Global Nebraska: 2018 Year In Review
As 2018 draws to a close, Global Nebraska is taking a look back at its top stories for the year. From hosting the Mandela Washington Fellowship Civic Leadership Institute for a second time to record-breaking Fulbright awards; from a successful International Education Week celebration to the naming of Josh Davis as the interim Associate Vice Chancellor for International Engagement and Global Strategies, 2018 has been one for the books.
Inaugural Global Virtual Classrooms grant awardees announced
The Office of Global Strategies has selected six faculty members from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) to receive a Global Virtual Classrooms grant. Funds will support faculty committed to incorporating innovative technologies in existing undergraduate or graduate courses through collaborative, online international learning (COIL) sessions. The grant is an expansion of the 2017-18 UNL Global Virtual Project.
UNL travels to meet new students, strengthen international partnerships
As a testament to UNL’s commitment to global engagement, staff from the Office of Global Strategies recently traveled to Oman, Japan and China to welcome prospective and incoming students, connect with alumni and meet with institutional partners.
Education Abroad introduces new scholarship programs
The Education Abroad Office (EAO) has launched new scholarship programs and funding levels beginning summer 2019. In an effort to enhance study abroad participation and maximize the impact on each recipient, EAO has created four new award categories and increased award amounts. EAO will now offer two new payment deferment programs to reduce barriers to participation for students with high financial need.
Bright future ahead with Senshu University Matsudo Junior and Senior High School
In November 2018, Programs in English as a Second Language (PIESL) Director, Chris Dunsmore, along with the Director of the Office of Global Strategies, Maegan Stevens-Liska, visited Senshu University Matsudo Junior and Senior High School in Chiba, Japan.
RECAP: ISSO's fall 2018 semester in review
Each month, the International Student and Scholar Office (ISSO) hosts several events to support engagement and intercultural education. Providing students and scholars the opportunity to mingle and learn from each other is a priority of the office, as reflected in its events for fall 2018.
Education Abroad scholarships deadline extended to January 10
The Education Abroad Office has extended its January scholarship deadline from Saturday, January 5 to Thursday, January 10 at 11:59 pm CST. This extension applies to the MAPS (Multi-Award Program Specific) Scholarship Application for Summer 2019 and to the Edythe Wiebers Scholarship for Summer and Fall 2019, Academic Year 2019-2020, and Spring 2020. It also applies to the Early Abroad Scholarship, which may be used any time within a recipients’ first two years at Nebraska.
RECAP: Nebraska celebrates International Education Week with 30+ campus events
On November 12-16, 2018, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln celebrated International Education Week (IEW) across campus with more than 30 events organized by 20+ campus partners. The Office of Global Strategies coordinated the schedule and created a 2018 recap to remember the week.
Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute releases annual report
The Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska released its annual report last month, providing an overview of their research efforts and innovations to advance water and food security.
African textiles exhibit open at International Quilt Study Center and Museum
On December 7, the International Quilt Study Center and Museum celebrated the opening of a new exhibition, “From Kente to Kuba: Stitched Textiles from West and Central Africa.”