Thursday, August 22, 2019 Rural teachers receive STEM leadership training at Nebraska

This summer, 14 rural elementary school teachers from across the state met in Lincoln for the first sessions of the NebraskaSTEM project.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019 Dishari adds DOE, university awards to accolades

Shudipto Dishari has been at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln for only three years, but she’s already earning plenty of attention for innovative work in both the laboratory and the classroom.

It’s recognition that Dishari, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, said not only has opened doors professionally but also helped validate career-path decisions.

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019 Nebraska U, EDUCAUSE partner for Women Advance IT Conference

University of Nebraska–Lincoln Information Technology Services and University of Nebraska Online are partnering with EDUCAUSE, to present the 2019 Women Advance IT Leadership Conference, Nov. 5-6 at Nebraska Innovation Campus.

Now in its fifth year, the conference draws more than 350 participants from higher education, business and technology fields. The theme for the 2019 conference is “Disruption,” with presentations that encourage inclusiveness and continued education in improving diversity. Open to the public, registration is available online.

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019 Friday to join diversity and inclusion leadership team

Nkenge Friday has been named the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s first assistant vice chancellor for strategic initiatives within the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Selected following a national search, Friday will serve as a campus leader and strategist on diversity and inclusion initiatives.

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019 Nebraska Union renames rooms to honor state heritage, landmarks

Beginning Aug. 1, new names that reflect Nebraska’s Native American heritage and natural landmarks will replace some existing room names in the Nebraska Union.

The five new names adorning rooms in the Nebraska Union are:

  • Platte River Room South (formerly Colonial A)
  • Platte River Room North (formerly Colonial B)
  • Chimney Rock (formerly Georgian Suite)
  • Seven Generations (formerly Meeting Room 212)
  • Four Winds (formerly Meeting Room 213)
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Tuesday, July 30, 2019 Nebraska U honored for focus on Gilman awards

An alignment of student support services has led to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln being named a “Greatest Growth Institution” by the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program.

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Monday, July 22, 2019 Academy opens collegiate doors for underrepresented students

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s DREAMBIG Academy is helping underrepresented youth open doors to future opportunity.

Working with its seventh cohort this week, the College of Business’ summer program provides soon-to-be high school seniors the chance to learn about the world of business and potential career paths. The week-long program emphasizes leadership, networking skills and success.

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Friday, July 12, 2019 Kalisa's life, work honored by new book

When Chantal Kalisa died suddenly after a brief illness Dec. 18, 2015, many in her orbit were stunned.

Priscilla Hayden-Roy, then interim chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, recalled conversing with Kalisa over email just a few days prior to her death. Ever the scholar and teacher, Kalisa, associate professor of French and director of Women’s and Gender Studies, had kept herself busy while hospitalized grading end-of-semester papers.

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019 Finalists named for diversity and inclusion assistant vice chancellor

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln has named three finalists for assistant vice chancellor for strategic initiatives within the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

The candidates were selected through a national search and will visit campus July 15, 16 and 19. They will participate in all-day interviews, including hour-long public presentations with a question and answer opportunity, at 11 a.m. each day. The presentations are open to the public.

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Monday, July 1, 2019 National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity membership begins July 1

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has obtained an institutional membership with the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity, an independent professional development, training and mentoring community for faculty, postdocs and graduate students that serves more than 450 colleges and universities.

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