New research by UNL physicists, which was published in the Sept. 12 online edition of Physical Review Letters now gives support to a long-posited but never-proven hypothesis that electrons in cosmic rays -- which are mostly left-handed -- preferentially destroyed left-handed precursors of DNA on the primordial Earth.
A “dream team” of digital humanities researchers that includes Matthew Jockers of UNL will study the development of the novel, thanks to a newly announced $1.8 million grant.
A Latino defendant convicted of murder who is poor is more likely to be sentenced to death by white jurors, a newly published study by UNL's Cynthia Willis-Esqueda shows.
For nine years, Charles Braithwaite and his UNL students have been interacting with counterparts in Russia – but only through audio and video beamed over the Internet. In September, he’ll turn the tables as he teaches his popular Global Classroom curriculum from Tyumen State University in western Siberia.
A three-year, $271,980 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities will allow a research team to digitize and publish online many more letters by Nebraska author Willa Cather. About 500 of the letters were published last year, but the volume contained only a fraction of the more than 3,000 pieces of correspondence that UNL's Andrew Jewell (pictured above) and co-editor Janis Stout uncovered from various archives and collections around the world.
A team of UNL physicists has been selected to lead a five-year, nearly $11.5 million research collaboration involving eight universities to improve effectiveness of a critical component of the Large Hadron Collider, the world’s largest atom smasher.
Three members of the UNL forensics and debate team served as speech coaches and ambassadors at Xi’an Jiaotong University in China in May.
As a scholar of early modern English history, Carole Levin has crossed the historic streets of England many times. But one encounter near Westminster Abbey in 2009, inspired her latest research that earned her a Fulbright to the University of York.
Steve Goddard will become UNL associate vice chancellor for research effective July 1. He succeeds Regina Werum, who will join the sociology department as a full-time faculty member.
Aubrey Thompson, a UNL senior who has applied her math skills to understand how the brain thinks and perceives will pursue a doctorate at Carnegie Mellon University with the help of a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Thompson is among UNL's 3,200 students receiving degrees May 9-10.