Global Nebraska: 2018 Year In Review
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.

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The 2018 Global Virtual Classroom awardees are, from left to right: Charles Braithwaite, Lory Dance, Dipra Jha, Gary Kebbel, Patrice McMahon and Kara Viesca.
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

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The Office of Global Strategies and PIESL staff enjoyed visiting institutional partners and prospective students in Oman (top), Japan (bottom left) and China (bottom right).
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.

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Under the Education Abroad office’s new scholarships and deferment options, students will be able to overcome barriers to participation and make their dreams a reality.
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.

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Chris Dunsmore and Maegan Stevens-Liska pose with Senshu University Matsudo Junior High School students and UNL interns, Danielle Young and Hope Anderson, during their visit in November 2018.
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.

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ISSO had a blast hosting various programming events for its international students and scholars during the fall 2018 semester, from an Omaha Zoo trip and New Student Orientation, to visiting Roca Berry farm and bowling night at East Campus.
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. 

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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.

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Students participated in more than 30 events on campus during International Education Week.
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.

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DWFI Intern Will Ruffalo shares his research during the 2017 DWFI Water for Food Global Conference. Photo Credit: Brett Hampton
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.

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The International Quilt Study Center and Museum is located at 33rd and Holdrege streets.
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.”

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