Allie Gard smiles for a portrait photo in her gymnastics leotard

04 Mar 2024    

Meet a Husker: Allie Gard

Meet Allie Gard, a sophomore from Round Rock, Texas, majoring in nutrition, exercise and health science with a minor in coaching. Allie is also a member of the Husker women's gymnastics team.

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Devin Shaughnessy, an elementary and special education major, helps Max Petersen build words during a tutoring session at the Schmoker Reading Center

01 Mar 2024    By Kelcey Buck

‘Hidden gem’ Schmoker Reading Center helps children overcome reading difficulties

For more than 15 years, the Kit and Dick Schmoker Reading Center has helped children in the community who are struggling with reading through one-on-one tutoring provided by Husker undergraduate and graduate students under the direction of University of Nebraska-Lincoln faculty and certified teachers.

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background photo of UNL city campus with red overlay; "The Diary of Michael Shiner" poster on top

28 Feb 2024    By Kelcey Buck

New short film, ‘The Diary of Michael Shiner,’ to premiere at Omaha Film Festival Feb. 29

Michael Shiner was an enslaved man who labored at the Washington, D.C., Naval Yard. He wrote one of the only diaries of an enslaved person known to exist. Based on his writings that span 56 years and cover politics, family and natural phenomenon, a new short film by a team of Husker scholars depicts the day he saved his wife from the notorious slave traders, Franklin and Armfield.

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Hope Belcastro sits smiling in a wooden stairway

26 Feb 2024    

Meet a Husker: Hope Belcastro

Meet Hope Belcastro, a sophomore from Omaha, Nebraska, majoring in secondary English education.

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Associate professor Amanda Morales speaks to students during the 2023 YPAR Summit

21 Feb 2024    By Kelcey Buck

New grant project to provide training, ongoing support for teachers of diverse backgrounds

Diversifying and increasing the number of individuals becoming and remaining teachers in Nebraska and Kansas is the focus of a new three-year project that leverages the strengths of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Education and Human Sciences and Kansas State University’s Center for Intercultural and Multilingual Advocacy.

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Deepika Menon, leads the RISE Project, a newly-funded Noyce Track 4 research project, to improve integrated STEM instruction in elementary classrooms.

20 Feb 2024    By Research and Economic Development

Project aims to improve STEM teaching

Preparing kids for a fast-paced, technology-focused future starts in elementary school. Yet many teachers are ill-prepared to teach science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is one of four collaborating universities leading a national, multi-institutional effort to improve novice elementary educators’ ability and confidence to teach these fields, known as STEM.

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iantao Guo (left), professor of chemistry, and Janos Zempleni, Willa Cather Professor of molecular nutrition, pose for a photo in the research lab. Photo by Craig Chandler, University Communication and Marketing.

19 Feb 2024    By Tiffany Lee, Research and Economic Development

Husker team wins prize in contest to treat disease through gene editing

Janos Zempleni, Willa Cather Professor of molecular nutrition, and Jiantao Guo, professor of chemistry, were selected as Phase 1 winners in the NIH’s Targeted Genome Editor Delivery Challenge. The challenge is a three-phase competition with prizes totaling $6 million; the University of Nebraska–Lincoln team was among 30 initial recipients announced in December 2023.

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Rhett Stokes smiles as he walks off the baseball field

19 Feb 2024    

Meet a Husker: Rhett Stokes

Meet Rhett Stokes, a junior from Roswell, New Mexico. Rhett is majoring in nutrition, exercise and health science, and is an infielder on the Husker baseball team.

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photos of two of Jaxon Gilner's garments with a red background

16 Feb 2024    By Kelcey Buck

Husker students, alums set to showcase designs at Omaha Fashion Week

More than 30 students and alumni from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design will have the opportunity to showcase their designs at the Omaha Fashion Week Spring 2024: AUDACIOUS Season Feb. 21-24 at the Omaha Design Center.

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Rhonda Heiserman of Lincoln reads out loud during her clinic session. An instrument measures the decibels of her speech. (Craig Chandler/University Communication and Marketing)

14 Feb 2024    By Kristina Jackson, University Communication and Marketing

Barkley Center project helps Parkinson’s patients be heard

The SPEAK OUT! treatment, offered at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Barkley Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic, helps people with Parkinson’s disease improve and maintain vocal volume and clear articulation. Jessie Kohn, a lecturer in special education and communication disorders and coordinator of the therapy program, said it helps people stay connected to the world around them.

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