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by Andrianna Jacobs, Jacob Schoening and Grace Fitzgibbon

At universities around the globe, research is part of the educational mission. Research drives discoveries, solves real-world problems, and contributes to our understanding of the world. In each podcast episode, Active Academia takes a look at how UNL professors’ research is applied across the state and beyond.

Episode 1: Beyond the Numbers

Research is part of the educational mission at universities around the globe. Research drives discoveries, solves real-world problems and contributes to our understanding of the world. Former University of Nebraska-Lincoln professor Walter Stroup, Ph.D., focused on using his research in Statistical Design and Modeling to help those in agriculture, medicine and education.

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Walter Stroup, professor of statistics is a 2020 OTICA award winner. February 28, 2020 Photo by Craig Chandler / University Communication

 

Episode 2: Communication Quantified

Research is part of the educational mission at universities around the globe. Research drives discoveries, solves real-world problems and contributes to our understanding of the world. University of Nebraska-Lincoln communications professor Jody Koenig Kellas, Ph.D., runs the Narrative Nebraska Research Lab where she and her team study how communicated narrative sense-making, teaching positive forms of communication and responses improves lives.

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Dr. Kellas with members of her Narrative Nebraska research team. Photo Courtesy of Dr. Kellas

 

Episode 3: Picture a Leader

At universities around the globe, research is part of the educational mission. Research drives discoveries, solves real-world problems and contributes to our understanding of the world. L.J. McElravy is an associate professor of leadership studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His research focuses on promoting leadership through the lifespan and within rural communities.

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L.J. McElravy teaches ALEC 302 Dynamic Leadership in Organizations at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Photo by Craig Chandler / University Communication.
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Jessica Bartak, center with Zoey and Maya, spends an afternoon at the Boys and Girls Club in Bailey, Colorado. Courtesy Jessica Bartak.

 

Episode 4: A Crop Called Hops

At universities around the globe, research is part of the educational mission. Research drives discoveries, solves real-world problems and contributes to our understanding of the world. Stacy Adams is an associate professor of practice in agronomy and horticulture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His research looks at alternative crops that have a higher value in order to enhance and diversify farm income.

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Stacy Adams inspects hops in the East Campus test gardens. Courtesy University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
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Greg Jeffery operated hops harvesting equipment on his farm near Denton, Nebraska. Courtesy Sky Bound Hops.

 

Episode 5: Focusing in on Fish

Professors at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln continue to research a variety of subjects in order to better understand and help the state of Nebraska and beyond. Jamilynn Poletto, Ph.D., uses her research to understand the stressors many fish in Nebraska experience. With the research she has completed, she continues to help preserve ecosystems and teach others looking to understand the challenges facing fish.

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Dr. Jamilynn Poletto catches a walleye fish caught on a field experience with her students. Photo Courtesy of Dr. Jamilynn Poletto

 

Episode 6: Building Resilient Classrooms

Professors at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln continue to research a variety of subjects in order to better understand and help the state of Nebraska and beyond. Focused on school psychology, Beth Doll, Ph.D., helps teachers and students find measures to build resilient classrooms and find success for everyone. Her award-winning work based in Nebraska continues to develop in the hopes of creating equal opportunities for all students to succeed.

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Dr. Beth Doll of the College of Education and Human Sciences Photo Courtesy of Craig Chandler / University Communications