UNL News Releases: Faculty

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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…
Nebraska forum focuses on cultural heritage in digital age
Cultural heritage tourism and the technology and scholarship that can improve these experiences will be highlighted during the third annual Nebraska Forum on Digital Humanities April 9-10 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The forum will kick of…
UNL to induct 8 into Nebraska Hall of Computing
The Computer Science and Engineering Department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will celebrate the newest inductees into the Nebraska Hall of Computing on April 10. The 2015 group includes eight members with ties to the state who have made sig…
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 …
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…
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…


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