6 global funding opportunities available to UNL faculty
The Office of Global Strategies at UNL has announced a new "Global Virtual Classrooms" grant (due November 28) to support the development of courses with virtual exchange as an essential component. In addition, the University of Nebraska central administration also offers two teaching and research grants in the Central/South Asia region (due October 31); two teaching and research grants in Africa (due November 7); and one on global themes in class curriculum (due November 7). The grants support UNL's goals for global engagement and aim to strengthen the university's competitiveness and understanding of various world regions.
Visiting scholar hosts lecture on Indian Pichvais paintings Oct. 14
Kay Talwar, Chairman of the Southern Asian Art Council at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, will host a lecture on October 14 at the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery explaining the history and practice of the Indian pichvais paintings currently on display. Her lecture, “Making the Desert Bloom: Painted Textiles for a Krishna Temple” begins at 2 p.m. and is open to the public.
Confucius Institute announces annual Chinese Film Festival
Join us for the annual Chinese Film Festival held at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center October 5 - 11. This year's lineup includes three films and a special lecture on Wednesday, October 10. All film screenings are free and open to the public.
Partners needed for International Education Week events
The Office of Global Strategies is seeking partners to host events during the U.S. Department of State's International Education Week during the week of Nov. 12-16. The office will publicize all campus events. Interested parties should contact Courtney Van Hoosen via email by Nov. 9.
Information sessions for international scholarship programs begin Oct. 4
The Office of Fellowships will host several informational sessions on scholarships in the area of service and policy, critical language learning awards, science and technology awards, and international affairs in the month of October. The opportunities are open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Programs covered include the Boren Award and Critical Language Scholarship.
Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture taps UNL professor for leadership
Richard Ferguson, professor and interim head of the Agronomy and Horticulture Department, has been named vice chancellor for the Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture (RICA). Opening in July 2019, RICA is an English language institution dedicated to educating and inspiring a new generation of innovators in agriculture in Rwanda. The institute is a joint effort of the Rwandan government and the Howard G. Buffett Foundation.
Hospitality expert discusses international consulting work on Faculty 101 podcast
Dipra Jha, a hospitality expert who travels the globe while advising some of the world’s most luxurious resorts, discussed his work as a professor-in-residence with one of India’s “jewel box” resorts and Las Vegas’ Venetian-Palazzo, the largest Five Diamond hotel in the world. The associate professor of hospitality, restaurant and tourism management also talks about his efforts to fulfill the university’s land-grant mission by collaborating with industry professionals across Nebraska.
Nebraska-led international team uncovers deathbed detail of Medici duchess
In partnership with researchers from Lithuania, Italy, and Brazil, Dr. Karl Reinhard and his UNL team recently co-authored a study in the Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports revealing the plant Grand Duchess of Tuscany and House of Medici member Vittoria della Rovere took to ease her pending death in 1694.
UNL celebrates Latvia’s Centennial with special Kārlis Ulmanis event
On September 14, UNL offered a chance for the community to celebrate Lincoln graduate, founding father, Prime Minister and President of Latvia, Kārlis Ulmanis. The event, sponsored by the Embassy of Latvia and the American Latvian Association, included a lecture series and special archives exhibition at Love Library.
Faculty and staff sought for Dinner in a Nebraska Home
Dinner in a Nebraska Home, a program which seeks to make international students feel more welcome in the United States, is seeking faculty and staff hosts for its fall program.