Monday, January 20, 2020

MLK week features civil rights icon Ruby Bridges

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln will honor the legacy of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. with a series of events Jan. 20-24.

The weeklong celebration will offer events for students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the Lincoln community.

An MLK Brunch will begin at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 22 in the Willa Cather Dining Complex, Red Cloud Room. American civil rights activist Ruby Bridges will present the event’s keynote address.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Research seeks to boost STEM proficiency in Latino youth

As demand increases for employees with expertise in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, representation of Latinos in STEM fields continues to lag.

As of 2011, Latinos represented only 7% of the American STEM workforce, despite accounting for more than 16% of the U.S. population.

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

MLK week to feature civil rights icon Ruby Bridges

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln will honor the legacy of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. with a series of events Jan. 20-24.

The weeklong celebration will offer events for students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the Lincoln community.

An MLK Brunch will begin at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 22 in the Willa Cather Dining Complex, Red Cloud Room. American civil rights activist Ruby Bridges will present the event’s keynote address.

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Thursday, January 9, 2020

PTSD in mothers can lead to lax parenting

Welcome to Pocket Science: a glimpse at recent research from Husker scientists and engineers. For those who want to quickly learn the “What,” “So what” and “Now what” of Husker research.

What?

Past research has linked trauma with problematic parenting behavior, including lax and overreactive parenting. Additionally, women are more likely than men to develop posttraumatic stress disorder over their lifetime, which can impact their interpersonal relationships, including those with their children.

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Global studies graduate named Rangel fellow

Lee-Ann Sims, a December 2018 graduate of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, has been selected as a 2020 scholar for the Charles B. Rangel Graduate Fellowship program.

The Lincoln native and former global studies major is the second-ever Husker student to earn a Rangel fellowship, which seeks to mentor and support outstanding students to bring a more diverse perspective into the crafting and enacting of U.S. foreign policy.

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Monday, December 9, 2019

Nebraska team targets improved training for teachers of multilingual learners

Public school teachers face formidable challenges in educating the growing population of multilingual students, who have varying levels of English fluency, different home languages and different cultural expectations of education.

And, although federal law requires districts to offer professional development, the training offered to teachers of multilingual students varies widely across states and even school districts.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Inclusivity, learning are focus of Nebraska's i2 Choir

A University of Nebraska–Lincoln-led arts project is providing music-making opportunities for individuals of all abilities.

Launched in 2013, the i2 Choir is an inclusive and intergenerational ensemble formed through a partnership between the Glenn Korff School of Music and the International Quilt Museum.

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Coffee Talks bring together domestic, international students

Friendships and conversations are brewing through weekly Coffee Talks at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

Launched as a pilot project in April 2016 by Student Involvement, the program brings together domestic and international students to explore life on campus, cultures and anything else that comes to mind during hour-long chats in the Nebraska Union.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Nebraska union: State senators offer thoughts on civil discourse

Favor the face-to-face or the phone call to the email or the tweet. Step into another’s experience and invite them into yours. Engage in self-reflection.

Five Nebraska senators shared the civility lessons they’ve learned and practiced on the floor of the country’s only unicameral, non-partisan legislature during a Nov. 19 panel discussion that capped the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Peace and Civility project.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Catalano eyes art to promote civil discourse

Theresa Catalano, associate professor in the Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education, is stimulating human connection by using art to engage participants. Her study explores how arts-based projects can promote civil discourse among pre-service teachers and prepare them to create effective, inclusive classroom environments.

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