Rumiko Handa poses with her new book "Presenting Difficult Pasts Through Architecture: Converting National Socialist Sites to Documentation Centers"
Handa publishes book exploring design strategies used in post-war Germany

Rumiko Handa, associate dean and professor of architecture, recently released a new book, “Presenting Difficult Pasts Through Architecture: Converting National Socialist Sites to Documentation Centers,” which explores ways to present the past through architectural design in meaningful ways when applied to preexisting buildings and places.

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Natalia Koval, a senior actuarial science and mathematics, stares at her laptop in Hawks Hall Atrium.
Class brings Huskers, Brazilian peers together

Students from Brazil and the University of Nebraska–Lincoln connected virtually to work on a capstone project for We Loop Brazil, an online secondhand clothing company. A part of the summer virtual global experience program is led by Rob Simon, associate professor of practice in marketing at the College of Business.

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Jennifer Johnson Jorgensen reviews her students' project.
International award reflects success of sustainability curriculum workshops

Sustainability curriculum development workshops guide University of Nebraska–Lincoln professors in incorporating sustainability concepts into their courses, and the work is now garnering awards. The workshops, run by the Chancellor’s Environment, Sustainability and Resilience Commission, help professors develop sustainability-related curriculum through the lens of their respective fields.

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Multicultural Homecoming features 6 alumni sharing experiences with students

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s homecoming celebration features six distinguished alumni of color returning to campus to share expertise within their respective colleges and directly with students. Organized by the Chancellor’s Commission on the Status of People of Color, the visits are part of Multicultural Homecoming events being offered through Oct. 1.

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Architect’s rendering of how the development gateway might look from the intersection of Vine and 22nd streets.
Retired, international housing highlight 2100 Vine redevelopment proposal

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln community would gain housing for older Huskers under a redevelopment proposal selected for a 16.49-acre university-owned tract at 2100 Vine St. The development would be anchored in part by apartment buildings geared for retired Nebraska alumni, emeritus faculty, retired staff and other seniors. The public-private partnership also would create housing and other resources for Lincoln’s international community, commercial space and retail stores, among other amenities.

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The Kawasaki Reading Room was decorated with balloons to celebrate its 29th birthday at the Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Kawasaki Reading Room hosts 29th birthday party to promote resources

The Kawasaki Reading Room hosted a birthday party full of activities for students to celebrate its 29th year at the Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center on Sept. 24.

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COLUMN: How to avoid asking absurd questions to international students

“But what is wrong with asking an innocent question?” some ask. The answer is simple. There is more than one way to learn about a culture other than asking someone from that culture every absurd question that pops into your head, said Divine Mbabazi is a junior integrated science major from Rwanda.

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International students invited to share at Community Chats

International students are invited to share their experiences in a series of student-led Community Chats this fall hosted by the International Student Advisory Board. In partnership with Global Affairs and the International Student and Scholar Office, the student advisory board is hosting three Community Chats to gather insights for recommendations in alignment with the third goal in the Forward Together global strategy and the N2025 Strategic Plan. The listening sessions will also serve as a springboard for the next iteration of the International Student Experience climate survey launching in the spring.

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College of Business opens new diversity, inclusion space

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s College of Business is offering a space dedicated to furthering diversity and inclusivity.

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Two students are conversing, and another student stares at his laptop.
College of Business opens new diversity, inclusion space

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s College of Business is offering a space dedicated to furthering diversity and inclusivity.

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