REACH Lab Publishes First Policy Brief "Investing in the Safety and Health of Nebraska Communities Through the Authorization and Implementation of Syringe Services Programs"
The spread of hepatitis C (HCV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) pose a great risk to rural and urban Nebraska communities. Between
Graduate Research Assistant Maia Behrendt entered the lab with a B.A. in Anthropology and will be graduating next month with her M.A. in Sociology. She recently defended her master’s thesis “Drinking Behaviors, Relationships, and Recovery: A Relational Sociological Examination of Addiction” and sat down with
Food Deserts and the Farm-to-Fork Movement
Nebraska is known for its crop, and for its stature in the agricultural economy. Land of the cornfields and home of the Cornhuskers. Perhaps, then, it comes as no surprise that Nebraska embraces the Farm-to-Fork movement. Loosely understood to be
The REACH Lab would like to congratulate Luke Novak on winning the College of Arts and Sciences’ Ovation Award for October. The Ovation Award recognizes students who consistently go above and beyond in their work on campus, and Luke was nominated for his reliability, the
“Find the people who are doing what you want to do, the people who share your passion, and join that program.”
This is what initially brought Jerreed to the REACH lab, and the most important advice he hopes to pass on to future scholars. As a
Tourism is Nebraska’s third largest source of revenue–after agriculture and manufacturing–yet it ranks 50thin the list of states people would like to visit. It is in this context that the Nebraska Tourism Commission recently revealed the state’s new slogan: Honestly, It’s Not for Everyone. A
The conference registration table is always an adventure, always an open question. Will they have printed my last name correctly on my name bag? The name that I have personally typed into multiple online registration fields and attached to the paper submitted for presentation? In
The REACH lab's Minority Health Disparities Initiative (MHDI) project has partnered with other community organizations on an exhibit at the Nebraska History Museum called "Looking Past Skin: Our Common Threads." The exhibit will be located on the third floor of the museum which is at the
REACH graduate research assistant Ian Duncan presented at the annual American Society of Criminology conference in November. Duncan's presentation titled "Hepatitis C Serosorting Behaviors: An Urban/Rural Comparison" focused on the comparisons of serosorting behaviors in rural and urban Puerto Rico among injection drug users.
Ian Duncan also
Last week, REACH Post Doc, Elspeth Ready, presented on her findings at the annual American Anthropological Association meeting in Washington D.C. Ready's presentation titled "'Who, being loved, is poor?' Employment, food insecurity and domestic partnerships in Nunavik" portrayed the anthropological elements of food insecurity in Canadian Arctic Inuit communities.