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Recent stories
Jul 8 2020
KOLN/KGIN: New ways to reach students

Inspired by YouTube and the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Center for Transformative Teaching, Chad Brassil, associate professor of biological sciences, is using a self-built learning glass to make the remote teaching of biology more illustrative, comprehensible and personal. KOLN/KGIN aired a July 8 story on Brassil. Amy Ort, instructional design technology specialist in the Center for Transformative Teaching, was also interviewed for the story.

Jul 8 2020
Campus Rec Magazine: The risk factor with club sports

Brian Stelzer, assistant director of sports clubs and youth activities at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, was interviewed for a July 8 Campus Rec Magazine article on risk management with club sports. He said staff sends a packet with each team that includes a concussion recognition guide, accident reports, emergency contacts and Stelzer’s phone number. Clubs can check out fully stocked first aid bags. In addition, at least two members of every club must be certified in CPR/AED/first aid.

Jul 8 2020
Lincoln Journal Star: Campus police, other agencies should get close eye

The Lincoln Journal Star published a July 8 editorial calling on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln to examine its policing practices and relationships with outside law enforcement agencies. Jeannette Jones, associate professor of history and ethnic studies at Nebraska, was quoted in the editorial.

Jul 8 2020
Lincoln Journal Star: Lincoln will receive $4M in CARES Act funding for food, housing assistance

The Lincoln Community Foundation is partnering with the City Urban Development Department and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Center on Children, Families and the Law to administer rent, mortgage and utility assistance funds provided through the CARES Act, the Lincoln Journal Star reported July 8.

Jul 7 2020
KOLN/KGIN: Nebraska researchers partner with Lincoln Wastewater for early virus detection

With assistance from the Lincoln Wastewater System, researchers from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln have launched projects to use wastewater samples for early detection of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. Shannon Bartelt-Hunt, chair of the civil and environmental engineering department, and Xu Li, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, are leading the projects. Stories on the projects have appeared on KFOR, KFXL, KHGI, KLKN and KOLN/KGIN.

Jul 7 2020
KLKN: Nebraska researchers partner with Lincoln Wastewater for early COVID-19 detection

With assistance from the Lincoln Wastewater System, researchers from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln have launched projects to use wastewater samples for early detection of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. Shannon Bartelt-Hunt, chair of the civil and environmental engineering department, and Xu Li, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, are leading the projects. Stories on the projects have appeared on KFOR, KFXL, KHGI, KLKN and KOLN/KGIN.

Jul 7 2020
Fast Company: Why hand sanitizer recalls keep happening and what you need to know

Hunter Flodman, assistant professor of practice in chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, was interviewed for a July 7 Fast Company article on a recent recall of hand sanitizer that may contain methanol. Ethanol is “the key ingredient that kills viruses and other germs. It disrupts the protective layer around the virus and kills it almost instantly,” Flodman said. “Methanol is probably cheaper, and it’s available."

Jul 7 2020
Lincoln Journal Star: Green announces first steps in UNL's anti-racism 'journey'

In a July 7 message to campus, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Chancellor Ronnie Green called for an examination of curriculum, recruitment and campus climate as the university strives to address race relations. He has appointed a five-member faculty group to help lead the effort. KETV, the Lincoln Journal Star and Omaha World-Herald have published articles on the first steps in the university’s anti-racism journey.

Jul 7 2020
Omaha World-Herald: Green says race relations at university must improve

In a July 7 message to campus, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Chancellor Ronnie Green called for an examination of curriculum, recruitment and campus climate as the university strives to address race relations. He has appointed a five-member faculty group to help lead the effort. KETV, the Lincoln Journal Star and Omaha World-Herald have published articles on the first steps in the university’s anti-racism journey.

Jul 7 2020
Brownfield Ag News: Heat stress in cattle is a concern

Erin Laborie, Nebraska Extension beef educator, was interviewed for a July 7 Brownfield Ag News story on heat stress in cattle. She said two key strategies for mitigating heat stress are making sure cattle have plenty of water and providing shade if possible.

Jul 7 2020
BEEF magazine: To creep or not to creep — that is the question

A recent article by Steve Niemeyer, Nebraska Extension educator, and Travis Mulliniks, assistant professor of animal science at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, was highlighted in a July 7 BEEF magazine column on the pros and cons of creep feeding calves during the summer grazing months. “Creep feeding calves can be a good return on investments in certain situations,” they wrote. “Maintaining the calf’s efficiency at an early age is becoming much more critical with modern market requirements.”

Jul 6 2020
Medical Xpress: Study spotlights potential culprit in relapses of multiple sclerosis

A recent study led by Luwen Zhang, professor of biological sciences and member of the Nebraska Center for Virology, has found that an overabundance of B lymphocytes infected with the Epstein-Barr virus contributed to the recurrence of multiple sclerosis-like symptoms in mice. Medical Xpress ran a July 6 article on the research.