Upcoming Undergraduate Event
UNDERGRADUATE SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION (USA)
USA Movie Night!
6:30pm - March 5, 2014
115 Burnett Hall
"Don Jon" A film about masculinity, femininity, family, romance, sex, porn, and hooking up. A New Jersey guy dedicated to his family, friends, and church, develops unrealistic expectations from watching porn and works to find happiness and intimacy with his potential true love. Discussion after the movie about gender, sexuality, and the role of media. *Warning: Strong graphic sexual material and dialogue*
Undergraduate Designs Cover Art for Dombrowski's Book
Graphic design student design concept used for book.
It began as a class project for Kate Rask's very first graphic design class in the Department of Art and Art History. It ended with her concept design being used for the cover of UNL Professor of Sociology Kirk Dombrowski's new book, "Culture Politics: The Story of Native Land Claims in Alaska," which was published Jan. 8 by Syron Design Academic Publishing. View Article.
Dr. Kazyak's research has been mentioned on Pacific Standard Website
Prairie Home Companions. A homecoming in Red Cloud, Nebraska.
Between them, Jay Yost and Wade Leak comprise pretty much the entire openly gay male population of Red Cloud, Nebraska. One homosexual couple doesn't exactly make the place Provincetown on the prairie, but frankly, it's one more than I expected to find in this farming town of about a thousand people, deep in the countryside of a state ranked by Gallup polls in America's ninth-most-conservative. View article.
Dr. Tyler and Dr. Melander, Former Graduate Student, mentioned on National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth Website
Research Roundup: What makes Homeless
Youth More Likely to Get STIs?
More Likely to Get Tested?
Research has shown that many homeless youth trade sex for food or shelter, and many have experienced sexual abuse and abuse substances - all risk factors for contracting HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.
So researchers interested in promoting the health and well-being of homeless youth are asking what makes homeless young people more or less likely to get infected? And want makes them more or less likely to get tested for HIV and STIs? Read their article.
Dr. Goosby meets with
National Child Health Director
As a rising star in population-based research, UNL sociologist Bridget Goosby was one of six scientists from across the United States selected to meet with the director of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to discuss the importance of continued funding from the institute for population-based research. View article.