Courtesy photo - Volunteers on team Nebraska walk a stretch of highway as part of the veteran suicide awareness ruck march to Iowa City.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 Veterans are focus of Nebraska, Iowa team up
Organized by student veteran organizations at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and University of Iowa, more than 200 volunteers are walking a ceremonial football to the Hawkeyes' Kinnick Stadium for the Nov. 25 game between the Big Ten institutions. The "Things They Carry Ruck March," having started at Memorial Stadium on Nov. 17, will traverse 347 miles. Read more about this effort
Friday, November 18, 2016 Diversity analysis forums are Nov. 21
A series of campus forums on Nov. 21 will launch the next phase in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln's campuswide diversity and inclusion study. The forums, led by Rona T. Halualani of Halualani and Associates, will discuss the diversity benchmarking results announced in October and the upcoming diversity mapping process. Read more about these events
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Tuesday, November 8, 2016 Diversity symposia series opens with Latino focus
Annual diversity leadership symposia organized by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will draw more than 1,750 high school students to campus in November. The series launches Nov. 8 as more than 1,000 are registered for the Latino Leadership Symposium. Other areas of focus in the series include symposia exploring issues in the black and Native communities on Nov. 16 and Nov. 30, respectively. Read more about these events
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 Nebraska Lecture to feature African Poetry Book Fund
During the fall Nebraska Lecture, English professor Kwame Dawes will share the brief, yet exciting, history of the African Poetry Book Fund. The free public lecture, "When 'They' Becomes 'Me': Responsibility and Action in Literary Activism – The Case of the African Poetry Book Fund," is 3 p.m. Nov. 10 in the Nebraska Union Auditorium. Read more about this event
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Monday, October 24, 2016 'Define American' series starts Oct. 24
A "Define American" Film Festival will take place Oct. 24-27 at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. This four-day festival will include films, discussions and personal testimonials regarding issues of race, identity and citizenship. Read more about this event
Students react during the 2015 Black Lives Matter rally.
Friday, October 21, 2016 Students plan Black Lives Matter rally for Oct. 21
University of Nebraska-Lincoln students will host a Black Lives Matter rally Oct. 21 to raise awareness of issues of race and to continue an open, honest dialogue about race and diversity issues on campus and in the community. Read more about this rally
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Tuesday, October 11, 2016 Open Forum on women's issues is Oct. 12
The Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women will host an open forum on women's issues at 4 p.m. Oct. 12 in the Nebraska Union, Regency A Room. The event is free and open to anyone with an interest in women's issues. The forum is organized by the student council of the chancellor's commission. Read more about this event
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Monday, October 10, 2016 Dish it Up series to explore intersection of Latino and Civil Rights movements
The university's Dish it Up Late Night series will focus on the emergence of the term "Latino," the Latino movement and its intersection with the Civil Rights Movement. The hour-long discussion begins at 7 p.m. Oct. 11 in the Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center's OASIS Lounge. Ingrid Robyn, an assistant professor in ethnic studies and modern languages and literatures, will be a guest speaker for the event. Read more about this event
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Tuesday, October 4, 2016 Project aims to boost women in math grad programs
Judy Walker heads a new project aimed at increasing the number of U.S. women with mathematics doctorates. It was one of 37 projects nationwide funded through the new National Science Foundation INCLUDES program to broaden participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM fields, by improving educational opportunities for underserved populations. Read more about this project
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Thursday, September 29, 2016 Green issues message affirming student-athletes’ right to peacefully protest
In a Sept. 28 message to campus, Chancellor Ronnie Green reiterated the university’s commitment to freedom of speech, diversity of thought, and inclusiveness. Green’s message, which responded to recent public discussions, affirmed the rights of Husker football players Michael Rose-Ivey, Mohamed Barry and DaiShon Neal to protest racial injustice by kneeling during the national anthem before the Sept. 24 game with Northwestern University. Read more about the chancellor's message