Research & Innovation

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Research & Innovation

Explore some of the Department of Communication Studies research

When it comes to research and innovation, the College of Arts and Sciences and its Departments consistently achieve a level of excellence unparalleled by most. Our groundbreaking, globally renowned undergraduate research has continually led to industry-evolving innovations.

In a supportive, collaborative environment, UNL’s Department of Communication Studies’ students and faculty produce fascinating research projects, and results. Three cross-cutting scholarly initiatives guide our teaching:

  • Civic Engagement focuses on the role of communication in facilitating public participation, mediating public controversies and organizing for social change and citizen involvement.
  • Health and Well-being focuses on the role of communication in understanding and explaining individual and relational health, promoting healthy behaviors and helping persons navigate challenges.
  • Identity and Difference focuses on the role of communication in constituting identity in a complex and diverse world.