UNL in the News: October 2010


National media outlets featured and cited UNL sources on a number of topics in the past month. Individuals featured and links to the stories include:

Peter Harms, management, had his work on "dark side" personality traits and their relationship with leadership development featured by CNN.com. On Oct. 20, the "dark side" study was written about by the Daily Telegraph of London and a host of online news outlets, including Business News Daily of New York. Harms also conducted interviews with media outlets in the United Kingdom, Portugal, Russia, Germany and Chile.

Rhonda Garelick, English and director of the Interdisciplinary Arts Symposium, was featured in an Oct. 28 article about the IAS in The Chronicle of Higher Education. The story outlined the origins of the IAS, plus Garelick's and the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts' goals to make UNL a center for cutting-edge arts.

Michael Gruszczynski, political science, and colleagues had their research on the physiology of political participation featured Oct. 8 in New Scientist. On Oct. 29, ABCNews.com mentioned the work in a roundup of election-year political studies. That story spread through numerous online and ABC broadcast affiliate platforms across the country.

Tom Larson, music, was quoted Oct. 8 in the NPR weblog "The Record," about the specific history of the "fade-out" at the end of studio-produced songs.

Jason Lucht, UNL senior, was quoted in an Oct. 5 story in USA TODAY about UNL's participation in the You Are Loved Chalk Message project.

Brett Ratcliffe, entomology, was quoted Sept. 29 by LiveScience.com regarding the prevalence of stink bugs in the United States in the fall. The story circulated nationally and was published in a number of news outlets, including Yahoo! News, and MSNBC.com.

Doug Seefeldt, history, was quoted in The Chronicle of Higher Education on Oct. 5 regarding the Sustaining Digital History project, which is trying to make it easier for history scholars to publish digitally in well-established forums.

Mike Wagner, political science, was quoted Oct. 1 in a national story by The Associated Press about a Hawaiian congressional candidate using religious code words in his campaign sloganeering. On Oct. 29, he wrote a guest op-ed at The Hill on the myths and realities of the 2010 midterm elections.

This is a monthly column featuring UNL faculty and staff in the news. National media often work with University Communications to identify and connect with UNL sources for the purpose of including the university's research, expertise and programming in published work. To offer suggestions of potential national news stories or sources at UNL, contact Steve Smith at ssmith13@unl.edu or 472-4226.

To see a listing of UNL national news placements and appearances dating back to January 2009, go to http://newsroom.unl.edu/inthenews/

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