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The Public Policy Center's management and creation of the “Building a Suicide-Safe School Community” course has resulted in more than 10,500 educators and staff completing the training in school districts throughout Nebraska during the 2020-2021 school year. Educators and staff can take this course...
Channel 8 KLKN-TV spoke to University of Nebraska Public Policy Center director, Mario Scalora, about threat assessment and prevention. Scalora says, “In many of these cases, people are putting out warning signs. Rarely is it that people aren’t recognizing them. The issue is people aren’t always...
Center Director Dr. Mario Scalora, Senior Research Manager Janell Walther, and Senior Research Specialist Quinn Lewandowski worked with the U.S. Marshal's Service on a study analyzing harassing and threatening behavior toward judicial officials. "Compared to other sectors of government, limited...
NET News spoke to University of Nebraska Public Policy Center director, Mario Scalora, about threat assessment and prevention. Scalora says, "Ultimately, speaking up and reaching out to someone you trust is the best thing to do." Following a series of recent incidents of violence around the country...
Senior Research Specialist Quinn Lewandowski accepted an invitation to serve as an expert reviewer for a suicide prevention technical package developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Quinn was able to provide feedback that will be incorporated to improve the quality of the...
The Nebraska Governance and Technology Center has announced a $50,000 investment in existing projects across the University of Nebraska-Lincoln through Supplemental Nebraska Governance and Technology Center Research Awards. One of those projects is "Linking Policy, Land Use Land Cover Change, and...
Public Policy Center staff, including senior research managers, Janell Walther and Lisa PytlikZillig; research specialist, Lisa Bowers; and research coordinators, Alyssa Sloane and Khadijah Davis, contributed to Collective Impact Lincoln's "What Our Neighbors Said" report. This report, released this...
Recognizing the signs and getting them reported to people trained to assess threats and avert violence is the focus of work by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Targeted Violence Research Team and the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center (PPC). Dr. Mario Scalora, director of the PPC and Dr...
The Huskers Speech Debate Team earned 6th place as a team at the American Forensic Association this month. This is the second highest Husker ranking in 150 years! PPC Undergraduate Research Assistant Cole Shardelow was a semifinalist in the competition for his Impromptu speech. Cole is a philosophy...
Staff Spotlight: In honor of Women's History Month, we want to lift up the voices and victories of women. We asked PPC researchers and staff to share their advice for young women today. During the month of March, we will be sharing their replies. Today, we spoke with Senior Research Manager Janell...
Staff Spotlight: In honor of Women's History Month, we want to lift up the voices and victories of women. We asked PPC researchers and staff to share their advice for young women today. During the month of March, we will be sharing their replies. Today, we spoke with Operations Manager Lia Bovaird...
Staff Spotlight: In honor of Women's History Month, we want to lift up the voices and victories of women. We asked PPC researchers and staff to share their advice for young women today. During the month of March, we will be sharing their replies. Today, we spoke with Research Specialist Lisa Bowers...
Staff Spotlight: In honor of Women's History Month, we want to lift up the voices and victories of women. We asked PPC researchers and staff to share their advice for young women today. During the month of March, we will be sharing their replies. Today, we spoke with Research Manager Jennifer Farley...
Staff Spotlight: In honor of Women's History Month, we want to lift up the voices and victories of women. Today, we spoke with Senior Research Manager Stacey Hoffman, whose work focuses on disaster behavioral health response planning and program management, risk and crisis communication, public...
Staff Spotlight: In honor of Women's History Month, we want to lift up the voices and victories of women. We asked PPC researchers and staff to share their advice for young women today. During the month of March, we will be sharing their replies. Today, we spoke with Liz Green, our grants and...
Staff Spotlight: In honor of Women's History Month, we want to lift up the voices and victories of women. We asked PPC researchers and staff to share their advice for young women today. During the month of March, we will be sharing their replies. Today, we spoke with Senior Research Specialist...
Staff Spotlight: In honor of Women's History Month, we want to lift up the voices and victories of women. We asked PPC researchers and staff to share their advice for young women today. During the month of March, we will be sharing their replies. Today, we will hear from Research Specialist...
Staff Spotlight: In honor of Women's History Month, we want to lift up the voices and victories of women. We asked PPC researchers and staff to share their advice for young women today. During the month of March, we will be sharing their replies. Today, we will hear from Research Coordinator...
Staff Spotlight: In honor of Women's History Month, we want to lift up the voices and victories of women. We asked PPC researchers and staff to share their advice for young women today. During the month of March, we will be sharing their replies. Today, we spoke with Research Coordinator Alyssa...
Staff Spotlight: In honor of Women's History Month, we want to lift up the voices and victories of women. We asked PPC researchers and staff to share their advice for young women today. During the month of March, we will be sharing their replies. Today, we spoke with Research Specialist Megan Allen...