UNL biologists including Heriberto Cerutti (left), Zhen Wang, Jean-Jack Riethoven and Chi Zhang have published a new study that lays bare several roots of how plants respond to drought.
The Nebraska Extension Husker Mobile Beef Lab aims to teach youth about microbiology, ruminant nutrition, food production, forage resources management, anatomy and physiology, and more.
William Charlton has joined UNL as associate vice chancellor for research and professor of mechanical and materials engineering. He will divide his time between UNL and the University of Nebraska's National Strategic Research Institute.
A new guide released by UNL's Conservation and Survey Division is designed to help geologists and well drillers consistently catalog geologic material encountered during the drilling of water wells and shallow test holes. The guide features photos for rock corresponding cuttings to assist with accurate identifications.
Georgia Jones, associate professor of nutrition and health sciences, is partnering with the Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Family and Schools to film a food science series using mobile platforms. The project aims to produce simple videos to enhance students' access to course content.
In The News UNL in the National and Global Spotlight
- Capital Press: Drought takes hold in western Washington
- Washington Times: University of Nebraska-Lincoln gets $2.4 million drought grant
- Forbes: How phones are taking over the classroom
- Open Democracy: Parallels between the 1908 "Young Turk" revolution and the Arab Spring
- Business Insider: Flooding replenishes soil moisture, farmers' wallets
Big Events on Campus
A federal official this week announced plans for the establishment of a new Drought Risk Management Research Center at UNL. The new center, announced June 24, will help state and local government be better prepared to respond to drought.
The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities on June 24 designated UNL as an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University, recognizing UNL's strong commitment to economic engagement.
After fueling 40-plus years of scientific exploration, UNL’s Cedar Point Biological Station has started nurturing artistic inspiration. For the second summer, the biological field station near Ogallala, Neb., hosted a two-week Art at Cedar Point course. The class, led by Karen Kunc, focused on ecological printing and bookmaking.
It takes 10,000 hours of dedicated practice for a person can become a world-class talent in a given field, or so said writer Malcolm Gladwell in a 2008 book. It also helps to have intensely dedicated parents, according to a new study by University of Nebraska-Lincoln educational psychologist Kenneth Kiewra and three former graduate students.