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.
Five UNL faculty members have earned recognition from the College of Arts and Sciences for outstanding accomplishments in teaching and research.
A National Science Foundation grant will fund a new summer research program at UNL led by Kirk Dombrowski (pictured) that aims to train the next generation of scientists in both minority health disparities and social network analysis.
Sibling rivalry is so commonplace that it may actually be undermining efforts to tamper down peer bullying. That's one of several findings in a study published in the January issue of the Journal of Family Violence by UNL law-psychology researchers (pictured, from left) Lori Hoetger, Katherine Hazen and Eve Brank.
Monte M. Page, 79, emeritus professor of psychology, died Jan. 20 from complications of Parkinson's disease. He retired from UNL in 2004 after working more than 40 years in the psychology department.
A team led by UNL's Maital Neta performed functional MRI scans of study participants as they completed 12 diverse tasks that included recognizing parts of speech and mentally rotating three-dimensional shapes to identify matching pairs. The team found that 41 brain regions showed substantial differences in activity following incorrect vs. correct answers.
UNL psychologist Ming Li studies the behavioral and biological mechanisms underlying maternal behavior. His aim is to better understand the psychological, environmental and biological factors involved in postpartum mental disorders. Findings could lead to better therapies for new moms struggling with depression and other behavioral problems.
A number of faculty from UNL and across the University of Nebraska are engaged in NU’s National Strategic Research Institute, a collaboration between the university and the United States Strategic Command. Formed in 2012, NSRI aims to be a global leader in research on combating weapons of mass destruction.
Humphrey Kalibo, geography doctoral student, recently attended the 24th International Union of Forest Research Organizations World Congress held in Salt Lake City. He was among seven official bloggers selected to cover the event's technical sessions and sub-plenary meetings. Others featured in this Achievements column include Beth Lewis, Will Spaulding, Leilani Madrigal and parasitology research at Cedar Point Biological Station.
UNL’s Law-Psychology Program was one of the first of its kind 40 years ago and is celebrating its longevity and successes with an anniversary celebration Oct. 23-25. Since the beginning, the program has had four different directors and with each new director, a shift in research occurred, which served to broaden the impact of the program.