In the popular narrative, motherhood among lesbians or bisexual women is usually viewed in one of two ways: non-existent, or seeking evidence of a lesbian baby boom. However, a new study led by UNL's Emily Kazyak suggests that the notion of motherhood is much broader and more complex in the minds of sexual-minority women than those stereotypes allow.
A long-distance musical rehearsal and UNL's participation in the Large Hadron Collider project will highlight a first-ever “Internet2 Day at Nebraska.” The event is Nov. 13 at Nebraska Innovation Campus and will feature technology innovations that enable advancing research and education. "Internet2 Day" activities are open to faculty and staff.
Award-winning British writer Bernardine Evaristo will give a public reading of her work on Nov. 7 at an event co-sponsored by Prairie Schooner, UNL's international literary journal. The event, 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Van Brunt Visitors Center, is free and open to the public.
A UNL team of engineers including George Gogos, Sidy Ndao and Dennis Alexander has earned nearly $1 million to research the fashioning of metallic surfaces to help spacecraft operate more efficiently.
In The News UNL in the National and Global Spotlight
- LiveScience: Social media removes the silence over mental health
- The Atlantic: Keeping the Faith
- AgWeb (Farm Journal): New Atlas will help find 'gaps' in world crop production
- PBS.Org/EducationShift: Strategies for teaching student journalists how to cover elections
- The Seattle Times: Liberals, conservatives really are wired differently
Big Events on Campus
A collaboration between UNL and City of Lincoln officials has brought a unique renewable energy system online at Nebraska Innovation Campus. The system uses wastewater from a nearby treatment facility to heat and cool NIC buildings. It is expected to reduce heating costs by 30 percent and cooling costs by about 25 percent compared to traditional systems.
The DNA of a virus once thought confined to the cells of algae may in fact invade the biological kingdom of mice and men, according to a new study from researchers at Johns Hopkins and UNL.
The prehistory of major ecological shifts spanning multiple millennia can be read in the fine print of microscopic algae, according to a new study led by UNL researchers. The study is based on an examination of more than 100 diatom species found in 7,000-year-old sediment extracted from Montana's Foy Lake.
Jinsong Huang, associate professor of mechanical and materials engineering, has earned a four-year, $1.2 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative to improve the efficiency of solar cells.