UNL News Releases: Faculty

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Fire-starting drone could aid grassland conservation efforts, fire prevention
A new drone under development at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln could change the way wildfires are fought -- and encourage the use of prescribed burns for conservation purposes. The Unmanned Aerial System for Fire Fighting is under development b…
Tang applies research to wetlands conservation
Research by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Zhenghong Tang is helping conserve key south-central Nebraska wetlands that provide habitat for millions of migratory birds. An expert in environmental planning and geospatial data science, the associ…
UNL Speakers Bureau offers free presentations
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Speakers Bureau enters its 21st year in 2015-16 with 23 speakers and several topics from which to choose. This free service connects faculty and other university experts with Nebraska citizens through service organi…
Study: In some countries, college-educated more likely to keep the faith
Social scientists have long accepted that religious faith tends to dwindle among college students. However, a new study shows that the highly educated's loss of faith varies among nations. Comparatively religious nations, such as the U.S., Turkey, M…
Study shows algae virus can infiltrate mammalian cells
New research led by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has provided the first direct evidence that an algae-infecting virus can invade and potentially replicate within some mammalian cells. Known as Acanthocystis turfacea chlorella virus 1, or ATCV-…
Farritor's Nebraska Lecture to focus on innovation
From developing tiny surgical robots to launching the Nebraska Innovation Studio, fearless experimentation has defined University of Nebraska-Lincoln engineer Shane Farritor's career. In the fall Nebraska Lecture on Oct. 27, Farritor will discuss how…
Nebraska Leading Economic Indicator drops for first time in six months
Nebraska's leading economic indicator fell for the first time in six months in September. The decline, of 0.13 percent, implies that the Nebraska economy will expand at only a modest pace during the first quarter of 2016. "The September declin…
Sci Pop Talk to focus on 'Nightmares of Spiders'
A special Halloween Sci Pop Talk on "The Nightmares of Spiders" will take place at 7 p.m. Oct. 28 in the Peterson Room (Room 221) at Love Library, 13th and R streets. Matt Wilkins from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln School of Biological Sciences…
Study: Mutational 'hot spot' leads to adaptation in high-altitude birds
New research led by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of New Mexico has pinpointed changes in a single, mutation-prone gene site that ultimately allow wrens to breathe easy in the rarefied air of the Andes. Published Oct. 12 in t…
'Fossils on the Floor' books tell story of Nebraska State Capitol mosaics
A field trip to the Nebraska State Capitol led Bob Diffendal on an unexpected journey nearly 90 years in the making. "One of the places we visited was the Capitol archives," Diffendal said. "The Capitol archivist showed us many items in the collecti…
September survey: Nebraska businesses less optimistic about sales
Nebraska businesses grew less optimistic about the outlook for sales, according to the latest monthly survey conducted by the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The September survey showed that 24 percent of responden…
Events to address climate change implications for wildlife, ecosystems
Jeffrey Morisette, director of the North Central Climate Science Center, will present "Implications of Climate Change for Wildlife and Ecosystems of the Great Plains: A Perspective from the Department of Interior," at 7 p.m. Oct. 5 at Hardin Hall, 33…
UNL leads $13.5 million research to enhance sorghum for biofuel
Media availability: Media are welcome to cover this grant celebration where lead scientist Daniel Schachtman and University of Nebraska-Lincoln administrators will discuss this research and answer questions. Speakers include Harvey Perlman, UNL chanc…
Yield gap study highlights potential for higher crop yields in Africa
Agricultural yields could more than triple in a number of African countries, suggesting that tremendous improvements in food security are possible, according to new findings by the Global Yield Gap and Water Productivity Atlas. Developed by a resear…
Media advisory: Perlman to deliver State of the University on Sept. 30
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Harvey Perlman will deliver his final State of the University address to faculty, staff, students and interested visitors on Sept. 30. The address begins at 11 a.m. at the Lied Center for Performing Arts, 301…


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