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.
An online community of more than 10,000 Web professionals has named the UNL website as the best in 2014 among higher education institutions. Other awards featured in this UNL Today Achievements column include an award from Cambridge for Margaret Jacobs and a new appointment on the Compact Muon Solenoid project for Ken Bloom.
James Le Sueur, UNL professor of history who specializes in France and Algeria, is in Washington D.C. on Jan. 22 as a member of a panel discussing the attacks at the National Press Club. Le Sueur joins four other panelists for the gathering that will host several hundred members of the media, policymakers and think tank associates.
UNL's observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Week continues with a 5 p.m. Jan. 21 screening of "Eyes on the Prize: Bridge to Freedom" at the Sheldon Museum of Art. The free event includes a discussion on voting rights led by UNL's Patrick Jones.
Margaret Jacobs, professor of history, will present a lecture on the effects of indigenous female activists on child welfare policies at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 10 in 229 Andrews Hall. The lecture, “If Everyone Cared: Transnational Indigenous Women’s Activism and Child Welfare, 1960-1980," is free and open to the public.
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 History Harvest event led by UNL students at Lincoln's American Society from Germans from Russia museum gathered more than 200 historical artifacts on Oct. 18. Once completely documented by students, information on the historic items will be added to the museum's website.
The UNL History Club is offering a chance for students, faculty and staff to experience a Civil War camp from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. The demonstration will include both Union and Confederate campsites set up north of the Nebraska Union.
Students cataloged more than 150 historic items during UNL's third History Harvest, held March 15 at the Nebraska History Museum. The artifacts — each recorded digitally — included a mid-19th century scrapbook kept by a many who spent 11 years traveling with a circus and five boxes containing information on the history of Lincoln and First-Plymouth Church. The project is designed to help communities collect, preserve and share their rich histories.