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Isabel Velázquez, a UNL professor of modern languages and literature, speaks to the audience at the Translating Women, Translating Feminism in a Globalized World panel discussion on April 12, 2018, at the Nebraska Union, in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Monday, April 16, 2018 Feminism panel explores transnational feminism with Hispanic figures
Faculty members at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln participated in a panel discussion about transnational feminism for the final event of the spring 2018 series, “Translating Women, Translating Feminism in a Globalized World.” Learn more about this event
Surin Kim (left) is leading a research team exploring ways to increase entrepreneurship in rural Nebraska. The project is supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 USDA grant supports rural entrepreneurship project
The project, which partners high school students with rural business owners, will be led by Surin Kim, assistant professor in textiles, merchandising and fashion design and a Nebraska Extension entrepreneurship specialist. Kim will serve as principal investigator and research the economic and social underpinnings of rural flight of youth and young adults in Nebraska. Learn more about this project
Members of the university's Mexican American Student Association talk during a rally on the Nebraska Union Plaza in November 2016. The student group is holding a series of Chicano awareness events the week of April 9.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 MASA offers Chicano Awareness Week activities
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln's Mexican American Student Association is holding a series Chicano Awareness Week events through April 14. Learn more about this event
Big Arabic Day events are designed to educate others to have a diverse outlook and accepting nature.
Monday, April 9, 2018 Big Arabic Day workshops are April 12
Arabic studies will celebrate Big Arabic Day with a series of April 12 of workshops. The event begins with a free Arabic music and singing workshop from 12:30 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. in Avery Hall, Room 112. Learn more about this event
Ian Borden and his team will travel to El Paso to perform "La Capeadora" in English.
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 Students stage first-ever English translation of 'La Capeadora'
Five students from the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film are preparing to stage a first-ever English translation of "La Capeadora." Learn more about this event
Lars Gert Lose (left), Danish ambassador to the United States, and Rep. Don Bacon will discuss international issues in a free talk on April 3.
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 Danish ambassador, congressman to discuss international issues
A Danish ambassador and U.S. congressman will discuss international trade, diplomatic relations and careers in foreign affairs in a 2 p.m. April 3 talk at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Learn more about this event
"The Color Purple" will take to the Lied Center stage on April 11. Arts for All is offering 1,000 free tickets to University of Nebraska–Lincoln students. | Courtesy Photo
Friday, March 30, 2018 Free 'Color Purple' tickets available to students
Arts for All is giving away 1,000 free tickets to University of Nebraska-Lincoln students for the opening night performance of "The Color Purple" at the Lied Center for Performing Arts. The performance is 7:30 p.m. April 11. Learn more about this event
Mila Saskova-Pierce (right) protested the 1968 military occupation of Prague in Czechoslovakia, and was photographed as she translated Czech for the Russian soldiers. She fled the country and eventually came to Nebraska as a professor of Czech and Russian. She maintained close ties to the Czech community, and was tapped in October as the honorary Czech consulate for Nebraska. | Courtesy Photo
Thursday, March 29, 2018 Prague Spring 50 event to bring 'world-class' artists to Lincoln for commemoration of Czech history
For several months in 1968, before the Soviet-ordered Warsaw Pact invasion, Czechoslovakia experienced a short, sweet time of political liberalization under an authoritarian regime. Now, 50 years later, those who lived through the Prague Spring have the opportunity to share their experiences with Nebraskans through the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Prague Spring 50 event. Learn more about this event
Adrienne Christian, graduate student in English and Art, reading poetry at Poetry Month event in 2017.
Thursday, March 29, 2018 Poetry month celebrations open with reading, exhibition
The university will celebrate National Poetry Month in April with readings, an exhibition on the history of the African Poetry Book Fund and visits by the University Libraries’ “poem bot.” Learn more about poetry events
Nebraska students participate in Husker Dialogues, a diversity and inclusion event facilitated by more than 370 faculty, staff and student conversation guides, which was held Sept. 6. The university has created three workgroups and is seeking campus volunteers to help improve diversity and inclusion on campus.
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 Workgroups to advance diversity, inclusion on campus
Announced by Donde Plowman, executive vice chancellor and chief academic officer, the university has launched three diversity advocacy workgroups. The groups, each tasked with researching a specific theme, were created through recommendations made in a universitywide diversity and inclusion study completed by Halualani and Associates, a national research firm. Learn more about this initiative

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