Past Features

Benefits of Walking

The SBSRC's Administrative Technician Helps Take Lead in Walking in Whittier Initiative

Gretchen Mills and Lisa Lightner are among wellness ambassadors integrating the maps into a building-wide walking initiative. Their program, "Walking in Whittier," is being incorporated into the Every Move fitness program, an online and smart device app that allows individuals to track their activity, and will include award incentives for participants.

"We worked with Courtney Schnell to create three different routes through Whittier," Mills said. "They accommodate different levels of physical activity, ranging from a quarter to full mile, and with and without stairs."

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Mohan J. Dutta presents: Qualitative Translation Health Communication: Culturally Centered Community-based Projects of Social Change

Mohan J. Dutta is Provost's Chair Professor and Head of the Department of Communications and New Media at the National University of Singapore (NUS), Adjunct Professor at the Interactive Digital Media Institute (IDMI) at NUS, and Courtesy Professor of Communication at Purdue University. At NUS, he is the Founding Director of the Center for Culture-Centered Approach to Research and Evaluation (CARE), directing research on culturally-centered, community-based projects of social change.

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Dr. Katherine Castle, Department of Communication Studies and Dr. Louise Lyncy, Department of Entomology

Innovative Data Analysis Techniques

Recent Dissertations from Qualitative and Mixed Method Researchers
Brought to you by the Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Consortium and the Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research Interest Group
February 6, 11:30-12:30
Jacki Gaughan Multicultural Center: Ubuntu Room (202)

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Summer 2016 Grant Writing Workgroup Participants

Summer 2017 Grant Writing Workgroup Information Session

Summer 2017 Grant Writing Workgroup Information Session
Faculty ready to write a social or behavioral science grant are invited to participate in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Consortium (SBSRC) Summer 2017 Grant Writing Workgroup to assist with the development of their proposals. Through summer weekly meetings, the SBSRC will provide participants with grant development mentoring, time, space, motivational, and other supports to facilitate the development of success grants.

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Interdisciplinary Research Interest Group

You are invited to join the Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Consortium for a brown bag discussion about an interdisciplinary research interest group around immigration, migration, refugee, and multi-cultural issues.  We want your input on possible structures and activities that may be useful to this emerging community on campus.  The event will be on Wednesday, February 8th from 11am-12:30pm at the City Union (Regency).  Please register for the event here:

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Changes in NIH criteria will be examined and discussed.

Brown Bag Discussion on NIH Expectations Regarding Scientific Rigor and Transparency

On Thursday, January 12 from 11:30 - 1:00, in the Nebraska Union, Colonial Room the Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Consortium, partnering with the Office of Research and Economic Development is hosting a brown bag lunch/discussion about the NIH's changes in its application instructions and to review criteria to emphasize reproduciblity of research findings through scientific rigor and transparency. The new requirements focus on four areas: scientific premis, scientific rigor (design), biological variables, and authentication. 

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UNOPA awards

SBSRC Administrative Technician Awarded Floyd S. Oldt Siver Pen Award

On November 8th, 2016, SBSRC’s very own Gretchen Mills was awarded the Floyd S. Silver Pen Award by the University of Nebraska Office Professionals Association (UNOPA). Gretchen received an engraved A. T. Cross Silver Pen, a framed certificate, $600, and a one-year UNOPA membership.

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Let SBSRC help you obtain your Qualtrics license!


Contact Gretchen Mills for your UNL Qualtrics license at (402) 472-7670 or

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Winnebago Workshop

Native Families for Native Children (NF4NC) administered through the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska is designed to expand upon successful child welfare efforts of States and Tribes in building cooperation and collaboration among child welfare partners toward recruitment and retention of Native resource families that supports the traditions, culture and needs of Native American communities.

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Interdisciplinary Researchers Applying for Vouchers

Request for Proposals: Voucher Seed Grants

Proposals are to be submitted electronically to We will review project
applications monthly from December 2016 through April 2017. Applications received by 11:59
p.m. on the final day of the month will be considered in the following month.

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