Study: CEOs who are good matches for firms have higher initial compensation

May 23rd, 2013 | By | Category: 2013, Issue, May 23, Research

How much CEOs are compensated is often a subject of angst in the media and among the public. When a company’s board of directors hires a new chief executive, it’s often perceived that the level of compensation is not based on the value of the CEO to the firm, but on other factors — such [...]



Physics team leads $7M research collaboration

May 23rd, 2013 | By | Category: 2013, Issue, May 23, Research

UNL will lead a new $7.125 million research collaboration involving six universities and an industry consortium to develop a new generation of electronic devices. Semiconductor Research Corp. and the National Institute of Standards and Technology awarded a UNL physics team a five-year contract to lead a new Center for NanoFerroic Devices as part of the [...]



Research examines impact of poetry, newspapers during Civil War

May 23rd, 2013 | By | Category: 2013, Issue, May 23, Research

A little more than 150 years ago, black soldiers took up arms with the Union to fight in the Civil War when the first regiments of African-American troops were authorized in the North in 1863. As they enlisted, words of support poured out from Union-sympathizing newspapers everywhere, and much of the support came in the [...]



Study: Body shame diminishes relationship hopes

May 23rd, 2013 | By | Category: 2013, Issue, May 23, Research

It’s no longer just Barbie dolls that evoke a sense of unattainable beauty. Now, it seems G.I. Joe’s biceps and six-pack abs are doing the same. Increasingly, objectification and heightened masculinity in images of men is saturating popular culture and the media. A new UNL study examines how this objectification affects men’s body image and [...]



Smithsonian fellowship furthers Katz’s study on politics of art criticism

May 23rd, 2013 | By | Category: 2013, Issue, May 23, Research

Wendy Katz, associate professor of art history, has received a 2013 Smithsonian Senior Fellowship. She will use the award to conduct research in Washington, D.C., from January to April 2014. The fellowships are offered by the Smithsonian Institution to provide opportunities for senior investigators to conduct research in association with staff members at the Smithsonian [...]



Three named AAAS fellows

Dec 13th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Issue, Research

Three UNL professors on Nov. 29 were named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science — the world’s largest general scientific society. It’s the first time three UNL scientists achieved the honor in the same year. The tradition of naming AAAS Fellows goes back to 1874. It is a peer-designated selection based [...]



Alfano focused on plant pathogen work

Dec 13th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Dec. 13, Issue, Research

James Alfano is awarded an AAAS fellowship for distinguished contributions in research of plant pathogens. Alfano said he was flattered when he learned he had been named to the esteemed list after being nominated by UNL plant pathology professor James Van Etten, who also is an AAAS Fellow and a member of the National Academy [...]



Opportunity to explore drives Nastasi

Dec 13th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Dec. 13, Issue, Research

Mike Nastasi said the thrill of the discovery following an experiment is what drives him to explore. He is honored by AAAS for contributions in energy, manufacturing, nanotechnology and microelectronics. Nastasi is director of the Nebraska Center for Energy Sciences Research and Elmer Koch Professor of mechanical and materials engineering. Established in 2006, the center [...]



Leadership, research lift Smith into AAAS

Dec 13th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Dec. 13, Issue, Research

L. Dennis Smith’s contributions to the AAAS are in is research in developmental biology and in leadership and advocacy on education. Smith, president emeritus of the University of Nebraska and emeritus professor in the School of Biological Sciences, took an unusual path to a career as a scientist. An aspiring jazz musician, he was a [...]



Academic Affairs seeks to expand research options for undergrads

Dec 13th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Dec. 13, Issue, Research

Academic Affairs is working to expand opportunities for undergraduate research experiences across campus. UNL’s Undergraduate Creative Activities and Research Experience program was rated one of the top 28 university programs in undergraduate research by U.S. News and World Report last year. The UCARE program allows students to work alongside faculty on research or creative activity [...]