Hyde Lecture to explore impacts of travel changes
Noreen McDonald, chair of the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will present the College of Architecture's next Hyde Lecture at 4 p.m. Feb. 28 in the Nebraska Union's Swanson Auditorium. In "Changing Technology, Changing Travel: Thinking About Our Transport Future,” McDonald will discuss technological advances that have given communities new ways to travel, shop and interact. The talk will use health as a lens to explore these changes and identify opportunities to promote equitable mobility.
Global Cafe to discuss comparative ethnography of Iranians in U.S., Canada
Anthropologist and Iranian diaspora expert Dr. Amy Malek from Princeton University presented her research to the UNL community on Feb. 25 through the Global Cafe series. A sociocultural anthropologist specializing in the intersections of citizenship and cultural production in the Iranian diaspora, she shared her insight on the comparative ethnography of Iranians in the U.S. and Canada.
Student Spotlight: Emma Lentsch
Meet Emma Lentsch, a junior studying Global Studies and Political Science at UNL. Discover why she chose her major, what she learned studying abroad in Seville, Spain, and what her future career plans are.
Taste of Rwanda event to provide opportunities for food, friendship
Rwandan students at The University of Nebraska-Lincoln will share information about their country with their peers at the first ever Taste of Rwanda event. According to assistant director of Residence Life Jeanne Keyser, Taste of Rwanda will offer attendees the opportunity to build relationships with fellow students while eating Rwandan food and learning about Rwanda and its history. The Residence Life Multicultural and Diversity Education Committee is hosting the event Tuesday, Feb. 25 from 5-7:30 p.m.
New: Archaeological Summer Field School to Germany
The Department of Anthropology is excited to announce Dr. Belcher's summer field school to Munster, Germany from June 7th-July 15th. You'll enroll in 6 hours of ANTH 456. Learn more and apply today by March 30th at go.unl.edu/2020-field-school.
Koch-funded center at UNL set to explore future implications of technology
With the creation of the Nebraska Governance and Technology Center at UNL, approved by the Board of Regents on Feb. 7, Hurwitz wants scholars from "co-equal branches" in the colleges of law, engineering and business to start thinking about the implications of technology on our future.
Achievements | Honors appointments, publications for Feb. 21
The University of Nebraska College of Law was recently named a national Pro Bono Leader by the American Bar Association for the second year in a row. Shideh Yavary Mehr, graduate student in computer science and engineering, also won an award at the Association for Computing Machinery International Conference. Learn more about the honor, and more across campus, in this week's achievements column.
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.
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.
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.