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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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..
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.