UNL News Releases: Faculty

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05/26/2015
NSF grant to support new paradigm for ether creation
University of Nebraska-Lincoln chemist Patrick Dussault has earned a three-year National Science Foundation grant to explore new methods for synthesizing the class of chemical compounds known as ethers. The compounds, which feature an oxygen atom si…
05/18/2015
Sheldon announces 24th season of Jazz in June
The Sheldon Art Association, in collaboration with the Lied Center for Performing Arts and the Glenn Korff School of Music, will bring New Orleans jazz to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for the 24th season of Jazz in June. The 2015 concert serie…
06/2/2015
05/15/2015
Leading indicator: Improving outlook for Nebraska businesses
A sharp increase in Nebraska's leading economic indicator suggests that the state's economy will grow strongly during the second half of 2015. After a solid first quarter, the indicator leapt by 1.99 percent in April. It is the biggest increase of t…
05/14/2015
UNL researcher: Questions still outnumber answers on bullying
A leading researcher says remedies for school bullying remain elusive, although four decades of study have yielded many more clues to its devastation. "Our interventions, which have mainly focused on punishment, school suspensions and expulsions, ha…
05/13/2015
Sunday with a Scientist event to focus on soils
The University of Nebraska State Museum's May Sunday with a Scientist program for children and families will celebrate the "International Year of Soils." The program will take place from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. May 17 at Morrill Hall, south of 14th and Vin…
05/17/2015
05/8/2015
April survey: Nebraska businesses report record optimism
Nebraska businesses are very optimistic in their outlook for sales and employment over the next six months, according to a monthly survey conducted by the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Nearly one in four respon…
05/7/2015
UNL agronomists spearhead standards for using crop data
An international team led by UNL researchers has published the first systematic guidelines for using data to more reliably simulate crop yields. The guidelines could apply to any crop model used for estimating gaps between potential vs. actual yield…
04/28/2015
Study: Health problems, lack of access to care increase risk of delinquency
Juvenile delinquency isn't just a drain on the criminal justice system. It can affect the economy through damaged or stolen property, as well as strain the health care system because delinquency and other risky behaviors have been linked to poor heal…
04/27/2015
UNL researcher collects leadership insights from 'Transformers'
New research by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Peter Harms shows there is more than meets the eye when it comes to the impact of Saturday morning cartoons. The research examines how fantasy-based stories -- specifically those from the popular …
04/24/2015
UNL team models new atomic structures of gold nanoparticle
They may deal in gold, atomic staples and electron volts rather than cement, support beams and kilowatt-hours, but chemists have drafted new nanoscale blueprints for low-energy structures capable of housing pharmaceuticals and oxygen atoms. Led by U…
04/23/2015
Drone use for environmental monitoring studied in Great Plains Research
Natural resource managers may soon have a new tool to use in monitoring the river habitats of endangered and threatened wildlife species: drones. A team of scientists found that small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) equipped with a digital camera ca…
04/22/2015
Soil moisture detector helps protect endangered South African forest
A University of Nebraska-Lincoln researcher's high-tech soil moisture detector is being put to the test in the wild. Hydrogeophysicist Trenton Franz is applying technology developed for precision agriculture to help protect an endangered native fores…
04/20/2015
UNL wins $9.6 million NSF grant for nanotech research center
Media availability: Reporters are invited to cover a celebration of this major NSF grant. Speakers include Evgeny Tsymbal, UNL physics professor and center director; Chancellor Harvey Perlman; and Prem Paul, vice chancellor for Research and Economic …
04/20/2015
04/20/2015
Engineers introduce design that mimics nature's camouflage
It can shift from red to green to violet. It can mimic patterns and designs. And it can do all of this in a flash -- literally. The same qualities that define the cuttlefish -- a sea dweller that uses its powers of dynamic camouflage to survive and …
04/17/2015
Economic indicator: Nebraska remains on track for growth
Nebraska's Leading Economic Indicator rose for the fourth consecutive month in March, suggesting that the state's economy will continue to grow throughout 2015. "Consistent improvement in the leading indicator in early 2015 portends consistent growt…

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