NGTC Awards $50,000 in Supplemental Research Grants Across the University of Nebraska

Fri, 04/02/2021

The Nebraska Governance and Technology Center (NGTC) has announced the awarding of 5, $10,000 grants across the University of Nebraska, for a total of $50,000 awarded. These Supplemental Nebraska Governance and Technology Center Research Awards will providing additional funding to teams that are already engaged in research projects at the University of Nebraska. The goal of these grants is to facilitate the consideration of law and policy topics related to ongoing research.

NGTC Awards $50,000 in Supplemental Research Grants Across the University of Nebraska

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NGTC Changes Curricular Structure, Rethinking the Way Law and Tech is Taught

Tue, 03/30/2021

In this edition of The Record we are highlighting a significant curricular change at the Nebraska Governance and Technology Center (NGTC) that has important implications not only for students at UNL Law, but also for the ways in which Law and Technology is taught as a discipline. Traditionally a pedagogical weakness in the way that law and other fields have been taught is that they have been approached as if they exist in silos, with interdisciplinary discussions being ancillary to what is otherwise a narrow-bore approach to a subject.

NGTC Changes Curricular Structure, Rethinking the Way Law and Tech is Taught

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We're growing! New team members, Nebraska's facial recognition bill, and more new this month

Tue, 03/09/2021

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We're growing! New team members, Nebraska's facial recognition bill, and more new this month

Monthly Highlights March 2021
Neil Rutledge Joins NGTC as Research Associate

Fri, 02/12/2021

The Nebraska Governance and Technology Center is excited to welcome Neil Rutledge as the Center’s new Research Associate where he will help build the center’s research content and library, showcasing the center’s internal expertise and diverse research portfolio. Neil will also assist with the fellows program, helping students develop research projects and plan topics.

Neil Rutledge Joins NGTC as Research Associate

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What do you do when there is a global pandemic? A podcast story.

Mon, 09/21/2020

What do you do when there is a global pandemic? You definitely do not plan conferences and events.

This is the reality we found ourselves in last spring, like so many other academic centers around the country. We quickly realized we couldn’t depend on the typical methods of facilitating and sharing academic research when deciding how to launch and structure our Center in fall 2020. Turning that concern into a positive, we decided that as a brand-new center, we had an opportunity to think bigger and shoot for a bigger stage. 

What do you do when there is a global pandemic? A podcast story.

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What is the Nebraska Governance and Technology Center?

Mon, 09/21/2020

Over the past two years, we have been working to establish a new center for the study of technology governance at the University of Nebraska. This Center – the Nebraska Governance and Technology Center – was formally established last February, and formally launched today.  Needless to say, I’m excited!

This website contains a lot of information about the Center, which I hope you will peruse – and we hope that it will rapidly grow as we start doing all the things that we plan to do. This post shares some of the thinking about the purpose of this center.

What is the Nebraska Governance and Technology Center?

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