UNL News Releases: Faculty

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August survey: Nebraska businesses still positive about the economy
Nebraska business leaders remain positive about the outlook for sales and jobs during the next six months, according to a monthly survey conducted by the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Among respondents to the Aug…
UNL study connects ogling, vulnerability to sexual assault
University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers have taken a first step toward understanding why some women struggle to say "no" to unwanted sexual advances and are more vulnerable to sexual victimization. Past research has shown a connection between a l…
UNL's Fuchs leads team that observes X-ray phenomenon for first time
Using an enormous X-ray laser -- one of only two such machines on Earth -- University of Nebraska-Lincoln physicist Matthias Fuchs and scientists from around the world beat formidable odds to observe one of the most fundamental interactions between X…
Faculty startup is latest partner at Nebraska Innovation Campus
Metagenome Analytics LLC, a startup bioinformatics company led by a University of Nebraska-Lincoln food science professor, is the latest partner to be announced at Nebraska Innovation Campus. Dan Duncan, the campus' executive director, said the comp…
Researchers build, morph chemical patterns on stretchable surfaces
With just a slight stretch of the imagination -- and some elastic material -- UNL researchers have shown how to fabricate microscopic chemical patterns whose adaptability could extend from the physical to the functional. In a new study, the authors …
Slight rise in Nebraska's leading economic indicator suggests continued growth
A July increase in Nebraska's leading economic indicator suggests consistent economic growth for Nebraska through the end of 2015 and into 2016. The modest increase of 0.17 percent is the fifth increase in the last six months. "The July increase re…
Susan J. Weller named director of NU State Museum
Susan J. Weller, executive director and curator at the J.F. Bell Museum of Natural History at the University of Minnesota, has been named director of the University of Nebraska State Museum of Natural History. Pending approval of the University of N…
Study: Two major U.S. aquifers contaminated by natural uranium
Nearly 2 million people throughout the Great Plains and California live above aquifer sites contaminated with natural uranium that is mobilized by human-contributed nitrate, according to a study from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Data from rou…
Newspaper coverage of missile project featured in Great Plains Quarterly
Extensive media coverage of the nuclear deal with Iran has influenced the national conversation on the potential for nuclear war. Recent tensions between Russia and the United States have led some to refer to the presence of a new Cold War. The impac…
Study: Driver's ed significantly reduces teen crashes, tickets
A new study that followed more than 150,000 teen drivers over eight years has found that driver's education significantly reduces crashes and traffic violations among new drivers. Young drivers who have not completed driver's education are 75 percen…
Study: Property of non-stick pans improves solar cell efficiency
The same quality that buffers a raincoat against downpours or a pan against sticky foods can also boost the performance of solar cells, according to a new study from UNL engineers. Published July 20 in the journal Nature Communications, the study sh…
UNL sociologist evaluating prevention program for Ojibwe kids
A University of Nebraska-Lincoln sociologist will evaluate the effectiveness of a popular substance abuse prevention program for Ojibwe children and their families with a nearly $3.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health's National Ins…
Sunday with a Scientist to bring engineering to life
The University of Nebraska State Museum's July Sunday with a Scientist program for children and families will explore how engineers solve problems related to living systems. The program will take place from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. July 19 at Morrill Hall, …
Puckett named director of UNL's Durham School
Jay A. Puckett, V.O. Smith Professor of Civil and Architectural Engineering at the University of Wyoming, has been named director of the Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He will begin …
UNL taps Stanford's Stephen Cooper to lead Raikes School
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has selected Stephen C. Cooper as the executive director of the Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management. Cooper is associate professor teaching in the Computer Science Department at Stanford Uni…


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