UNL News Releases: Faculty

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UNL wins $3.5 million NSF grant for regional nanoscience center
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has earned a nearly $3.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to establish a regional center of excellence in nanoscience and nanotechnology. The Nebraska Nanoscale Facility builds on UNL's highly r…
UNL author on short list for top international literary award
Chigozie Obioma, a Nigerian writer and member of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln creative writing faculty, is one of six authors vying for one of the most prestigious writing awards in the world. His debut novel, "The Fishermen," was announced Tu…
NSF award boosts UNL physicist's nanomaterials research
A recently discovered nanomaterial with the rare quality of having both magnetic and electric polarizations may be the key to creating computers and other electronic devices that run at warp speed. A University of Nebraska-Lincoln physicist aims to l…
Redesigned website provides new tools to study history of slavery
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's digital humanists are bringing the American experience of slavery into sharper focus with a newly revamped website that compiles and analyzes 19th century court documents filed by slaves seeking their freedom. Ne…
Events to address climate change implications for faith communities
Kim Morrow will present "What's Love Got to Do with It? The Faith Response to Climate Change" at 7 p.m. Sept. 17 at Sheridan Lutheran Church, 6955 Old Cheney Road in Lincoln. The lecture is free and open to the public. RSVPs are requested at http://…
Journalist, immigration activist Jose Antonio Vargas to kick off Thompson Forum
Four years ago, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas "outed" himself as an undocumented immigrant in a New York Times Magazine essay, stunning media and political circles and attracting coverage around the world. Ever since, he has …
Study points way toward 'filming' molecule-light interactions
A new study from UNL physicists could inform the future production of 3-D movies starring light-driven molecular reactions that already play leading roles in photosynthesis, vision and many state-of-the-art technologies. Published in the journal Nat…
August survey: Nebraska businesses still positive about the economy
Nebraska business leaders remain positive about the outlook for sales and jobs during the next six months, according to a monthly survey conducted by the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Among respondents to the Aug…
UNL study connects ogling, vulnerability to sexual assault
University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers have taken a first step toward understanding why some women struggle to say "no" to unwanted sexual advances and are more vulnerable to sexual victimization. Past research has shown a connection between a l…
UNL's Fuchs leads team that observes X-ray phenomenon for first time
Using an enormous X-ray laser -- one of only two such machines on Earth -- University of Nebraska-Lincoln physicist Matthias Fuchs and scientists from around the world beat formidable odds to observe one of the most fundamental interactions between X…
Faculty startup is latest partner at Nebraska Innovation Campus
Metagenome Analytics LLC, a startup bioinformatics company led by a University of Nebraska-Lincoln food science professor, is the latest partner to be announced at Nebraska Innovation Campus. Dan Duncan, the campus' executive director, said the comp…
Researchers build, morph chemical patterns on stretchable surfaces
With just a slight stretch of the imagination -- and some elastic material -- UNL researchers have shown how to fabricate microscopic chemical patterns whose adaptability could extend from the physical to the functional. In a new study, the authors …
Slight rise in Nebraska's leading economic indicator suggests continued growth
A July increase in Nebraska's leading economic indicator suggests consistent economic growth for Nebraska through the end of 2015 and into 2016. The modest increase of 0.17 percent is the fifth increase in the last six months. "The July increase re…
Susan J. Weller named director of NU State Museum
Susan J. Weller, executive director and curator at the J.F. Bell Museum of Natural History at the University of Minnesota, has been named director of the University of Nebraska State Museum of Natural History. Pending approval of the University of N…
Study: Two major U.S. aquifers contaminated by natural uranium
Nearly 2 million people throughout the Great Plains and California live above aquifer sites contaminated with natural uranium that is mobilized by human-contributed nitrate, according to a study from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Data from rou…


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