In a recently published study, UNL sociology graduate student Dane Hautala examined several risk factors for future gang involvement among Native youth. Using longitudinal data collected from 646 Native youth over eight years, Hautala focused on 18 different possible factors.
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.
Members of the UNL community who were featured in award announcements between April 24-30 include Paul Breitkreutz, Paige Cornwell, Adam Fieldson, Bridget Goosby, John Kosch and Eric Malina. Click through to read more about each honor.
UNL sociologist Lisa Kort-Butler recently examined what may cause youths to participate in delinquent behaviors and marijuana use. In a recent study, she found it leads back to health issues and lack of access to health care.
Studies have shown that perceived discrimination among minority adolescents leads to smoking, anger, alcohol use and abuse, depression or psychological distress, but a new study by UNL sociologist Bridget Goosby demonstrates that discrimination also directly impacts the overall health of African American adolescents.
A new study co-authored by UNL sociologist Emily Kazyak finds that cultural perceptions and stereotypes have an increased impact on bisexuals' coming-out experiences than those of gays and lesbians.
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.
A new study by UNL's Emily Kazyak (pictured) shows that the quality and amount of legal information on parental rights obtained by same-sex couples is often dictated by income levels. The study was published in the February issue of Sexuality Research and Social Policy.
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.
Comic books have enthralled kids and kids-at-heart for decades, spawning franchises that now grace the silver screen and gross billions of dollars. Can they capture teenage interest in scientific issues? UNL's Judy Diamond will address this question Feb. 13 at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in San Jose, Calif.