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The Anti-Defamation League honored Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation with its "Making a Difference" Award. The honor recognizes the Foundation's efforts to combat bullying among young people. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has partnered with the Born This Way Foundation in its work.
The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), a consortium of 11 states and the District of Columbia, has decided to shorten its 10- to 11-hour testing regimen by 90 minutes and to shift testing to later in the school year. Barbara Plake, retired director of the Buros Center for Testing at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, serves on the consortium's technical advisory board. She identified concerns about the new testing design.
This drought is America's, water expert Cynthia Barnett says in a op-ed piece. Her article closes with a quote from Michael Hayes, director of the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. "Understanding the complexities of drought, and American water issues, and the broader scale to climate -- these are dialogues we need to have whether we're in Atlanta or Nebraska or California," he said.
The route of the Ponca Tribe's forced march from Nebraska to Oklahoma in 1877 could soon be designated a National Historic Trail, thanks in part to work from digital humanities students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The students developed a "deep map" with pictures, videos and text to explain the story of Chief Standing Bear and the Ponca Tribe. Standing Bear was arrested after he tried to return to Nebraska. A subsequent court ruling marked the first time recognized American Indians as people with equal protection under the law.
The 60th annual Willa Cather conference and the 15th annual International Willa Cather Seminar will be held concurrently next month. The seminar begins June 5-7 in Red Cloud and continues June 8-11 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. ln
A new exhibit at the Sheldon Museum of Art at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln displays works of art that inspired her famous narratives of sweeping vistas. The centerpiece of the exhibit is Jules Breton's "The Song of the Lark," on loan from the Art Institute of Chicago. The painting of a peasant girl listening to bird song at dawn inspired Cather's novel of the same name.
Stephane Shepherd, who grew up in a Melbourne suburb, will work with scholars at the University of Nebraska-LIncoln among others to study whether cultural engagement helps deter crime among aboriginal people. Shepherd, a researcher at Swinburne University, was awarded a Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholarship in Cultural Competence.
Matt Waite, founder of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's drone journalism laboratory, was among the media experts who appeared at the recent Arab Media Forum in Dubai. Waite spoke on how unmanned aerial vehicles are increasingly being used for journalism.
The Christian Science Monitor: State buys lethal injection drugs while lawmakers debate death penalty
One day after Gov. Pete Ricketts announced the purchase of lethal injection drugs, state lawmakers began debating whether to repeal capital punishment in Nebraska. Eric Berger, a constitutional law professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, said questions remain about the drug purchases.
Susan Swearer, co-director of the Bullying Research Network and a professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, says new federal data showing a decline in school bullying is encouraging. "The data shows there's a national conversation," she said.
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