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Issued by University of Nebraska-Lincoln Office of Research & Economic Development, November 2010.


Planting Seeds for the Future 1
New Institute Focuses on Water for Food 2
Probing the Evapotranspiration Equation 3
Yield Potential Key to Food Security 4
Water-smart Sensors Going Underground 6
Lakes Showing Signs of Warming Climate 7
Informed Choices–Assessing Green Features 9
Powering Roadways with Solar and Wind 10
Improving Sustainable Energy Technologies 11
Biosensor Work Aims for Simple HIV Test 12
Developing Stronger Nanomagnets 14
Peering into Ultra-fast Molecular World 15
Getting the Skinny on Dietary Fat 17
Novel Approach Targets Tuberculosis 18
Pathways to Homelessness for Women 19
Bison Books–50 Years of Great Reading 21
Historian Weaving Western Family Saga 22
Ecotourism’s Economic Potential 23
3-D Helps Detect ALS Speech Declines 25
Construction Projects Add Quality Research Space 26
Nanoscience Facility in the Works 27
Nebraska Innovation Campus Moving Ahead 28
Expanding Collaborations 29
NUtech Ventures Leads Tech Development 30
Enhancing Campus Culture, Diversity 31
Research Aims to Improve Wildfire Prediction 32
Students Get Taste of International Journalism 33
Connecting Art and Nature 33
New Leaders Join UNL 34
U.S.-India Collaboration Tackles Transportation 35
Research Highlights 36
Financials 41
At UNL, discoveries, knowledge and new technologies grow from great ideas for addressing today’s complex challenges. Producing enough food with limited water supplies as the world’s population almost doubles in the next 40 years is one of the most critical of these challenges. The University of Nebraska’s new Water for Food Institute is a global research, education and policy analysis institute committed to innovative solutions that will help the world sustainably grow more food using less water. Read more on page 2.