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BTN LiveBIG: Refugee experience in class at Nebraska

“You can be a foreign correspondent without leaving Lincoln.”

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BTN LiveBIG: Nebraska football runs to beat cancer

On Sunday, July 20, 615 registered participants at the Nebraska Football Uplifting Athletes Road Race raised over $27,000 to help fight pediatric brain cancer.

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In Hollywood, money makes the world go around and confidence is king. And, when the opportunity is presented for industry insiders to hang out in an atmosphere like the French Riviera, the business side of film can take over.

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BTN LiveBIG: Arts Across Nebraska sharing performance

Stromsburg, Nebraska, is a town with 1100 people living in one square mile.  It also got to host a touring performance of UNL alum Becky Key Boesen’s play What the Wind Taught Me. The story was inspired by the playwright’s visit to Joplin, Missouri, right after the devastating tornado in 2012.

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BTN LiveBIG: B1G Continues To Lead Concussion Conversation

Just last Thursday, President Obama admitted to having one as a child. Major League Baseball star Justin Morneau is making national headlines for recovering from one. More and more parents of kids in sports are becoming increasingly fearful of one.

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BTN LiveBIG: STREB brings inspiring dance to Nebraska

STREB, a dance troupe renowned for their extraordinary displays of daredevilry in unexpected places, brought their wizardry to the University of Nebraska.  But they didn’t just come to perform.  They came to engage students in a hands-on creation experience.  The group from UNL included more than dancers; it included architectural students who helped design amazing staging for the Lied Center. The computer/engineering students designed flying robots that performed during the dance.

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BTN LiveBIG: Nebraska research targeting diseases

“My guess is that most scientists would say that they got into science because they wanted to change the world,” Stephen DiMagno says.

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BTN LiveBIG: Nebraska institute developing leaders

Grant Fehr saw a lot of himself in Connor Long. Connor displayed an outgoing personality, but he was unsure what he wanted to do with his life.

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BTN LiveBIG: Nebraska doing out of this world research

If all goes according to plan, a group of University of Nebraska students will go up in a microgravity flight simulator this May to see if an astronaut can absorb a robotic capsule that can diagnose internal disease.

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BTN LiveBIG: Nebraska fair celebrates 38 years

Coming up on April 10th, 2014, the 38th Annual Modern Language Fair will be held at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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BTN LiveBIG: Nebraska bringing history to life

What is at the intersection of images, personal stories, and a spot on a map? If you are Nick Stanhope, you believe it is a connection point for people of different eras.  The founder of History Pin believes that the power of that intersection of historical content, pictures, films, audio recordings, and personal stories are conversation pieces across the generations.

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BTN LiveBIG: Nebraska premiere

Tonight after the Cornhuskers host the Fighting Illini in men’s basketball, check out the premiere of the Nebraska episode of LiveBIG. This episode features the Nebraska Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior (CB3) and a program that allows photojournalism students the opportunity to travel the globe documenting human needs.

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BTN LiveBIG: Nebraska research changing electronics

Groundbreaking research being done at the University of Nebraska could significantly reduce the cost of renewable energy, making it more accessible and affordable to the every-day consumer.

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BTN LiveBIG: Math made fun at Nebraska

When you ask a student, “What is your favorite subject in school?” it’s not often you’ll hear a resounding “Math!” in reply. In fact, only about 10% of students who take the ACT indicate an interest in pursuing a career in STEM-related fields (science, technology, engineering or math).

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BTN LiveBIG: Nebraska students learning by giving

A decade ago, Doris Buffet – Warren Buffet’s older sister – started the Learning by Giving Foundation. Her goal was to teach a new generation about philanthropy though experience, providing young people with the opportunity to learn about charity and make a financial impact on a worthy cause.

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BTN LiveBIG: Nebraska professor joins elite fellowship

For 20 years, Xiao Cheng Zeng has been leading innovative research at Nebraska. Earlier this month, he was recognized by the one of the oldest scientific societies in the world.

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BTN LiveBIG: NASCAR made SAFER at Nebraska

If you search for “NASCAR crash wall” on Google, dozens of stories and videos appear that show fiery crashes. You will also find headlines featuring driver reactions to these crashes, as was the case for Jeff Gordon earlier in November.

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