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May 21 2024
New Atlas: Nutrient profile of popular diet linked to slower brain aging

A novel study from the Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior at Nebraska and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has identified a specific nutrient profile in study participants who performed better cognitively. The profile is correlated with nutrients found in the Mediterranean diet, which research has previously associated with healthy brain aging. BBC Science Focus and New Atlas have published articles on the study.

May 21 2024
USA Today: Dean Sicking receives NASCAR award

Dean Sicking, professor emeritus of civil and environmental engineering, has earned the Landmark Award for Outstanding Contributions to NASCAR. Sicking and colleagues at the university’s Midwest Roadside Safety Facility invented the SAFER (Steel and Foam Energy Reduction) barrier, which has saved countless lives over the past 20 years. Stories on the award have appeared in CBS Sports, Forbes, USA Today, Yahoo! Sports and several other media outlets.

May 21 2024
Inside Higher Ed: Rethinking respect

Elizabeth Theiss-Morse, Willa Cather Professor of political science at Nebraska, co-wrote a May 21 op-ed for Inside Higher Ed with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Jeff Spinner-Halev calling for the revival of civic respect on college campuses. They wrote that civic respect means listening in both interpersonal and impersonal ways to those with different views; avoiding political stereotyping; and not assuming that citizens who vote differently do so because they are poorly informed, ignorant or misled.

May 20 2024
CNN: How to remove ticks and what to know about them

Kait Chapman, an urban entomologist with Nebraska Extension, was interviewed for a May 20 CNN story on ticks. She recommended removing an embedded tick with a pair of tweezers, securing it by its head as close to the skin as possible and pulling it straight out. She also suggested preventing tick bites by covering one’s skin and tucking one’s pant legs into one’s socks, as well as throwing clothes worn outdoors in a hot dryer for a half-hour as soon as one arrives home.

May 20 2024
The Grand Island Independent: 83 students at Nebraska named Chancellor's Scholars

Eighty-three Husker students were recognized as Chancellor’s Scholars during the undergraduate commencement ceremony May 18 at Memorial Stadium. The Grand Island Independent, Hastings Tribune and Lincoln Journal Star have run articles on Chancellor’s Scholars from their areas.

May 20 2024
USA Today: Republican incumbents fend off far-right challengers in Nebraska

Kevin Smith, Leland J. and Dorothy H. Olson Professor of Political Science, was interviewed for a May 20 USA Today article on Nebraska’s primary election results. He said the Nebraska Republican Party’s decision not to endorse any of the state’s congressional incumbents reflects the split in the political party nationwide.

May 19 2024
Rural Radio Network: Guo looking for answers behind semiconducting material properties

Yinsheng Guo, assistant professor of chemistry, has received a five-year, $648,000 grant from the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development Program to advance his research into metal halide perovskites. Rural Radio Network ran a May 19 article on the research.

May 18 2024
Lincoln Journal Star: UNL grads cross stage to receive diplomas, some for the first time

The university conferred 3,566 degrees during its spring commencement exercises May 3, 17 and 18. The Lincoln Journal Star published a May 18 article on commencement. Graduates Mallory Schultz, Matthan Sigowa and Austyn Stewart were interviewed for the story, which was picked up by the Omaha World-Herald. KLKN and KOLN/KGIN also aired May 18 stories on commencement.

May 18 2024
Lincoln Journal Star: American football with Mexican flare finds its way to UNL

The Lincoln Journal Star published a May 18 article on Eduardo Sicilia and his football scouting app 2%Football, which recently took the top prize in the Center for Entrepreneurship’s 37th annual New Venture Competition. Sicilia won a $15,000 cash prize, and his app will be considered for further investment of up to $25,000 from the Husker Venture Fund, a student-led fund in the College of Business.

May 18 2024
Lincoln Journal Star: Lincoln area Chancellor's Scholars to be honored today at UNL

Eighty-three graduating seniors, including 18 from the Lincoln area, will be recognized as Chancellor’s Scholars during the university’s undergraduate commencement ceremony May 18 at Memorial Stadium, the Lincoln Journal Star reported. The students maintained a 4.0 grade-point average on all work at Nebraska and elsewhere.

May 17 2024
Lincoln Journal Star: Trump wins in Nebraska, but results show struggle to win over moderates

Kevin Smith, Olson Professor of Political Science, was interviewed for a May 17 Lincoln Journal Star article on Nebraska’s primary election results. Though Donald Trump easily won the state’s Republican presidential primary, Smith said the results showed the opposite of “voter roll-off,” where voters opt out of down-ballot races. “For some voters, it might simply be a case of ‘why bother?’” he said, though he added that some might have withheld their vote as an expression of dissatisfaction with the presumptive nominee.

May 17 2024
Midwest Messenger: Future agronomy advisers to be powered by AI

Michael Tross, a recent doctoral graduate in complex biosystems, was interviewed for a May 17 Midwest Messenger article on the growing use of artificial intelligence to answer farmer’s questions. “AI models are being trained on large and diverse information to answer common agronomic questions,” he said. “It almost appears that you are speaking to a real person.”