Partners sought to host International Education Week events
The Office of Global Strategies invites campus partners to host an event during the annual celebration of International Education Week Nov. 13-17. This week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the U.S. Department of Education, and serves to promote programs that prepare participants for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences. All departments or colleges are encouraged to participate.
Scholar, author to deliver talk on Dakota, Scandinavian interactions
Two epic processes in U.S. history – immigration and dispossession – collided on a remote Native American reservation in the Great Plains in the early 20th century. Using oral histories with elders and land records, Karen Hansen has explored life on the Spirit Lake Dakota Indian Reservation, where Scandinavians began homesteading with the sanction of the U.S. government.
Political economist Blyth to open E.N. Thompson series
Political economist Mark Blyth will discuss what recent shifts in power mean for financial markets and the future of the United States, United Kingdom and European Union in "Why People Vote for Those Who Work Against Their Best Interests" at 7 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts.
Proposals sought for courses that introduce global, international perspectives
The University of Nebraska will award 13 grants of $5,000 to support the development of new courses or the revision of existing courses whose purpose is to introduce global or international perspectives to large numbers of students as part of the on-campus curriculum.
DACA at Nebraska: a guide for students
Chancellor Ronnie Green has offered information and support to students attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln under the protection of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program.
Weber teaches at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
When Joseph Weber first planned a brief summer course for undergraduates at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, he and the organizers expected a couple dozen to enroll. He wound up with 44 students, including one auditor. At the request of the economic journalism department at SUFE, Weber devised and taught an intense eight-day program in business and economic journalism from July 20 to July 28. The class met each night for an hour and a half, including on a Saturday night.
Princeton Review rates Nebraska among nation's best
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is again featured in The Princeton Review’s annual publication outlining the best institutions for undergraduate education.
Fellows, Landscape Services celebrate Mandela Day
Between chants of "Go Big Red" and a final ceremonial song, 25 Mandela Washington Fellows celebrated the legacy of Nelson Mandela with a July 18 tree planting at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.