2021 Students

Gabin Kundwa holds his laptop to show his work in helping s Connection Point's food bank keep track of its clients by writing software that replaced handwritten note cards.
Kundwa’s volunteer spirit makes positive impact on community

Gabin Kundwa, a senior integrated science major, CUSP scholar and Honors student, was a sophomore when he first came in contact with Connection Point, a church and outreach center that edges the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s East Campus. As a class assignment in ALEC 120: Interpersonal Communication, students were asked to complete 20 hours of community service, and Kundwa chose to volunteer in Connection Point’s Open Shelf Pantry.

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Three former U.S. ambassadors will visit the university for the 2021 Nebraska Ambassadors Forum. From left, they are Tibor P. Nagy Jr., Wanda L. Nesbitt and W. Stuart Symington IV.
Nebraska Ambassadors Forum is Oct. 26

The university and Lincoln community are invited to attend the 2021 Nebraska Ambassadors Forum from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 26 in the Nebraska Union's Platte River Room. The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is partnering with the University of Nebraska Omaha, Burlington Capital and the American Academy of Diplomacy in Washington, D.C., to host the event this year.

This year’s theme is “Africa in the Contemporary World.” The forum will examine key policy issues facing African governments and the international community between now and 2050. The event is also an opportunity for Americans to learn more about the continent and its rich, nuanced history.

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A Peace Corps volunteer kneels in front of a crop field with a woman in a sari
New Peace Corps Prep program prepares students to be global change makers

This fall, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is one of 11 new institutions partnering with the Peace Corps on an undergraduate program that integrates coursework and experiential learning to prepare students for international development fieldwork after graduation.

The Peace Corps Prep program combines targeted coursework with hands-on experience to build the competencies needed for students to be Peace Corps volunteers or other intercultural fieldworkers. Upon successful completion, students will receive a special certificate from the Peace Corps.

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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 Memory Manda.
Manda hopes health-based study can make lasting impact in Zambia, beyond

Memory Manda is focusing her Nebraska-based research on Kaposi sarcoma, a skin cancer that is the second-most common cancer in her home country Zambia. The sociology graduate student from Lusaka, Zambia came to Nebraska as a recipient of the National Institutes of Health Fogarty Grant for HIV research training. Her goal is to build upon her research successes here in Nebraska and make a lasting impact in her home country.

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Flags from around the world.
Nebraska ranked among best for student Fulbrights

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is again ranked among the nation’s best for total Fulbright awards earned by students.


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A drawing of world map on a chalkboard.
Yeutter Student Fellows program paves way for trade careers

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Clayton Yeutter Institute of International Trade and Finance is paving the way to provide real-world experience, networking and career exploration for a new generation of international trade professionals.


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