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.
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.
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:
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.