As the need to provide public education about food insecurity grows, citizens are increasingly turning to the Internet for information about critical issues impacting their communities, the nation, and the world. Social networks, distance education courses, and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are connecting thousands of people from around the globe about social issues. Through […]
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Hu, Q., Tang, Z., Shulski, M., Umphlett, N., Abdel-Monem, T., & Uhlarik, F. (2018). An examination of Midwestern US cities’ preparedness for climate change and extreme hazards. Natural Hazards, 94(2), 777-800. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11069-018-3420-y
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Global Virtual Project (https://globalnebraska.unl.edu/), launched in Spring 2018, integrates transnational collaborative learning through virtual exchanges in seven courses in communication studies, computer science, creative writing, ethnic studies, hospitality and tourism management, journalism, and modern languages and literatures. The Stevens Initiative (http://www.stevensinitiative.org/) is an international effort to build career and global competencies […]
Dr. Mario Scalora is partnering with the United States Marshals Service’s Judicial Security Division (JSD) to examine USMS threat cases, in order to empirically and statistically understand the characteristics and behaviors that relate to targeted violence toward federal judicial protectees. The USMS conducts protective intelligence investigations on subjects who have made threatening, inappropriate, or concerning […]
The University of Nebraska Public Policy Center collaborated with the Nebraska Department of Education to conduct a research study that examines how safety perceptions and organization of school safety and security are associated with level and type of law enforcement engagement in rural schools. While rural schools engage with law enforcement, they utilize a variety […]
The University of Nebraska Public Policy Center is participating in establishing the National Science Foundation national Research Traineeship (NRT) program: Training in Theory and Application of Cross-scale Resilience in Agriculturally Dominated Social Ecological Systems. Over five years the program (https://nrt.unl.edu/), led by Dr. Craig Allen (UNL School of Natural Resources), will support 21 masters and […]
Dynamics and trade-offs among social, economic, and ecological components of resilience in working agricultural landscapes Internal NU FEWS seed grant
A grand challenge for humanity is to supply increasing food and energy demands imposed by a growing human population while preserving food, energy, and water systems’ critical services. This project supported development of a multi-disciplinary team to nurture projects assessing the interactions and adaptations of working agricultural landscapes on human decision-making and of human decision-making […]
The Nebraska State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) consists of representatives from state and local government, including fire, law, public health, schools, industry, transportation, and the public. The Commission oversees the activities of Local Emergency Planning Committees in identifying and preparing for potential risks from hazardous chemicals. The Public Policy Center helps facilitate strategic planning for […]
La Violencia Hacia un Objetivo y el Asesoramiento de Amenazas [Targeted Violence and Threat Assessment]
Viñas-Racionero, R., & Scalora, M. (2018). La violencia hacia un objetivo y el asesoramiento de amenazas [Targeted violence and threat assessment] (pp. 1-45). In Soria, M. A., Alarcon, X., & Villaba, D. (Eds.). Criminología, criminalistica e investigación. Grupo Distribuidor Latinoamericano SA.
Shank, N., Hoffman, S., Walther, J., Abdel-Monem, T., & Schiwart, M. (2018). Blueprint Nebraska: Community survey 2018. Lincoln, NE.