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 […]
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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 […]
As information becomes increasingly accessible, people are processing more, and more complex, information than ever before. Often this information contains, or is based on, scientific research. The validity and reliability of various kinds of scientific information varies widely, and laypeople are poorly equipped to differentiate between weak and strong scientific information when making decisions—that is, […]
Privileged Communications of Military Chaplains and Mental Health Professionals: Case Law of Military Rules of Evidence 503 and 513
Abdel-Monem, T., DeKraai, M., & Bulling, D. (2017). Privileged Communications of Military Chaplains and Mental Health Professionals: Case Law of Military Rules of Evidence 503 and 513. Military Law Review. 288-346.
Prompting Deliberation about Nanotechnology: Information, Instruction, and Discussion Effects on Individual Engagement and Knowledge
PytlikZillig, L., Hutchens, M., Muhlberger, P., & Tomkins, A. (2017). Prompting Deliberation about Nanotechnology: Information, Instruction, and Discussion Effects on Individual Engagement and Knowledge. Journal of Public Deliberation, 13(2).
Individuals with serious mental illness or substance use issues generally have more serious physical health problems than the general population; yet this population has difficulty accessing appropriate medical care through the traditional health care system. Lutheran Family Services and People’s Health Center have developed the Health 360 program, a new integrated approach which provides behavioral […]
Loizzo, J. & Ertmer, P.A. (2016). MooCocracy: The Learning Culture of Massive Open Online Courses. Educational Technology Research and Development, 64(6): 1013. doi.org/10.1007/s11423-016-9444-7
This project investigates cumulative influences on early learning and achievement for young children at economic disadvantage across rural and urban settings in Nebraska through three complementary and prospective studies. This research will provide reliable information for policymakers and practitioners to understand variations in practices that augment transitions and early learning; determine malleable factors that improve […]
Muhlberger, P. & Pytlik-Zillig, L. (2016). Big Data Changes Everything: The Shifting Ethical Ground of Big Data Social Research. Presented at the University of Chicago Convening on Urban Data Science, Chicago, IL.