In the wake of officer-involved deaths in Ferguson, Missouri, and New York, a UNL professor has organized a group discussion to examine the issue in what he hopes is a broader and more in-depth manner than what is often transmitted on the evening news. The event, “Ferguson and Beyond: Race and Police Killings,” is 3 p.m. Dec. 12 in the Nebraska Union Auditorium. It is free and open to the public.
Five UNL faculty have been selected to participate in the Committee on Institutional Cooperation's 2014-2015 Department Executive Officers Seminar. The seminar, which opened Nov. 6 in Chicago, is designed to develop leadership skills of department heads and chairs.
This week's election results seem to be contradictory: The GOP wins the night, yet an initiative to raise the minimum wage to $9 in Nebraska passes by a landslide. UNL political scientist John Hibbing says that one explanation could lie in the nature of Nebraskans' conservative views.
A new eye-tracking study suggests people are faster and more likely to respond to the right or left in actual space, based on how they process the "left" or "right" ideologies of various political figures.
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.
Nebraska’s junior U.S. Senator spent an hour with UNL students Feb. 19 sharing her experiences as one of 20 women in the 100-member chamber.
A research paper in the academic journal Political Psychology and co-authored by UNL political scientists re-affirms the genetic underpinnings of political beliefs, refuting critics who challenged previous research that linked politics with genetics.
Mark Batt, a junior political science major, is working this semester in the Office of Presidential Correspondence in Washington, D.C., and taking advantage of "an amazing opportunity."
Uncertainty and fear over President Obama's health care law may be contributing to the Washington deadlock, says a UNL researcher who specializes in political psychology. Ingrid Haas, a social psychologist, has investigated how emotion affects political tolerance. Her latest study, published online in June by the journal Political Psychology, found that if people feel uncertain and threatened, they tend to become more entrenched in their positions.
Puzzled why Congress is so tied in knots that it would shut down government? The divide between liberals and conservatives may not be something that responds to logic, according to Predisposed: Liberals, Conservatives and the Biology of Political Differences, a new work co-authored by a pair of UNL political scientists.