Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Architecture faculty, University Communication find remote teaching solutions

Looking at different ways to make college course content relevant in a remote learning environment presents challenges for faculty, especially for those disciplines heavily dependent on the traditional, design studio model where one-on-one instruction and feedback are core practices of the pedagogy.

Instructors for the first-year d.Make courses in the College of Architecture are delivering instruction from a different perspective — mainly from above.

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Friday, April 3, 2020

Podcast series offers support to parents, families

While the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the normal hustle and bustle of family life to a screeching halt, the juggling act of parents and caregivers continues. Parents are now trying to figure out how to deliver home schooling, put nutritious meals on the table and support their children’s emotional needs during an unprecedented time.

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s College of Education and Human Sciences and Nebraska Extension are ready to help.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Means outlines best practices for managing a remote team

In the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s dash to offer remote access teaching, learning and working in response to COVID-19, the College of Business turned to Tawnya Means to provide expertise on how to successfully manage a remote team.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Project VIEW aims to sharpen writing instruction for visually impaired

Nebraska researchers are working to better understand how students with visual impairments are being taught to write — and how that instruction can be tailored to each student’s needs.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Faculty 101 talks poetry, reggae with Dawes

Welcome to season four of Faculty 101, a podcast that offers a listen into the pursuits and perspectives of Husker faculty.

Hosted by Mary Jane Bruce, these stories explore how our faculty got here, what they’ve learned along the way, and why they do what they do at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

10 Huskers honored with Student Luminary Awards

Ten University of Nebraska–Lincoln students have been honored with Student Luminary Awards for their exceptional leadership and commitment to improving campus life.

The awards, which are presented annually to eight undergraduate and two graduate students, were announced during a campus reception March 13. Those selected demonstrate a significant and active commitment to inclusion, are advocates for positive change, initiate activities that help every Husker feel valued, strive for personal well-being and model academic excellence inside and outside the classroom.

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Thursday, March 12, 2020

First-gen grad making a difference through AmeriCorps

Claire Bartels recalls feeling a mix of excitement, and uncertainty, during her first few weeks at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

Starting college brought new friends, classes and opportunities — but it also meant navigating experiences completely unfamiliar to her as a first-generation student, or someone whose parents or guardians did not earn a four-year degree.

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Thursday, March 12, 2020

University cancels classes, transitions to remote teaching

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln announced that, in response to the COVID-19 virus, classes will be canceled March 16-20. The decision allows for a transition to remote teaching on March 30.

The university, including residence halls, will remain open. All non-essential student and employee travel through the end of the spring semester, as well as all summer study abroad programs through June 30, are suspended.

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Nebraska to celebrate writing, leadership of Dawes

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is celebrating the award-winning poetry, global collaborations and unyielding service of Kwame Dawes.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Lecture to explore historical trauma, healing in indigenous communities

Misty Frazier, executive director of the Nebraska Indian Child Welfare Coalition, will present a lecture on historical trauma and healing within indigenous communities at 4 p.m. March 9 in Love Library's Peterson Room.

Her talk is part of a series of events supporting the traveling exhibit “Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness," which is currently on display in University Libraries.

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