Gay couples began heading to Nebraska courthouses Friday morning, shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark decision that made same-sex marriage the law of the land. Experts at UNL said the decision came after a transformation in public attitudes toward gay marriage.
Connecting social and behavioral science faculty campuswide to strengthen UNL’s research is the aim of the new Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Consortium. Dan Hoyt, professor of sociology, is the consortium’s first director.
New lines of research are examining the consequences of biology and psychology on political attitudes. This research will be explored in depth during the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Hendricks Symposium on April 3-4.
Kathryn Bolkovac, a former Lincoln police officer who is studying political science at UNL, is the subject of the movie "The Whistleblower," and has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, will give a talk at 5 p.m. March 19 in the Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center.
Kathryn Bolkovac, a former Lincoln police officer who is now studying political science at UNL and who was the subject of the movie "The Whistleblower," has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Poet and scholar Tsitsi Jaji will give two public talks at events co-sponsored by Prairie Schooner, UNL’s international literary journal, on Feb. 26. The events, which open UNL's "African Week" celebration, include a 3:30 p.m. lecture in Andrews Hall and a 7 p.m. poetry reading in the Nebraska Union.
UNL's Patrice McMahon will examine the growing role of American foundations in advancing women’s empowerment focusing on gender initiatives in conflict and post-conflict regions. The talk is 3:30 p.m. Feb. 26.
A new book by UNL's J. Clark Archer employs a geographical perspective to analyze virtually every aspect of the 2012 U.S. presidential election and selected state/local results. The book, "Atlas of the 2012 Elections," includes contributions from six UNL students who earned doctorates in geography.
UNL's Ari Kohen was among 60 citizens and about 40 college students chosen from thousands of applicants to attend a special social-media event at the White House during the president’s address.
UNL political science professor Ari Kohen is among a select group of social media-savvy citizens invited to the White House on Jan. 20 to watch President Obama’s sixth State of the Union address.