s National Drought Mitigation Center, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture — was cited in a Dec. 6 Los Angeles Times story on drought conditions in California. About 85% of the state is considered “abnormally dry,” according to the most recent monitor.

Dec 6 2019
Lincoln Journal Star: Confidence drops slightly in latest UNL index

Consumer and business confidence held steady in Nebraska during November, according to the latest monthly surveys from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Bureau of Business Research. Stories on the surveys have appeared on KOLN/KGIN and KSNB and in the Lincoln Journal Star.

Dec 6 2019
Successful Farming: Owning farmland is an attractive strategy for investors

Allan Vyhnalek, extension educator in agricultural economics, was interviewed for a Dec. 6 Successful Farming article on farm leases.

Dec 5 2019
Lincoln Journal Star: UNL strengthening Nebraska's workforce

University of Nebraska–Lincoln Chancellor Ronnie Green wrote a Dec. 5 guest column for the Lincoln Journal Star on how the university is strengthening the state’s workforce. He highlighted the university’s role in the new Nebraska Tech Collaborative, expansion efforts in the College of Engineering, the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts and Nebraska Extension efforts, among other programs.

Dec 5 2019
Food Management: UNL’s new residential dining center doubles as retail food court

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s new East Campus dining center simultaneously operates as an all-you-care-to-eat residential dining hall and a retail food court with a la carte pricing for students not using residential meal plans. Food Management published a Dec. 5 article on the dining center. Dave Annis, executive director of campus dining, was interviewed for the story.

Dec 4 2019 Brain imaging helps bring cochlear implantation success into focus

Yingying Wang, assistant professor of special education and communication disorders at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, is collaborating with the University of Nebraska Medical Center on a three-year study designed to identify factors to determine the best candidates for successful cochlear implant procedures, and to explore relationships between the brain and speech perception outcomes — the process by which language is heard, interpreted and understood. ran a Dec. 4 article on the research.

Dec 4 2019
Nebraska Farmer: How can you help loved ones affected by stress, depression?

Susan Harris-Broomfield, Nebraska Extension educator for rural health, wellness and safety, was interviewed for a Dec. 4 Nebraska Farmer article on how people can help farmers and ranchers affected by stress and depression. Nebraska Extension hosted a series of workshops on the topic in 2019.