Blessing finds his place in Lincoln working on immigrant and refugee resettlement
Alumnus Ted Blessing was told that it would be difficult to find a career in refugee resettlement as programs nationwide faced budget cuts. Nevertheless, armed with college experience volunteering with a refugee resettlement organization and his education in global studies, political science, and human right and humanitarian aid—Blessing persisted. Now, he’s working as an Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator for Lutheran Family Services’ Refugee Resettlement and Support Program.
First Rwanda Night celebrated culture and “second home” at UNL
On Feb. 1, the Rwandan Student Association and AgShields hosted the first Rwanda Night celebration at UNL. Spearheaded by Rwandan scholars from the CASNR CUSP program, the night included dancing, singing, a traditional play, fashion and Rwandan food. Special guests for the night included the Ambassador of Rwanda Mathilde Mukantabana, Chancellor Green and his wife, members of the Nebraska National Guard, and more.
International alumnus Suratman says UNL experience key to preparing him for future career as deputy vice chancellor
Mohd Nazip Suratman first came to UNL all the way from his home country of Malaysia in the mid-1990s to complete his Master of Science from the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and Wildlife. Suratman, now the deputy vice-chancellor for Research and Innovation at the Universiti Teknologi MARA in Malaysia, says “there is nothing more valuable than the experience I gained from completing my degree from UNL.” He credits the range of technical and professional courses available from what’s now the School of Natural Resources, and encourages students to remain motivated in postgraduate research.
Weekly Chinese Hour connects UNL students with China’s culture, history
Every Tuesday from Jan. 28 to April 21, topics like the vibrant Peking opera and tea culture are brought closer to home during Chinese Hour. From 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Chinese Hour, a weekly walk-in event, takes place in Oldfather Hall, Room 1126. Fulbright scholar and Chinese foreign language teaching assistant Yi Yu coordinates and hosts the event, aiming to create a well-rounded learning experience for all students.
Global Studies major allows Molnar to explore deep questions and gain hands-on experience
As a child of a counselor and a therapist, global studies major Chloe Molnar has always been interested in learning about the backgrounds of different people and how that shapes opinions and personality. For Molnar, the major allows her to explore deep questions about difference in perspectives or cultural implications, as well as gain hands-on experience in learning about the world.
Looking back on a decade of momentum
On Jan. 1, 2010, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln was still a part of the Big 12 athletic conference and had no permanent home for its research endeavors. The use of drones was the stuff of science fiction, and the State Fair had just moved to Grand Island to make room for Nebraska Innovation Campus. As the university enters a new era, Nebraska Today is looking back at the events that defined the decade and transformed campus.
UNL hosts third alumni reception abroad in conjunction with Governor’s trade missions
On November 11, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln hosted its third international alumni reception in Berlin, Germany in conjunction with Governor Ricketts’ trade missions. The University also hosted receptions in Vietnam and Japan in the fall of 2019.
Nebraska and Pakistan exchange comes full circle
The impact of Nebraska faculty and staff can be felt around the world, even thousands of miles away. This October and November, Nebraska played host to 25 scholars from Pakistan through the U.S. Department of State’s English Works! Program.
Global Huskers Festival highlight of ISSO’s winter programming
More than 500 students, faculty, staff and community members attended the first-ever Global Huskers Festival, led by the International Student and Scholar Office (ISSO) in collaboration with other campus partners during International Education Week on November 19.
17 Huskers earn Gilman Scholarship to study or intern abroad
17 University of Nebraska-Lincoln undergraduate students have earned Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to study or intern abroad between December 2019 and October 2020.