Monday, September 9, 2019

Initiative calls on Huskers to speak out on sexual assault

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is encouraging all Huskers to help prevent relationship violence and sexual assault by adopting a call to action that also identifies a new university initiative: Use Your Voice.

Led by Student Affairs, the initiative is designed to drive meaningful dialogue about the prevalence of sexual violence on university campuses, where one in four undergraduate women and one of every 10 students overall are sexually assaulted or raped.

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Monday, September 9, 2019

Campus, community resources promote a safer university experience

Across campus and the Lincoln community, students, faculty and staff at Nebraska have access to a variety of resources to stay safe and supported in their day-to-day lives.

Click through the list below to see what organizations are available to help, from Counseling and Psychological Services to the LGBTQA+ Resource and Women's Centers on the third floor of the Nebraska Union.

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Sunday, September 8, 2019

ASUN sponsors program to promote civil discourse

Our public discourse has grown fractured and bitter. Many members of our civil society feel uncomfortable voicing their opinions. Some members speak out with scalding rhetoric and closed ears. Even fewer are willing and able to disagree in good faith. Converge Nebraska gives Huskers the opportunity to take a step in the right direction.

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Friday, September 6, 2019

University Police, ASUN team up to raise awareness of sexual violence

University Police and student leaders are teaming up to spur a campus conversation and raise awareness about sexual assault prevention and support programs available at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

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Friday, September 6, 2019

Obioma's new novel makes Booker Prize shortlist

University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Chigozie Obioma has become one of only a handful of authors to have appeared on the Booker Prize shortlist more than once, and he’s done it with back-to-back novels.

Obioma’s debut novel, “The Fishermen,” made the shortlist in 2015. He learned Sept. 3 that his second novel, “An Orchestra of Minorities,” had again been shortlisted for the Booker Prize, one of literature’s top international awards.

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Friday, September 6, 2019

'Defamation Experience’ explores diversity, inclusion issues

The University of Nebraska Diversity Officers Collaborative, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources are bringing “The Defamation Experience” to campus Sept. 24-25.

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

New group to focus on campus safety, reducing sexual assaults, supporting victims

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is forming a campuswide working group to advise and improve efforts to address sexual assault and harassment on campus.

Membership in the Title IX Collaborative includes key stakeholders appointed to represent students, faculty and staff. The group will work in an advisory role, consulting with the chancellor on matters related to Title IX and violence prevention.

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

AWIS Implicit Bias Workshop on Sept. 12

The Association for Women in Science presents "Cultivating an Inclusive Environment: Recognizing and Responding to Implicit Bias," a workshop with Dr. Leo Taylor, Program Director in the Office of Equity and Inclusion and a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Entomology at Ohio State University. 

The workshop is Sept. 12, from 2 - 4 p.m. in the Nebraska Union Platte River Room.

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Obituary | Michael Combs

Michael Combs, professor of political science at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, died Aug. 29. He was 69.

Combs was born in New Orleans on Feb. 27, 1950, and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He joined the political science faculty at Nebraska in 1978 after completing his doctorate at Washington University in St. Louis in 1978.

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Monday, September 2, 2019

LGBTQA+ Center & Women’s Center Open House

Come see what the LGBTQA+ Center and the Women’s Center have to offer! Drop by to tour from 3 to 6 p.m. on Sept. 4, and stay as long as you would like. Learn about resources as you enjoy hor d’oeuvres and desserts. Both centers are located on the third floor of the Nebraska Union (346 & 340).

More details at: https://events.unl.edu/2019/09/04/142056/

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