Skyline of Lincoln buildings.
Grand Challenges scoping, diversity workshops planned

The Office of Research and Economic Development is hosting upcoming Grand Challenges events on diversity planning Dec. 9 and ideation and team development Jan. 11-13 to build upon the series of community-building events held this semester.

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Ilya Kravchenko, Dan Claes, Frank Golf and Ken Bloom pose for the camera. They are members of Nebraska’s Department of Physics and Astronomy.
Husker team takes leading role at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln has received a five-year, $51 million grant from the National Science Foundation that will advance cutting-edge work in subatomic physics at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider, the world’s largest, most powerful particle accelerator located near Geneva, Switzerland.

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Members of Expedition 396 on a board.
Two-month expedition at sea proves adventure of lifetime for Husker geologist

For geophysicist Irina Filina and fellow members of Expedition 396, time-traveling to the volcanically active sauna of prehistoric Earth meant drilling for long-cooled magma resting miles beneath the chop and churn of the North Atlantic.

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Olha Tytarenko poses in her office in Oldfather Hall on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Russian students discuss navigating campus life, getting involved

Violetta Bakunina was 16 years old when she had to leave her home behind. Her mother was expecting another child, and with subpar healthcare facilities in Bakunina’s hometown of Anapa, Russia, the family made the decision to move to Lincoln.

The move wasn’t initially intended to be a permanent one. Her father still ran a business in Russia, and the thought was that they would move back after her mother gave birth. But with mounting political tensions and anti-American sentiment breeding suspicion of her father’s business among local Russian authorities, Bakunina’s family had to make a choice.

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A United States and Brazilian flag.
São Paulo Research Foundation announces call for 2021 proposals

The Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) in partnership with the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) announce the call for proposals under the SPRINT initiative - São Paulo Researchers in International Collaboration.  The call for proposals aims to promote the engagement of researchers affiliated with higher education and research institutions in the State of São Paulo.

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Nebraska’s David Harwood answers a question from Jackson Belva during a Geology 125: Frontiers in Antarctic Geosciences lesson in 2019. The class is based on Harwood’s experience in Antarctica.
Harwood to help lead new Antarctic drilling project

A University of Nebraska–Lincoln scientist will help lead a new multinational team that is drilling into Antarctica’s past to gain a glimpse at Earth’s future. As the United Nations’ Conference of the Parties (COP26) focuses on science and national investment to combat climate change, researchers are preparing to drill into the ocean floor below Antarctica’s Ross Ice Shelf to discover if cutting greenhouse gas emissions could avoid catastrophic melting of the icy continent.

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Gabin Kundwa holds his laptop to show his work in helping s Connection Point's food bank keep track of its clients by writing software that replaced handwritten note cards.
Kundwa’s volunteer spirit makes positive impact on community

Gabin Kundwa, a senior integrated science major, CUSP scholar and Honors student, was a sophomore when he first came in contact with Connection Point, a church and outreach center that edges the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s East Campus. As a class assignment in ALEC 120: Interpersonal Communication, students were asked to complete 20 hours of community service, and Kundwa chose to volunteer in Connection Point’s Open Shelf Pantry.

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Corn fields.
Water for Food institute releases 2021 annual report

The Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska has released its 2021 annual report online, showcasing the institute’s work over the past year — both local and global — related to water and food security.

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rendering of the global education space shows the photo gallery and interactive meeting spaces
Pound Hall renovation to establish new global education center

With private support, construction has begun on a $5 million renovation of Louise Pound Hall to create a new global education center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The global education center will serve as the physical hub of the university’s international activity, bringing together the four Global Affairs units to streamline student support services and better coordinate campus-wide global engagement.

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International and domestic students gathered for a photo after enjoying ice cream
Global Affairs strategy expands support for diversity, international community

As the University of Nebraska–Lincoln moves forward with diversity planning and a new commitment to action, Nebraska Today sat down with university leaders to explore how inclusive excellence is being folded into day-to-day campus activities. Following the momentum of the Forward Together global strategy announced in February, the leaders of the Global Nebraska Coalition on Diversity and Inclusion shared how Global Affairs remains committed to supporting diversity and Nebraska's international community.

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