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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
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 Journalist, immigration activist Jose Antonio Vargas kicks off Thompson Forum
Four years ago, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas "outed" himself as an undocumented immigrant in a New York Times Magazine essay, stunning media and political circles and attracting coverage around the world. He brought his powerful personal stories to UNL for the first event in the 2015-16 Thompson Forum series, "Activism.” Read more about this event
photo of new students gathered on memorial stadium field in the shape of an "N"
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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Wednesday, August 19, 2015 Minority Health Disparities Initiative ready to expand reach
With a new round of funding from the Nebraska Tobacco Settlement Trust Fund in place, the initiative is heading into its fourth year with goals that its leaders hope will leave an indelible mark on the state. Among them: increasing the initiative’s presence in Nebraska towns and cities to develop focused and needed research. Read more about this initiative
Monday, June 1, 2015 Study signals risk factors for gang involvement among Native youths
In a recently published study, UNL sociology graduate student Dane Hautala examined several risk factors for future gang involvement among Native youth. Using longitudinal data collected from 646 North American indigenous youth over eight years, Hautala focused on 18 different possible factors. Read more about this study
Joseph Francisco (center), dean of Arts and Sciences, discusses the new policy with ethnic studies faculty on April 20.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 Initiative designed to attract, retain ethnic studies faculty
UNL's College of Arts and Sciences has adopted an innovative initiative to adjust the teaching and service appointments of faculty members appointed to more than one academic department. Read more about this initiative
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Tuesday, March 24, 2015 Members of commission on status of people of color announced
The commission’s general purpose is to enhance the status of people of color at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln by advising the chancellor on issues pertaining to the specific concerns of faculty, staff and students who are people of color at the university. Read more about this announcement
Susan Foster
Friday, January 30, 2015 Foster named director for Institutional Equity and Compliance
UNL has selected Susan M. Foster as its director for Institutional Equity and Compliance. Foster, a former educator, is a senior associate attorney at the law firm Jackson Lewis PC in Omaha. She began her director duties Feb. 16. Read more about this appointment
Thursday, January 22, 2015 UNL to offer gender-inclusive housing next fall
Next fall, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will offer gender-inclusive housing options to students who identity as LGBT. Students interested in gender-inclusive housing (GIH) can apply on the University Housing website. Read more about this story

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