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A neuropsychologist will discuss at the Feb. 11 Omaha Science Cafe the mental processes of former football players. Lindy Field is an assistant professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Fields was involved for several years in clinical research at the Center for Brain Health – Institute for Athletes, affiliated with University of Texas at Dallas. Much of her research has focused on neuropsychological functioning in former National Football League players, as well as cognitive functioning in current athletes. The event is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. at the Slowdown, 729 N.

Students may receive two bachelor’s degrees from two Nebraska colleges after four years in a new biology and agriculture program. Wayne State College and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln announced the program earlier this month. Students can earn a life sciences degree with a concentration in biology from Wayne and an applied science degree with concentrations in agriculture and natural resources from the Lincoln university.

Officials on Thursday confirmed a career military man and former superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy as the president of the University of Nebraska system. The university Board of Regents confirmed Walter “Ted” Carter as president, succeeding interim President Susan Fritz. Officials began searching for a new president after Hank Bounds left the position in mid-August, leaving Fritz to oversee the system until a permanent replacement could be found. The 60-year-old Carter had been superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, from 2014 until this year.

Is the country of Iran misunderstood?  Dr. Narges Bajoghli is an award-winning anthropologist, filmmaker, and writer.  Her academic research focuses on the intersections of media, power, and military in Iran.  She has also written a book, "Iran Reframed: Anxieties of Power in the Islamic Republic.”  

While in Nebraska to lecture at both UNO and UNL, Narges stopped by the KIOS-FM studios to chat with Mike Hogan "Live & Local" about the international view of Iran, the ramifications of that view, and how she was able to work with those in power in Iran.

More information about her work is available at the websites https://sais.jhu.edu/users/nbajogh1 and http://www.nargesbajoghli.com/

Fans of the Missouri River can learn about its importance to the Great Plains at an upcoming lecture in Lincoln.

 The University of Nebraska’s Center for Great Plains Studies will host the lecture Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at its office in downtown Lincoln. The lecture will feature two speakers: Daniel Peterson, chief of interpretation, education and outreach for the National Park Service; and Jarrett C. Bies, a writer and kayaker. The presentation will include a short documentary film about conservation efforts on the Missouri River. The event is free and open to the public.

Panelists at a discussion in Lincoln will cover strategies for increasing agricultural production to meet global demand.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lincoln police say the death of a 22-year-old University of Nebraska-Lincoln student appears to be accidental. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that police found the body of Dane LeClair in downtown Lincoln around 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Officer Angela Sands says LeClair, of Pittsford, New York, died after falling from the fourth floor of a parking garage. She says that based on video surveillance footage, LeClair fell at around 3:40 a.m. and his death appeared to be accidental.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A career military man and former superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy has been chosen as the top candidate to become the next president of the University of Nebraska.

The university Board of Regents voted unanimously Friday to nominate Walter "Ted" Carter Jr. as their priority candidate.

Carter is a retired vice admiral in the U.S. Navy and the immediate past superintendent of his alma mater, the U.S. Naval Academy. He's also a former president of the U.S. Naval War College.

Samuel Bak is a world renowned artist and Holocaust survivor.  He has painted nearly 8,000 works of art in his lifetime.  UNO's Sam and Frances Fried Holocaust and Genocide Academy is partnering with the Pucker Gallery in Boston to bring seventy original Bak works to Omaha.  Bak's work touches on themes such as identity, justice, human rights, Jewish history and the Holocaust.

Sam was kind enough to stop by the KIOS-FM studios to chat with Mike Hogan for an extended episode of "Live & Local!"

More information can be found at https://sites.google.com/a/unomaha.edu/witness-samuel_bak/

or at https://www.unomaha.edu/news/events/2019/08/artist-samuel-bak-and-collection-coming-to-uno.php and finally, you can view more of Samuel's work at https://www.puckergallery.com/samuel-bak

Vandalism Charge Dropped Against Researcher

Sep 24, 2019

(Lincoln, NE)  --  A vandalism charge is being dropped against a University of Nebraska-Lincoln researcher.  Thirty-nine-year-old Patricia Wonch Hill appeared in Lancaster County Court where one of her two charges was dismissed yesterday.  The Omaha World Herald reports Hill is accused of defacing Nebraska First District Congressman Jeff Fortenberry's campaign signs by placing "googly eyes" on them, and placing stickers on Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer's office in Lincoln.  The charge concerning the Fortenberry signs was dropped because the Republican congressman declined to show up for the

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — University of Nebraska-Lincoln officials say personal and financial information on more than 900 current and former employees were contained in a laptop computer stolen from a university consultant who was vacationing in Rome.

They work or worked for the university's Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources. The university's offered them a year of identity theft protection.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska Board of Regents has approved a $300,000 payout for outgoing university system president Hank Bounds.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports that the board approved the contract change Friday, allowing Bounds to collect $300,000 in privately funded deferred compensation when he leaves NU later this summer. Under his original contract, Bounds could only collect the deferred compensation after five years on the job.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska Board of Regents has named a longtime administrator and faculty member as the school's interim president-elect.

The board announced Thursday that it will name Susan M. Fritz the university's interim president following the departure of current President Hank Bounds, who will leave Aug. 15. Fritz will hold the position while the board conducts a national search for the next president.

Fritz will be the first woman to lead the university since the system was created 51 years ago.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A judge will decide whether the University of Nebraska-Lincoln must turn over any records withheld from a fraternity that was suspended following accusations of hazing, alcohol abuse and inappropriate behavior.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports that the university's records director, Erin Bush, has withheld nearly 1,700 records from Phi Gamma Delta, which is suspended until 2020. Members had been accused of making vulgar comments to women during last year's Women's March in Lincoln.

Administrators say an investigation into the Women's March allegations led to a discovery of broader conduct issues.

Bush says most of the records are being kept confidential because they were part of Title IX investigations.

The fraternity seeks more information on investigations into members' alleged wrongdoing. Attorney Brian Brislen says UNL didn't appropriately exercise its redaction capabilities.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts has revoked an honorary admiralship from a University of Nebraska-Lincoln associate professor and lecturer who were involved in a protest against a conservative student group.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The debate over last summer's confrontation between a conservative student and a University of Nebraska-Lincoln lecturer prompted the new leader of a faculty group to resign.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — University of Nebraska administrators have assured the Board of Regents that they can straddle the chasm between opposing political views following an incident that sparked concerns about the political climate at the Lincoln campus.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska is one step closer to finding a chancellor as the final four candidates ready themselves to navigate an intense interview process over the next two weeks.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Four finalists have been selected after a national search for a new chancellor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Several of the University of Nebraska's biggest projects at its Lincoln and Omaha campuses are being built through private partnerships that don't use public bidding.

Greg Echlin

Basketball takes over again at CenturyLink Center tonight, but the arena was the epicenter of women’s volleyball over the weekend.  As Omaha Public Radio’s Greg Echlin reports, the price of admission turned out to be well worth it for Husker fans.


Greg Echlin

A record crowd turned out for Thursday night’s semifinals of the NCAA women’s volleyball championship and saw the Huskers advance to the championship. 

In the first NCAA women’s volleyball championship in Omaha since 2008, the Huskers will play the second game of the doubleheader.  The Kansas Jayhawks are bracing themselves for a crowd that won’t be in their favor.


LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska says it will expand its research into food systems, health and the environment through a new multicampus initiative called Food for Health.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The president of the University of Nebraska system is working to deal with racism on campus and improve the college experience for all students.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A group of University of Nebraska-Lincoln students has launched a campaign to raise awareness about beer sales in Whiteclay, a Nebraska town on the border of an officially dry South Dakota Indian reservation.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Faculty Senate is opposing a state senator's proposal to eliminate gun-free zones on college campuses.

Research being done at the University of Nebraska could lead to strategies and recommendations for combating the spread of nuclear weapons.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska Foundation says it has raised more than $200 million in gifts and pledges for the third straight year.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — As University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Harvey Perlman nears retirement, he's focusing on what he's helped the school accomplish during his tenure.

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