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Pre-schoolers getting their hands dirty with science!
Pre-schoolers getting their hands dirty with science!
The four paths of heroism Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Political scientist Ari Kohen, from University of Nebraska-Lincoln, hypothesizes in a special issue of the Journal of Humanistic Psychology that heroes share four learned attributes, not character traits, that set them apart. The attributes — expansive empathy, heroic imaginations, special training and habitual helping. Amidst all the tragedies going on there is always a hero that steps in, these people are usually celebrated but not often asked why they did so.

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Nebraska Food for Health Center to unite strengths in agriculture and medicine Monday, June 5, 2017

The Nebraska Food for Health Center, a $40 million initiative to improve the lives of people around the world was unanimously approved June 1 by then Board of Regents. This multidisciplinary center will help develop foods to better the lives of people who suffer from critical diseases including heart disease, diabetes, obesity, cancers, inflammatory bowel disease and mental disorders.

This initiative was possible because of the help of the Raikes Foundation of Seattle, as well as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Women in Science
Women in Science
University is institutional partner with Association for Women in Science Monday, May 22, 2017

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has recently established an institutional membership with the Association for Women in Science. The Association for Women in Science is the largest multidisciplinary organization for women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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Husker alumni has shocking findings Monday, May 15, 2017

Steven Holen completed his bachelor’s degree in anthropology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1975 and his master’s degree in 1983. He then went on to work as research archeologist at the University of Nebraska State Museum from 1993 to 1999. After he received his doctoral degree from the University of Kansas in 2001, he went on to be the curator of archaeology at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science until 2013, when he retired.

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Carson Center to Host Forum on Trends in Emerging Media Tuesday, May 9, 2017

 

The Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media will be hosting a Carson Conversations Forum with ten media experts that will be sharing their thoughts on the upcoming trends in their industry at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Temple Building. Registration is required by May 17th.

Speakers will include:

Robert Tercek. One of the world’s most innovative creators of interactive content, Tercek has created breakthrough entertainment experiences on every digital platform.

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Infographic of political differences
Infographic of political differences
Kevin Smith and John Hibbing are among the top 20 ‘most central’ researchers in their field Monday, May 1, 2017

Nebraska’s political scientists Kevin Smith and John Hibbing are among the top 20 ‘most central’ researchers in their field, based on the research of two German scholars. The research included more than 67,000 articles published from 1990 to 2013 written by more than 40,000 political scientists around the world.

“When I read it, I had a very tongue-in-cheek reaction, and John had the same,” Smith said. “But it is pretty flattering and humbling to be included in that list with some of the most influential and productive scholars in our field.”

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Dynamic New Interpretation of Anna Williams' Story
Dynamic New Interpretation of Anna Williams' Story
Dynamic and Interdisciplinary Interpretation of Anna Williams' Story Wednesday, April 26, 2017

 University of Nebraska-Lincoln historian William G. Thomas, a team of Husker artists and scholars have made a significant discovery regarding the true story of an enslaved woman called Anna. Using all their different backgrounds they are creating a new interpretation of Anna’s life. The short film is based on the screenplay by Kwakiutl Dreher, associate professor of English and ethnic studies.

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Virtual reality interdisciplinary courses of the future are here today!
Virtual reality interdisciplinary courses of the future are here today!
Virtual reality class demonstrations begin April 24 Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Student work from a new virtual reality course that connected theater and film with computer science and engineering disciplines will be featured during live demonstrations starting April 24.

The projects include a house environment where the participants solve puzzles, a museum heist game, a space adventures environment, an application for creating film storyboards, and a two-player game where participants compete in separate rooms.

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Cynthia Willis-Esqueda
Cynthia Willis-Esqueda
Attitudes about violence predict domestic interventions Monday, April 10, 2017

Cynthia Willis-Esqueda is a psychologist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She recently conducted a new study where she examined why bystanders may or may not intervene and concluded that indifference toward violence likely plays a role. In the study, Willis-Esqueda surveyed 420 college students on their attitudes towards violence and how they would prefer to approach an intervention. In doing so, she was able to score the respondents on their cultural violence attitude and their reactive violence attitude. 

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Cyberbullying can lead to unsafe or hurtful online exchanges
Cyberbullying can lead to unsafe or hurtful online exchanges
Transdisciplinary teams will work together to develop potential solutions to cyberbullying Wednesday, April 5, 2017

#HackUNL is a 24-hour hackathon hosted by UNL and Hack Harassment which works to build a better online community. Teams will work together to develop potential solutions to cyberbullying. Gabby Frost will be the event’s keynote speaker at 5 P.M. on April 14th, which is when the event begins. After her speech, participants will meet one another and think of ideas to work on, which they will start the next morning at 8 A.M.

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