Susan Swearer, Willa Cather Professor of Educational Psychology, is the lead researcher for the first large-scale international study examining the mental health experiences of Spanish-speaking youth. The study, part of The Born Brave Experience Series from the Born Brave Foundation, will survey a diverse sample of Hispanic youth and young adults including those who represent a range of sexual orientations and gender identities.
University of Nebraska students in business, computer science, education and fine and performing arts/film studies have a new opportunity for interdisciplinary collaboration with the launch of the Learning Technology Academy this fall.
Ron Nelson, the Larry and Sharon Roos Family Professor of Special Education, developed the idea for the academy in an effort to create learning technologies for children experiencing learning difficulties, while also providing interdisciplinary training for students.
Finger wagging. Incivility. Accusations of corruption. No it’s not the presidential campaign trail. It’s headlines on doping scandals from the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
Away from the fray, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Dennis Perkey, an assistant professor of practice in nutrition and health sciences and an official doping control officer with the United States Anti-Doping Agency, is instructing future athletic trainers. And, if it weren't for a scheduling snafu, Perkey would be part of the international team monitoring Olympic athletes in Rio.
Elsa Escalante, graduate student in the Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies, has earned a dissertation award from the Society for Research in Child Development. She is one of four recipients of the 2016 Patrice L. Engle Dissertation Grant in Early Child Development.
Special Olympics Nebraska announced that University of Nebraska-Lincoln associate professor of practice Kelly Pritchett has been selected as the 2016 Golisano Health Leadership Award honoree. She was presented the award during the Special Olympics Nebraska Fall Games banquet Saturday, Aug. 6.
The Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools has earned a $3.5 million grant to explore how to better support Latino students by connecting their experiences at home and school.
Sheree Moser, assistant professor of practice in Child, Youth and Family Studies, has been named the Association of Career and Technical Education of Nebraska (ACTEN) Postsecondary Teacher of the Year. She received the award last month at the Nebraska Career Education Conference in Kearney.