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Nov262014
Boston Globe: Passing the drumstick to a new generation

The rules are murky when it comes to stepping aside at Thanksgiving to allow a new generation to host the dinner. Dawn O. Braithwaite, communication studies chair at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, said moving a holiday celebration signifies major change in a family's collective life. "This is not a dinner like any other," she says.

Nov252014
Washington Post: Government rule could cripple commercial drone flight

Matthew Waite, director of the drone journalism program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, said it's hard to understand why drone operators should be required to have a pilot's license. "Knowing the proper flap setting on a short runway approach for a Cessna 172 doesn't do any good for a DJI Phantom" drone, he said.

Nov252014
The Associated Press: Nebraska jails and prisons serve as default mental hospitals

University of Nebraska-Lincoln psychology professor William Spaulding was among those testifying at a legislative hearing on shortcomings in Nebraska's prison system. He said a 2004 law designed to reduce use of state mental hospitals effectively turned Nebraska's jails and prisons into its biggest mental health treatment centers. Money to support community programs for people with mental illness never materialized.

Nov252014
New York Post: Earn $100K with drone degree

New federal rules are clamping down on drones, but there will be more than 100,000 new jobs by 2025 involving unmanned aviation vehicles. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has established a drone journalism program, though drone rules are difficult to navigate at this time. Director Matt Waite is seeking a certificate to operate from the FAA. "We want to study how journalists might use them (drones) safely and ethically," he said.

Nov252014
Indo-Asian News Service: Super material to enhance digital memory

Researchers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have employed Nobel Prize-winning material graphene to enhance the properties of a component primed for the next generation of high-speed, high-capacity random-access memory. A study co-authored by Alexei Gruverman, Charles Bessey Professor of physics appeared in the journal Nature Communications.

Nov252014
Newsmax: FAA plan may require drone pilot licenses

The Federal Aviation Administration may require a pilot license for the commercial use of drones. Matt Waite, director of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Drone Journalism Lab, says that while limits are needed, some rules may go too far.

Nov242014
Morningstar.com: Get a degree in drones

University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Drone Journalism Laboratory is one of several academic programs across the country that feature unmanned aviation vehicles. "We want to study how journalists might use them safely and ethically," said Matt Waite, director of the UNL program. Academic programs featuring drones await further word, however, on the regulatory requirements to be imposed by the FAA.

Nov242014
KCBS (San Francisco): New rules imminent for drones

Matt Waite, founder of the Drone Journalism Lab at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, says the rules expected from the FAA are a "mixed bag." Among other things, drone operators may be required to have a pilot's license.

Nov242014
The Associated Press: Yo-Yo Ma to lecture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

World-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma will deliver a Dec. 5 lecture, "Cultural Citizens," as part of the E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Ma's concert, set for Dec. 4 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts, is sold out.

Nov242014
Philadelphia Inquirer: An apology falls short of remorse

Lincoln University President Robert Jennings apologizes for his "choice of words" in warning female students not to put themselves in situations where they might be at risk for rape. University of Nebraska-Lincoln political scientist Ari Kohen, who studies restorative justice, said it was a weak apology. Kohen authors the blog "Terrible Apologies."

 

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