In the national news, June 2017

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The Extreme Light Laboratory, led by Donald Umstadter, physics and astronomy, produced the brightest light so far in the solar system, which allowed scientists to observe changes in the very behavior of photons and electrons. After their research was reported June 26 by Nature Photonics, nearly two dozen science news outlets from around the globe filed stories, including MotherboardSeekerWired and The Week.

The New York Times published an op-ed from Jennine Capó Crucet, English, on June 3. It described her experience learning to herd cattle on a ranch shortly after her move from Miami to Lincoln.

Wheeler Winston Dixon, film studies, discussed the vanishing drive-in movie theater in a June 17 USA TODAY report that was carried by numerous affiliates nationwide.

ABC News, the Seattle Times and the Associated Press were among outlets that quoted Paul Johnsgard, biological sciences emeritus, about the potential impact of the Keystone XL pipeline on whooping cranes, an endangered species. Johnsgard’s testimony to the Nebraska Public Service Commission also was reported by the Daily Caller.

USA TODAY carried a June 29 report on workplace bullying research by Kathleen Krone, communication studies, and her colleague, Stacy Tye-Williams of Iowa State University.

ABC News, U.S. News & World Report and Fox News U.S. carried a June 10 Associated Press report on efforts by Lincoln’s Yazidi refugees to establish a national cemetery near Malcolm. The story quoted Stephen Lahey, classics and religious studies, about the cemetery’s importance to the Yazidi community.

Mario Scalora, Public Policy Center and psychology, was quoted in the June 13 Durango Herald in a story about a year-long Associated Press investigation in student sexual assault. He also was cited in a June 5 Communities Digital News report on how to fight anxiety about terrorism.