Discriminatory Algorithms and Cultural Complexities
Anthropology, algorithms topics of next CAS Inquire talk

Carrie Heitman and Heather Richards-Rissetto will team up to give the talk “Discriminatory Algorithms and Cultural Complexities” at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 25 in the Nebraska Union's Swanson Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public. The lecture continues the theme “The Rise of the Machines” for the CAS Inquire program, serving as a starting point for discussions students in the program have with peers, staff and faculty.

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Chancellor Ronnie Green delivered the annual State of Our University address on Feb. 14 at Nebraska Innovation Campus. More than 400 attended the event.
State of Our U vision fuels positive response

Chancellor Ronnie Green’s Feb. 14 State of Our University address — which featured an overview of a bold five-year strategic plan coupled with a dive into recent institution successes — earned positive responses from media and the campus community. Faculty leaders who guided the inclusive process to create the N2025 strategic plan were featured by both the Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star. The five-year plan outlines the first steps the university must take to reach the N150 Commission’s long-term vision for what the university should be like by its 175th year in 2044.

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Fulbright awardee in Cusco, Peru.
Students invited to learn about Fulbright Awards

The UNL Office of Fellowships, led by Dr. Laura Damuth, will begin hosting information sessions on the Fulbright awards on Mar. 12. Fulbright awards support graduate study, research, or English teaching abroad. Grants are awarded to graduating seniors, alums, and graduate students in all academic fields and in the creative and performing arts. It is never too soon to explore the Fulbright website and meet with Dr. Damuth about this extraordinary international exchange program.

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Workshops for hosts of international scholars, employees begin Feb. 19

The International Student and Scholar Office will offer three upcoming workshops for faculty and staff who host and support international scholars and employees, running from February to April. All workshops are free but require registration.

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Global Cafe: Central American Politics and the Decision to Emigrate
Global Cafe: Central American Politics and the Decision to Emigrate

On Monday, Feb. 17, the next Global Café hosts Dr. Jonathan Hiskey, an Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of Graduate Studies at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Hiskey discussed his findings on the development consequences due to Latin America’s uneven political and economic transitions over the past thirty years.

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Study in the UK on a prestigious graduate scholarship.
Information session hosted on post-graduate opportunities in the UK

Join the Office of Fellowships on Feb. 26 for a special information session on post-graduate opportunities available in the UK. Students interested in pursuing a graduate program in the UK can consider applying for the Rhodes, Gates Cambridge, and Churchill scholarships. Many of these pretigious awards are due around October, but campus nomination deadlines begin on April 15.

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Alumna Spotlight: Anna Spethman
Husker experience, connections fuel Spethman's future career

During her time at UNL, alumna Anna Spethman made countless connections across campus and the local community with erh involvement in RSOs, UCARE research, volunteering, studying abroad and more. After funding cuts impacted her job as a refugee case manager at Catholic Social Services, Spethman continued to pursue her passion for international relations and humanitarian response by establishing the nonprofit organization Education Refuge alongside fellow Husker and founder, Jacob Manyang. Spethman currently serves as the organization’s Director of Operations and received the NAFUM Master’s Scholarship from the University of Manchester for her degree in international relations and development.

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Chancellor Ronnie Green delivered the 2020 State of Our University address at Nebraska Innovation Campus on Feb. 14.
Green outlines bold course in the State of Our University address

Chancellor Ronnie Green has officially set a strategic course intended to — in the next 25 years — transform the University of Nebraska–Lincoln into an “unparalleled” public research institution in areas of access, opportunity, innovation and lifelong learning.

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Nebraska’s 2019 Mandela Washington Fellows visited the Nebraska State Capitol on July 24, where they met with Lieutenant Governor Mike Foley and received a tour of the historic building.
Young African leaders return to Nebraska in summer 2020

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is proud to announce its selection as an Institute Partner for the 2020 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. This summer will mark the fourth consecutive award to host one of the Leadership in Civic Engagement Institutes.

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Students in Jha's Intro to Lodging class participated in virtual exchange video sessions with peers from around the world.
March 3 Lunch Seminar to Discuss Virtual Exchange

Dipra Jha, associate professor of practice and director of global engagement for the Hospitality, Restaurant, Tourism Management program at UNL, is the keynote speaker for a lunch-and learn on virtual classrooms on Mar. 3. Hosted by IANR Global Engagement, Jha will share his experience in conducting courses with virtual classroom, an exciting technological and pedagogical inroad into connecting students from around the world.

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