Faculty 101 casts light into corners of Husker history

Faculty 101 casts light into corners of Husker history

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The second season of the Faculty 101 podcast kicks off Feb. 11 with a look inside the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Archives and Special Collections, a massive repository of campus artifacts — including a handwritten copy of the institution's charter.

Launched by University Communication in fall 2018, Faculty 101 delivers regular insights — some serious, others silly — into the work and lives of Husker faculty. Hosted by Mary Jane Bruce, the stories explore what inspires faculty, their research and why they pursue it, and lessons learned in the classroom and field.

Listen: Faculty 101 on preserving Nebraska's history

In the episode, Bruce delves into the work that Mary Ellen Ducey, associate professor, and other members of the Archives and Special Collections team do to preserve the history of the university. Ducey also explains how an attic full of elementary school assignments spawned her career as an archivist before offering a few tips for those looking to preserve their own family histories.

The journey through the archives' well-organized artifacts also examines select bits of Husker history, including memories of Frank Keim’s train trip to the 1941 Rose Bowl; a typewriter that Nebraska-born alumna Beverly Deepe Keever used to report from the Vietnam War; and early manuscripts and letters from the esteemed Willa Cather.

Other highlights of the spring 2019 season include — but aren’t limited to — stories about Cherish Nebraska, the University of Nebraska State Museum’s newly renovated exhibition space on the fourth floor of Morrill Hall; and the work of faculty Lisa Knoche, Francisco Souto and Deadric Williams.

Faculty 101 episodes will be featured here on Nebraska Today, but you can also subscribe via iTunes and Stitcher. Additional podcast delivery systems will be announced as they come online.

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