Monday, November 18, 2019

Keep it civil: Experts offer tips for effective discourse

Living in a democracy requires debate. The exchange of ideas is central to building consensus and finding middle ground on issues large and small.

But what happens when the discourse becomes toxic? Whether in formal debate or informal discussion with peers, University of Nebraska-Lincoln experts said following a few parameters can keep discourse civil.

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Friday, November 15, 2019

Chancellor selects 45 to serve on sexual misconduct collaborative

Chancellor Ronnie Green has selected 45 individuals to serve on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Campuswide Collaborative on Sexual Misconduct.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Huskers talk politics, respect through Converge Nebraska by Lindsey Amen | University Communication

On a campus of 30,000 people, clashing viewpoints are inevitable.

Approaching those disagreements with respect, empathy and understanding makes all the difference.

Students at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln had that idea in mind when they created Converge Nebraska, a program that brings together Huskers of different political ideologies for conversations about their beliefs.

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Monday, November 11, 2019

Husker forges path as cheerleader, musician, future Marine

Ask Ramarro Lamar about the key to his success at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, and he’ll tell you about the importance of time management.

Over the past four years, the senior political science major from Chicago has balanced roles as a Naval ROTC midshipman, member of the Nebraska cheer squad and recording artist — all while being a full-time student.

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Friday, November 8, 2019

Student-led project aims to increase civil discourse on campus

In an era where extreme viewpoints hinder national debate and social interactions, a student-led project is encouraging civil discourse at University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

Centered on nine core values, the Peace and Civility project will promote civil interactions through organized training sessions; group discussions; a video featuring Richard Moberly, interim executive vice chancellor and dean of the College of Law; and a panel featuring five state senators. Events are offered Nov. 10-19.

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Friday, November 8, 2019

Patent, trademark director advocates for women inventors

Molly Kocialski’s career inspiration came early — long before she was named a regional director at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, served as legal counsel for Fortune 500 technology firms or earned a degree in chemical engineering.

It came from her dad, an engineer.

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Lavender Closet provides clothing, support for students

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s LGBTQA+ Resource Center has opened a new spot for Huskers to find free, gender-affirming clothing on campus.

The Lavender Closet, which is running on donations from the Lincoln community, is already overflowing with clothing for students who are transgender, transitioning or looking to feel more comfortable in their identities.

Planning for the closet began last spring, and the closet officially opened in October.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Barker marks first 150 days with diversity summit

Marco Barker, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s inaugural vice chancellor of diversity and inclusion, marked his first 150 days with the 2019 State of Diversity summit on Oct. 29.

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Grant to develop next generation of special needs educators

Beginning in August 2020, the faculty from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s special education program will train six doctoral students to design and provide academic interventions.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

University joins national alliance focused on inclusive, diverse STEM faculty

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is one of 20 universities joining a three-year institutional change effort to enhance its STEM faculty recruitment, hiring and retention practices. The new cohort joins an inaugural group of 15 institutions that began working together to advance such work earlier this year.

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