Often, there is a lag between when a student learns something in the classroom and when he or she can put those skills into practice. But communication studies graduate student Joshua Ewalt has turned that notion on its head. Inspired by events in Ferguson, Mo., Ewalt's class will host a panel discussion Nov. 5 exploring opinions on issues of violence in the United States.
In his new book, UNL's Damien Pfister traces the early beginnings of bloggers' political power. The publication, which will be released Nov. 17, features three case studies that demonstrate how bloggers have fundamentally changed the course of political and public discourse.
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.
For five years, Charles Braithwaite and his UNL students have been interacting with counterparts in Russia – but only through audio and video beamed over the Internet. In September, he’ll turn the tables as he teaches his popular Global Classroom curriculum from Tyumen State University in western Siberia.