News Archive

UNL in the national news: January 2016

Two stories — one about snow-melting concrete and the other about digitally distracted students — dominated national headlines featuring the University of Nebraska-Lincoln during January.

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Visit turns notions about U.S. upside down

Visiting students listen during a recent presentation. This is the third year that students from Africa have been embedded at UNL through the United States Institute on Civic Engagement.

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Cultural exchange is focus of new 'Dinner in an American Home' program

University of Nebraska-Lincoln is launching a cultural exchange program that offers international students a taste of American life.

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WuDunn to discuss global women's rights Feb. 2

Sheryl WuDunn asserts that the greatest unexploited resource in the modern world isn't oil or gold or wind. It's women.

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Senior international officer search begins

A committee appointed by Interim Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Ronnie Green and led by College of Arts and Sciences Associate Dean and Professor of Physics and Astronomy Aaron Dominguez has begun the search process for a new senior international officer and associate vice chancellor for international engagement and global strategies.

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Moolman honored by African Poetry Book Fund

The African Poetry Book Fund has named Kobus Moolman's collection "A Book of Rooms" (Deep South, 2014) the winner of the 2015 Glenna Luschei Prize for African Poetry, which includes a $5,000 award.

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U.S. News ranks online programs among nation's best

Four University of Nebraska-Lincoln online programs have been recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 Best Online Programs rankings.

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Confucius Institute recognized


Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong (left) presents the model institute award to UNL Chancellor Harvey Perlman Dec. 6 during the 10th Confucius Institute Conference in Shanghai. The UNL Confucius Institute is one of about 10 worldwide to receive the honor.

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Lecture to focus on international trade

The history and vision for the future of international trade for U.S. agriculture will be the subject of the next Heuermann Lecture on Jan. 12. Clayton Yeutter, former U.S. trade representative and U.S. secretary of agriculture, and Darci Vetter, the chief agricultural negotiator for the Office of the United States Trade Representative, will have a panel discussion.

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Shrestha prepares to take sustainability to campus community

If Prabhakar "Prabs" Shrestha was tasked with naming New Year's resolutions for the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, improving sustainability practices would be at the top of the list.

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