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Friday, July 22, 2016 Combs: Baton Rouge brings home ongoing racial struggles
Michael Combs, UNL political science professor and Baton Rouge native, finds two important lessons in the events of recent weeks: That the people of the United States need to understand the nuanced nature of race and to intentionally fight racism – and that violence and cruelty are not the answer. Combs is the co-author of a textbook on civil liberties and the U.S. Supreme Court and numerous articles focusing on race and its impact on public policy and public opinion. Read more about Combs's observations
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Thursday, July 21, 2016 Author, political strategist Brazile to speak at UNL Oct. 13
Donna Brazile, author, syndicated columnist and Democratic political strategist and commentator, will be the keynote speaker of the 2016 Hearst Speaker Series, sponsored by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications. Brazile will speak in the Nebraska Union Auditorium at 7 p.m. Oct. 13 as part of the Hearst Speaker Series on Diversity and Modern Media, which this year focuses on politics. Read more about this event
Mecca Slaughter (right), a UNL admissions employee, speaks during a "Dish It Up" conversation July 15 at the Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center.
Friday, July 15, 2016 'Dish It Up' conversation opens dialogue about race
John Goldrich, a mental health practitioner with UNL's Counseling and Psychological Services, and fellow CAPS psychologist Belinda Hinojos led a July 15 discussion in the Office of Academic Success and Intercultural Services student lounge of the Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center about recent acts of deadly violence around the country, including the police-shooting deaths of two black men and the killing of five police officers in Dallas. Read more about this event
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Friday, July 8, 2016 Foster to serve interim role in diversity, inclusion posts
Charlesette “Charlie” Foster has been named interim director of the Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center and assistant to the vice chancellor for student affairs for diversity and inclusion. She also will serve as the director of the Office of Academic Success and Intercultural Services. Juan Franco, vice chancellor for student affairs, said Foster's appointment began July 5. Read more about Foster
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Monday, June 13, 2016 Candlelight vigil to support victims, families of Orlando shooting
The Graduate Student Assembly and LGBTQA+ Resource Center will host a candlelight vigil to mourn the victims of and show solidarity for those affected by the June 12 mass shooting in Orlando, Florida. The vigil is 6 to 7 p.m. June 13 on the Nebraska Union Plaza. Read more about this event
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Monday, April 25, 2016 UNL honors Young for her student activist efforts
Danielle Young, a sophomore English major from Omaha, received an Outstanding Contribution to the Status of Women Award from UNL for her efforts to create a climate that encourages women to succeed on campus. Read more about Young
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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
Portrait photo of Emily Kazyak
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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