Sarah Michaels, professor of political science at Nebraska and a faculty fellow with the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center, smiles and stands outside by a creek.
Michaels to study flooding management in Canada as Fulbright project

As a second-grader in Winnipeg, University of Nebraska–Lincoln scholar Sarah Michaels recreated the 1950 Red River flood in plasticine on her teacher’s desk. Now, she’s back in Canada to again tackle how to understand flooding.

Michaels, professor of political science and a faculty fellow with the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center, has been named Fulbright Canada Distinguished Research Chair in Environmental Science at Carleton University.

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A Peace Corps volunteer talks to a community member in Tanzania.
Peace Corps Prep program launch is Sept. 28

Students, faculty, and staff, as well as all returned Peace Corps volunteers are invited to attend the launch of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s new Peace Corps Prep program from 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Wick Alumni Center.

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A Husker student stands on one of the tallest sand dunes in the world during a study abroad program in Namibia in 2019.
Global Experiences Fair is Sept. 14

The annual Global Experiences Fair, hosted by the Education Abroad Office, is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 14 in the Nebraska Union Plaza.

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A Husker student stands on one of the tallest sand dunes in the world during a study abroad program in Namibia in 2019.
Global Experiences Fair is Sept. 14

The annual Global Experiences Fair, hosted by the Education Abroad Office, is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 14 in the Nebraska Union Plaza.

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Internationally recognized Brazilian artist Eder Muniz paints a mural outside The Bay skate park in 2019.
Brazilian artist to complete painting honoring human connections to nature Sept. 7

Internationally recognized Brazilian artist Eder Muniz will bring the world closer to Nebraska through his upcoming artist talk and live painting session at 2 p.m. Sept. 7 in the Nebraska Union Platte River Room.

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Protesters hold up signs in front of the Nebraska State Capitol on Sunday, Aug. 29. 2021, in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Peace for Afghans protest welcomes refugees amid international turmoil

The Afghan Student Association at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln led a “Peace for Afghans” protest at the Nebraska State Capitol building on Sunday. Protesters raised concerns for the population left to fend for itself as the Taliban continues to take over Afghanistan. On Monday, Aug. 30, 2021, at 3:29 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time —  11:59 p.m. in Afghanistan — the United States military completed its withdrawal from Afghanistan, marking an end to the longest armed conflict in the United States’ history.

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Brazil-based research empowering vulnerable families, communities amid COVID-19

Efforts to help vulnerable communities are most effective when they actively engage community members, agencies and other stakeholders in solving complex social problems.

In many parts of Brazil, communities must find their own ways to address the needs of children and families with limited resources. Those needs have intensified since early 2020, when COVID-19 quickly spread throughout the country.

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A headshot of Mark Iradukunda.
Student Spotlight: Mark Iradukunda

Say hello to Integrated Science Major Mark Iradukunda from Kigali, Rwanda! Learn about his journey that led him to Nebraska, his post-grad plans and how diversity and inclusive excellence played a role in his Nebraska experience.

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Lorna and Kwame Dawes pose for a picture at Nebraska City Campus.
Mellon grant to transform African poetry research, scholarship

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a $750,000 grant to an international team led by Kwame Dawes, professor of English, and Lorna Dawes, associate professor of University Libraries, to expand an online portal for African poetry.

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A headshot of Sherry Shenoda.
Shenoda wins Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets

The winner of the 2021 Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets is Sherry Shenoda for her collection, “Mummy Eaters.”

Shenoda will receive a $1000 cash award and publication of her manuscript as part of the African Poetry Book Series by the University of Nebraska Press.

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