A team of researchers led by UNL's Tonya Haigh have determined that relatively little is known about the readiness of different types of agricultural advisers to use weather and climate information to help their clients manage risk under increasing climate uncertainty.
Thomas W. Hertel, professor of agricultural economics at Purdue and founder and executive director of Global Trade Analysis Project, will present UNL's Filley-Gary lecture at 3 p.m. March 6 in the East Union. The talk, "The Challenges of Sustainably Feeding a Growing Planet," is free and open to the public.
The College of Journalism and Mass Communications is honoring alumni and industry professionals during its annual "J Days" celebration today. Outstanding alumni awards will be presented to Lance Koenig, Kevin McMahon and UNL's Chris Anderson. Student awards will be presented to Monica Blaser and Stephanie Shipp.
A new study co-authored by UNL researchers, including Stephen Baenziger (pictured), has unearthed the genetic roots of resistance to a wheat disease that has recently devastated crop yields from southern Africa through the Middle East.
UNL's Suping Lu was awarded the Special Contribution Award Medallion by the Nanjing Massacre Memorial Museum in China for his research and publications. The award is given to scholars who have made outstanding contributions to the research into atrocities at Nanjing. Lu is only one of 23 people who have been given this award in the last 20 years.
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Big Events on Campus
Jim Alfano, Charles Bessey Professor of plant pathology, has been named a 2015 fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology.
Matt Waite, the director of UNL's Drone Journalism Lab, says the FAA’s proposal for “surprisingly flexible and permissive” rules is an encouraging signal for the future of drone journalism, as well as for other uses of unmanned aerial vehicles.
Renovations, new services and expanded programming are transforming Love Library into a vibrant, modern academic hub. And, while the metamorphosis will not be complete until the Love North Learning Commons opens in spring 2016, recent upgrades — including the addition of student services, reconfiguration of the main checkout desk and study area updates — are helping increase library usage. Since implementing the changes, total patrons using Love Library services grew from 500,595 in 2012 to 566,295 in 2014.
If it can't stand the heat, get out the graphene. UNL chemists and electrical engineers have published a new study showing that coats of graphene — a honeycombed sheet of carbon only one atom thick — can protect delicate nanostructures against temperatures that would otherwise melt them.