Nebraska U helps Cano Roca pursue her passion for food safety
As a problem-solver with an affinity for STEM, it was only natural for Carmen Cano Roca to pursue food engineering as an undergraduate – coming to Nebraska all the way from Guatemala. Now, she’s completing a doctoral program as a graduate research assistant in the Department of Food Science and Technology at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and looks to stay close to the community she’s built for herself in the Midwest.
UNL global strategy enhances international education and experience
As they move forward to a new academic year, students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln can expect more global engagement programs and better international student support services through the establishment of a new global education center. The Office of Global Partnerships and Initiatives at UNL released a 2021 Global Nebraska Annual Report on April 1, 2022, to highlight the progress Global Affairs has made so far toward the Forward Together global strategy, which debuted in February 2021 alongside the N2025 Strategic Plan.
McMahon receives Fulbright for timely activism research
When she was asked to apply for a Fulbright Scholars Award, political scientist Patrice McMahon had no way of knowing just how relevant her research into grassroots activism in Central Europe would become in 2022. Now, as she prepares for her 2022-23 Fulbright project to teach and conduct research at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland, war in the region has made her plans even timelier.
Virtual study abroad course exposes students to Brazilian culture
If one is looking for silver linings of the pandemic, the creative approaches used in education has to make the list. Technology allowed students and teachers to stay connected, apply new methods for teaching and learning, and help students experience the world right in their own backyard through global experience programs. While study abroad travel was prohibited during the pandemic, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln offered a series of summer classes at half the regular tuition rate as a way to provide students global experiences without international travel. 25 experiences were offered campus wide, including six in the College of Education and Human Sciences.
10 Huskers honored with Student Luminary awards
Ten University of Nebraska-Lincoln students — eight undergraduates and two graduate students — were awarded Student Luminary Awards to recognize their exceptional leadership and commitment to improving the campus and community. The awardees included two international students recognized for their academic excellence and model leadership outside the classroom.
Annual report celebrates global strategy progress
The 2021 Global Nebraska annual report, now available online, celebrates the university’s progress towards its global strategy, particularly in expanding global learning opportunities and support for international students and scholars.
Hames to offer inside look at Amazon hunter-gatherers
University of Nebraska–Lincoln anthropologist Raymond Hames will present the spring Nebraska Lecture from 3:30 to 5 p.m. April 14 via Zoom. Hames, professor of anthropology in the School of Global Integrative Studies, will present "The Truth about Hunter-Gatherers." His talk is informed by his extensive research of native peoples of the Venezuelan Amazon, including their behavioral ecology; human ecology; food and labor exchange; and marriage and parental investment.
Global Glam celebrates international diversity through fashion
Hosted by the International Student and Scholar Office, “Global Glam: An Evening of Fashion, Diversity and Community” brought more than 200 campus and community members together Mar. 26 to celebrate global diversity.
Multidisciplinary collaboration unites domestic, international students
By partnering with multiple departments, instructor Crystal Bock Thiessen redesigned her English and Community Engagement course for international students in the Intensive English Program to build stronger connections with domestic students across campus.
350 students to attend Language Fair on March 31
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s 43rd Language Fair is March 31 at the Nebraska Union. Hosted by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, the event allows high school students to showcase their foreign language skills through competitions including dramatic readings, musical performances, and poetry recitals. Some 350 students from across the state will participate in a variety of events, including competitions in French, German, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Japanese.