30 Sep 2022    

CYAF Dissertation Grant

The Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is pleased to invite applications for a dissertation grant for up to $5,000. The dissertation grant is intended to support and advance the work of CYAF doctoral students whose proposed dissertation research reflects a strong potential for long-term impact. Each grant will be awarded for up to 18 months.

Total amount available: $5,000 

Number of grants: 1-2 grants may be awarded, depending on the merit of applications and availability of funds. 



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27 Sep 2022    

Ambassador scholarship available for CYAF study abroad students

The CYAF Ambassador Scholarship is available for students going on a CYAF-sponsored study abroad trip.

The CYAF Ambassador Scholarship is designed to encourage CYAF student participation in CYAF-sponsored short term study abroad by reducing the financial burden of the trip. This is a scholarship of up to $1,000.



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22 Sep 2022    

Ribbon cutting for Carolyn Pope Edwards Hall is Sept. 29

The College of Education and Human Sciences (CEHS) will celebrate the completion of Carolyn Pope Edwards Hall with a ribbon-cutting on Sept. 29.

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26 Aug 2022    

Visit the newly refreshed Couple and Family Clinic on Sept. 9

Faculty, staff and students will have the opportunity to visit the newly refreshed Couple and Family Clinic during an open house Sept. 9 from 2 – 5 p.m.

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23 Aug 2022    By Chuck Green, CYFS

NAECR selects 2022-23 Policy Fellows

Six faculty members have been selected to serve as 2022-23 NAECR Policy Fellows.

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03 Aug 2022    

Holly Hatton-Bowers receives Emerging Leadership Award

Holly Hatton-Bowers, assistant professor and early chilhood extension specialist in the Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, was selected as a recipient of ZERO TO THREE’s Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (IECMH) Emerging Leadership Award in Research.

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26 Jul 2022    

UpStarts extension program aims to support entrepreneurship and social connectedness among youth in rural communities

Through UpStarts: From Classroom to Boardroom high school students to work in teams to generate solutions for real issues that local business owners, organizations, and communities are facing.

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06 Apr 2022    

Virtual study abroad course exposes students to Brazilian culture

CYAF 442a/882a Exploration of Race, Culture, Families Communities and Schools in Vibrant Brazil will be offered during the second summer five-week session in 2022

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04 Apr 2022    

Marielena Moreno honored with Student Luminary award

Marielena Moreno, a junior child, youth and family studies and sociology major from Lincoln, was honored as a Student Luminary during an April 1 reception.

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30 Mar 2022    

UNL Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies wins system-wide teaching award

University of Nebraska System President Ted Carter has announced that the Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is the recipient of the 2022 University-wide Departmental Teaching Award.

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