A skyline view of campus buildings.
Husker researchers propel NU to top 100 patents finish

For the fourth consecutive year, the University of Nebraska system is ranked among the top 100 academic institutions worldwide in earning U.S. patents.

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During previous Leadership Institutes, Nebraska’s Mandela Washington Fellows met with Firespring founder and CEO Jay Wilkinson. During the 2021 Institute, Fellows will have a chance to engage with Lincoln professionals through virtual networking.
Nebraska to host virtual leadership institute for Mandela Washington Fellowship

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln has, for the fourth year, been selected as an Institute Partner for the 2021 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. Beginning June 21, Nebraska will virtually engage 25 of Africa’s bright, emerging Civic Engagement leaders for a six-week Leadership Institute, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.

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Charlie Foster (center right) is photographed with her sons, Trey (left) and Jerald (right), and her husband, Jesse.
Nebraska’s Foster shares personal Juneteenth reflection

Nebraska Today writer Annie Albin asked Charlie Foster, assistant vice chancellor for inclusive student excellence, for a personal reflection on Juneteenth, and what it’s meant to her family.

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Malayna Wingert, a sophomore biological system engineering major from Sterling, Nebraska, lifts a water sample out of Holmes Lake as Anni Poetz and Maddie Carpenter record data in August 2020.
104 undergrads receive stipends for summer research projects

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln has awarded stipends to 104 undergraduates to participate in research with a faculty mentor this summer. Nebraska’s Undergraduate Creative Activities and Research Experience (UCARE) Program supports undergraduates to work with faculty mentors in research or creative activities. Students receive stipends of $2,400 to engage in intensive research or creative activity for 20 hours per week.

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Malayna Wingert, a sophomore biological system engineering major from Sterling, Nebraska, lifts a water sample out of Holmes Lake as Anni Poetz and Maddie Carpenter record data in August 2020.
104 undergrads receive stipends for summer research projects

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln has awarded stipends to 104 undergraduates to participate in research with a faculty mentor this summer. Nebraska’s Undergraduate Creative Activities and Research Experience (UCARE) Program supports undergraduates to work with faculty mentors in research or creative activities. Students receive stipends of $2,400 to engage in intensive research or creative activity for 20 hours per week.

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Leaders (front, from left) Ehud Barak, Bill Clinton and Yasser Arafat walk during Israeli-Palestinian peace talks at Camp David in July of 2000.
Documentary explores U.S.-led Middle East peace negotiations

Successes and failures in a nearly 20-year quest for Israeli-Palestinian peace are the focus of “The Human Factor,” a documentary opening June 11 at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center. Also continuing to show is “Undine.”

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McCornick reappointed to lead Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute

Peter McCornick, who has led the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska since 2016, has been reappointed for a second five-year term.

Under McCornick’s leadership, the institute has made huge strides in fulfilling its mission to improve agricultural water management to ensure sustainable food and water security in the face of population and income increases, a changing climate and the growing demand for scarce water resources, said University of Nebraska System President Ted Carter. 

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Rubi Quiñones (right), National Research Traineeship doctoral student at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, is seen here with her husband, Ashraful Islam (middle), and Katharine Hogan, a fellow NRT doctoral student at a garden.
Quiñones puts coding expertise, global perspectives to use

Rubi Quiñones, Research Traineeship doctoral student at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, is developing algorithms to couple co-segmentation and plant phenotyping to identify phenotypes more accurately.

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A headshot of Maneo Refiloe Mohale.
Mohale wins Glenna Luschei Prize for African Poetry

South African poet Maneo Refiloe Mohale has been named the winner of the African Poetry Book Fund’s 2020 Glenna Luschei Prize for African Poetry, for their collection “Everything is a Deathly Flower.”

Award-winning poet Phillippa Yaa de Villiers judged this year’s prize, which annually awards $1,000 to a book of poetry by an African writer published in the previous year

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Woman pouring coffee for an Ethiopian coffee ceremony
2020 annual report highlights global interconnectedness, resilience

Although 2020 was a year like no other, the newest Global Nebraska Annual Report highlights the tireless work of Global Affairs to support the university community and find innovative ways to launch virtual programs, continue work on the institutional global strategy and supporting new international engagement activities.

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