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The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is a comprehensive public land grant university, a member of the Big Ten Academic Alliance and one of America’s fastest-growing research universities: Nebraska doubled its level of research activity from 2001 to 2015 and ranked ninth on Springer Nature’s international list of Rising Stars in research in 2016. Our faculty are advancing collaborative, inter-disciplinary research in food and water security, ultrafast science, early childhood development, materials and nanoscience and other crucial areas.

Enrollment also is growing fast at Nebraska, reaching all-time highs in each of the past three years. More than 26,000 students are enrolled in Nebraska’s nine colleges, and the 2017 student body was the most diverse in school history. Nebraska also offers one of the nation’s leading undergraduate research programs – backed by more than $1 million dollars in annual funding – where students work directly with faculty doing research that creates new knowledge.

Nebraska approaches the 150th anniversary of its founding with a mission rooted in its status as a land grant university, having national and international influence, students representing every state and more than 100 nations, and as a research university at the forefront of discovery in the humanities and sciences.


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President Joe Biden talked about healing the rifts and uniting America in his inaugural address on Jan. 20, 2021. Michael S. Williamson/Washington Post

5 ways Biden can help rural America thrive and bridge the rural-urban divide

A new federal antipoverty program for both rural and urban areas is part of the solution, but the power of Big Ag, lack of internet and struggling towns need attention, too.
Hundreds of beetle species seem to be specialists that feed only from small white flowers on trees. Susan Kirmse

Tiny treetop flowers foster incredible beetle biodiversity

In the Amazon, beetles and flowering trees have developed a tight bond. Hundreds of beetle species thrive off of and pollinate blossoms, helping to maintain some of the highest biodiversity on Earth.
An LGBTQ rights supporter sets up outside the Supreme Court. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Devil in the detail of SCOTUS ruling on workplace bias puts LGBTQ rights and religious freedom on collision course

Both sides of the debate over religious freedoms and LGBTQ rights use the language of equality and opposition to discrimination. It will be up to the courts to decide whose claim is stronger.
Research shows that students who take detailed notes do better in class. VGstockstudio/

7 tips on how to take better notes

Looking to earn good grades? Good notes could help, an expert says.
The internet is growing, but old information continues to disappear daily. wk1003mike/

Your internet data is rotting

MySpace users were recently shocked to learn that the company lost 50 million user files. It’s a harsh lesson in not leaving your intellectual property unprotected on the information superhighway.
Les grands champions ont en général commencé très jeunes leur sport de prédilection. Shutterstock

Cinq clés pour aider vos enfants à développer leurs talents

On attribue des dons hors du commun aux sportifs et musiciens qui excellent. Mais leur réussite doit beaucoup au travail et à l’entourage. Et si tous les enfants étaient des champions en herbe ?
Early starts are key to developing children’s talents, experts say. Eugene Partyzan from

5 ways to develop children’s talents

For a child to excel in a particular field, specific conditions are essential. A scholar of educational psychology explains what those conditions are.
Buzz Aldrin ante la bandera de EE UU plantada en la superficie lunar. NASA / Neil A. Armstrong - Apollo 11 Image Library

¿De quién son la Luna y los demás cuerpos celestes?

Hace 49 años y unos días, el 20 de julio de 1969, astronautas estadounidenses plantaron la bandera de barras y estrellas en la Luna. Un abogado explica las implicaciones, a quién pertenece el satélite y lo que significa para la minería lunar.
Edwin E. ‘Buzz’ Aldrin Jr. poses for a photograph beside the U.S. flag deployed on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission on July 20, 1969. Neil A. Armstrong/NASA/AP Photo

Who owns the moon? A space lawyer answers

Fifty years ago, on July 20, 1969, American astronauts planted a US flag on the moon. A space lawyer explains the implications, who owns the moon, and what it means for lunar mining.
‘Free speech zones’ and other efforts to limit free speech on campus are igniting controversies across the nation. Chad Zuber/

Four campus free speech problems solved

Though free speech on campus is often a divisive issue, solutions are not hard to find, a First Amendment scholar argues.


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