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Dec 7 2023
The New York Times: A 'green glacier' is dismantling the Great Plains

Research by Dirac Twidwell, professor of agronomy and horticulture, and colleagues was highlighted in a Dec. 7 guest essay for The New York Times by freelance journalist and author Carson Vaughan on Eastern redcedar encroaching on the Great Plains. In 2018, the researchers began the Eastern Redcedar Science Literacy Project to catalog the fallout. “The Great Plain biome is dying,” Twidwell said. “Losing grasslands at this scale is akin to losing tropical rainforests or coral reefs.”

Dec 7 2023 Study IDs organic alternative for fighting cattle-pestering flies

Dave Boxler, a Nebraska Extension entomologist at the West Central Research, Extension and Education Center in North Platte, has worked with a company for 15 years to develop a new organic insecticide that wards off cattle-pestering flies without affecting honeybees or bumblebees. The insecticide is based on two fatty acids derived from palm oil. The Cattle Site and have run articles on the insecticide.

Dec 6 2023
Lincoln Journal Star: Nebraska to grant 1,100-plus degrees in December ceremonies

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln will confer more than 1,100 degrees during commencement exercises Dec. 15 and 16 at Pinnacle Bank Arena, the Lincoln Journal Star reported Dec. 6. Chancellor Rodney D. Bennett will preside over the ceremonies.

Dec 5 2023
Rapid City Journal: University opens sexual assault prevention program on Pine Ridge

A new program, Peaceful Means, is using Lakota values to teach youth about sexual violence and prevention on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, the Rapid City Journal reported Dec. 5. The Indigenous-led center was created through a $3.2 million grant from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and a partnership with IMpower United. Katie Edwards, professor of counseling psychology and the grant’s principal investigator, was interviewed for the story.

Dec 4 2023
York News-Times: Husker grad students applaud Bayer mentoring program

Husker grad students say they’re finding important support and guidance this year through a well-structured mentorship program sponsored by Bayer Crop Science. The York News-Times ran a Dec. 4 article on the program.

Dec 4 2023
KOLN/KGIN: UNL working with first-of-its-kind laser in U.S.

The university’s Center for Electro-Optics and Functionalized Surfaces is now home to a first-of-its-kind laser in the United States to be used for a specialized method of surface modification. Craig Zuhlke, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, and George Gogos, Wilmer J. and Sally L. Hergenrader Professor of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, are co-directors of the center. KLKN and KOLN/KGIN have aired stories on the laser.

Dec 4 2023
The Washington Post: Yale sparked a U.S. News rankings revolt

A 2022 email from Richard Moberly, dean of the University of Nebraska College of Law, to his then-counterpart at the University of Minnesota was quoted in a Dec. 4 Washington Post article on law schools opting to no longer cooperate with U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings. Nebraska is among 62 law schools — nearly a third of the 196 schools ranked — that declined to provide U.S. News with data for its latest rankings, according to the Post. (This article requires a subscription.)

Dec 3 2023
Omaha World-Herald: Panel says 'urgent action' needed to counter Russia, China nuclear threat

Tyler White, director of the National Security Program at Nebraska, was interviewed for a Dec. 3 Omaha World-Herald article on a new, bipartisan report warning that the United States needs to take “urgent action” to counter Russian retooling and Chinese expansion of their nuclear arsenals. White said he is sympathetic to the goal of a nuclear-free world, laid out by then-President Barack Obama in 2009. “But I have yet to find a convincing explanation for how we get there,” he said.

Dec 1 2023
Lincoln Journal Star: Regents OK ground lease for USDA center at NIC

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents on Dec. 1 approved a plan to lease 4.5 acres at Nebraska Innovation Campus to the U.S. Department of Agriculture for its new National Center for Resilient and Regenerative Precision Agriculture. The Lincoln Journal Star published a Dec. 1 article on the approval.

Dec 1 2023
Lincoln Journal Star: Cornhusker Marching Band Highlights Concert is Dec. 7

The Cornhusker Marching Band will return to the Lied Center for Performing Arts for its annual Season Highlights Concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7, the Lincoln Journal Star reported Dec. 1. The concert features highlights from all seven halftime shows of the 2023 season, as well as pregame favorites.

Dec 1 2023
Lincoln Journal Star: UNL Jazz Singers to perform Dec. 6

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Jazz Singers will perform a recital titled “Bright With Love” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6 in the Westbrook Recital Hall, the Lincoln Journal Star reported Dec. 1. The concert is free and open to the public and will be livestreamed.

Dec 1 2023
Lincoln Journal Star: UNL Wind Ensemble to present 'No. 31' on Dec. 2

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Wind Ensemble will present its final fall concert, titled “No. 31,” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2 in the Westbrook Music Building, Room 130. The concert is free and open to the public. The Lincoln Journal Star ran a Dec. 1 article on the concert.