Political Science

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.

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.