Members of the UNL community who were featured in award announcements between April 17-23 include Kurt Geisinger, Bryan Howard, Jake Kirkland, Christopher Marks, Jessica Remaly and Wheeler Winston Dixon.
At a glance, the course might sound more like something from an advertising or technology class: Design an interactive, digital product — an app, a timeline, a 3-D model — chock-full of information. Instead, it's a digital humanities course aimed at connecting UNL students with actual non-profits to achieve common goals.
Five UNL faculty members have earned recognition from the College of Arts and Sciences for outstanding accomplishments in teaching and research.
In what can be viewed as an example of extreme cross-disciplinary collaboration, digital humanist Matthew Jockers (left) and physicist Aaron Dominguez have worked together for the past several years in a quest to quantify narrative structure.
Poet and scholar Tsitsi Jaji will give two public talks at events co-sponsored by Prairie Schooner, UNL’s international literary journal, on Feb. 26. The events, which open UNL's "African Week" celebration, include a 3:30 p.m. lecture in Andrews Hall and a 7 p.m. poetry reading in the Nebraska Union.
Monte M. Page, 79, emeritus professor of psychology, died Jan. 20 from complications of Parkinson's disease. He retired from UNL in 2004 after working more than 40 years in the psychology department.
Tupelo Springfield is made up of three UNL English professors who write their own music, often borrowing lyrics from their literary heroes.
As "Hunger Games" fans anticipate next month's opening of "Mockingjay Part 1," Kathleen Lacey and Pascha Stevenson, lecturers in UNL's English Department, have joined a growing number of academics across the country who consider Suzanne Collins' dystopian trilogy worthy of academic study.
How do researchers locate poems among eight million digitized news pages from the past? UNL's Elizabeth Lorang has teamed with Leen-Kiat Soh, associate professor of computer science and engineering, to develop software that will perform image-processing functions to mine the data -- and gain new insights into the role of American poetry through history.
Now in its fifth year, Humanities on the Edge has become notable in scholarly circles and has launched two additional projects in theoretical and critical humanities research at UNL.