Emily Heineman


German and history major earns Fulbright to teach in Germany

April 18, 2014

Heineman will be an assistant language instructor in an English classroom in a German school. She will also be able to reinforce her own skills in German and further her knowledge of the culture, she said.

Crystal Bock


Exhibit features Bock's Japan photos

April 18, 2014

After spending three years in Japan teaching English with her husband, Crystal Bock wanted to find a way to use her photography to show another face of the Asian country.

Civil War reenactment camp


Civil War re-enactors set up camp

April 18, 2014

The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War re-enactors set up Union and Confederate campsites north of the Nebraska Union Thursday.



Our experts featured and cited in the media

Reporters covering the 2014 Academy Awards sought out Winston Wheeler Dixon, film studies, for his take on Oscar movie trends. He was also interviewed by the LA Times about the potential comeback of the disgraced movie producer who made some of action hero Steven Seagal’s best-known films.

Aaron Duncan, communication studies, was interviewed by The Christian Science Monitor in a March 7 article about a California businessman who alleges a Las Vegas casino deliberately got him drunk, leading him to lose $500,000 gambling. Duncan, who has studied gambling’s influence on pop culture, also appeared March 20 on a WLIR (Kenosha, Wis.) radio program to discuss the same case.

A speech on human rights by David Forsythe, political science, was covered by The Signal, the student newspaper at the College of New Jersey.

In March 13 hearing covered by NBC News, ABC News and others, Tim Gay, physics, and Dennis Molfese, director of the Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior, testified before Congress about ways to prevent brain injuries in sports.

John Hibbing and Kevin Smith, political science, and their recent book, “Predisposed: Liberals, Conservatives and the Biology of Political Differences,” were featured in an article on political books in the spring issue of Washington Monthly. Hibbing also was quoted March 16 in a Washington Times article about the Nebraska race for U.S. Senate.

John Janovy, biological sciences professor emeritus, was quoted by The Christian Science Monitor in an article about Fox’s reboot of the classic science program “Cosmos.” So far, he said in the March 10 piece, he finds the show hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson “a little bit shallow.”

Ari Kohen, political science, discussed the moral implications of the sexual abuse allegations Dylan Farrow made against filmmaker Woody Allen in a column published March 2 by the Ann Arbor Chronicle.

Dance Magazine reported March 27 that University of Nebraska-Lincoln students from dance, theater, architecture and computer science and engineering would work with the STREB Extreme Action dance troupe during a three-day residency before Streb’s performance at the Lied Center for Performing Arts.

Will Thomas, history chair, offered tips for preserving digital history projects in a March 10 piece posted on History News Network.

Carrick Detweiler, computer science, was mentioned, along with students in the UNL NIMBUS Lab, in a Lincoln Journal Star article about the STREB dance performance that incorporated drones.

Daizaburo Shizuka, biological sciences, was referred to in a Bird Watching Daily article about the Condor Watch website.

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“The dean should attend my Biochem 431 Class because it is unlike any other college class I have ever taken. Usually a science course is all lecture based, but Dr. Bailey really gets the class involved. We do activities, worksheets and she even gives you candy :) The hands on demonstration really helps you understand what is going on in the body and enhances your education (amino acids, hemoglobin, etc). Even if you aren't science savy, you will walk away with a understanding of biochem!”

Julie, Spanish major, Biomolecules and Metabolism with Prof. Cheryl Bailey

“The dean would have the unique opportunity to participate in one of the most interesting classes UNL has to offer. Intercultural Communication is a live, face-to-face interaction with classes around the world. During the semester, we have weekly video conferences with students in Turkey and Russia. With the help of technology, we are able to see and hear life-size projections of our international classmates and they will be able to see and hear us as well.”

Amanda, Communication Studies major, Intercultural Communication with Prof. Chuck Braithwaite

“Because it illustrates a way of learning that seems to have been forgotten by many. it is learning by trial and error, fining truth through discussion. i love ethical theory because it is so much a discussion based class. to make it short and sweet, the dean should attend my phil 320 class because it shows that learning, and equally importantly, critical thinking is alive here at UNL.”

Joseph, Philosophy major, Ethical Theory with Prof. David Sobel

“The dean should attend my Psychology of Perception class because the class focuses on how we perceive and react to the world around us. Our environment is constantly changing and how we perceive it changes as well. As science and technology advances, so too will our understanding of how and why we perceive the world the way we do. Dr. Flowers does an excellent job of highlighting important concepts that pertain to perception and portrays them in an interesting manner.”

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“First off, because American History provides the foundation for our noble country. By studying it, we can see who we are, where we've come from, and where we have the ability to go. The founding of our country had many implications for our manner of doing things now - such as how the government is set up, why people have the beliefs that they do, and what is important to different people of different backgrounds. In addition, history classes are the best around and Dr. Reddekopp is awesome!”

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David, Psychology major, Abnormal Psychology with Prof. Rose Esseks

“I see dead people. Twice a week at the least. And I have learned more from their anatomy in a month than I have in years of living, breathing, and using my own anatomy. How cool is that?”

Scott, Biological Sciences major, Human Anatomy with Prof. David Woodman

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