Looking back on a decade of momentum
On Jan. 1, 2010, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln was still a part of the Big 12 athletic conference and had no permanent home for its research endeavors. The use of drones was the stuff of science fiction, and the State Fair had just moved to Grand Island to make room for Nebraska Innovation Campus. As the university enters a new era, Nebraska Today is looking back at the events that defined the decade and transformed campus.
UNL hosts third alumni reception abroad in conjunction with Governor’s trade missions
On November 11, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln hosted its third international alumni reception in Berlin, Germany in conjunction with Governor Ricketts’ trade missions. The University also hosted receptions in Vietnam and Japan in the fall of 2019.
Nebraska and Pakistan exchange comes full circle
The impact of Nebraska faculty and staff can be felt around the world, even thousands of miles away. This October and November, Nebraska played host to 25 scholars from Pakistan through the U.S. Department of State’s English Works! Program.
Global Huskers Festival highlight of ISSO’s winter programming
More than 500 students, faculty, staff and community members attended the first-ever Global Huskers Festival, led by the International Student and Scholar Office (ISSO) in collaboration with other campus partners during International Education Week on November 19.
17 Huskers earn Gilman Scholarship to study or intern abroad
17 University of Nebraska-Lincoln undergraduate students have earned Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to study or intern abroad between December 2019 and October 2020.
UC Davis dean is Nebraska’s next executive vice chancellor
Elizabeth Spiller, a higher education leader and scholar who led the successful reorganization and financial restructuring of the University of California, Davis’ College of Letters and Science, has been named the next executive vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
Global studies graduate named Rangel fellow
Lee-Ann Sims, a December 2018 graduate of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln's College of Arts and Sciences, has been selected as a 2020 scholar for the Charles B. Rangel Graduate Fellowship program. The Lincoln native and former global studies major is the second-ever Husker student to earn a Rangel fellowship, which seeks to mentor and support outstanding students to bring a more diverse perspective into the crafting and enacting of U.S. foreign policy.
Nebraska team targets improved training for teachers of multilingual learners
Public school teachers face formidable challenges in educating the growing population of multilingual students, who have varying levels of English fluency, different home languages and different cultural expectations of education. University of Nebraska–Lincoln education researcher Kara Viesca aims to close the training gap by developing research-based programs that offer information and support to K-12 teachers who serve multilingual students.
Hasan's new book examines egalitarianism of the Qur'an
Abla Hasan, associate professor of Arabic language and culture, is the author of new religion book “Decoding the Egalitarianism of the Qur’an: Retrieving Lost Voices on Gender.” The book, which was published on Nov. 15 by Lexington Books, calls for a questioning of the interpretive credibility of many inherited Qur’anic commentaries.
Year(s) in review: Research report reflects on past 12 months, 150 years of global impact
Recent discoveries and innovations from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln — alongside tributes to the research pioneers who have broken fertile ground throughout its 150-year history — grace the newly released 2018-2019 Nebraska Research Report. Developed and published by Nebraska’s Office of Research and Economic Development, the annual report features more than two dozen recent advances in the natural sciences, social sciences, engineering, humanities and law that have had a global impact.