Presenter: Susan Swearer
"Creating a Kinder World: Empowering Youth to End Bullying"
When: Thursday, November 7, 2013 Where:
Nebraska Union Auditorium
Susan Swearer, professor Department of Educational Psychology, presented, " Creating a Kinder World: Empowering Youth to End Bullying." The lecture was recorded and can be accessed at research.unl.edu/nebraskalectures.
Swearer's talk was sponsored by the UNL Research Council, Office of the Chancellor, and the Office of Research and Economic Development in cooperation with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
Presenter: Andrea Lunsford
“Writing and Reading in the Digital Age”
When: Monday, November 4, 2013 Where:
Bailey Library, Andrews Hall
Andrea Lunsford, Louise Hewlett Nixon Professor of English and Claude and the Rosenberg Fellow in Undergraduate Education at Stanford University, addressed questions regarding literacy and technology. Lunsford's research suggests that new media does not compromise students' literacy quality, though it dramatically changes practices. Lunsford's talk was sponsored by the UNL Research Council, UNL Departments of English, Communication Studies, Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education, and the Robert Hough Memorial Fund.
Presenter: Henry Thompson
The Importance of Common Bean in Human Health: Building the Case for Increased Emphasis in Dietary Guidance
When: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 Where:
East Campus Union
Henry Thompson, professor and director of the Cancer Prevention Laboratory, Colorado State University, presented, “The Importance of Common Bean in Human Health: Building the Case for Increased Emphasis in Dietary Guidance.” Thompson's talk was part of the NGN Seminar Series.
Thompson directs the Cancer Prevention Laboratory (CPL). The lab conducts both pre-clinical and clinical research, to help identify practical approaches to lifestyles that achieve and maintain a lower risk for cancer.
Presenter: Douglas H. Clements
"Lessons from Research: The Building Blocks of Math"
When: Monday, October 7, 2013 Where:
Mabel Lee Hall 262
Douglas H. Clements, Kennedy endowed chair in early childhood learning and professor, Department of Educational Research, Policy and Practice, University of Denver, presented, "Lessons from Research: The Building Blocks of Math." A former preschool and kindergarten teacher, Clements research interests focus on creating, using, and evaluating a research-based curriculum and in using technology to leverage best practices for math instruction.
Presenter: Patty Grossman
"Green Textiles: From Conception to Consumption"
When: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 Where:
East Campus Home Economics Building
Patty Grossman, co-founder of O Ecostyles, presented, "Green Textiles: From Conception to Consumption." Grossman has produced the first collection of Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified interiors fabrics. GOTS is a new and stringent third party certification assuring lack of toxicity in the production process and in the fabric final product. Grossman also spoke with students during her three-day visit.
Presenter: Brenten Prosser
"Just Different Types of Stories: Quantitative, Qualitative & Narrative Method in ADHD Research"
When: Monday, September 23, 2013 Where:
Barkley Center 321
Brenton Prosser, Senior Research Fellow in Policy, Sociology and Public Health, University of Canberra, presented, "Just Different Types of Stories: Quantitative, Qualitative & Narrative Method in ADHD Research." Prosser interestes include the sociology of deviance, education, and health, as well as narrative methodologies.
Presenter: John Davis
"Ovarian Lipid Droplets: Strategic Centers Controlling Steroidogenesis"
When: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 Where:
Nebraska East Union
John Davis, professor and director of research and development, Olson Center for Women's Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center, presented, “Ovarian Lipid Droplets: Strategic Centers Controlling Steroidogenesis.” Davis' research interests include understanding the mechanisms of action of hormones and other factors that control the function and fate of the ovary. Davis' talk was part of the NGN Seminar Series.
Presenter: Frank L. Schmidt
"Highlights from Four Decades of Discovery"
When: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 Where:
Gallup Riverfront Campus
Frank L. Schmidt, Gallup Senior Scientist, University of Iowa, presented, “Highlights from Four Decades of Discovery.”
Schmidt discussed highlights from his career, including important scientific advancements in psychology (e.g., individual differences, management, organizational interventions) and research methodology (e.g., meta-analysis, validity generalization).
When: Thursday, April 25, 2013 Where:
270 Mabel Lee Hall
Alberto Maydeu-Olivares, ICREA-Academia Professor at the Faculty of Psychology, University of Barcelona, presented, "Goodness of Fit Assessment of Item Response Theory Models." Maydeu-Olivares provided an overview of goodness of fit assessment methods for item response theory models and the possiblity of obtaining accurate p-values of the overall fit of the model if bivariate information statistics are used.
Presenter: Clayton Cook
"School-based Mental Health: Using MTSS as a System Change Framework to Translate Evidence Based Practices to the Real World"
When: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 Where:
250 Teachers College Hall
Clayton Cook, assistant professor University of Washinton, presented, "School-based Mental Health: Using MTSS as a System Change Framework to Translate Evidence Based Practices to the Real World." Social-emotional problems can interfere with student success in schools. These problems are often due to the complex interplay between individual and contextual factors, but schools can serve as the ideal setting to deliver services to prevent, remediate, and treat these problems.