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Research team awarded largest arts and humanities grant in UNL history

Faculty members from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have been awarded a $1 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Over the next four...
The chatbot was asked "What is ChatGPT?" and the AI’s response was "ChatGPT is a large language model developed by OpenAI, which is capable of generating human-like responses to natural language inputs. It is based on a transformer architecture and was trained on a large corpus of text data using unsupervised learning techniques. The model has been trained to understand and generate text in a wide range of domains, including general knowledge, current events, literature, and more. It is designed to simulate a conversation with a human and is used in various applications, such as customer service, language translation, and chatbots."

Lincoln educators work to prevent, detect ChatGPT-generated writing in classrooms

In November of 2022, an artificial intelligence company, OpenAI, launched a chatbot called ChatGPT, which gives users the ability to ask any question and...
The cover of World citizen: Journeys of a Humanitarian. It features a blue color on the right side and a photo of Jane Olson with one of the women she met in her travels. The left side is a beige with quotes from readers.

Author visits UNL to share her recent book and how to touch readers’ hearts

Experiences are the foundation of any story; they are reflected and shared with others. Jane Olson, a volunteer and storyteller, shared how to touch...
A person's hands type at a laptop. The graphic is captioned with the words 'The Biopsychosocial Health Study: Part One'.

Researchers at UNL examining the relationship between physical, psychological, and social health

A biopsychosocial health study is collecting data on the relationship between participants’ physical health, psychological well-being and social lives. The study, which launched in...
A young woman with long brown hair and wearing a white t-shirt clapping her hands together. She's smiling at the people surrounding her.

Nebraska youth participate in a climate strike at the Capitol

A group of climate activists came together Oct. 7 in downtown Lincoln and marched to the Nebraska Capitol to raise awareness about climate change....
Michael Lam stands at a podium with the Nebraska "N" on it. He is wearing a tan suit.

UNL Physics and Astronomy brings in Michael Lam to discuss the future of science

Science is always changing. Michael Lam, a researcher and assistant professor at the School of Physics and Astronomy at the Rochester Institute of Technology,...
Husker Vote Coalition chairman Kendall Bartling speaks with a prospective voter at Grand Island Senior High School in Grand Island at a voter registration event on Oct. 18.

Husker Vote Coalition hopes for successful turnout in midterms, readies for next year

University of Nebraska-Lincoln sophomore Kendall Bartling first developed a love for election work as a 14-year-old freshman at Grand Island Senior High School.  On Martin...

UNL joins national Democracy Day effort

Students from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's College of Journalism and Mass Communications joined a national effort to spread the importance of democracy on Sept....
Close-up image of piano keys

How musicians can use psychology for effective practice

Practicing music is not everyone's forte, but psychology may help. A study published in June suggests that musicians practice more effectively when given information about...