UNL News Releases: Faculty

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UNL panel will highlight Syrian conflict and refugee crisis
A Dec. 1 panel discussion at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will examine the Syrian refugee crisis from the perspectives of people with direct experience with it. Organized by students affiliated with the Great Plains National Security Education…
Eight UNL faculty named AAAS fellows
Eight University of Nebraska-Lincoln faculty members have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world's largest general scientific society. Fellows are selected by their peers for scientifically or sociall…
Children who take ADHD medicines have trouble sleeping, new study shows
Stimulant medications for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) cause sleep problems among the children who take them, a new study from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln concludes. The study addresses decades of conflicting opinions and e…
Nebraska's leading indicator rebounds during October
Nebraska's leading economic indicator rebounded in October, rising by 1.06 percent. The rise in the index reversed a decline during September. "Taken together, results for the last two months suggest that the Nebraska economy will expand at a modes…
New issue of Great Plains Research focuses on climate change
According to projected climate changes, Nebraska will see an increase in extreme events such as drought, heat waves and heavy precipitation in the future. Understanding how to address these problems now is vital not only for the future of Nebraska, b…
Compared to whites, more minority youth expect to die young
Minority youth in the United States are more likely to doubt they will live to be 35 than their white counterparts, according to a new study led by University of Nebraska-Lincoln sociologist Tara Warner. Mexican immigrants and black youth, in partic…
Tumor-mimicking platform shows promise for breast cancer research, treatment
By simulating the growth of cancerous tumors, a new synthetic platform developed at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln could accelerate the testing of breast cancer treatments -- and has already revealed a potential source of the body's resistance to…
October survey: Nebraska businesses less optimistic about sales growth
For the second consecutive month, Nebraska businesses grew less optimistic about the short-term economic outlook, according to the latest monthly survey conducted by the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The survey s…
Workshop to address implications of Arctic climate change on central U.S.
Top researchers and policymakers will gather at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln next week to explore the implications of a changing Arctic on water resources and agriculture in the central United States. The workshop will provide a framework for …
Fire-starting drone could aid grassland conservation efforts, fire prevention
A new drone under development at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln could change the way wildfires are fought -- and encourage the use of prescribed burns for conservation purposes. The Unmanned Aerial System for Fire Fighting is under development b…
Tang applies research to wetlands conservation
Research by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Zhenghong Tang is helping conserve key south-central Nebraska wetlands that provide habitat for millions of migratory birds. An expert in environmental planning and geospatial data science, the associ…
UNL Speakers Bureau offers free presentations
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Speakers Bureau enters its 21st year in 2015-16 with 23 speakers and several topics from which to choose. This free service connects faculty and other university experts with Nebraska citizens through service organi…
Study: In some countries, college-educated more likely to keep the faith
Social scientists have long accepted that religious faith tends to dwindle among college students. However, a new study shows that the highly educated's loss of faith varies among nations. Comparatively religious nations, such as the U.S., Turkey, M…
Study shows algae virus can infiltrate mammalian cells
New research led by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has provided the first direct evidence that an algae-infecting virus can invade and potentially replicate within some mammalian cells. Known as Acanthocystis turfacea chlorella virus 1, or ATCV-…
Farritor's Nebraska Lecture to focus on innovation
From developing tiny surgical robots to launching the Nebraska Innovation Studio, fearless experimentation has defined University of Nebraska-Lincoln engineer Shane Farritor's career. In the fall Nebraska Lecture on Oct. 27, Farritor will discuss how…


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