Twenty-five Thompson Scholars in a freshman-level sociology class experimented with breaking social norms Friday by offering “free hugs” on Union Plaza north of the Student Union. The project was assigned by Lesa Johnson, a doctoral student who teachers a section of Sociology 101.
Recent honors collected by the UNL community include recognition for Sue Burzynski Bullard, Michelle Carr Hassler, Frauke Hachtman, Mary Kay Quinlan, Helen Moore, Sryiani Tidball, Joe Weber, Kathleen Johnson (pictured) and nine physics and astronomy students who earned NASA Nebraska grants. Click through to read more about these awards.
The initiative, which is heading into its fourth year, has new goals that researchers like Bridget Goosby (pictured, in dunk tank during a recent community outreach event) hope will leave an indelible mark on the state.
Jean Kops is really looking forward to her UNL graduation Aug. 15 -- and it’s no wonder. She’s been waiting nearly seven decades.
Elisha Hall and Rachel Schmitz of UNL were among six students across the NU system who were awarded the prestigious Presidential Graduate Fellowships.
UNL sociologist Les Whitbeck will evaluate the effectiveness of a popular substance abuse prevention program for Ojibwe children and their families with a nearly $3.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health's National Institute on Drug Abuse.
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.