Courtney Leikam, a UNL graduate, plans to use her Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Germany to improve her German language skills and expand her knowledge of the country's culture. She is one of five UNL students to earn the Fulbright awards this spring.
UNL junior Annie Himes, a triple major in Russian, history and global studies, has been named a 2015 Truman Scholar. She is one of about 60 students nationally to receive the $30,000 scholarship, which rewards students who demonstrate leadership potential and have an outstanding record of public service.
Global Studies is hosting Sinan Ciddi, a political scientist at Georgetown University, as part of their Global Café series at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 17 in the Georgian Suite of the Nebraska Union. Students and faculty are invited to attend.
The future of peace in the Middle East and the world depends on access to water and water management. While water security is a complex issue, there are numerous examples of teamwork and work toward fair solutions. A May 28-29 gathering at UNL aims to examine those issues and lend insight into how water security will affect global political and cultural discourse in the future.
Kaley Cook, a senior global studies major with minors in English, political science and film studies at UNL, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to teach and study in the Czech Republic during the 2014-15 academic year. She is the seventh announced Fulbright this year for UNL students.
David Mulford, the former United States ambassador to India, will discuss his experiences in a 9:30 a.m., Jan. 15 lecture in the Nebraska Union's Heritage Room. The talk is free and open to the public.
An advanced screening of "The Dialogue," a film that following the cross-cultural experiences of students from the United States and China, is featured in UNL's observance of International Education Week, Nov. 11-15. The observance also includes a photo exhibition on study abroad opportunities, additional film screenings, cultural discussions, lectures and the annual International Food Bazaar.
Beginning in fall 2014, the University of Nebraska College of Law will open its doors to attorneys from other countries with a new program designed to teach them about law and the legal system in the United States.