UNL News Releases: Faculty

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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…
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 …
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…
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…
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…
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 …
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 …
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…
Smallpox vaccine virus helps UNL scientist understand immunity
A virus that helped wipe out smallpox in the last century is now helping a University of Nebraska-Lincoln virologist better understand human immunity. This research may lead to better treatment of some viral diseases, including HIV and herpes. Matth…
Study: Discrimination has overall health impacts on adolescents
Adolescence is hard enough, but adding discrimination to the mix can be deadly. Studies have shown that perceived discrimination among minority adolescents leads to smoking, anger, alcohol use and abuse, depression or psychological distress, but a n…
Civil War historian to speak at Great Plains lecture
UNL history professor Kenneth Winkle will speak about the Civil War at the final Paul A. Olson Seminar in Great Plains Studies lecture of the spring semester at 3:30 p.m. April 15. Before the Civil War, cotton production represented the foundation o…
Study: Stereotypes make coming out trickier to navigate for bisexuals
When Oregon Gov. Kate Brown came out as bisexual to her parents, they reportedly told her they wished she'd come out as a lesbian instead because it would be easier to understand and accept. Such reactions are common, according to a new study co-aut…
New Innocents Society, Mortar Board members inducted
Students, faculty and alumni were honored by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln at its annual Ivy Day ceremonies on April 4. The event, co-sponsored by Mortar Board and the Innocents Society, recognized the outstanding contribution of students selec…
Engineers develop next-gen temperature sensor with U.S. Navy
UNL engineers and the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory have designed a next-generation temperature sensor set to improve the measurement of oceanic dynamics that shape marine biology, climate patterns and military operations. The fiber-optic sensor ca…
UNL faculty to be recognized during Honors Convocation
UNL will honor top faculty at the All-University Honors Convocation at 2 p.m. April 12 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts. The awards will include college distinguished teaching awards, named professorships and awards for teaching, service and re…


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