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.
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.
The Civil War re-enactment scheduled for April 9 on the green space north of the Nebraska Union has been canceled due to rain. The event, organized by the UNL History Club, will not be rescheduled.
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.
UNL history professor Kenneth Winkle will speak about the Civil War at the final Paul A. Olson Seminar in Great Plains Studies lecture of the spring semester. The talk, "Land of Cotton: Textiles and the Civil War," is 3:30 p.m. April 15 at the Great Plains Art Museum.
UNL's Ann Tschetter is redefining how to teach Nebraska history. Working to better engage students, the assistant professor of practice has created a new curriculum that provokes students to think critically about the early citizens that formed the state. The course, "History of Nebraska and the Great Plains" (HIST 360), also incorporates field trips, which include an April 17 journey to Red Cloud, home of Nebraska author Willa Cather.
Scholars from seven nations and 17 different academic institutions are to attend an international conference marking the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, to be held March 19-20 at UNL.
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.
Vladimir Polach, vice-dean for infrastructure and professor of Czech language and literature at Palacky University in the Czech Republic, is the inaugural Frank A. Belousek Distinguished Scholar and Visiting Professor in UNL's Department of History.