communication studies

For the second year, a grant from the U.S. State Department will allow a group of African students to study at UNL in a Study of the United States Institute on Civic Engagement. The students will spend four weeks in Lincoln learning about United States history, government, democracy and community service, while also interacting with community leaders and state lawmakers.

UNL's Jody Koenig Kellas and her co-author, Elizabeth Suter of the University of Denver, have earned the inaugural Monograph of the Year Award from the National Communication Association’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered and Queer Division for their published research on lesbian mothers and the societal challenges they face. The study was published in 2012 in the journal Communication Monographs.