Hard liquor to be barred from U of Nebraska frat events
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A fraternity governing board has voted to bar hard liquor from University of Nebraska-Lincoln fraternity events.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nine Nebraska counties hit record population highs last year, according to U.S. Census Bureau data released Thursday.
Nebraska's three largest counties, Douglas, Lancaster...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska system is taking steps to help people deal with historic flooding across the state, such as connecting residents with resources and offering...
Tractor safety courses scheduled across Nebraska
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Members of the Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health in the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health will provide a tractor safety...
JUNIATA, Neb. (AP) — Three Nebraska women have seen growing success as they work to corner the insect protein market.
Cheryl Powers of Lincoln, Kris Vrooman of Juniata and Amber Klassen of...
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — What looks like a coffee shop at the University of Nebraska at Omaha is actually a laboratory of sorts for business students.
On-demand webinar covers rural dangers after flooding
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — In the wake of disastrous flooding in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa earlier this month, officials have created an on-demand webinar to help people deal with the serious...
U of Nebraska-Lincoln professor wins $165K poetry prize
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A University of Nebraska-Lincoln English professor has won a $165,000 prize for his poetry.
The university says Kwame Dawes is the first of its writers to win a...
Scientists to deploy drones in thunderstorm study
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Drones will be among the tools scientists and students will use later this year and next to study supercell thunderstorms that can spawn tornadoes in Nebraska and other Plains...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds is stepping down from his position and leaving the state late this summer, the university announced Monday.
KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — More than three dozen members of the University of Nebraska at Kearney's marching band will be spending the next few days performing and sightseeing in Ireland.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California is free of drought for the first time in more than seven years and only a small amount of its territory remains abnormally dry as a very wet winter winds down,...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on California's extremely wet winter (all times local):
The National Drought Mitigation Center says California is free of drought for the first...
Entry deadline March 31 for Nebraska Handwriting Contest
KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — The entry deadline is March 31 for this year's Nebraska Handwriting Contest.
The contest is aimed at promoting and encouraging good penmanship and is open to Nebraska...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — High school juniors with an interest in business are encouraged to apply for two summer programs hosted by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's College of Business.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An associate professor of sports commerce will discuss rivalry in sports as part of the Paul A. Olson Great Plains seminars.
Kearney college student accused of sexual assault
KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have charged a University of Nebraska at Kearney student with felony sexual assault.
Buffalo County Court records say 20-year-old Miguel Guzman is scheduled...
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Sen. Sasse tells UNL students to unplug from technology
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Republican senator who's among President Donald Trump's most vocal critics within the party blamed technology for the country's divisions during a discussion with University of Nebraska-Lincoln students this week.
Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska spoke to more than 600 students Monday at an event called "Why Don't We Get Along? How Huskers Can Change the Future."
U of Nebraska-Lincoln using grant for anti-suicide efforts
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is using a $300,000 federal grant to strengthen campus mental health services and suicide prevention programming.
University officials say the Big Red Resilience and Well-being program will lead the effort, providing specialized training sessions this spring. The University of Nebraska Public Policy Center will develop and implement an evaluation plan for the overall initiative.
2nd man gets 25-40 years for brutal beating of student
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A 25-year-old man has been given 25 to 40 years for the brutal beating of a university student in Lincoln.
Lancaster County District Court records say James Price was sentenced Wednesday. He'd been found guilty in June of aiding and abetting robbery and assault.
Ricketts leads Nebraska Capitol walk to promote wellness
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts is promoting health and wellness with a walk through the halls of the Nebraska Capitol with state officials and health advocates.
Ricketts was joined Thursday by University of Nebraska Baseball Head Coach Darin Erstad, Nebraska Sports Council Executive Director Dave Mlnarik, and Maggi Thorne, a regular on the show American Ninja Warrior.
The Nebraska Sports Council hosts the annual walk as part of its mission to promote health and active lifestyle choices.
Climate change and health topic of Omaha Science Cafe
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Climate change and health is the subject of Tuesday's Omaha Science Cafe.
The speaker will be University of Nebraska Medical Center professor Jesse Bell. He will discuss why climate change — or global warming — matters to human health.
The event is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St.
Rwandans working in Nebraska on their nation’s future
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The African nation of Rwanda needs to feed its fast-growing population of 12 million residents and has been sending some of its best and brightest students to study agriculture and related subjects in Nebraska.
The nearly 160 Rwanda students taking classes now constitute the third-largest population of foreign students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Ricketts to pitch Nebraska scholarship program to lawmakers
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts has unveiled a plan to provide scholarships for college students in a variety of high-demand fields.
Ricketts announced Monday he will propose a Nebraska Talent Scholarships program to lawmakers. It will provide $4,000-per-year scholarships for four-year students and two-year students.
Professor names beetle species after ‘Game of Thrones’
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska entomologist has named three of his eight newest beetle discoveries after the dragons from the HBO series "Game of Thrones" and George R.R. Martin book series "A Song of Ice and Fire."
Nebraska center monitors person for possible Ebola exposure
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An American who was providing medical assistance in Congo may have been exposed to the deadly Ebola virus and is being monitored at a Nebraska medical center.
The University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha confirmed Saturday that it was housing the person in a secure area that is not accessible to other patients or the public. Spokesman Taylor Wilson says the person arrived Saturday afternoon.
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Nebraska university biomechanics program sees radical growth
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — University of Nebraska at Omaha biomechanics boss Nick Stergiou returned to campus after commencement ceremonies this month and watched the three-story addition to his Biomechanics Research Building taking shape.
Stergiou took smartphone pictures of the construction from his car at an intersection between Elmwood Park and UNO.
Leader of Univ. of Nebraska-Omaha will stay until 2022
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The interim leader of the University of Nebraska-Omaha will stay in the job into 2022.
The University of Nebraska Board of Regents on Thursday approved the appointment of Jeffrey P. Gold as chancellor of the Omaha campus until June 30, 2022. At that time, plans are for a successor to take the position.
Gold has worked as the interim chancellor at the University of Nebraska-Omaha since 2017. He replaced Chancellor John Christensen, who retired.
New U of Nebraska program aims to develop more teachers
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska has created a new teaching academy program to recruit, retain and develop a highly qualified and more diverse teaching workforce needed to meet the state's rising school enrollment.
Inmate gets 6-9 more years for assaults during uprising
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A man imprisoned for a 2016 Lincoln slaying has been given six to nine more years in prison.
Lancaster County District Court records say 27-year-old Matthew Pavey was sentenced Nov. 20 for his role in an April 2017 fire and disturbance at the Nebraska prisons' Diagnostic and Evaluation Center in Lincoln. Pavey pleaded no contest to three counts of assault.
UNMC public skating rink in Omaha open for season
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska Medical Center's public ice-skating rink in Omaha has opened for its ninth straight season.
The public rink, located just east of 42nd Street on UNMC's midtown campus, opened Friday and will remain open through Feb. 10.
Some rental hunting equipment available for Lincoln students
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Students registered at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln may rent hunting equipment at the university's Outdoor Adventure Center.
The gear includes blinds and decoys and is available through a grant partnership between the National Wild Turkey Federation and the Cabela's Outdoor Fund.
Officials say students must visit the Outdoor Adventure Center in person to rent the gear.
U of Nebraska-Lincoln hires 1st diversity vice chancellor
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has named a Utah college administrator as its first vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion. It's a hiring that some see as a waste of taxpayer money and others see as a vital step toward addressing diversity issues at Nebraska's largest university system campus.
Marco Barker will begin his work in Lincoln on April 1 and be paid $250,000 a year, the university said Monday.
U of Nebraska Medical Center joins global network
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska Medical Center has joined a worldwide network composed of 29 countries combatting major threats from human viruses.
The medical center says the Global Virus Network represents experts at 45 Centers of Excellence and seven affiliates recognized for expertise in infectious diseases. The work includes drug development, research and training and education in the areas of biocontainment and antiviral therapeutics preparedness.
Nebraska high court rejects Omaha killer’s latest appeal
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Supreme Court has rejected the latest appeal by a man convicted of killing a University of Nebraska at Omaha student whose body has never been found.
The high court Friday upheld a lower court's denial of Christopher Edwards' second motion for post-conviction relief. The court found that Edwards' appeal saying the lower court should have held an evidentiary hearing on his claim that his attorney was ineffective was filed too late.
Lawyer says student to plead not guilty in sex assault case
KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — A student is denying accusations that he sexually assaulted a female acquaintance in a residence hall at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
Buffalo County Court records say 19-year-old Prestin Melroy, of Holdrege, and 18-year-old Zachary Reikofski, of Fairbury, are charged with felony sexual assault.
Melroy's attorney, Brian Davis, said Wednesday that Melroy would be pleading not guilty. Reikofski's attorney didn't immediately return a message from The Associated Press.
Next Omaha Science Cafe topic: Postpartum depression
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Three mental health professionals from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Nebraska Medicine will be speaking at the next Omaha Science Café about postpartum depression.
The event is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St.
Science Cafés involve face-to-face conversations with scientists about current science topics. They are open to everyone 21 and older.
2 students accused of sex assault at campus residence hall
KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — Two male students have been accused of sexually assaulting a female acquaintance in a campus residence hall at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
Buffalo County Court records say 19-year-old Prestin Melroy, of Holdrege, and 18-year-old Zachary Reikofski, of Fairbury, are charged with felony sexual assault. Court records detailing what happened were not available Friday.
Interim university chancellor gets boost from system chief
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska president wants the interim leader at the system's Omaha campus to be chancellor into 2022.
System President Hank Bounds said Monday that he's asking the university Board of Regents to approve Dr. Jeffrey Gold as chancellor of the University of Nebraska at Omaha. If approved, Gold would be UNO chancellor until June 30, 2022, when the system would begin searching for his successor.
Critics call Nebraska colleges’ diversity offices wasteful
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska universities are following a national trend in hiring diversity leaders, but many critics are calling diversity offices wasteful and unnecessary.
Fortenberry staffer faces complaint after spat over sign
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A vandalized campaign sign that pokes fun at U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry has triggered a public spat between the Nebraska congressman's chief of staff and a professor who found it amusing.
University of Nebraska Associate Political Science Professor Ari Kohen filed an ethics complaint against Dr. William "Reyn" Archer III, alleging Archer threatened him for "liking" a photograph of the sign on Facebook.
Lincoln loses grant bid for autonomous shuttle project
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lincoln's mayor says the city didn't win $1 million grant it wanted for an autonomous shuttle project but will continue looking for ways to pay for the idea.
Mayor Chris Beutler said Monday that Nebraska's capital was not among the nine cities awarded $1 million by Bloomberg Philanthropies in its 2018 Mayors Challenge.
U of Nebraska at Kearney develops digital repository
KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — Administrators say the University of Nebraska at Kearney is launching a digital repository to preserve scholarly and creative work.
A university news release says the repository will store content from faculty, researchers, students and staff, as well as select items from the university archives.
Multistory condo project planned for downtown Lincoln
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A developer is planning to build a 20-story condo project in downtown Lincoln.
City officials announced the $30 million Lied Place Residences project Thursday. It would include a ground-floor restaurant, offices on the second, third and fourth floors and about 40 condos on the remaining 16 floors.
It would sit across from the Lied Center on the southern edge of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's City Campus.
School removes posters carrying white nationalist messages
KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska at Kearney has removed dozens of signs that carried white nationalist messages.
University officials say many of the signs said, "Prevent white minority by 2044."
University spokesman Todd Gottula says the signs "promoting a racist agenda" went up over the past weekend. He says they were taken down because they'd been posted on doors into buildings and on poles around campus instead of at university-approved locations, such as bulletin boards.
Nebraska banker wins national career award for rural work
BRUNING, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska banker is being recognized for dedicating his career to agricultural lending in rural areas.
The American Bankers Association recently recognized Fred Bruning with the Bruning Award for career achievement that is named for his father.
Fred Bruning says he's honored to receive the same award his dad did. Fred Bruning has worked at his family's bank for 27 years.
Upcoming scientist program topics include chemistry, lasers
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Sunday with a Scientist program in Lincoln will focus on chemistry, lasers and student science presentations in the coming months.
This Sunday, visitors can watch a 30-minute interactive chemistry show and then participate in hands-on activities to discover how chemistry is used in everyday life.
On Nov. 18, laser technicians and graduate students from the Extreme Light Laboratory will teach visitors about the nature of light and laser technology.
Judge to decide University of Nebraska records dispute
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.