New projects examine collegiate STEM education Monday, August 14, 2017
With the help of grants from the National Science Foundation, two University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers are conducting interdisciplinary studies the hope to achieve improvement in the collegiate education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Marilyne Stains, associate professor of chemistry, and Brian Couch, assistant professor of biological sciences, will examine STEM education from the perspectives of both students and faculty.
Study examines use of grounded theory in mixed methods research Friday, July 28, 2017
A team, Michelle Howell Smith, CYFS research assistant professor, and Jared Stevens, CYFS graduate assistant are investigating the use of grounded theory in mixed methods research, which combines qualitative and quantitative approaches.
Relaxation reigns at Summer Social UNOPA Friday, July 21, 2017
The Summer Social was held on Wednesday, June 21, at Lanes 'n Games Bowling in the East Campus Union. The theme of the summer social centered around summer fun and relaxation. Sixteen members snacked, bowled, played board games and visited. Door prizes were awarded and included two Avon bags provided by Barbara Homer, two Saltdogs passes provided by Rosann Kevil, a Red Robin gift card provided by Gretchen Mills, sunglasses, a noodle, squirt guns, a hand towel, beach toys, inflatables for the pool, sun screen and drinking cups.
What's in a name? Monikers alter empathy in the brain Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Graduate student John Kiat and Jacob Cheadle from the Psychology Department found out, through their experiment, that names change our empathy towards others. Empathy is an essential quality when it comes to caring about others, and understanding their perspectives. "If you talk about racism, sexism or classism - all these things - one of the primary drivers is a lack of empathy," said Kiat.
The four paths of heroism Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Political scientist Ari Kohen, from University of Nebraska-Lincoln, hypothesizes in a special issue of the Journal of Humanistic Psychology that heroes share four learned attributes, not character traits, that set them apart. The attributes — expansive empathy, heroic imaginations, special training and habitual helping. Amidst all the tragedies going on there is always a hero that steps in, these people are usually celebrated but not often asked why they did so.
Nebraska Food for Health Center to unite strengths in agriculture and medicine Monday, June 5, 2017
The Nebraska Food for Health Center, a $40 million initiative to improve the lives of people around the world was unanimously approved June 1 by then Board of Regents. This multidisciplinary center will help develop foods to better the lives of people who suffer from critical diseases including heart disease, diabetes, obesity, cancers, inflammatory bowel disease and mental disorders.
This initiative was possible because of the help of the Raikes Foundation of Seattle, as well as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
University is institutional partner with Association for Women in Science Monday, May 22, 2017
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has recently established an institutional membership with the Association for Women in Science. The Association for Women in Science is the largest multidisciplinary organization for women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Husker alumni has shocking findings Monday, May 15, 2017
Steven Holen completed his bachelor’s degree in anthropology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1975 and his master’s degree in 1983. He then went on to work as research archeologist at the University of Nebraska State Museum from 1993 to 1999. After he received his doctoral degree from the University of Kansas in 2001, he went on to be the curator of archaeology at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science until 2013, when he retired.
Carson Center to Host Forum on Trends in Emerging Media Tuesday, May 9, 2017
The Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media will be hosting a Carson Conversations Forum with ten media experts that will be sharing their thoughts on the upcoming trends in their industry at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Temple Building. Registration is required by May 17th.
Speakers will include:
Robert Tercek. One of the world’s most innovative creators of interactive content, Tercek has created breakthrough entertainment experiences on every digital platform.
Kevin Smith and John Hibbing are among the top 20 ‘most central’ researchers in their field Monday, May 1, 2017
Nebraska’s political scientists Kevin Smith and John Hibbing are among the top 20 ‘most central’ researchers in their field, based on the research of two German scholars. The research included more than 67,000 articles published from 1990 to 2013 written by more than 40,000 political scientists around the world.
“When I read it, I had a very tongue-in-cheek reaction, and John had the same,” Smith said. “But it is pretty flattering and humbling to be included in that list with some of the most influential and productive scholars in our field.”