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Class assignment leads to Nov. 5 event on violence, race and media

Class assignment leads to Nov. 5 event on violence, race and media

November 4, 2014

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.

Pfister’s book examines rise, effects of political blogging

Pfister’s book examines rise, effects of political blogging

November 3, 2014

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.

UNL receives federal grant to host international scholars

UNL receives federal grant to host international scholars

September 11, 2014

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.

Braithwaite to teach in Russia via Fulbright program

Braithwaite to teach in Russia via Fulbright program

August 28, 2014

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.

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