Omaha – Part of the mission of CPACS is to conduct research, especially as it relates to concerns of our local and statewide constituencies. CPACS has always had an urban mission, and one way that mission is served is to perform applied research relevant to urban society in general, and the Omaha metropolitan area and other Nebraska urban communities in particular.
Since Fall 2014, CPACS has awarded grants to fund research of high relevance to current urban issues, with the potential to apply the findings to practice in Nebraska, Iowa and beyond. Proposals may be from a variety of disciplinary or multi-disciplinary perspectives, but must be directly relevant to urban society.
Here is the schedule for presentations about the Urban Research Grants that were awarded in FY2015-2016. All presentations are held in 132 CPACS unless otherwise noted. More information will be added as it becomes available.
Feb. 14, Noon-1 P.M.
Examining Nebraska's Local Finance Picture: Trends in Fiscal Patterns and Discussion of the Lab's Future
Craig Maher, School of Public Administration
Feb. 15, 3:30-4:30 P.M.
Runaway Dynamics in Douglas County: Examining First-Time and Repeat Runaway Behavior
Jennifer Miller, Johanna Peterson, and student worker, Nebraska Center for Justice Research
Feb. 22, Noon-1 P.M.
Assessing Methamphetamine use among Refugee Youth in Omaha
Lisa Sample and Brooke Cooley, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, and Karen Rolf, Grace Abbott School of Social Work
Mar. 10, NOON-1:30 P.M.
Listening to the Voices of Latinos in Omaha: Their Experiences and Ideas for Improving Access to Health Care
Christine Reed, School of Public Administration; translators will be available
Mar. 29, Noon-1 P.M.
Public Perceptions of Urban Infrastructure
Daniel Wuebben, Goodrich Scholarship Program
Mar. 30, Noon-1 P.M.
Social Media for Emergency Management: Promoting Inter-organizational Collaboration
DeeDee Bennett, Yu-Che Chen, Jooho Lee, and two doctoral students, School of Public Administration
Apr. 10, 11:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.
Study of Food Policy Networks in Omaha, Nebraska
Bryce Hoflund and Megan McGuffey, School of Public Administration
Apr. 12, 1-2 P.M., Douglas County Probation Office, 2412 St. Mary's Avenue, Omaha
Juvenile Reentry Mentoring Program
Anne Hobbs, Juvenile Justice Institute, and Sara Moore, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Presentations not yet scheduled
Viral Videos of Public Use of Force: Exploring Police Officer Responses
Colleen Kadleck and graduate student worker, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Racial Disproportionality of Foster Care Outcomes in Omaha and Sarpy County
Claudette Grinnell-Davis, Grace Abbott School of Social Work, and Karen Abrams
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