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The University of Nebraska is dedicated to strengthening global engagement and building on a tradition of success with international activities.
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.

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Kay Talway, Chairman of the Southern Asian Art Council at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, will speak at UNL
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.

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This year's Chinese Film Festival lineup includes: I Am Not Madame Bovary; Wolf Warrior 2; and Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey.
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.

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International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to promote programs that prepare Americans for global interactions.
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.

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Work on grant and award applications with the Office of Fellowships. Photo credit: Helloquence on Unsplash.
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.

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Sunrise on the Sahara in Kigali, Rwanda. Credit to Maxime Niyomwungeri.
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.

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International man of hospitality joins Faculty 101 podcast
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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