Six Huskers win Fulbright awards

Six University of Nebraska–Lincoln students and alumni have earned Fulbright awards for the 2019-20 academic year, and three have been chosen as alternates.

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Senshu Matsudo students
Intern in Japan during Spring 2020

Senshu University Matsudo Junior High School needs two (2) English-speaking interns every Fall and Spring for their intensive English courses. Applicants should be conscientious, creative and self-motivated. Interns are expected to present their own culture to the students and actively assist teaching staff. No Japanese language ability is needed to apply.

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Miranda Kuzela
Kuzela earns Boren Scholarship to study in Kyrgyzstan

Miranda Kuzela of Bellevue, a University of Nebraska–Lincoln senior majoring in Russian, political science, global studies and Spanish, has earned a Boren Scholarship to study abroad this summer and fall. Kuzela will attend the School of Russian and Asian Studies’ Central Asian Studies Program in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, to improve her Russian language skills.

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Ted Hamann
Ted Hamann Receives Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to Mexico

Edmund ‘Ted’ Hamann of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Dept. of Teaching, Learning, & Teacher Education has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to Mexico in anthropology for the fall semester of 2019 and will both study and teach at the Tijuana campus of the Universidad Pedagógica Nacional as part of a project called “Building Capacity to Meet the Needs of Transnational Students in Mexican Schools.”

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5 Huskers receive Critical Language Scholarships

Five University of Nebraska–Lincoln students have been awarded Critical Language Scholarships to study a language abroad this summer.The students are Alexander Christensen, Liam McChristian, Jared Noetzel, Gregory Tracey and Cooper Wright. The Critical Language Scholarship program, run by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is part of a U.S. government effort to expand the number of Americans studying critical foreign languages. Scholars gain language and cultural skills that enable them to contribute to U.S. economic competitiveness and national security.

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Hawra Mohammed
Mohammed carves her own path at Nebraska

Hawra Mohammed’s journey of more than 7,000 miles from her home in Muscat, Oman, to Lincoln, has spanned beyond academics and into self-reliance.

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Ray continues efforts to improve audiology services in Nicaragua

One full year had passed since Stacie Ray was allowed to visit Nicaragua to see in person the status of the humanitarian audiology project she and Hannah Ditmars began in 2016. During the first two years of the partnership, Ray and Ditmars established a relationship with the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua (UNAN) in León and began training faculty members as audiology technicians. In between visits, the Nebraska faculty work with the UNAN faculty to ensure continuity of care for patients with hearing loss.

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Namibia experiences shape outlook of Nebraska professor, students

Every other summer, Larkin Powell leads a group of Nebraska students on a tour of Namibia, where the students encounter wildlife most have only seen on the internet, or at best, in zoos. Beyond the initial amazement of seeing such creatures up close, he says the program offers students the opportunity to experience diverse perspectives of wildlife management.

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Nebraska joins United Nations group dedicated to sustainable development

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln has been named a member of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network. The network mobilizes global scientific and technological expertise to promote practical solutions for sustainable development.

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