The Institute for Ethnic Studies is donating more than 600 books to the Ferguson Municipal Public Library in Ferguson, Mo. The donation was in response to the 2014 killing of Michael Brown and the civil unrest that followed.
UNL's Alice Kang will discuss women's rights in Muslim nations during a 3:30 p.m. Oct. 28 lecture in the Nebraska Union. The event, part of a UNL's Women's and Gender Studies colloquium, is free and open to the public.
Recent books published by the campus community include Joy Castro's collection of stories on women — especially Latinas — and their experiences of poverty and violence in a white-dominated, wealth-obsessed culture. Other books include research topics by George Gale, Alice Kang, Larkin Powell and Brett Ratcliffe.
As their debut novels garner rave reviews and their names appear in major national media, (from right) Jennine Capó Crucet and Chigozie Obioma are settling in to new positions as faculty members in UNL's creative writing program.
The UNL Faculty Senate presented an academic freedom award to Patrick Jones and honored the distinguished careers of Lloyd Ambrosius, Patricia Cox Crews and James Specht.
Laura Muñoz will explore the historic hardships and gains of Mexican Americans in the last century in an 3:30 p.m. April 24 lecture in Oldfather Hall Room 638. The lecture, “Mexican Arizona and the Politics of Equality,” is free and open to the public.
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.