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Sep 17 2021
Lincoln Journal Star: Nebraska Innovation Studio celebrates six years of making

The Lincoln Journal Star published a Sept. 17 article on Nebraska Innovation Studio, which recently celebrated its six-year anniversary with a grand reopening. David Martin, NIS director, and Broderick Fielding, a senior mechanical engineering major who has used the studio, were interviewed for the story. The story has been picked up by the Doniphan Herald, Hastings Tribune and Norfolk Daily News.

Sep 17 2021
The Center for Public Integrity: Biden's racial equity efforts for farmers of color hit legal roadblocks

Eric Berger, Dunlap Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, was interviewed for a Sept. 17 Center for Public Integrity article on President Joe Biden’s racial equity efforts for farmers of color hitting legal roadblocks. “There is a lot of this systemic racism that we still need to undo in this country,” he said. “But just pointing to that as a justification for these race-based programs — given the (conservative) Supreme Court presently and the state of the judiciary — that’s probably not enough to pass muster in a legal challenge.”

Sep 17 2021
Flatwater Free Press: School sees lice check; Lakota people sense centuries of repression

The Genoa Indian School Digital Reconciliation Project, co-directed by Margaret Jacobs, was mentioned in a Sept. 17 Flatwater Free Press article. Jacobs, Chancellor’s Professor of history and director of the Center for Great Plains Studies at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, has also worked with journalist Kevin Abourezk on stories of tribal land reclamation in Nebraska. The Reader picked up the article.

Sep 17 2021
USA Today: After filing FAFSA, some college students are audited

Justin Chase Brown, director of scholarships and financial aid at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, was interviewed for a Sept. 17 USA Today article on a change to FAFSA audits. The change allowed the university to get money to about 500 students stuck in bureaucratic limbo, he said. “So many students were able to be in their classroom learning rather than waiting in line or on the phone with the financial aid office,” he said. (This article requires a subscription.)

Sep 17 2021
KOLN/KGIN: Step Afrika! show among weekend highlights

Step Afrika’s Sept. 17 performance at the Lied Center for Performing Arts was highlighted in a KOLN/KGIN list of weekend events in Lincoln.

Sep 15 2021
KLIN: Polls show pandemic affected Nebraskans' mental health, finances, consumer habits

Residents across the state have felt the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic over the past year in terms of their physical health, mental health, work, and consumer habits, according to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s 2021 Nebraska Rural and Metro Polls. KLIN and The Fence Post have run articles on the latest poll results.

Sep 15 2021
Popular Science: Is it OK to eat GMO foods? Scientists say 'yes'

Richard Goodman, research professor of food science and technology, was interviewed for a Sept. 15 Popular Science article on whether genetically modified foods are safe to eat. He estimated that there are more than 100 different genetic modifications that have been approved by regulatory bodies in the United States in crops such as rice, corn, soybeans, sugar beets and canola. He said that foreign DNA in the body is nothing to worry about and that some modifications offer nutritional benefits. He also said that GMOs have reduced the amount of pesticides and herbicides put on plants.

Sep 15 2021
Lincoln Journal Star: NU athletics getting into group licensing with Brandr partnership

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln and The Brandr Group have established a group licensing agreement for the university’s student-athletes covering all 24 varsity sports. The partnership creates new opportunities for student-athletes to profit off their name, image and likeness using the school’s official trademarks and logos. KOLN/KGIN and the Lincoln Journal Star have published articles on the new partnership.

Sep 15 2021
The Grand Island Independent: Ag Technology Summit focuses on bold new future for Nebraska agriculture

The Grand Island Independent published a Sept. 15 article on the Nebraska Ag Technology Summit at Husker Harvest Days near Grand Island. The summit, hosted by Gov. Pete Ricketts, featured a host of speakers on a variety of themes, such as agronomic technologies, precision ag technologies and bio-economic advancements. The Kearney Hub and Omaha World-Herald have picked up the article. Other stories on Husker Harvest Days have appeared in Brownfield Ag News, KGFW, KHGI/KFXL and the Lincoln Journal Star.

Sep 15 2021
Brownfield Ag News: Extension specialist says farm succession plans eliminate uncertainty

Allan Vyhnalek, Nebraska Extension educator, discussed farm succession planning during a Sept. 15 segment on Brownfield Ag News. He said having a plan in place helps all parties involved better under the next steps for a farm.

Sep 15 2021
KLKN: Step Afrika! stops by Lied Center for education, fun

KLKN aired a Sept. 15 story on the dance troupe Step Afrika!, which will perform Sept. 17 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts.

Sep 15 2021
KLKN: UNL students to teach constitutional lesson to local eighth-graders

In recognition of Constitution Day on Sept. 17, University of Nebraska College of Law students who are members of the Community Legal Education Project will teach a short lesson on the Constitution to eighth-grade students in Lincoln Public Schools. KLKN ran a Sept. 15 story on the effort.