Chad Bailey (left) checks the ears of an adolescent in Nicaragua in 2016.
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.

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A headshot of Jeffrey Hou.
Internationally renowned design activist to deliver Hyde Lecture

The College of Architecture will host internationally renowned design activist Jeffrey Hou in the next Hyde Lecture. The free public talk, “Design for Resilience,” is 4 p.m. Oct. 22 via Zoom.

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Three former U.S. ambassadors will visit the university for the 2021 Nebraska Ambassadors Forum. From left, they are Tibor P. Nagy Jr., Wanda L. Nesbitt and W. Stuart Symington IV.
Nebraska Ambassadors Forum is Oct. 26

The university and Lincoln community are invited to attend the 2021 Nebraska Ambassadors Forum from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 26 in the Nebraska Union's Platte River Room. The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is partnering with the University of Nebraska Omaha, Burlington Capital and the American Academy of Diplomacy in Washington, D.C., to host the event this year.

This year’s theme is “Africa in the Contemporary World.” The forum will examine key policy issues facing African governments and the international community between now and 2050. The event is also an opportunity for Americans to learn more about the continent and its rich, nuanced history.

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Nebraska agronomist Patricio Grassini stands in a corn field.
Husker agronomist co-developing global agriculture platform

How do you feed a growing population while protecting the environment? Using global data, Nebraska agronomist Patricio Grassini is helping agricultural stakeholders find common ground.

The data is known as the Global Yield Gap and Water Productivity Atlas, an online platform that estimates water productivity, crop nutrient requirements and yield gaps — the difference between current and potential yields — for major crops in 70 countries.

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Jay Thaisetthawatkul holds one of his oil paintings.
After trip to France, UNL student expands skills to oil painting

About half a year ago, Jay Thaisetthawatkul, a junior physics and Russian double major at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, first took up the brush and began painting. He was originally inspired after a trip to France during his junior year of high school, and he finally started in college.

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, a French impressionist painter, is one of the artists that caught Thaisetthawatkul’s eye. “The Coronation of Napoleon” by Jacques-Louis David and all the other impressionist art at the Louvre were one of the reasons he wanted to start painting, Thaisetthawatkul said. 

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Flags from around the world hang outside.
Workshops for hosts of international scholars, employees begin Oct. 13

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln International Student and Scholar Office is hosting a series of workshops for faculty and staff who work with international scholars and employees.

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Abhijeet Prasad (left), Ravi Saraf (center), and Aashish Subed (left) pose for a camera in a lab.
Saraf advances work on first-of-its-kind ‘living’ transistor chip

A University of Nebraska–Lincoln researcher is one step closer to developing a new kind of transistor chip that harnesses the biological responses of living organisms to drive current through the device, shedding light on the cellular activity at an unprecedented level of sensitivity. Eventually, this “living” chip may enable faster and simpler diagnosis of sepsis, illuminate understanding of antibiotic resistance and bolster efforts to develop neuromorphic devices, which mimic the human brain.

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A Peace Corps volunteer kneels in front of a crop field with a woman in a sari
New Peace Corps Prep program prepares students to be global change makers

This fall, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is one of 11 new institutions partnering with the Peace Corps on an undergraduate program that integrates coursework and experiential learning to prepare students for international development fieldwork after graduation.

The Peace Corps Prep program combines targeted coursework with hands-on experience to build the competencies needed for students to be Peace Corps volunteers or other intercultural fieldworkers. Upon successful completion, students will receive a special certificate from the Peace Corps.

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Nebraska's Edgar Román sits on the steps of the Architecture Hall entrance.
Involvements push Román to pursue his goals

Edgar Román, an architecture major with a minor in Spanish from Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico. Through his involvements, he helps fellow first-generation students and has gained the confidence to push for his goals.

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A sunset in a river.
Water for Food Global Forum kicks off, focusing on food systems, nutrition

The Water for Food Global Forum officially opened this week (Oct. 4), convening leading international experts, growers and organizations to tackle issues related to achieving global water and food security and focus on integrating knowledge and practice.

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