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Dec 3 2023
Omaha World-Herald: Panel says 'urgent action' needed to counter Russia, China nuclear threat

Tyler White, director of the National Security Program at Nebraska, was interviewed for a Dec. 3 Omaha World-Herald article on a new, bipartisan report warning that the United States needs to take “urgent action” to counter Russian retooling and Chinese expansion of their nuclear arsenals. White said he is sympathetic to the goal of a nuclear-free world, laid out by then-President Barack Obama in 2009. “But I have yet to find a convincing explanation for how we get there,” he said.

Dec 1 2023
Lincoln Journal Star: Regents OK ground lease for USDA center at NIC

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents on Dec. 1 approved a plan to lease 4.5 acres at Nebraska Innovation Campus to the U.S. Department of Agriculture for its new National Center for Resilient and Regenerative Precision Agriculture. The Lincoln Journal Star published a Dec. 1 article on the approval.

Dec 1 2023
Lincoln Journal Star: Cornhusker Marching Band Highlights Concert is Dec. 7

The Cornhusker Marching Band will return to the Lied Center for Performing Arts for its annual Season Highlights Concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7, the Lincoln Journal Star reported Dec. 1. The concert features highlights from all seven halftime shows of the 2023 season, as well as pregame favorites.

Dec 1 2023
Lincoln Journal Star: UNL Jazz Singers to perform Dec. 6

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Jazz Singers will perform a recital titled “Bright With Love” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6 in the Westbrook Recital Hall, the Lincoln Journal Star reported Dec. 1. The concert is free and open to the public and will be livestreamed.

Dec 1 2023
Lincoln Journal Star: UNL Wind Ensemble to present 'No. 31' on Dec. 2

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Wind Ensemble will present its final fall concert, titled “No. 31,” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2 in the Westbrook Music Building, Room 130. The concert is free and open to the public. The Lincoln Journal Star ran a Dec. 1 article on the concert.

Dec 1 2023
The Associated Press: Report shows more Americans believe death penalty administered unfairly

Eric Berger, Dunlap Distinguished Professor of Law, was interviewed for a Dec. 1 Associated Press article on a new annual report showing that more Americans believe the death penalty is being administered unfairly. “There are some scholars who are optimistic the death penalty will be totally eradicated pretty soon,” he said. “I think what’s more likely is it’s going to continue to decline.” The article has been picked up by AOL, the Daily Mail, FOX News, the Independent, MSN, Toronto Star, Yahoo! News and 40-plus other media outlets.

Dec 1 2023
Lincoln Journal Star: Busy UNL senior finds time to spread holiday joy in 'Elf'

The Lincoln Journal Star published a Dec. 1 article on Jacob Vanderford, who plays Buddy the Elf in the Nebraska Communities Playhouse’s production of “Elf: The Musical.” He is a senior at Nebraska, majoring in broadcasting and advertising and publication relations.

Nov 30 2023
Lincoln Journal Star: Grant will help reconnect Otoe-Missouria to ancestral lands

The university’s Center for Great Plains Studies and the Otoe-Missouria Tribe, based in Oklahoma, have been awarded a three-year, $1.58 million grant from the Mellon Foundation to launch the project “Walking in the Footsteps of Our Ancestors: Re-Indigenizing Southeast Nebraska.” The Lincoln Journal Star published a Nov. 30 article on the project. Margaret Jacobs, Charles Mach Professor of History and the center’s director, was interviewed for the story.

Nov 30 2023
The New York Times: Airlines race toward a future of powering their jets with corn

A 2022 report by the Conservation and Survey Division on Nebraska’s groundwater levels was cited in a Nov. 30 New York Times article on the push to replace jet fuel with ethanol to combat global warming. The report showed that pockets of western and southwestern Nebraska saw aquifer levels fall due to irrigation, prompting local regulators to restrict use. (This article requires a subscription.)

Nov 29 2023
KLKN: UNL professors researching how to grow crops in space

A multidisciplinary consortium led by Yufeng Ge and Santosh Pitla, both with the Department of Biological Systems Engineering, has received a Grand Challenges grant from the Office of Research and Economic Development to study ways to sustainably grow food on space stations, the moon, Mars and other celestial bodies for human consumption. The consortium aims for Nebraska U to be the first university to establish a center dedicated to space agriculture. Stories on the consortium have appeared in KETV, KLKN, KOLN/KGIN, the Omaha World-Herald and Rural Radio Network.

Nov 29 2023
Lincoln Journal Star: Nebraska economy expected to continue growing

Nebraska’s leading economic indicator rose 0.3% in October, according to the most recent report from the Bureau of Business Research. The Lincoln Journal Star and Rural Radio Network have published stories on the report.

Nov 28 2023
KMTV: UNL students deliver game ball, support fellow veterans

KMTV aired a Nov. 28 story on the eighth annual Things They Carry Ruck March, which aims to raise awareness of veteran suicide. Three Husker students who participated in the ruck — Jillian Rokes, Wyatt Vivier and Jenalee Wimer — were interviewed for the story. Wimer, president of the UNL chapter of Student Veterans of America, helped organize the event.