Art by Lindsey Pinkerton
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.

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Chloe Molnar
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.

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Spectators watch fireworks during Charter Week, Nebraska's 150-year celebration.
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.

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Participants from the Friends and Alumni Reception in Berlin, Germany on November 11 stand with the N150 flag in honor of UNL’s 150th anniversary.
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.

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The Pakistani scholars from Nebraska’s English Works! Program celebrate the completion of their two-week program at UNL.
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.

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The first-ever Global Huskers Festival was hosted on November 19 at Memorial Stadium. Photo Credits: Craig Chandler, University Communication.
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.

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Dr. Mary Willis’s program, “Zambia and Ethiopia: Food Security, Health and Nutrition” has hosted 8 Gilman Scholars since summer 2014; that number will now rise to 10.
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.

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Lee-Ann Sims
Global studies graduate named Rangel fellow

Lee-Ann Sims, a December 2018 graduate of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln's College of Arts and Sciences, has been selected as a 2020 scholar for the Charles B. Rangel Graduate Fellowship program. The Lincoln native and former global studies major is the second-ever Husker student to earn a Rangel fellowship, which seeks to mentor and support outstanding students to bring a more diverse perspective into the crafting and enacting of U.S. foreign policy.

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Elizabeth Spiller has been named the next executive vice chancellor at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. The University of California, Davis dean will start at Nebraska in March.
UC Davis dean is Nebraska’s next executive vice chancellor

Elizabeth Spiller, a higher education leader and scholar who led the successful reorganization and financial restructuring of the University of California, Davis’ College of Letters and Science, has been named the next executive vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

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Abla Hasan
Hasan's new book examines egalitarianism of the Qur'an

Abla Hasan, associate professor of Arabic language and culture, is the author of new religion book “Decoding the Egalitarianism of the Qur’an: Retrieving Lost Voices on Gender.” The book, which was published on Nov. 15 by Lexington Books, calls for a questioning of the interpretive credibility of many inherited Qur’anic commentaries.

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