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Diversity and inclusion study
Diversity and inclusion study
A trio of forums on Sept. 25 will provide an overview of findings in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s universitywide diversity and inclusion study. Monday, September 25, 2017

Rona Halualani will guide three forums Sept. 25 in the Nebraska Union Auditorium. The hour-long sessions are open to the university community. The final 15 minutes of each forum will allow for questions and answers. The Sept. 25 forums are 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.

This study is part of the university's continuous efforts to enhance diversity and inclusion on campus. Administrators and the Chancellor's Diversity Council are currently leading the diversity and inclusion initiative.

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National Communications Association
National Communications Association
Dawn O. Braithwaite, the Co-Chair of the Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research Interest Group Wins Award! Tuesday, September 12, 2017

From the National Communication Association "Dr. Dawn Braithwaite has been an influential force in our organization, our discipline, and our profession.

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Filling out a survey: Useful in many ways!
Filling out a survey: Useful in many ways!
Survey Centers and the Academy Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Kudos for the Bureau of Sociological Research for making the news Inside Higher Ed about the significance of surveys. Centers on campus provide for:

  • Experiential learning
  • Exposure to cutting-edge research methodologies
  • Community work and engagement
  • Practical and transferable skills
  • Our value proposition and future

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visual of ethics
visual of ethics
UNL joins SMART IRB Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Our UNL Institutional Review Board is a brand new member of the SMART IRB, which is an online reliance system to streamline IRB authorization agreements for investigator-initiated studies that involve multiple institutions. 

“We’re excited to be a member of the reliance system and anticipate that it will reduce the time and effort involved in negotiating IRB authorization agreements for NIH single IRB requirements or other studies, regardless of funding status,” said Sara Frizzell, director of Research Compliance Services.

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Researchers will study the differences between high school and college instruction
Researchers will study the differences between high school and college instruction
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.

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Survey
Survey
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.

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UNOPA Members socializing and bowling!
UNOPA Members socializing and bowling!
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.

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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.

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Everyday acts of heroism
Everyday acts of heroism
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.

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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.

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