A Dec. 1 panel discussion at UNL will examine the Syrian refugee crisis from the perspectives of people with direct experience with it. The discussion, which is 5 p.m. in the Nebraska Union Auditorium, will be moderated by Patrice McMahon.
A student government initiative will result in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln eliminating the use of polystyrene — also known as Styrofoam — for food packaging. The measure, which goes into effect in January, was spurred by the Association of Students of the University of Nebraska.
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.
The Women's and Gender Studies Program opens its fall 2015 colloquium series, "Teaching and Social Justice," with a 12:30 p.m. Oct. 2 lecture by Catherine Connell. The talk, which is free and open to the public, is in the Nebraska Union Georgia Suite.
UNL political scientist Ari Kohen, whose specialty of studying both public apologies and the nature of heroism in American public life, weighs in on the McCain-Trump feud.
UNL students Alex Mallory and Rebekka Schlichting joined Native youths from around the country at the White House earlier this month for the inaugural Tribal Youth Gathering.
Tyler White, an assistant professor of practice in political science at UNL, researches international security and nuclear policy and has been closely watching the negotiations that resulted in July 14's historic agreement regarding Iran’s nuclear capabilities. He offers these five thoughts.
Gay couples began heading to Nebraska courthouses Friday morning, shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark decision that made same-sex marriage the law of the land. Experts at UNL said the decision came after a transformation in public attitudes toward gay marriage.
Connecting social and behavioral science faculty campuswide to strengthen UNL’s research is the aim of the new Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Consortium. Dan Hoyt, professor of sociology, is the consortium’s first director.