Kathryn Bolkovac, a former Lincoln police officer who is studying political science at UNL, is the subject of the movie "The Whistleblower," and has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, will give a talk at 5 p.m. March 19 in the Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center.
Kathryn Bolkovac, a former Lincoln police officer who is now studying political science at UNL and who was the subject of the movie "The Whistleblower," has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
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.
UNL's Patrice McMahon will examine the growing role of American foundations in advancing women’s empowerment focusing on gender initiatives in conflict and post-conflict regions. The talk is 3:30 p.m. Feb. 26.
A new book by UNL's J. Clark Archer employs a geographical perspective to analyze virtually every aspect of the 2012 U.S. presidential election and selected state/local results. The book, "Atlas of the 2012 Elections," includes contributions from six UNL students who earned doctorates in geography.
UNL's Ari Kohen was among 60 citizens and about 40 college students chosen from thousands of applicants to attend a special social-media event at the White House during the president’s address.
UNL political science professor Ari Kohen is among a select group of social media-savvy citizens invited to the White House on Jan. 20 to watch President Obama’s sixth State of the Union address.
In the wake of officer-involved deaths in Ferguson, Missouri, and New York, a UNL professor has organized a group discussion to examine the issue in what he hopes is a broader and more in-depth manner than what is often transmitted on the evening news. The event, “Ferguson and Beyond: Race and Police Killings,” is 3 p.m. Dec. 12 in the Nebraska Union Auditorium. It is free and open to the public.
Five UNL faculty have been selected to participate in the Committee on Institutional Cooperation's 2014-2015 Department Executive Officers Seminar. The seminar, which opened Nov. 6 in Chicago, is designed to develop leadership skills of department heads and chairs.
This week's election results seem to be contradictory: The GOP wins the night, yet an initiative to raise the minimum wage to $9 in Nebraska passes by a landslide. UNL political scientist John Hibbing says that one explanation could lie in the nature of Nebraskans' conservative views.