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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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Tuesday, October 6, 2015 Arab American News publisher to speak Oct. 13 as part of Hearst series
UNL's College of Journalism and Mass Communications hosted an Oct. 13 lecture by Osama Siblani, publisher of The Arab American News, the largest and most widely circulated Arab American publication in the U.S., as part of the Hearst Speaker Series on Diversity and Modern Media. Read more about this event
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Tuesday, September 29, 2015 Author, environmentalist Bill McKibben headlines Oct. 6 Thompson Forum
McKibben, a noted author, educator and environmentalist, delivered "The Climate Fight at its Peak," the second lecture in this year's E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues. Read more about this event
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Thursday, September 17, 2015 Inaugural Hearst lecture series opens Sept. 17 with Bob Ray Sanders
The inaugural season of UNL's Hearst Speaker Series opened with a talk by Bob Ray Sanders, vice president and associate editor at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. The series focuses this year on “Diversity and Modern Media.” Read more about this event
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Tuesday, September 8, 2015 Undergraduate student body most diverse in UNL's history
UNL announced that fall 2015 enrollment is 25,260 students, surpassing the previous high enrollment of 25,075 in 1982. It is the third straight year of enrollment growth for the university. Read more about 2015 enrollment

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