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Dec 6 2022
Study Finds: Political tolerance depends on political orientation, not party affiliation

Philip Schwadel, Happold Professor of sociology at Nebraska, and Christopher Garneau, assistant professor of sociology at the University of Oklahoma, used data from a 42-year span to examine how political identities influence political tolerance. They found that while those who identify as Democrats are more politically tolerant than Republicans on average, a complex picture emerged when they looked at the political orientation subgroups within the parties and among independents. Study Finds published a Dec. 6 article on the research.

Dec 6 2022
RFD-TV: Stoltenow discusses extension's new strategic direction

Charles Stoltenow, dean and director of Nebraska Extension, discussed extension’s new “Big Three” strategic direction during a live RFD-TV interview on Dec. 6. The three key components of the strategic plan are: Strengthen Nebraska agriculture and food systems; inspire Nebraskans and their communities; and enhance the health and wellbeing of all Nebraskans.

Dec 6 2022
KLKN: Morrill Hall to close for maintenance in December

The University of Nebraska State Museum-Morrill Hall will be closed for essential maintenance from Dec. 19 through Jan. 9, KLKN and the Lincoln Journal Star have reported. The work will prepare the museum for other renovations and deferred maintenance projects from spring 2023 through early 2024.

Dec 6 2022
KMTV: Omaha radiologist hopes NFL concussion protocol spotlights ataxia

Steven Barlow, Crowin Moore Professor and chair of the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders and associate director of the Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior, was interviewed for a Dec. 6 KMTV story on Omaha radiologist Dr. Linda Snider, who has ataxia. Barlow called Snider’s case “a genetic variant of cerebellar ataxia.” “If there is an injury or disease process to the cerebellum, it can impact your ability to walk and move,” he said.

Dec 6 2022
Omaha World-Herald: Drop in Nebraska's wild turkey population prompts $1.8M study

A Husker-led research team has received a five-year, $1.8 million grant from the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission to study wild turkey populations across Nebraska. The study is a collaboration among Nebraska U., the Nebraska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit and the University of Georgia. Stories on the project have appeared in the Aurora News-Register, Beatrice Daily Sun, Fremont Tribune, Grand Island Independent, Hastings Tribune, Humphrey Democrat, Kearney Hub, KMTV, KPTM, Nebraska Examiner, Norfolk Daily News, Omaha World-Herald, Rural Radio Network and Scottsbluff Star-Herald.

Dec 6 2022
Lincoln Journal Star: Zeleny named UNL's chief financial officer; Davis tapped as chief of staff

Mike Zeleny, who has served as associate to the chancellor and chief of staff for Chancellor Ronnie Green, has been named vice chancellor for business and finance. Josh Davis, associate vice chancellor for global affairs and senior international officer, will serve as the chancellor’s chief of staff. Maegan Stevens-Liska, senior director for global affairs and director of global partnerships, will take on an interim role as the university’s leader of global affairs. The Lincoln Journal Star published a Dec. 6 article on the leadership changes.

Dec 6 2022
Lincoln Journal Star: Nebraska to grant about 1,300 degrees during December ceremonies

The university will confer about 1,300 degrees during commencement exercises Dec. 16 and 17, the Lincoln Journal Star and Sioux City Journal have reported. Sen. Deb Fischer will deliver the undergraduate commencement address. Katrina Jagodinsky, Susan J. Rosowski Associate Professor of history at Nebraska, will speak to the graduate and professional degree earners.

Dec 5 2022
The New Yorker: In praise of parasites?

The New Yorker’s Jerome Groopman wrote a Dec. 5 article on “Parasites: The Inside Story,” a new book by Husker researchers Scott Gardner, Judy Diamond and Gabor Rácz. The authors “want to give us a new understanding of parasites, to counter our unalloyed horror and instill a more scientifically nuanced view,” Groopman wrote. “They do this by widening our focus, encouraging us to think in terms of ecosystems and evolutionary history.”

Dec 5 2022
Midwest Messenger: New research may lead to curbing effects of bovine pinkeye

A team of scientists from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service and the University of Nebraska–Lincoln have found that there are two different variants of Moraxella bovis, a bacteria known to cause pinkeye in cattle, Midwest Messenger reported Dec. 5. This discovery will help scientists understand how different types of M. bovis cause infection in livestock.

Dec 4 2022
Lincoln Journal Star: Rhule makes good impression, needs patience

The Lincoln Journal Star published a Dec. 4 editorial lauding the hiring of new Nebraska football coach Matt Rhule and calling for patience from Husker fans. “All of Husker-loving Nebraska hopes that Rhule’s pledge will come true,” the editorial read. “But those same Nebraskans should be ready to weather some more gridiron hardships and give him the time to make it so.”

Dec 3 2022
KOLN/KGIN: Hour of Code returns to in-person event

Nebraska Innovation Campus hosted an Hour of Code event on Dec. 3, KLKN and KOLN/KGIN reported. Representatives from the university, including the UNL Aerospace Club, participated in the event.

Dec 3 2022
WOWT: Scientists seek funding for hail study

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is a partner in Project ICECHIP, a proposed field study that aims to better understand hail. WOWT aired a Dec. 3 story on the project.