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Released: 22-Jun-2021 6:05 PM EDT
Knitting's Resurgence Reflects Women's Desire To Confront Inequality
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Based on interviews, surveys and going "undercover" as a knitter, marketing professor Andre F. Maciel concluded that millions of knitters are engaged in a political and cultural battle to gain more respect for skills often scorned as women's work.

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Released: 23-Apr-2021 4:55 PM EDT
Breaking the glass ceiling: Kang tracking female judicial appointments around the globe
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

For the past seven years, political scientist Alice Kang has been tracking when and how women broke the glass ceiling to be appointed to the highest courts in democratic countries.

Released: 26-Mar-2021 4:10 PM EDT
New book unveils the hidden role Edith Lewis played in Willa Cather's life and work
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

In "The Only Wonderful Things," to be released April 1 by Oxford University Press, Cather scholar Melissa Homestead details the collaborative partnership and personal relationship between Willa Cather and Edith Lewis. Although the two women lived together openly for nearly 40 years, information about their relationship was suppressed and disputed for many years. Homestead writes: "Willa Cather was no fool, and when she chose to live her life with Edith Lewis, she entered a partnership that enabled her to write some of the most loved and admired novels of the first half of the twentieth century."

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Released: 23-Mar-2021 4:05 PM EDT
Penguin hemoglobin evolved to meet oxygen demands of diving
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Experiments on ancient proteins reveal evolution of better oxygen capture, release

Released: 12-Jan-2021 11:30 AM EST
Researchers map ticks across Cornhusker State
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

After eons of landing on the legs and arms of humans and animals, ticks have landed smack-dab in the middle of the research interests of University of Nebraska–Lincoln master’s student Dominic Cristiano.

Released: 21-Oct-2020 12:55 PM EDT
Study assessing how early childhood educators spend time away from students
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Much attention is paid to the work early childhood teachers do in the classroom, but their tasks away from their students can be just as essential to children’s learning and development.

14-Jul-2020 10:35 AM EDT
Online archive explores non-European contributions to Victorian exploration
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has launched a new digital humanities site to provide access to long-neglected materials relating to people like Jacob Wainwright, a member of the Yao ethnic group in east Africa, who worked with famed explorer David Livingstone.

Released: 8-Jun-2020 3:00 PM EDT
Project investigating fever-related data as early indicator of COVID-19 outbreaks
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Nebraska engineer Fadi Alsaleem believes putting a smart thermometer to the ear could mean putting an ear to the ground for future COVID-19 outbreaks and the consequences of relaxing social distancing.

Released: 22-Apr-2020 8:05 AM EDT
Gen Z's surprising response to remote learning
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

While studying student use of digital devices in college classrooms in the United States and Canada, Nebraska Professor Barney McCoy learned Generation Z students are using devices less often in the classroom than their millenial counterparts. His study offers useful perspective for remote teaching of the age group.

Released: 5-Mar-2020 10:30 AM EST
Nebraska open education efforts save students $1.6 million
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

In the second year of a program using digital course materials, University of Nebraska officials calculate 23,000 students have saved about $70 each.

Released: 20-Jan-2020 8:00 AM EST
Top Diet and Nutrition Issues to be Highlighted during Jan. 29 Media-only Event
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The work of scientists from the Nebraska Food for Health Center, the Nebraska Center for Prevention of Obesity Diseases and the Food Allergen Research and Resource Center, along with a behavioral economist who studies food choice decisions, will be highlighted during Research Media Day at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Food Innovation Center.

Released: 16-Jan-2020 1:40 PM EST
Nanomaterial "Twist" Could Boost Next-Gen Electronics
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Research by Nebraska engineers Peter and Eli Sutter points to a way to overcome the challenges of building multi-layered nanostructures

Released: 24-May-2019 12:05 PM EDT
How Game of Thrones embraced the Platonic Ideal
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Aaron Duncan, professor of communication studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, discusses how Game of Thrones' characters and plots embodied the ideals of Plato.

Released: 19-Feb-2019 12:05 AM EST
Link between cervical microbiome and cancer discovered
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Virologists associated with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln found a connection between certain bacteria and high-grade cervical lesions likely to become cancerous.

Released: 26-Jul-2018 11:05 AM EDT
Nebraska Partners in Fight Against Antimicrobial Resistance
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges announce institute to be based at Iowa State; jointly funded by University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Iowa State University.

Released: 17-Apr-2018 12:00 PM EDT
Researchers Establish Link Between Hormone, Generosity in Birds
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

A new experimental study from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has found that administering a naturally produced hormone to pinyon jays can increase food sharing among the highly social species.

Released: 10-Apr-2018 10:05 AM EDT
Legal Experts: Conflict in Outer Space Will Happen
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Some of the best legal and policy minds at the University of Adelaide, UNSW Canberra, University of Exeter and the University of Nebraska College of Law will develop the Woomera Manual on the International Law of Military Space Operations, to be completed in 2020.

Released: 12-Jul-2017 5:05 PM EDT
Why a Single Nuke's Impact Shouldn't Only Be Measured in Megatons
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

In a new report, a group of University of Nebraska experts determine that a single nuclear warhead could cause devastating climate change, resulting in widespread drought and famine that could cost a billion lives.

Released: 3-Jul-2017 9:05 AM EDT
Economists Find Gender Gap Follows Red-Blue Border Lines
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

An analysis of Census and Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows women in red states are less likely to hold high-paying, high-status jobs than their counterparts in blue states. Researchers say United States political divide extends into the labor market..

Released: 27-Jan-2017 11:05 AM EST
"Band Geek" Photographer Captures Behind-the-Scenes Images of Marching Bands
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

During the past eight years, photography professor Walker Pickering has taken more than 6,600 photographs of the joy and tears involved with high school and college marching bands and drum corps.

Released: 25-Jan-2017 12:05 PM EST
College-Educated Keep the Faith, Study Shows
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

America's college-educated actually attend church more often than those who lack a degree. The "faith-killing" impact of higher education relates to church-going habits in high school years as well as choice of college.

Released: 25-Jan-2017 12:05 PM EST
Better Grades Linked to Fitness and Iron Levels in Female Students, Study Shows
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

An analysis of 105 female college students showed that those with the highest levels of stored iron and the highest fitness levels had better grades than less-fit women with lower iron stores.

Released: 13-Jan-2017 10:05 AM EST
Study: More Disclosure Drives Major Companies to Pay More in Taxes
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

There's perhaps an unintended consequence of the SEC getting better information to investors: Firms paying up to $3 billion of additional federal, state and foreign government taxes in a single year.

12-Dec-2016 3:00 PM EST
Sub-Saharan Africa Won't Have Enough Grain in 2050 -- Even if Farmers Max Out Yields
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

An international team of scientists analyzed grain production in 10 sub-Saharan countries. Although farmers in the region could quadruple production by optimizing plant and soil management, yields still would fall short of demand.

Released: 9-Dec-2016 11:05 AM EST
Beer Epiphany: How Brand-Name Beer Drinkers Become Craft Beer "Aficionados"
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Andre Maciel, an assistant marketing professor at Nebraska, spent three years studying craft beer drinkers and how they train their taste buds to prefer craft beer over mass-market brands.

Released: 21-Oct-2016 2:05 PM EDT
Different Species Find Different Genetic Paths to Achieve Same Evolutionary Change
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Studying Andean bird species that have adapted to high altitudes, Nebraska biologist Jay Storz and his colleagues find that evolutionary change at the molecular level is idiosyncratic and less predictable.

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Released: 7-Oct-2016 2:05 PM EDT
Ultimate Sacrifice: Spider's Post-Sex Cannibalism AIDS Offspring
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The male dark fishing spider is just dying to father some children - and this death wish probably evolved to benefit his offspring, according to new research from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Gonzaga University.

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Released: 28-Sep-2016 3:05 PM EDT
Husker Debate Coach: Clinton Scores Higher in 'Personality Contest'
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump probably wouldn’t make the University of Nebraska-Lincoln debate team, judging by their respective performances during Sept. 26's first presidential debate.

Released: 3-May-2016 3:05 PM EDT
Willa Cather's Nephew Leaves $5.8M to UNL
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Charles E. Cather left an estate gift to create endowed funds to support University of Nebraska-Lincoln scholarship and teaching about renowned author Willa Cather.

Released: 29-Apr-2016 4:05 PM EDT
Study Details Lives of Homeless Youths Across the Country
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

In study for the federal government, University of Nebraska-Lincoln sociologists uncover new and sobering details about life for America's homeless youth.

Released: 28-Apr-2016 11:05 AM EDT
Researcher Finds 468-Year-Old Receipts for Renaissance Artist
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Alison Stewart, art history professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, uncovers documents showing an Augsburg printer paid the equivalent of $150,000 to Sebald Beham in 1548

Released: 20-Jan-2016 11:05 AM EST
UNL to Lead National Early Education Research Network
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

University of Nebraska-Lincoln receives $6.5 million grant to shape state policies; will lead a $26 million national research initiative.

Released: 15-Jan-2016 10:05 AM EST
Study: Digital Distraction in Class Is on the Rise
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

A survey of 675 students at colleges in 26 states found a growing percentage are using smartphones and other digital devices for non-class purposes. Most students indicate no intention of stopping.

Released: 11-Jan-2016 3:05 PM EST
Learning Commons Named for Alumna Adele Coryell Hall
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Nearly $7 million in private donations to the University of Nebraska Foundation enabled the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to build a new "Learning Commons" space in an area that once housed books. The facility is named in honor of the late Adele Coryell Hall, whose husband, Don, serves as chairman of Hallmark Cards Inc., based in Kansas City.

Released: 9-Nov-2015 5:05 PM EST
Here's Johnny! Carson Legacy Continues with $20 Million Gift to Nebraska Film School
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

A $20 million gift from the foundation of the late Tonight Show host Johnny Carson, who was a University of Nebraska alumnus, will will offer Nebraska students an education at the vanguard of new forms of filmmaking and emerging media, such as virtual production, interactive and mobile media, film special effects, augmented and virtual reality, game design and more.

Released: 18-Jun-2015 1:05 PM EDT
The Secret to Successful Kids? Hard Working Parents
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Parents take out second mortgages, give up jobs and liquidate their retirement savings to help their young athletes, musicians and writers reach top competitive levels

Released: 3-Jun-2015 3:05 PM EDT
Postdoc Oversees Unprecedented Collisions at Large Hadron Collider
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Rebeca Gonzalez Suarez is a run field manager who coordinates experiments that smash particles together at near the speed of light.

Released: 26-May-2015 1:05 AM EDT
Chemists Developing New Recipe for Creating Ether Compounds
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Once used as surgical anesthetics, ether compounds are used as fuel additives and as components of pharmaceutical drugs, polymers and other synthetic materials. University of Nebraska-Lincoln chemist Patrick Dussault is exploring a method to create ethers by combining organic peroxides and carbanions. Preliminary results indicate the peroxide to ether conversion can be developed into a reliable and high-yielding reaction. Dussault also will create a website resource for safe handling of peroxides, which can be dangerously unstable.

Released: 21-May-2015 5:05 PM EDT
NSF Grant Helps Preserve Parasite Collections
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

A $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation will allow the Harold W. Manter Laboratory of Parasitology to digitally preserve four major collections of parasite specimens donated to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln during the past five years. The specimens represent the work of four top-ranked U.S. scientists who spent decades collecting and studying worms, fleas, lice and other parasites from around the world.

Released: 7-Apr-2015 5:05 PM EDT
Stereotypes Make Coming Out Trickier for Bisexuals
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

A new study by researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Metropolitan State University in Denver shows that cultural perceptions and stereotypes can make it challenging for bisexuals to reveal their sexual orientation to friends and family.

Released: 12-Nov-2014 5:00 PM EST
Historic Comet Landing Highlights Space Law Mission
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Space law experts at the University of Nebraska say the Philae probe's touchdown on the surface of a comet heightens their mission to resolve the legal dilemmas of space

Released: 24-Oct-2014 11:00 AM EDT
Ag Water Management Network Honored for Innovation
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

An innovative network that has helped farmers save water and energy is honored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Released: 15-May-2014 9:00 AM EDT
Study Shows Young Men Increasingly Outnumber Young Women in Rural Great Plains
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Study is a first look at the gender differences in the migration patterns for Great Plains residents in their teens and 20s. It has implications for community and economic development strategies in rural areas.

Released: 25-Apr-2014 11:00 AM EDT
Joseph S. Francisco to Lead UNL's College of Arts and Sciences
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln announces the hiring of a nationally prominent chemist as the new dean of its largest college.

Released: 20-Mar-2014 10:00 AM EDT
New Study: Big Government -- or Good Neighbors -- Can Improve People's Health
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

New research from University of Nebraska-Lincoln faculty fellow Mitchel Herian, working with psychologists Ed Diener of the University of Illinois and Louis Tay of Purdue University, shows that citizens who live in liberal states tend to be healthier -- but so do those who live in communities where they trust their neighbor.

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