Friday, April 24, 2020

Leow aligns therapists to offer free mental health supports

In adjusting to the new normal of a world impacted by COVID-19, many Nebraskans are in need of resources to help cope with stress. Yet, while mental health help is needed, cost barriers and stigmas keep many from reaching out for assistance.

Husker Cassandra Leow, a doctoral candidate studying global family health and wellbeing, wants to change that.

Using her connections to mental health practitioners, Leow organized a group of more than 40 therapists to offer free mental health support for anyone who may be struggling.

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Monday, April 20, 2020

Diversity and Inclusion to host bystander intervention webinar

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is holding a free “Bystander Intervention: Combating Rising Bias and Harassment” webinar at noon, April 27.

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Friday, April 17, 2020

Achievements | Honors, appointments, publications for April 17

Learn more about recent honors and appointments at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in this week's achievements column.

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Monday, April 13, 2020

Morales receives Early Career Scholar Award

Amanda Morales, assistant professor of multicultural and multilingual education at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, has received the 2020 Latina/o/x Research Issues Special Interest Group Early Career Scholar Award from the American Educational Research Association.

The Early Career Scholar Award recognizes those who have conducted outstanding research on Latina/o/x issues in education 10 or less years after receiving their doctoral degree. Morales is the eighth recipient of the award, which was established in 2013.

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Monday, April 13, 2020

Grad student lends language, public health skills to community

Falah Rashoka is well-versed at overcoming obstacles, and he’s ready to help combat COVID-19, too, through volunteer efforts with local health departments.

Rashoka came to Lincoln as a Yezidi refugee from Iraq in 2016. He is a first-generation college student. Iraq’s government hadn’t allowed minorities to attend school, so his parents never received a formal education.

“After I moved here, I was working and at the same time studying 10 to 12 hours a day, seven days a week, to complete admission requirements to UNL,” Rashoka said.

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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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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Office of Diversity and Inclusion continues to promote inclusivity during online transition

As the University of Nebraska-Lincoln responds to COVID-19, Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion Marco Barker said now is the time to connect with one another.

Most services at UNL continue to be offered remotely, including the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, which continues to direct students to resources online and promote inclusive excellence.

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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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