Research and Outreach Centers
The Clinic is located on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's East Campus and provides services for individuals with speech, language, hearing, and other disabilities. Services for individuals with speech, language, hearing and other disabilities are available as a part of academic programs in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. The center also houses the Sertoma Hearing Aid Bank, which is available to assist clients who need hearing aids but lack the resources to buy them.
The Bureau of Educational Research and Field Services was established to make the resources of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln available to the various education agencies, institutions and organizations of the state of Nebraska.
The primary activities of the bureau include conducting and disseminating educational research and educational field studies as requested by Nebraska state government entities, P-12 school systems (public and private), higher education institutions (public and private), and the learning community.
The Buros Center for Testing shares its expertise in assessment-related endeavors by providing critical appraisals of tests and descriptive information, offering psychometric consultation services, and developing deeper understanding of testing and assessment practices. We function as the world’s premier test review center, as well as a provider of outreach efforts related to our mission to improve testing, assessment and measurement practices through consultation and education, with special emphases in psychology and education. The Oscar K. Buros Library of Mental Measurements houses the largest collection of commercially available tests in the world.
The Buros Center operates as an independent, non-profit organization within the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. The Center is housed in the Department of Educational Psychology in the College of Education and Human Sciences.
With a staff research professors, postdoctoral fellows, graduate assistants, and staff, CII brings a wide range of expertise to instructional design and evaluation projects, including cognitive psychology, language and literacy, computer science, evaluation and web design.
The University of Nebraska-Boys Town Academy for Child and Family Well Being (ACFW) is a collaborative project between the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Boys Town, Nebraska. The mission of the Center is to enhance the well being of children and families by developing, implementing, and evaluating services that empower families and youth, support educational providers, and improve the quality of services delivered throughout the continuum of care.
The goal of ACFW is to become a nationally recognized Center of Excellence for research on child and family programs in the continuum of care. The continuum of care refers to services from least (e.g., hotline, parent education) to most (e.g., hospital, residential) intensive that are provided to children and families.
The Counseling and School Psychology Clinic conducts psychological and educational evaluations of children and youth to address referral questions from parents/caregivers and or schools. In addition, clinic therapists provide individual child and adult therapy to address a wide range of referral concerns.
The Early Development and Learning Lab is directed by Dr. Tori Molfese and Dr. Kathy Rudasill. Research conducted in the EDL lab is geared toward understanding individual differences in children’s temperament and self-regulation in home and school contexts as predictors of children’s cognitive, social, and behavioral outcomes in early childhood and beyond. Special emphasis is placed on supportive relationships and processes that are protective for children’s development.
The Couple and Family Clinic is an award-winning, non-profit facility that provides counseling to individuals, couples and families. Advanced Marriage and Family Therapy graduate students staff the Center. Therapy sessions are closely supervised by experienced clinicians who are licensed Marriage and Family Therapists and Approved Supervisors of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
The IQSC collection currently holds over 2300 quilts. The Center collects, preserves and studies quilts, which span many time periods, cultures, and countries. Additionally, the Center is a world leader in quilt studies, promoting the art of quilts and quiltmaking. The collection offers a comprehensive and accessible collection of quilts, related textiles, and documents that offer opportunities for study, insight, and inspiration.
The center provides quality literacy instruction for children struggling with reading and writing. It provides service to the community, training for CEHS students, and conducts literacy. Instruction is individualized for each child with the goal that each improve reading skills, gain greater confidence as a reader, and develop a love for reading.
This center was funded in July, 2009 for five years by the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences (IES), is housed in the Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools (CYFS) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The long-term goals of the Rural Education Center are to (a) improve in rural settings students' acquisition of reading and science knowledge and skills by identifying effective practices that lead to the systematic provision of evidence-based instruction in rural settings; and (b) establish an infrastructure for conducting and disseminating nationally-relevant, cutting-edge research and leadership related to rural education.
The mission of the Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools is to advance the conduct of high quality interdisciplinary research to promote the intellectual, behavioral, and social-emotional development and functioning of individuals across educational, familial, and community contexts. Central to this is enhancing our understanding of how these complex systems work dynamically to support the future of our nation.
NPOD is an NIH funded research center seeking innovative approaches to combating major health threats to our nation. Research is focused on nutrients in our diet and the potential nutrients have for decreasing obesity and related diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Founded in 1979, the Nebraska Prevention Center for Alcohol and Drug Abuse (NPCADA) provides leadership and technical assistance to government, educational and voluntary organizations working to prevent health-risk behaviors, such as alcohol and other drug use, particularly among adolescents and young adults.
The Ruth Staples Child Development Laboratory provides high quality programs for preschool aged children, opportunities for UNL students to learn about child development and early childhood education, and excellent research facilitates for faculty and students. The Children's Programs are among only 9% in the nation that are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, and have been in operation since 1925.