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.
A new eye-tracking study suggests people are faster and more likely to respond to the right or left in actual space, based on how they process the "left" or "right" ideologies of various political figures.
For the second year, a grant from the U.S. State Department will allow a group of African students to study at UNL in a Study of the United States Institute on Civic Engagement. The students will spend four weeks in Lincoln learning about United States history, government, democracy and community service, while also interacting with community leaders and state lawmakers.