Hillebrecht: Catalonia independence bid is 'huge stress test for European Union' Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Only moments before the Spanish government was granted authority to take over Catalonia, the Catalan Parliament voted 70-10 in favor of Catalan independence. Courtney Hillebrecht, an expert in the operations of international tribunals and a scholar specializing in international politics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, states, “This is a huge stress test for the European Union...this is a debate between self-determination and state sovereignty.
Texts and Data: Researcher Studies Homeless Youth with Cell Phones Thursday, October 12, 2017
Nebraska sociologist Kimberly Tyler is first in her field to use cell phones to collect data to study transient homeless youth, focusing particularly on victimization and substance abuse in this population.
With funding from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Tyler's team distributed 150 prepaid cell phones to homeless youth for 30 days, texting 11 questions a day to the group. From these responses, Tyler saw that youth who were physically or sexually victimized earlier in the day were more likely to drink alcohol later that night.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.