University leaders outline initiative to improve racial equity, inclusion
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is taking the next step in its long-term journey to strengthen diversity, inclusivity and equity across all areas of the institution.
Global Café and Connections signature event is Nov. 16
All students are invited to attend this year’s signature International Education Week event, Global Café and Connections, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Nov. 16 in the Hawks Hall Atrium. Hosted by the College of Business and Global Affairs, Global Cafe and Connections is the main event of Nebraska’s 2021 International Education Week celebrations. First debuted during the 2019 IEW celebrations, the event invites the university community to sample food from local ethnic restaurants and experience cultural presentations from international students and community members.
Exploring Diwali, India’s biggest holiday, and how students are celebrating
Diwali Night is annual event held in the Great Plains Room at the East Campus Union. After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event hosted by the Indian Students Association is finally back.
Visiting professor, author to discuss Islamophobia
Khaled Beydoun, acclaimed author and law professor at Detroit’s Wayne State University, will discuss “Islamophobia: The Myths, Roots, and Rise” at noon Nov. 12 at the University of Nebraska College of Law. The lecture is intended to humanize the experience of Muslims during the War on Terror, describe the legal architecture/ legal framework of Islamophobia in America, bring attention to the distinct form of injury experienced by Muslims, and demystify stereotypes.
UNL alum Merani uses GIS mapping skills learned at CALMIT to help conduct life-saving missions on U.S.-Mexico border
In 2019, Paul Merani was awarded the U.S. Border Patrol’s Meritorious Achievement Award for his work developing a rescue system.
International Education Week expands to month-long celebration for November
Every November, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln joins institutions around the world to celebrate International Education Week. This year, Nebraska’s event has expanded to a month-long observance from Nov. 1-24 to celebrate the breadth of global opportunities available to students and the international diversity of the Husker community.
Nebraska’s first Slovakian women’s golfer driving for improvement
50 golfers competed at Elkhorn, Nebraska in Stampede At The Creek. In the end, Michaela Vavrovagolfer, Nebraska’s first Slovakian women’s golfer, stood as champion with a wood plaque that was shaped in the state of Nebraska. She shot a career-best 217 through three rounds to win the individual title when just one week prior, she was benched from a tournament.
Immigration law scholar Wadhia to deliver E.N. Thompson lecture
Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, a Penn State law professor and immigration law scholar, will present “Facing Immigrant Exclusion: Then and Now” at 7 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts.
Book launch for new Clayton Yeutter biography is Nov. 4
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln will celebrate a new biography of former U.S. Trade Representative and Secretary of Agriculture Clayton Yeutter with a Nov. 4 book launch. The event will take place at Sheldon Museum of Art, 12th and R streets in Lincoln, and be livestreamed.
Huskers maintain audiology service in Nicaragua despite travel limitations
It has been more than two and a half years since either Stacie Ray or Hannah Ditmars have been to Nicaragua, but that has not stopped them from continuing the project they started in 2015 to provide sustainable hearing healthcare to a country of people desperately in need of such services.
Thanks to a partnership with the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua, León (UNAN-León), members of the Husker audiology program have made sure their work has progressed despite their physical absence.