Better Aligned: Nebraska’s Coordinated Approach to Engaging Sub-Saharan Africa
In the sixth edition of Talking Urban Futures in Africa, Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) Africa Program director Judd Devermont speaks to Tony Goins (director of the Nebraska Department of Economic Development) and Josh Davis (associate vice chancellor for global affairs at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln) about Nebraska’s growing relationship with sub-Saharan Africa. They discuss Nebraska’s robust agriculture sector and deepening ties with the region in the areas of human capacity and development as well as private sector partnerships. The interview also takes a close look at the alignment between the Nebraskan state government, UNL, Nebraskan and African companies and organizations, and even the U.S. and African governments that is so critical in making these ties flourish.
Associate Vice Chancellor's message on anti-Asian hate
A message from Associate Vice Chancellor for Global Affairs, Josh Davis, and Chairs of the Global Nebraska Coalition on Diversity and Inclusion, on standing in solidarity with our Asian and Asian-American community in response to the rise of anti-Asian violence and discrimination.
3 Huskers earn Critical Language Scholarships; 2 named alternates
Three University of Nebraska–Lincoln students — Esbeidy Chavez, Sadie Ritter and Ellie Woody — have received the Critical Language Scholarship for summer 2021. Two others — Sarah Lies and Brooklyn Terrill — have been selected as alternates.
Iribagiza sets sights on helping children
Shemsa Ndahiro Iribagiza is an integrated science major from Kigali, Rwanda. Since she was young, Iribagiza’s parents instilled that she is a strong woman. Now she’s dreaming big, advocating for and helping others find their voice.
NU team earns top 10 finish in Pandemic Response Challenge
A team of researchers from three University of Nebraska institutions finished among the top 10 teams in a global competition to develop an artificial intelligence-driven model to advise policymakers on how best to handle the COVID-19 pandemic.
Husker-led research team aims for safer storage of nuclear waste
In the decade since the U.S. government shut down funding of its largest high-level nuclear waste disposal site, America’s nuclear power plants have been without a designated facility to store the hottest, most radioactive spent fuels. With a three-year, $800,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy and looking many millennia into the future, a research team headed by University of Nebraska–Lincoln engineering faculty is developing a new barrier material that would make the deep geologic disposal and storage of spent nuclear fuel a much safer proposition.
Nebraska unveils first institutional global strategy
Building on the bold vision outlined in the N2025 Strategic Plan, “Forward Together: A Global Strategy for UNL” serves as a comprehensive roadmap to strengthen and expand global education, engagement and impact at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in the years to come.
Introduced by Chancellor Ronnie Green during the State of Our University address on Feb. 15, Forward Together was created through an intensive, year-long process that gathered feedback from across campus. The effort was led by a Global Strategy Committee of faculty and staff from colleges and key service units.
Education Abroad launches new program development fund for faculty, staff
The Education Abroad Office invites all faculty and staff to submit requests for the new Global Experiences Innovation Fund to develop virtual, on-campus or U.S.-based, globally focused programs for summer and fall 2021. The Fund is designed to provide students with engaging global experiences next summer despite the challenges caused by the pandemic. Created by the Education Abroad Office in partnership with the Office of Global Strategies, the funding opportunity will also allow faculty and staff to engage in long-term efforts to integrate education abroad into the curriculum.
Nebraska partners with U.S. Embassy in Rwanda
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln has established long-term relationships with several Rwandan universities and the U.S. Embassy in Rwanda. Now, as an inaugural awardee of a $250,000 grant from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of African Affairs University Partnerships Initiative, Nebraska will expand those relationships with a new program designed to build Rwandan capacity in international partnership management.
Su finds Husker success, community virtually from China
Despite a 14-hour time difference and physically being thousands of miles from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, transfer student Xiangyuan Su has found success while taking classes remotely in China thanks to the dedication of his faculty and classmate connections. A business major from Hangzhou, China, Su was looking forward to transferring to Nebraska to finish his college career and earn a bachelor’s degree as part of the university’s partnership degree program with Zhejiang University City College. Su had already grown accustomed to online learning after ZUCC transitioned online for most of the spring term. However, it wasn’t until last summer that he realized his first semester at Nebraska would be remote as well.