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.
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.