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Holman to participate as member of Omaha Public School Board of Education
Holman to participate as member of Omaha Public School Board of Education
Shavonna Holman becomes member of Omaha Public Schools Board of Education Monday, February 27, 2017

On Feb. 22, Omaha Public Schools Board of Education sworn in there new member, who would be filling in the spot of Justin Wayne. Shavonna Holman, who has previous worked and is familiar with Omaha public schools, thinks this is what gave her “the edge” she had over the rest. She’s very excited to be able to possibly influence a positive change and unite the board. Because she has worked in education before, she has previously thought about what she could do to help, although she never pursued the chance for actually being on the board until recently.

 

 

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Nebraska Economy
Nebraska Economy
Nebraska’s economic growth will improve during the second half of 2017, according to the latest leading economic indicator report from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The economic indicator provided by the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln rose by 1.97 percent in January. This indicator is compiled of economic factors that predict economic growth in the next six months. The director of the Bureau of Business Research, Eric Thompson, affirmed that this rapid increase in January is a positive sign for Nebraska economic growth and that it should improve in mid-2017. 

 

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Enhancing children's interest in engineering
Enhancing children's interest in engineering
Dr. Lorey Wheeler will be working on studying how children’s stereotypes, motivation and achievement-related beliefs affect their interest in engineering. Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Dr. Lorey Wheeler, a research assistant professor at the Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools, will be working on studying how children’s stereotypes, motivation and achievement-related beliefs affect their interest in engineering. Wheeler and a team from Arizona State University were awarded a $1 million grant to uncover these mechanisms.

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Fitness, Iron Levels & Grades
Fitness, Iron Levels & Grades
Link between fitness, iron levels, and student grades Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Karsten Koehler, assistant professor of nutrition and health sciences at Nebraska, and others at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Pennsylvania State University that shows a correlation between fitness, iron levels, and students' grades. Researchers found that students who were both physically fit and had sufficient iron stores received higher grades than those who were not. The difference was around a letter grade, or 0.34 difference in GPA, and shows that being physically fit is important for successful academic performance. 

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Saliva tests will be used to study cortisol stress response in mothers'
Saliva tests will be used to study cortisol stress response in mothers'
Saliva gives researchers new tools to understand behavior Friday, January 27, 2017

Molly Franz, (doctoral student: David DiLillo- adviser) was awarded NIH grant which will allow her to use saliva samples to measure how stress affects mothers' interaction with Children. Jessica Calvia, a senior research associate will test the samples for cortisol, the stress hormone. 

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Dr. Kirk Dombrowski
Dr. Kirk Dombrowski
American Health Council Names Kirk Dombrowski, Ph.D. to Education Board Monday, January 23, 2017

Dr. Kirk Dombrowski was selected to join the Education Board at the American Health Council. He will be sharing his 18 years of experience, as well as, his knowledge and expertise on Social Network Analysis in Health, Rural Public Health, and Drug Abuse.

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NVIVO
NVIVO
NVivo Webinar Tuesday, January 17, 2017

I’d like to invite you to an NVivo webinar that the Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Consortium has scheduled for next Thursday, January 19th at 9:00 AM Central Time.

In this webinar I will provide an overview demonstration of how the NVivo software can address the following challenges common among qualitative researchers:
 

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Office of Research and Development
Office of Research and Development
Proposals for COBRE internal competition due Jan. 25 Tuesday, January 3, 2017

The Office of Research and Economic Development is sponsoring an internal competition to identify the next team that will develop an institutional proposal for submission to the National Institutes of Health’s Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence program.

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Trish Wonch Hill
Trish Wonch Hill
Dr. Trish Wonch Hill Featured in WalletHub's "Ask the Experts" Thursday, December 22, 2016

WalletHub named Lincoln the second most caring city in America and Dr. Wonch Hill is featured with her comments as an expert on the subject. WalletHub asked a panel of experts for their ideas on how cities can provide care and face other important challenges. The questions are as follows:

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Fictive Kin
Fictive Kin
Dawn O. Braithwaite: Voluntary Kin and Legal Kin Communication Nuances Monday, December 5, 2016

Professor Dawn O. Braithwaite, Willa Cather Professor of Communication studies.  She is an expert in the communication structure of families. Her new study is based on fictive and legal kin, and the variety of forms that the relationships take. Demonstrated in this study is the nuances of relationships between beople who have relationships with fictive (or chosen) family and their legal (or birth) family.  

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