The three Rural Fellows and local partners pose in front of one of the downtown Chadron murals. Jenny Nixon (left), Chantelle Schulz, Hanna Jemison, Jacy Hafer and Kerri Rempp, tourism director for the Discover Northwest Nebraska.
Rural Fellows spend summer strengthening Panhandle communities

Three college students from different parts of Nebraska are spending the summer in the Chadron area of northwest Nebraska, learning while helping strengthen the community through the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Rural Fellows internship program.

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Keisei Tominaga is holding a basketball.
8 Huskers set to compete in Tokyo

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln will have eight athletes representing four countries at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The group includes a pair of current Nebraska student-athletes as well as six former Huskers.

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Falah Rashoka stands outside his office on East Campus.
Rashoka helps turn pandemic tide for Yezidi community

Falah Rashoka heard a knock at his door.

Peering through the peephole, Rashoka recognized the man. He’d met him in the Yezidi refugee community — of which Rashoka is a member — but also knew the man had been sent home from work with a fever and was awaiting results of a coronavirus test.

It was May 2020, in the early months of the pandemic, with cases and deaths multiplying each day in Nebraska. Rashoka, then a master’s student at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, knew many in the Yezidi community had contracted the virus as essential workers in retail, service or meatpacking jobs. There was a good chance the man standing at his door was ill with COVID-19.

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Jennifer Au looks out over Seoul, South Korea, from her hotel room during a mandatory two-week quarantine.
Husker undergrad seizes opportunity to study abroad

Nebraska’s Jennifer Au is one of the first Husker students to study abroad after a year-plus of pandemic-related travel restrictions and cancellations. On July 1, the secondary math education major packed her bags and headed to Seoul, South Korea, to complete a beginner-level Korean language course while also exploring the historic city.

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A zoom screen of the Global Studies course “Negotiating Peace: From Conflict to Coexistence.” It is one of several new Global Experiences programs funded by the Education Abroad Office and Office of Global Strategies to give students hands-on learning opportunities in a global-local context.F
New Global Experiences programs offer creative alternatives to study abroad

What better way to learn about conflict resolution than first-hand from one of the architects of Ireland’s Good Friday Agreement, former prime minister Bertie Ahern? Or to connect with Yazidi culture by growing a garden with the local community?

In the new summer course “Negotiating Peace: From Conflict to Coexistence” from the Global Studies program, 14 University of Nebraska-Lincoln students are exploring conflict resolution case studies from two countries in different stages of the process: Ireland and Syria.

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Quilts from the Whitney exhibition are displayed at the International Quilt Museum.
Quilt museum marking 50th anniversary of influential exhibition

The International Quilt Museum is celebrating the 50th anniversary of a seminal exhibition, “Abstract Design in American Quilts,” with four connected exhibits, including a reinstallation of the original.

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Quilts from the Whitney exhibition are displayed at the International Quilt Museum.
Quilt museum marking 50th anniversary of influential exhibition

The International Quilt Museum is celebrating the 50th anniversary of a seminal exhibition, “Abstract Design in American Quilts,” with four connected exhibits, including a reinstallation of the original.

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Kiewit Hall ceremony kicks off $97M engineering expansion

More than 100 Huskers — including donors, current students and campus leaders — attended a June 28 groundbreaking for the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s privately-funded, $97 million Kiewit Hall. The project, which includes a $25 million gift from Omaha’s Kiewit Corporation, is part of a multi-phased, $170 million expansion of College of Engineering facilities.

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A headshot of Sandra Barrera.
Nebraska Extension’s Barrera helps immigrant business owners

“Follow your passion,” says Sandra Barrera, associate extension educator with Nebraska Extension. She tells this to every new business owner she helps. And she means it because every day she follows hers.

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A Zoom screenshot of 20 UNL students attending the guest lecture by former Irish Prime Minister, Berti Ahern.
New Global Experiences courses offer creative alternatives to study abroad

What better way to learn about conflict resolution than first-hand from one of the architects of Ireland's Good Friday Agreement, former prime minister Berti Ahern? Or to connect with Yazidi culture by growing a garden with the local community? In the new summer course "Negotiating Peace: From Conflict to Coexistence" from the Global Studies program, 14 University of Nebraska-Lincoln students are exploring conflict resolution case studies from two countries in different stages of the process: Ireland and Syria. The courses are part of the new Global Experiences programs, which offer virtual and global-local experiential learning as alternatives to traditional study abroad programs. 

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