CAS in the national news, November 2018

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Thu, 12/06/2018 - 15:51

Emily Hammerl, anthropology, was part of the team led by Michael Hoff, Hixson-Lied Professor of Art History at Nebraska, that uncovered a 2nd-century figural mosaic poking bathroom-style fun at the Greek myths of Narcissus and Ganymede on the floor of a public latrine there.

Articles on the discovery appeared in Live ScienceKOLN/KGINAncient OriginsAtlas Obscurathe Daily MailFox NewsIFL ScienceMetroNational Geographic Spain, Paper, PolitikenSmithsonian.com, Yahoo! News and several other media outlets.

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The Extreme Light Laboratory, housed in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, is one of the founding members of LaserNetUS, a new research network intended to unite the nation’s most powerful laser facilities. An item on the network was featured on the Office of Science website Nov. 13.

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Wheeler Winston Dixon, film studies, was quoted in a Nov. 13 Los Angeles Times article on the discontinuation of the classic-movie streaming service FilmStruck.

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A new study by sociologists at Nebraska shows that religious beliefs and political ideologies have little association with overall scientific curiosity, but they are correlated with scientific knowledge. The team included Joseph JochmanJulia McQuillanAlexis Swendener and Luke NovackPhys.org ran an article on the study Nov. 26.

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Scholastique Mukasonga’s “The Barefoot Woman” was named one of “10 books to read this December” by BBC.com on Nov. 28. Jordan Stump, modern languages and literatures, translated the memoir from French to English.

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Debra Hope, psychology, was interviewed for a Nov. 30 Health.com articleon social anxiety.