UNL News Releases: Faculty

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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…
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…
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…
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…
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…


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