Americans could slim down — and save significantly on health care expenditures — if they ate more like people in Greece or Japan, according to a new study by UNL agricultural economists.
UNL scientists are part of a coalition helping two American Indian tribes prepare for drought and other climate fluctuations. The tribes — the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho — have worked with climate and social scientists in the past year to prepare regular climate and drought summaries for use in making water and resource decisions. Now, a second phase launched this summer will generate an assessment to help the tribes reduce the likelihood of future drought-related impacts.
Just as organizations have computer security and network policies to prevent viruses, hacks and other threats, in the future it may be necessary to adopt business policies to prevent “car hacking,” according to UNL's Patrick Barrett, director of transportation services at UNL. He is part of national group that studied the potential threat — realized in Chrysler's recent 1.4 million vehicle recall — last year.
UNL graduate students are gaining insights into a wide variety of careers in the humanities, thanks to a 15-school consortium with the goal of strengthening humanities research and its impact on the public sphere.
UNL ecologist John DeLong has co-authored the first study to quantify the relationship between human population growth and energy use on an international scale.
In The News UNL in the National and Global Spotlight
- Time: Why Nebraska has the lowest unemployment rate in U.S.
- The Kansas City Star: Recent UNL grad starts contemporary classical choir in Kansas City
- WebMD: The rising threat of hidden food allergens
- Money Show: Fleet administrators' group increasingly worried about car hacking.
- Science 360: Property of non-stick pans improves solar cell efficiency
Big Events on Campus
UNL students Alex Mallory and Rebekka Schlichting joined Native youths from around the country at the White House earlier this month for the inaugural Tribal Youth Gathering.
Jay A. Puckett, V.O. Smith Professor of Civil and Architectural Engineering at the University of Wyoming, has been named director of the Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction at UNL. He will begin Aug. 17.
NU President Hank Bounds said July 14 that he has selected leading executive search firm Isaacson, Miller to assist in the national search for the next UNL chancellor. Chancellor Harvey Perlman has announced his plans to step down in 2016 after leading UNL through an era of significant growth and progress.
Long hidden away in archives and repositories, renowned British explorer David Livingstone’s testimony of the East African slave trade and its horrors only existed on the pages of centuries-old diaries and other manuscripts. Now, scholars and the general public can access those pages to gain new insights on the abolitionist and his travels, thanks to the launch of the new Livingstone Online, coordinated by UNL's Adrian Wisnicki.