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Program aims to increase Natives in STEM

Program aims to increase Natives in STEM

Chris Cornelius, a chemical engineering professor and associate dean for research at UNL’s College of Engineering, is one of four prominent Native academics who will help mentor science, technology, engineering and math students through a newly funded program of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society. MORE ...

Team receives $1.4M to research protein evolution

Team receives $1.4M to research protein evolution

A UNL research team led by evolutionary geneticist Jay Storz has received a $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for continued research into mechanisms of protein evolution. MORE ...

Dombrowski studies HIV spread in rural Puerto Rico

Dombrowski studies HIV spread in rural Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico has one of the highest HIV rates in the United States, primarily from drug users sharing needles. To help prevent HIV infections, a UNL sociologist is using his expertise in studying how people form social connections to explore how drug users' social lives influence the spread of HIV. MORE ...

Identifying barriers to youth mental health services

Identifying barriers to youth mental health services

New research presented Aug. 9 at the American Psychological Association's annual convention offers a glimpse into barriers facing young people in need of mental health services and the paucity of effective service delivery methods accessible to them. MORE ...

Study: Higher ed doesn't drive people from religion

Study: Higher ed doesn't drive people from religion

For decades, higher education has often been cast as the villain in the story of U.S. religious decline. Past research supported these claims. But a new study by UNL sociologist Philip Schwadel suggests that a generational shift is taking place in how college education is affecting religious affiliation. MORE ...

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