UNL News Releases: Faculty

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03/31/2015
Nebraska Lecture will examine Higgs boson
The Higgs boson -- often dubbed the "God particle" for its potential to explain the fundamental fabric of the universe -- has captured scientists' attention for decades. The April 8 Nebraska Lecture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will examine …
04/8/2015
03/26/2015
UNL professor wins $300K grant to digitize archaeological records
A new $300,000 grant will allow a University of Nebraska-Lincoln professor and a team of researchers to digitize millions of artifacts, specimens and samples from excavations of a 1,000-year-old Pueblo civilization in northwest New Mexico. Carrie He…
03/26/2015
Biologist finds animal groups share dominance dynamics
The cardinal rules of pecking orders extend well beyond birds and beaks, according to a new study led by a UNL biologist. Roughly 80 years of data have revealed surprising similarities in the social hierarchies of animal groups ranging from primates…
03/19/2015
Model captures new dynamics of corrosion damage
University of Nebraska-Lincoln engineers have become the first to develop a model that literally looks beyond the surface of corrosion to better predict its spread. The model's unique capabilities could allow engineers to more precisely forecast cat…
03/12/2015
Study: Loss of large predators tips ecosystem balance
A new study has linked the size of predators atop a food chain with the ecological chain reaction triggered when they leave the head of the table. The conclusion: The larger they are, the harder that their fall impacts an ecosystem. Led by UNL ecol…
03/9/2015
Study: Easing ethanol mandate could have cut corn prices during drought
By relaxing a federal ethanol mandate, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency could have counteracted the impact of the 2012 drought on corn prices, a new study by University of Nebraska-Lincoln agricultural economists concludes. The study provide…
03/6/2015
Students research ways to reduce water use, increase food production
Eight students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are working on projects to contribute to a more water and food secure world, thanks to grants from the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska. In total, the inst…
03/4/2015
Team customizes nanoparticles to better transport therapeutic drugs
A UNL team has unveiled an extremely compact yet fully loaded vehicle that can brave conditions and navigate terrain its predecessors could not. It features a protein frame with a citric acid finish. It's the size of a typical bug -- viral, not Volk…
02/26/2015
Reeves earns UNL's Swanson Award for teaching excellence
The College of Education and Human Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has selected Jenelle Reeves, associate professor in the Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education, as the 2015 recipient of the Donald R. and Mary Lee Swan…
02/11/2015
UNL prof's 3-D model could help manage U.S. bridge maintenance crisis
Nearly one out of every nine bridges in the United States is deemed structurally deficient and potentially dangerous, according to the Federal Highway Administration. It would cost an estimated $70 billion to catch up with the nation's backlog of nea…
02/11/2015
UNL professor uses 3-D tech to further study of Greek architecture
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Philip Sapirstein is using modern technologies to advance research into ancient Greek architecture. As part of UNL's Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, the assistant professor …
01/20/2015
Faculty selected for innovation, entrepreneurship project
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has been chosen as one of 25 institutions to participate in a two-year federal program to boost innovation and entrepreneurship in undergraduate engineering education. A UNL team of faculty and administrators led…
01/16/2015
UNL team lands grant to study school environments
Most U.S. children spend the biggest portions of their days at home or in school. While much is known about the impact of home environments on childhood development, little data exists about how the country’s school buildings affect the academic d…
12/16/2014
UNL's Woollam is named National Academy of Inventors Fellow
John Woollam, George Holmes Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. Woollam, an internationally …
12/15/2014
UNL to lead consortium focused on studying severe weather with drones
Seeking to remain at the leading edge of severe storm research using drones, scientists at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of Colorado Boulder have formed a consortium among their research collaborators. The Unmanned Aircraft S…

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