Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Mercurio named NCAA's Woman of the Year

Angela Mercurio, a three-time Nebraska track and field All-American, has been named the 2019 NCAA Woman of the Year.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Barkley Clinic gives a voice to stroke survivors

Life can change in the blink of an eye.

It’s a fact that Terry Hatch, a patient at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Barkley Speech Language and Hearing Clinic, knows well.

Ten years ago, Hatch was enjoying a lengthy career as a camera operator at NET when he had a stroke. The language center of his brain was damaged, and he was diagnosed with a speech disorder known as aphasia. The injury left him largely unable to communicate.

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Nebraska team earns $1M grant to assist youth with hearing disorders

Nebraska researchers are using a $1 million U.S. Department of Education award to close a regional gap in the number of trained professionals serving youth who are deaf or hard of hearing.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Nebraska leads study of Kenya's socio-ecological systems

For more than 5,000 years, the eastern shores of Lake Turkana in northern Kenya have been home to pastoralists — living and moving in tandem with the rainfall and the land to allow their livestock to forage and thrive.

The Daasanach, one of the modern ethnic groups inhabiting East Turkana, maintain these practices to this day.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

First open forum on N2025 strategic plan is Oct. 24

Two open forums will give the campus community opportunities to take deep dives into details and provide feedback on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s new strategic plan.

Announced Sept. 23, the draft plan is intended to guide the university to the year 2025. It was developed by the faculty-led N2025 Strategy Team and calls for an initial course that leads to an institution where “every person and every interaction matters.”

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

New program sparks research opportunities for first-year students

For decades, Nebraska’s Undergraduate Creative Activities and Research Experience program has prepared sophomore through senior students for their careers with hands-on learning and one-on-one faculty partnerships.

A new program in the Office of Undergraduate Research, First-Year Research Experience, is extending that opportunity to freshmen — allowing them to dive straight into their areas of interest as soon as they step foot on campus.

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Partners sought to host International Education Week events

The Office of Global Strategies invites all offices, organizations, departments and colleges to host an event in celebration of International Education Week Nov. 18-22.

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Barker hosts State of Diversity event Oct. 29

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln will hold its first State of Diversity event from 9 to 11 a.m. Oct. 29 in the Nebraska Union Ballroom.

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Monday, October 7, 2019

Huskers celebrate pride, homecoming at Rainbow Ball

Attendees of one of Nebraska's newest homecoming traditions walked a red carpet into Kauffman Great Hall. Lights illuminated the room's pillars into a rainbow. Black tablecloths contrasted with brightly colored floral arrangements.

About 150 students attended the University of Nebraska–Lincoln's second annual Rainbow Ball, which was held the evening of Oct. 4 at Kauffman Hall. They nibbled on hors d'oeuvres, posed for silly pictures in the pride-themed photo booth and danced to music provided by the UNL DJ Club.

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Friday, October 4, 2019

Four Huskers named to Multicultural Hall of Fame

Four University of Nebraska–Lincoln alumni will be honored as the Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center’s 2019 Hall of Fame class.

Inductees are Rebekka Schlichting (Class of 2016), assistant director of Vision Maker Media; Marthaellen Florence (1980), director of community, Nebraska Educational Telecommunication; Ben Salazar (1973), activist for the Latino community; and Phat Nguyen (2018), platoon leader for the U.S. Army.

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