Puzzled why Congress is so tied in knots that it would shut down government? The divide between liberals and conservatives may not be something that responds to logic, according to Predisposed: Liberals, Conservatives and the Biology of Political Differences, a new work co-authored by a pair of UNL political scientists.
The Nebraska Center for Virology will hold its 13th annual Symposium in Virology on Oct. 11 in the Nebraska Union. The daylong, free symposium begins with a continental breakfast at 8 a.m. and concludes with a poster session/wine and cheese reception during which attendees will have the opportunity to visit with presenters. Registration for participants and poster presenters is Oct. 4.
In recent weeks, UNL’s Paul Johnsgard has published three new books. The ornithologist and emeritus professor of biological sciences has now published 61 books. Johnsgard's three recent publications are, "Yellowstone Wildlife: Ecology and Natural History of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem," "Bird and Birding in the Bighorn Mountains Region of Wyoming," and "The Birds of Nebraska."
A new graduate training program that spans seven departments across City and East campuses at UNL will launch this year with four student fellows conducting groundbreaking research while learning the skills needed for interdisciplinary research careers.
UNL ecologist John DeLong has helped confirm that birds' migratory speeds and pathways are largely affected by body size rather than physical limitations. The study, which featured 102 bird species in the lower 48 states, was published in the journal Ecology.