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University of Nebraska Public Policy Center

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  • December 2018
    Nebraska Researchers Tailor FEMA Process for Drought

    BEAM Behavioral Health Training Center 2019 Workshops
    Nebraska Threat Assessment and Crisis Training
    MOOCocracy Public Engagement Pilot to Address Food Insecurity

  • September 2018
    Thomas C. Sorensen Policy Seminar Series Features David Romano Speaking about Students and Mental Health

    The University of Nebraska Public Policy Center is Celebrating 20 Years
    BEAM Behavioral Health Training Center Begins Workshops
    PPC Research Director Works with Puerto Rican Communities
    ATAP Training in Omaha Focuses on Emerging Challenges in Threat Assessment

  • July 2018
    The University of Nebraska Public Policy Center is Celebrating 20 Years
    Mayor’s Challenge Hopes to Bring Innovative Shuttle Technology to Downtown Lincoln
    Disaster Behavioral Health Professionals Attend Annual Conference in Omaha
    Nebraska Department of Correctional Services Annual Conference: Focus on Addiction
    Statewide K-12 Threat Assessment Training Reaches Over 100 Nebraska School Districts and 65,000 Teachers
  • June 2018
    Lincoln Taking Charge Report Survey

    PPC Researchers Gain New Insights at CUPSO Conference
    Lincoln Future Builders Boot Camps & Pitch Competition
    Mental Health Awareness Month
    Community Forum on Preventing Mass Violence

  • March 2018
    Statewide K-12 School Threat Assessment Training Focuses on Prevention
    Gallup BP10 Assessment to Identify Future Builders and Entrepreneurs
    Lincoln Community Foundation Aims to Increase Disaster Resilience
    Research Quick Look
  • February 2018
    Journal Star Features Dr. Nancy Shank as Inspiring Woman
    Dr. Mario Scalora Travels Across Nebraska for Threat Assessment Training
    Public Policy Center Researcher Creates Video for Climate4cities
    Introducing New Team members – Stacie Kotschwar & Diane Kennedy
    Public Policy Center Research in Focus
  • October 2017
    National Science Foundation Grant Awarded
    Center Director Presenting for Webinar Series
    Nebraska Disaster Behavioral Health Plan
    Center Researcher Invited to Speak at International Conference
  • September 2017
    Institute of Museum and Library Services Grant Awarded
    Center Researcher Partnering on International Project
    Upcoming Event: Thomas C. Sorensen Policy Seminar Series
  • August 2017
    National Science Foundation Grant Awarded
    Lincoln Vital Signs 2017 Report Released
    Grand Opening of Hazardous Waste Collection Site
    Center Researchers Present at Conferences
  • July 2017
    National Institute of Justice Grant Awarded
    Center Director Cited in National News Stories
    A Visit with Mandela Washington Fellows
    Public Policy Center Researchers Serves On Panel
  • June 2017
    Public Policy Center Involved in “Partners for Places” Project
    REI Blog Features Work of Center Researcher
    Registration is Open for the Great Plains Disaster Behavioral Health Conference 2017
    Sorensen Policy Seminar Speaker Interviewed for News Story on the End of Sustainability
    Public Policy Center is Hiring; Open Position for Senior Research Director
  • April 2017
    Public Policy Center Partnering with Nebraska Department of Education
    University of Utah Professor Speaks at Recent Sorensen Policy Seminar
    Center Researchers Working With Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
    Save the Date for 2017 Great Plains Disaster Behavioral Health Conference