Mark Joseph U'thixide Awakuni-Swetland, 58, of Lincoln, died Feb. 23. He was an associate professor of anthropology and ethnic studies with a research focus on indigenous peoples and the preservation of the Omaha language.
A flash mob spawned by a sociology project may become a new tradition at UNL. The event, held Dec. 10 in the Nebraska Union, grew from a sociology class led by Lory Dance.
Hans Sturm, associate professor of double bass and jazz studies and area head for strings, will travel to Paris in December to receive awards for performance and teaching from the International Rabbath Institute. Other recent honorees featured in Achievements include Colleen Medill, Dawne Curry and Emily Levine.
A Latino defendant convicted of murder who is poor is more likely to be sentenced to death by white jurors, a newly published study by UNL's Cynthia Willis-Esqueda shows.
Victoria Alapo has always wondered why geography courses about the vast, diverse African continent aren't offered at more colleges and universities. So she took matters into her own hands.