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Jun 21 2024
Meat and Poultry: UNL nears completion of commercial-scale feedlot center

The university is nearing completion of its Klosterman Feedlot Innovation Center at the Eastern Nebraska Research, Education and Extension Center near Mead, Meat and Poultry reported June 21. The university broke ground on the $7.4 million project in November 2022.

Jun 20 2024
Nebraska Examiner: RFK Jr. turns in more than 5,000 signatures in Nebraska

Dona-Gene Barton, associate professor of political science, was cited in a June 20 Nebraska Examiner article on third-party presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s campaign turning in more than 5,000 signatures in a bid to qualify for the Nebraska ballot. She said third-party candidates in close races can “disrupt the election results.” It’s possible for Kennedy to siphon enough votes away from President Joe Biden to make a Donald Trump victory more likely, she said.

Jun 20 2024
Beef magazine: McCaskill's research aims to reduce pinkeye impact in cattle

Beef magazine published a June 19 article on Marcus McCaskill, a senior veterinary science, pre-veterinary medicine and fisheries and wildlife major whose research aims to reduce the impact of pinkeye in the beef industry. “People like me, my adviser Dr. (Dustin) Loy (and) other researchers are trying to mitigate the spread of pinkeye,” McCaskill said. “We are just trying to keep our cattle healthy to keep Nebraska economically healthy.”

Jun 18 2024
RFD-TV: Integrating cover crops into livestock operations offers benefits

Jay Parsons, director of the university’s Center for Agricultural Profitability, was interviewed for a June 18 segment on RFD-TV. He discussed a new report by U.S. Department of Agriculture, University of Nebraska–Lincoln and other researchers suggesting that integrating cover crops into livestock operations offers environmental benefits that also have the potential to boost profits.

Jun 18 2024
KOLN/KGIN: UNL program is making history available by transcribing 'freedom suits'

Students from across the country are spending 10 weeks this summer working in the Digital Legal Research Lab, transcribing and annotating scanned documents from freedom suits and habeas corpus petitions. The lab is led by Katrina Jagodinsky, associate professor of history. KOLN/KGIN aired a June 18 story on the project. Jagodinsky and Miranda Martinez, a senior at Texas A&M University, were interviewed for the story.

Jun 17 2024
KETV: As AI improves, what's the impact on books?

Adrian Wisnicki, associate professor of English and coordinator of the Digital Humanities Program, was quoted in a June 17 KETV story on how artificial intelligence might impact the book industry. Wisnicki, who teaches a course on AI, said: “What we’ll do is step back and think about how the language model works and how the kinds of things that (students) might put in might be crafted to be more optimal, to give them the kind of results they want. But always … how to do this ethically, mindfully and openly.”

Jun 17 2024
Omaha World-Herald: Nam appointed to Asian-American Affairs Commission

Yunwoo Nam, professor of community and regional planning, has been appointed to Nebraska’s new Asian-American Affairs Commission by Gov. Jim Pillen. The commission will coordinate programs related to the state’s Asian American community for housing, education, welfare and employment, among other issues. The Nebraska Examiner and Omaha World-Herald have published articles on the commission.

Jun 16 2024
Lincoln Journal Star: Plan aims to increase cell service at Memorial Stadium

Nebraska Athletics plans to partner with Verizon Wireless to build a $25 million to $30 million distributed antenna system inside Memorial Stadium, the Lincoln Journal Star reported June 16. The plan will go before the University of Nebraska Board of Regents on June 20.

Jun 15 2024
Snopes: Real pic of Demodex mites that live on human faces?

Kyle Koch, assistant extension educator with Nebraska Extension, was consulted for a June 15 Snopes fact check on a social media post purporting to be a Demodex mite that is actually a silkworm moth caterpillar. He pointed out that the specimen’s mouth doesn’t resemble the needle-like chelicerae or beak-like rostrum found across the many Demodex species and that they wouldn’t have hairlike bristles. Yahoo! News picked up the article.

Jun 14 2024
Lincoln Journal Star: Arboretum plant sales are June 21 and 28

The Nebraska Statewide Arboretum will host plant sales from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. June 21 and 28 at the NSA greenhouses on East Campus, the Lincoln Journal Star reported June 14.

Jun 13 2024
Lincoln Journal Star: Neil deGrasse Tyson to speak at Lied Center on Earth Day 2025

Astrophysicist and author Neil deGrasse Tyson will speak at the Lied Center for Performing Arts on April 22, 2025 — Earth Day — KGFW and the Lincoln Journal Star have reported. He will present “The Cosmic Perspective,” a view of the Earth as a planet in a vast universe, discussing humankind’s influence on the universe related to sustainability and climate change.

Jun 12 2024
Lincoln Journal Star: Lincoln forecast to get first heat wave

A Facebook post by Ken Dewey, professor emeritus of applied climatology, was cited in a June 12 Lincoln Journal Star article on the current heat wave in Lincoln. He predicted a string of 13-straight 90-degree highs from June 11 to 23.