Often, there is a lag between when a student learns something in the classroom and when he or she can put those skills into practice. But communication studies graduate student Joshua Ewalt has turned that notion on its head. Inspired by events in Ferguson, Mo., Ewalt's class will host a panel discussion Nov. 5 exploring opinions on issues of violence in the United States.
In his new book, UNL's Damien Pfister traces the early beginnings of bloggers' political power. The publication, which will be released Nov. 17, features three case studies that demonstrate how bloggers have fundamentally changed the course of political and public discourse.
For the second year, a grant from the U.S. State Department will allow a group of African students to study at UNL in a Study of the United States Institute on Civic Engagement. The students will spend four weeks in Lincoln learning about United States history, government, democracy and community service, while also interacting with community leaders and state lawmakers.
For nine years, Charles Braithwaite and his UNL students have been interacting with counterparts in Russia – but only through audio and video beamed over the Internet. In September, he’ll turn the tables as he teaches his popular Global Classroom curriculum from Tyumen State University in western Siberia.
With thousands of professional gamblers converging in Las Vegas this week for a chance at a $10-million jackpot in the World Series of Poker, researcher Aaron Duncan says Americans’ love of poker is one unmistakable “tell” about the shifting American dream.
Dawn Braithwaite, professor and chair of communication studies at UNL, has earned the Western States Communication Association Distinguished Scholar Award.
After discussing social movements in the age of Twitter, Jordan Soliz’s communication studies students put the theory fully into action, launching a social-media blitz with a clever aim — to get their final test canceled.
UNL's Jody Koenig Kellas and her co-author, Elizabeth Suter of the University of Denver, have earned the inaugural Monograph of the Year Award from the National Communication Association’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered and Queer Division for their published research on lesbian mothers and the societal challenges they face. The study was published in 2012 in the journal Communication Monographs.
Two UNL doctoral candidates will face the British National Debate Team in a 3 p.m. Oct. 23 debate on government surveillance. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be in the Nebraska Union Auditorium.
The UNL Speech and Debate team became three-time champions of the Big Ten Conference Challenge Tournament on Oct. 12-13 at Northwestern University. UNL led the field with a two-day point total of 293 points, ahead of second-place finisher Northwestern (163 points) and the University of Illinois (52 points).