Department and program research

Humanities

Highlights

  • Using award-winning, innovative animation to bring insight to stories of American slavery
  • Marathon readings of Homer
  • Creating digital archives for Willa Cather, Walt Whitman, and Civil War Washington
  • Writing bestselling novels, such as Chigozie Obioma's The Fishermen and Jennine Capó Crucet's Make Your Home Among Strangers

Sciences

Highlights

  • Studying how people interact with drones to ease discomfort and communicate with them
  • Finding a cure for HIV and the Zika virus
  • A lifelong flu shot
  • The enduring effects of concussions
  • Innovative ways of sharing science, such as Science Slam
  • Filtering salt from seawater wth nanotubes
  • Radiation exposure drugs
  • Putting circuitry on curved surfaces

Social Sciences

Highlights

  • Canine cognition
  • Religious affiliation
  • How biology is tied to political views
  • Preventing and treating rural drug use
  • Digitizing the ruins of ancient cultures
  • How families communicate

Interdisciplinary

Highlights

  • A conference and colloquia series for scholarly presentations on gender
  • Waste audits for local K-12 schools leading to composting programs
  • Developing Earth Day and Green Apply Day of Service projects with Lincoln Public Schools
  • Publishing books on research about African-American, Native American, and Latino-American culture
  • Staging a reading of an original play about Elizabeth I with students