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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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Sociologist Lisa Kort-Butler
Sociologist Lisa Kort-Butler
UNL Sociologist Lisa Kort-Butler Studies Factors Impacting Capital Punishment Support in Nebraka Tuesday, November 22, 2016

This article explores the possible reasons for people voting to restore capital punishment when evidence showed that it was losing favorability. Lisa Kort-Butler's research delves into some possible explanations. 

A video is available here

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2015-2016 Research at Nebraska Report
2015-2016 Research at Nebraska Report
The 2015-2016 Research Report Monday, November 21, 2016

This report is a yearly snapshot of research projects at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Please explore this exicting report online here

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Rural Nebraska Quality Housing Issues
Rural Nebraska Quality Housing Issues
Rural Poll shows some housing shortages Tuesday, November 8, 2016

About 80% of Nebraskans living in rural areas are homeowners. The 2016 Nebraska Rural Poll shows that in some communities affordable and quality housing is an issues. In many rural areas Randy Cantrell, rural sociologist with the Nebraska Rural Futures Institutes, explains that many of the housing units were built prior to 1939. 

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Prem S. Paul Research Center at Whittier School
Prem S. Paul Research Center at Whittier School
Research Open House at the Prem S. Paul Research Center at Whittier Wednesday, November 2, 2016
 

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