Kennadi Griffis sifts through a soil sample
Curiosity, opportunity propel Husker to international championship

Growing up in Lincoln, Kennadi Griffis knew she wanted to pursue a career that would provide ample time outside. Her curiosity about the natural environment and the opportunities she found at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln propelled the Husker to an international championship in soil judging as a member of Team USA.

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CASNR Global Learning Hub Announces Fall 2022 Programming

The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Global Learning Hub is excited to announce another semester of globally themed programming for students, faculty, staff and the broader IANR community in Fall 2022. With a focus on a broader definition of what a “global” experience means, the events and opportunities will include a mix of information about physical travel opportunities, in-person events, and hybrid programming.

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Leaders of research projects earning the university's first Grand Challenges Catalyst awards are (from left) Katie Edwards, Tomas Helikar and Kees Uiterwaal
Edwards, Helikar, Uiterwaal lead first Grand Challenges grants

Innovative research proposals aimed at preventing sexual violence among indigenous youth, replicating the human immune system, and exploring quantum phenomena have earned funding through the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s first Grand Challenges Catalyst Competition. Organized by Chancellor Ronnie Green and Bob Wilhelm, vice chancellor for research and economic development, the awards are part of a $40 million commitment to fund work that directly connects to the university’s Grand Challenges initiative.

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Kristiana Muller in South Africa
South Africa Study Abroad is a Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience

Husker undergraduate Kristianna Muller shares more about her experience studying abroad in South Africa over the summer and the lessons she took away from it.

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Studying abroad can change your life

Husker Alexis Goeman shares her perspective on her study abroad experience in Spain over summer 2022 and how it has changed her life.

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Huskers attending the piano institute in Greece
Huskers spend July studying piano in Greece

Seven students from the Glenn Korff School of Music, along with two students from the Lied Center Piano Academy, traveled this summer to participate in the Piano Plus Summer Institute in Xanthi, Greece, in July. Paul Barnes, Marguerite Scribante Professor of Piano, also taught and performed at the institute, which is organized by Glenn Korff School of Music alumnus Andreas Xenopoulos.

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Thompson Forum to explore creative solutions to global challenges

The 34th season of the E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln will feature five mainstage speakers, as well as a scholar-in-residence. The 2022-23 season is organized around the theme "Creativity to Solve Global Challenges." As the world faces complex challenges related to health, water and climate, the series will elevate people and ideas addressing these concerns with vision and innovation.

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Patrice McMahon
McMahon featured in Conversation Q&A on Poland’s refugee response

The Conversation recently featured Nebraska's Patrice McMahon in a Q&A about Poland's acceptance of some 2 million Ukrainian refugees. McMahon, professor of political science and director of the University Honors Program, offers a unique perspective, having spent five weeks this summer in Poland completing research supported by a Fulbright Scholars Award.

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Tares Oburumu
Nigeria’s Tares Oburumu wins 2022 Sillerman Prize for African Poets

The winner of the 2022 Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets is Tares Oburumu for his collection "origins of the syma species." Oburumu will receive a USD $1000 cash award and publication of his manuscript as part of the African Poetry Book Series by the University of Nebraska Press.

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Antonio Soto in Spain
Soto takes part in abroad program

Columbus High School graduate Antonio Soto recently spent part of his summer in Spain as part of an abroad program to help him in his future career. Soto, who graduated in 2019 and is on the pre-med track at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, attended a food production program that was offered by the Department of Agricultural Economics through the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at UNL.

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