Huskers attending the piano institute in Greece
Huskers spend July studying piano in Greece

Seven students from the Glenn Korff School of Music, along with two students from the Lied Center Piano Academy, traveled this summer to participate in the Piano Plus Summer Institute in Xanthi, Greece, in July. Paul Barnes, Marguerite Scribante Professor of Piano, also taught and performed at the institute, which is organized by Glenn Korff School of Music alumnus Andreas Xenopoulos.

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Globe puzzle pieces
Thompson Forum to explore creative solutions to global challenges

The 34th season of the E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln will feature five mainstage speakers, as well as a scholar-in-residence. The 2022-23 season is organized around the theme "Creativity to Solve Global Challenges." As the world faces complex challenges related to health, water and climate, the series will elevate people and ideas addressing these concerns with vision and innovation.

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Patrice McMahon
McMahon featured in Conversation Q&A on Poland’s refugee response

The Conversation recently featured Nebraska's Patrice McMahon in a Q&A about Poland's acceptance of some 2 million Ukrainian refugees. McMahon, professor of political science and director of the University Honors Program, offers a unique perspective, having spent five weeks this summer in Poland completing research supported by a Fulbright Scholars Award.

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Tares Oburumu
Nigeria’s Tares Oburumu wins 2022 Sillerman Prize for African Poets

The winner of the 2022 Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets is Tares Oburumu for his collection "origins of the syma species." Oburumu will receive a USD $1000 cash award and publication of his manuscript as part of the African Poetry Book Series by the University of Nebraska Press.

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Antonio Soto in Spain
Soto takes part in abroad program

Columbus High School graduate Antonio Soto recently spent part of his summer in Spain as part of an abroad program to help him in his future career. Soto, who graduated in 2019 and is on the pre-med track at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, attended a food production program that was offered by the Department of Agricultural Economics through the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at UNL.

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Snigdha Guha
Guha to continue studying inflammation, metabolic diseases

Doctoral student Snigdha Guha made a home for herself in Lincoln after coming all the way from India while studying cardiovascular disease prevention. Guha studies pure and isolated gamma glutamyl peptides derived from food as potential preventative measures for vascular inflammation. Vascular inflammation commonly leads to cardiovascular disease, the number one cause of death worldwide.

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Emily Stratmoen will graduate in August 2022
Nebraska U helps Stratmoen pursue national security career

From watching "Criminal Minds" to participating in a counterterrorism master's program in Washington, D.C., the University of Nebraska–Lincoln helped Emily Stratmoen realize her dream of working with international crime. Stratmoen attributes her change in course to the professors in the university's national security studies minor program. And now, as the undergraduate prepares to graduate from Nebraska U on Aug. 13, she's planning to pursue her goal of being a counterthreat analyst by earning her master's degree in counterterrorism and homeland security policy at American University in Washington, D.C.

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Carson School students at Hampstead Heath in London
Carson School students study at Shakespeare’s Globe

After a hiatus due to the pandemic, 13 students from the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film returned to study this summer at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London, England. The students were in London from May 16 through June 4. Shakespeare's Globe is a world-renowned theatre, education center and cultural landmark located on the south bank of the River Thames. It is a reconstruction of the Globe Theatre, an Elizabethan-era playhouse for which William Shakespeare wrote his plays.

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Nebraska’s Shane Farritor operates the Virtual Incision surgical robot in a lab
Husker-developed surgical robot readies for space station test

A miniaturized robot invented by Nebraska's Shane Farritor is on schedule to blast off into space to showcase its skills. NASA recently awarded the University of Nebraska-Lincoln $100,000 through the Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) to ready the surgical robot for a 2024 test mission aboard the International Space Station.

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The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Soil Judging Team, including Kennadi Griffis (from left), Charlotte Brockman, Mason Schumacher and Mason Rutgers
Griffis competes for Team USA at international soil judging contest

University of Nebraska–Lincoln student Kennadi Griffis, a third-year environmental science major, with a concentration in soil science and a water science minor, will compete in the International Soil Judging Competition July 26-31 in Stirling, Scotland. Griffis, of Lincoln, Nebraska, will be a member of Team USA, along with students from Virginia Tech, North Carolina State University and the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, and two coaches from Virginia Tech. She is the first student from Nebraska to earn a spot on the national team.

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