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Monday, March 28, 2016 Series seeks diversity input from students, faculty, staff
A new UNL series is being launched to provide faculty, staff and students of color with opportunities for shared discussions on campus experiences. Organized by the Chancellor's Commission on the Status of People of Color, "Conversations with a Purpose" forums open March 30. The series will be divided into three categories — students, staff and faculty of color. Members of the chancellor's commission will lead each session. Read more about this series
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Friday, March 25, 2016 UNL is national leader in improving black student grad rates
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is one of the nation’s best four-year institutions in substantially improving graduation rates for African-American students, a newly released national report shows. Read more about this report
"The Other Washingtons," by Robert Colescott, 1987, oil on canvas, 90 x 114 in.
Monday, March 14, 2016 Sheldon announces notable acquisitions
From color photographs by Gordon Parks in the 1950s that document the social and economic impact of racism, to Robert Colescott's large-scale painting "The Other Washingtons," to works produced in 2015 by Nathaniel Mary Quinn and Leonardo Drew, Sheldon Museum of Art's recent acquisitions advance an ongoing commitment to collecting works that reflect cultural diversity and global connectedness. Read more about these acquisitions
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Monday, February 15, 2016 Study: On gay issues, Nebraska far less ‘Red’ than label suggests
A new study from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, however, suggests the notion that “Red America” is far from politically monolithic, at least on issues involving sexual orientation -- even in rural areas, often perceived as the "reddest" areas of this "Red State." Read more about this study
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Tuesday, January 19, 2016 Hope to be honored with ‘Fulfilling the Dream’ award
Professor of psychology Debra Hope honored with the 2016 Chancellor’s Fulfilling the Dream Award. The honor is given to those who have contributed to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln or the city of Lincoln in promoting the goals and vision of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Read more about this award
Lizzette Osorio (left) and Lea Henry pose for a photo before UNL commencement at Pinnacle Bank Arena.
Thursday, December 3, 2015 Report: UNL leads in retention of underrepresented students
UNL is highlighted in a newly released report for its achievement in helping underrepresented students succeed on campus. The Education Trust, a national advocacy group that promotes academic achievement, particularly for students of color and with low incomes, released the report – “Rising Tide: Do College Grad Rate Gains Benefit All Students?” – on Dec. 2. Read more about UNL retention efforts
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Thursday, November 19, 2015 Hundreds attend 'Black Lives Matter' rally
A Nov. 19 student-organized "Black Lives Matter" rally outside the Nebraska Union drew hundreds of students, faculty, staff and community members. Read more about this event
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Wednesday, November 18, 2015 Compared to whites, more minority youth expect to die young
Minority youth in the U.S. are more likely to doubt they will live to be 35 than their white counterparts, according to a new study led by UNL sociologist Tara Warner. The study is the first to examine patterns of survival expectations among adolescents across racial, ethnic and immigrant groups. It looked at survival expectations among Asian, Cuban and Puerto Rican ethnic and immigrant groups, as well as Mexican and African-American youth. Read more about this study
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Tuesday, November 17, 2015 Students plan 'Black Lives Matter' event
In the wake of national concerns on racism, particularly on university campuses, UNL students are organizing a "Black Lives Matter" event on Nov. 19. UNL administrators voiced their support for the event in an email message issued Nov. 17. Read more about this event
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Wednesday, November 11, 2015 More than 1,400 to attend diversity symposia
More than 1,400 high school students from Nebraska will attend UNL’s Black Leadership Symposium, featuring keynote Tony A. Gaskins, Jr., and Latino Leadership Symposium, featuring keynote April Hernandez Castillo. Read more about these events

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