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6473_bd12146bda_small February 12, 2014 by Daniel Wheaton

Lincoln Jay Carlson knows the power of interdisciplinary collaboration. Three years ago, when he was an electrical engineering undergrad at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, he also was a page designer at the Daily Nebraskan. Every night, he would work with reporters, copy editors and photographers to design a visually appealing paper... read more

6160_5f88dca621_small October 15, 2013 by Megan Bannister

Lincoln Next Wednesday, Oct. 23, reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian will be making a stop in Lincoln as part of a five-month tour to promote his book, Without Their Permission. Wednesday evening Ohanian will make an appearance at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln ... read more

5985_84ad4ba165_small August 15, 2013 by Frank Merchlewitz

Lincoln Midwesterners are no strangers to food-related illness—and we're not just talking about the kind that results from too much fried stuff on-a-stick. A recent cyclospora outbreak... read more

5589_b71781c20b_small April 19, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha Today is showtime for the University of Nebraska–Lincoln students participating in the Raikes Design Studio, a capstone class in which student teams build software for local and national businesses, such as Nebraska Global, Hudl, Hayneedle and Microsoft. The class is part of the Raikes School of Computer Science and Management. In anticipation of today's project showcase event … read more

5568_3f2032cb51_small April 15, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha The University of Nebraska–Lincoln's Raikes School of Computer Science and Management on Friday will spotlight the work of its capstone students in its annual Raikes Design Studio Project Showcase. The event, which takes place in the Kauffman Center on the university's campus, begins at 1:30 p.m. with a presentation by tech industry veteran … read more

5534_1302c9214c_small April 5, 2013 by Megan Bannister

Lincoln The University of Nebraska–Lincoln's new Mobile Media Lab is the recipient of a $200,000 grant from the Knight Foundation, the institution announced Thursday. Gary Kebbel, who joined UNL's journalism college in 2010, is spearheading the program. "(The Mobile Media Lab) will seek innovative and effective uses of mobile media and then publicize those ideas and best practices," Kebbel, whose resume includes a five-year stint at Knight, said on his blog. "We will also consider commercial applications of these ideas and practices." The grant will be used to create demonstrative … read more

4942_07b1125f02_small October 30, 2012 by Danny Schreiber

Lincoln The Drone Journalism Lab, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln endeavor that we reported received a Knight Prototype grant in June, has published its first drone-assisted stories. Using a small, unmanned aerial vehicle, the lab produced a video (above) and written report on this year's drought in Nebraska. "It was fun getting out there and doing actual journalism instead of talking about it," the lab's … read more

4838_df8f0ab0b6_small October 8, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Lincoln Heads turned and necks craned Friday afternoon as the blue and red bus and souped-up hot rod rumbled through the streets of Lincoln and onto the campus of the University of Nebraska. In a purely superficial sense, the Internet 2012 Bus Tour had achieved one of its primary objectives — getting people to take notice — merely by rolling into town. Of course, the Tour seeks to bring attention to more than just its convoy of unusual automobiles. … read more

4752_241cfdf631_small September 19, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Lincoln The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources will host Entrepreneurship and Youth Day, an event featuring an entrepreneur … read more

4655_bccf794a01_small August 29, 2012 by Patti Vannoy

Lincoln Put techies and college football players on a team together and what do you get? When it's two powerhouses like Nebraska Global and the Nebraska Cornhuskers — based just blocks from each other in Lincoln — you might be surprised by the possibilities. That tandem has teamed up to prevent concussions and brain injury, for one. And both teams have played a role in the creation of EliteForm, a technological approach to strength and conditioning for athletes. "Nebraska really defined strength and conditioning. We are hoping that we're redefining … read more

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