September 18th - September 22nd

News for Current Undergraduates September 18th - September 22nd



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Department of English Announcements and Events University Announcements and Events Internships, Jobs, and Professional Development Community Events Stay Woke: Readings in Social Justice Literary News Film News Other Announcements

Department of English Announcements and Events

Medieval and Renaissance Studies Speaker Thursday

Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program

presents the

Mary Martin McLaughlin Memorial Lecture

“Did Women Have a Reformation? Continuities amid Change in Women's Religious Life”

Merry Wiesner-Hanks, Distinguished Professor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Thursday, September 21 at 5:00 PM

Great Plains Art Museum

1155 Q St, Lincoln, NE 68508

Sept. 28th Humanities on the Edge "Post-Revolutionary Futures?" talk by Prof. Timothy Brown

This year’s topic is “Post-Revolutionary Futures?”—a question inspired by the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution of 1917 and the 50th anniversary of the global events commonly known as “1968.”

First Humanities on the Edge Speaker:

Who:                   Timothy Brown (Professor of History, Northeastern University)

What:                 “Is Revolution Still Possible? The Crisis of Capitalism and the Meaning of 1968”

When:                 Thursday, September 28, 5:30pm

Where:               Sheldon Museum of Art

Professor Timothy Brown is a leading historian of global ’68. He is the author of West Germany in the Global Sixties: The Anti-Authoritarian Revolt, 1962-1978 (Cambridge, 2013), Weimar Radicals: Nazis and Communists Between Authenticity and Performance: Nazis and Communists Between Authenticity and Performance (New York: Berghahn Books, 2009), and the forthcoming Sixties Europe (Cambridge UP, 2018). He is also co-editor of The Global Sixties in Sound and Vision: Media, Counterculture, Revolt (Palgrave, 2014) and Between the Avantgarde and the Everyday: Subversive Politics in Europe, 1957 to the Present (Berghahn, 2011). He has been received a number of awards and honors, including an American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship, 2 Fulbright Fellowships, and the Berlin Prize of the American Academy in Berlin. His new book project is entitled The Greening of Cold War Germany: Environmentalism and Social Movements across the Wall and Beyond, 1968-1989.

University Announcements and Events

Come Hear from Study Abroad Alumni at the CAS Returned Student Panel

Study Abroad

Donate Food and Funds to Lincoln CAN

Students are encouraged to form teams and collect food and funds throughout September for Lincoln CAN, a month-long food drive. Register individually or as a team at the Food Bank of Lincoln's website.

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Gain Inclusive Skills at Leadership Out LOUD

Leadership Out LOUD is a two-day student leadership retreat designed to help students gain confidence in facilitating difficult conversations and create inclusive environments. Participants will attend sessions on Oct. 20-21. Apply at the link below!

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Character Council Seeking Membership

Character CouncilThe Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Character Council is looking for new members! We promote positivity and good character on campus and in the Lincoln community. This is a council of students that are passionate about recognizing integrity. Applications are due September 25th by 1:00 P.M.

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Dr. Franco's Celebration of Life on Sept. 21

Join us as we celebrate the life of Dr. Juan Franco, former Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, on Sept. 21 at 3:30 PM at the Wick Alumni Center.

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Law School Essay Workshop

Pre-Law Students,

The law school application essay is your interview on paper and your first impression to your dream law schools. Find out how to write your best application essay for law school at this workshop.

Law School Application Personal Statement Workshop

Thursday, Sept. 21, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. (Love Library South 221)

This workshop will discuss what law schools are looking for in personal statements, and provide participants with writing exercises to begin the process of developing your individual story in a strong and compelling manner. We will also be joined by a writing expert from the UNL Writing Center.

Curiosity Talks

Curiosity Talks engage current students, faculty and alumni in the College of Arts and Sciences. By telling their stories, alumni give students an opportunity to explore career paths related to their chosen majors/disciplines and ask questions.

Life Isn't Linear on THURSDAY, SEPT. 21, 2017 from 3:00–5:00 P.M. | BAILEY LIBRARY

Robert D. Rogers, B.A., International Studies and Latin American Studies ('71)

Where in the World  Can Curiosity Take You? on THURSDAY, SEPT. 28, 2017 at 3:00 P.M. | COLONIAL ROOM, CITY UNION

Arthur H. Hughes, B.A., History ('61)

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Internships, Jobs, and Professional Development

Apply for Spring Engl 495 Prairie Schooner & African Poetry Book Fund Internships

Prairie Schooner and the African Poetry Book Fund will consider applications for Spring 2018 semester through October 31 and begin accepting summer (May-Aug) 2018 applications through March 2018. Interns will receive course credit, Engl 495. Interns spend 9 hours per week in the office for the duration of the semester; summer intenrs spend 10 hours per week. Interested applicants should send an e-mail to Managing Editor Ashley Strosnider ( with a brief cover letter outlining why you're interested in the internship, what skills or experience you can bring, and what you hope to learn, along with your resume. 

The African Poetry Book Fund promotes and advances the development and publication of the poetic arts through its book series, contests, workshops, and seminars, and through its collaborations with publishers, festivals, booking agents, colleges, universities, conferences and all other entities that share an interest in the poetic arts of Africa. For more information, click here

Engl 495 Spring Internship with the Nebraska Writers Collective

The Nebraska Writers Collective is a non-profit that exists to promote creative writing and performance poetry throughout the Midwest. It accomplishes this mainly through writing workshops offered in Nebraska and Iowa.
LOUDER THAN A BOMB: GREAT PLAINS As an intern your main responsibility will be helping with all aspects of LTAB: Great Plains. This is the biggest youth poetry festival in the region, with hundreds of students from 42 high schools and youth programs participating from September through April of each year. Students work with NWC Teaching Artists for weeks or even months writing, revising, and rehearsing original performance poetry.
LTAB will give you experience in teaching and mentoring youth, organizing and running events, and being part of a growing non-profit that values your input.

Business & Liberal Arts Career Fair--for student jobs & internships

Career talk isn't so scary when you know what to expect. Think of the Career Fair as one step in the Career process. Meet with your advisor to discuss what to expect. Kelly will be there to cheer you on!

Monday, September 25th, 1:00-5:00 PM at Pinnacle Bank Arena!

Husker Hire Link Full-Time Jobs and Internships

University of Nebraska Career Services encourages you to view a few of our new postings from Husker Hire Link. For a complete list of full-time opportunities, internships, and part-time jobs, please visit

Community Events

Film Streams

Check out showtimes for Film Streams this week here!

Experience the Humanities

Saturday, September 23

LINCOLN - 9 a.m.

Nebraska Warrior Writers

at the V.A. Auditorium

OMAHA - 10:15 a.m.

Nebraska Warrior Writers

at the Willa Cather Library

Visit for more events!

Humanities on the Edge presents Timothy Scott Brown

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Stay Woke: Readings in Social Justice

Junot Díaz on "Radical Hope is Our Best Weapon"

Radical Hope Is Our Best Weapon

“From the bottom will the genius come that makes our ability to live with each other possible. I believe that with all my heart.” These are the words of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Dominican-American writer Junot Díaz. His hope is fiercely reality-based, a product of centuries lodged in his body of African-Caribbean suffering, survival, and genius."

What Liberals Get Wrong About Identity Politics

"In the mid-1970s, a group of black feminist scholars and activists began meeting in Boston to form an organization that would address the political concerns of black women, which they felt had been ignored by the larger feminist movement. The group included renowned poet Audre Lorde, celebrated scholar/activist Barbara Smith, and future First Lady of New York City Chirlane McCray, among others. They called themselves the Combahee River Collective, taking their name from the South Carolina site where the abolitionist Harriet Tubman led a military campaign that freed more than 750 enslaved people in 1863." Continue reading here

Literary News

Books on Race and Politics Lead the Longlist for the National Book Award in Nonfiction

"The 10 finalists for the National Book Award in nonfiction have been announced. They include four books directly addressing the history of race relations between blacks and whites in America; two that consider conservative forces in American culture; and one, by Naomi Klein, that advocates for progressive action during Donald Trump’s presidency." Continue reading here

Tracy K. Smith Named New U.S. Poet Laureate

"Tracy K. Smith grew up in a house lined with books, an eclectic library that included dime-store mysteries, 19th-century novels, science fiction paperbacks, Shakespeare’s sonnets and Reader’s Digest Abridged Classics. It seemed vast to her as a child, but soon she’ll have full run of the world’s largest library: On Wednesday, Smith was named the new poet laureate of the United States." Continue reading here

Announcing a Trump Poetry Contest

"Shall I compare thee to a Trump?

Well, perhaps not. But I would like to invite you to submit entries to a new poetry contest meant to capture the ethos of our times in verse. And if you can make us feel better, or laugh, or think more deeply, so much the better." Continue reading here

Which Jane Austen?

Tinkering with Austen’s image has a long history. Continue reading here

The New World of William Carlos Williams

Why is it, almost fifty years after his death, Williams’s reputation still seems to be haunted by a ghost of uncertainty? Continue reading here

Three Poems from Prairie Schooner Featured in Best American Poetry 2017

The annual Best American Series has become an annual must-read for lovers of short stories, essays, travel writing, comics, "nonrequired reading," and, yes, poetry. The Best American Poetry 2017, guest-edited by Natasha Trethewey, is no exception. That's why we're so proud that three poems originally published in Prairie Schooner were chosen for inclusion:"last summer of innocence" by Danez Smith, "Maricón" by R.T. Smith, and "Afraid To Pray" by Pamela Sutton. The stylistic and thematic concerns of each poem are unique, yet they are all crafted with care and possessing of a voice you can't quite shake. Congratulations to these three awesome authors!

Lit Hub Daily

2017 Kirkus Prize Finalists have been announced, as well as the winners of the Honey & Wax Book Collecting Prize!

Film News

Laurie Richards Conferred with the Mary Riepma Ross Award

Laurie Richards, Nebraska Film Officer, received the prestigious Mary Riepma Ross Award during a gala ceremony on Saturday, August 26.  The Friends of the Ross honored Laurie in recognition of her invaluable contributions to the arts and cinema in Nebraska.  The ceremony, held in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Van Brunt Visitors Center, included testimonials from several people involved in the movie industry, a performance by jazz singer Jackie Allen, as well as a duet medley with Jackie and Laurie. 

Named in honor of the theater’s principal benefactor, the Mary Riepma Ross Award pays tribute to those whose roots or artistic concerns are grounded in the Great Plains region and culture, and whose life and work has contributed significantly to the art of cinema and our state.  Previous winners include Mary Riepma Ross, Sandy Dennis, Joan Micklin Silver, Peter Fonda, James Coburn, Alexander Payne, John Beasley, Norman Geske, Michael Hill, June Levine, Lew Hunter, Frank Blythe, Judy and Hal Hoppe, Lucy Comine Buntain, and Danny Ladely.

Laurie has been involved in promoting the state to the movie and entertainment industry since 1995, when she became the State Film Officer with the Nebraska Department of Economic Development. She has worked with several major feature films, documentaries, music videos and various commercials on location in Nebraska and, has contributed to local independent film and entertainment activities across the state. She has also produced several arts related documentaries about the arts and artists in Nebraska. Richards has served on the board of the Association of Film Commissioners International, the worldwide membership organization that creates and provides leadership and training with standard response and resources to the film industry.

The Mary Riepma Ross Theater shows innovative American independent work including non-narrative, experimental films and video; classic foreign and American cinema illustrative of traditional and historical perspective: documentaries which examine a wide variety of issues of concern; and contemporary foreign cinema of substance.  Programming efforts include MET Opera Live in HD, increasing the Ross’s educational and cultural reach into the community at large.

On Frederick Wiseman’s 42nd Film

"In his 42nd film, Frederick Wiseman examines the New York Public Library from both his Olympian and activist perspectives." Continue reading here

Other Announcements

Collection News - Georgia O'Keeffe

Georgia O'Keeffe's New York, Night has returned to Sheldon after touring with a major retrospective exhibition, which originated at Tate Modern in London and subsequently traveled to the Bank Austria Kunstforum in Vienna and the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto.

In the 1925, O’Keeffe and her husband, the photographer and gallerist Alfred Stieglitz, took up residence in New York City in the three-year-old Shelton Hotel, then the tallest residential tower ever constructed. Her work space there—the world’s first skyscraper studio—inspired a series of paintings including this canvas.

New York, Night is currently on view in Sheldon Treasures with other well-known and beloved objects from Sheldon's permanent collection.

Georgia O’Keeffe
Sun Prairie, WI 1887–Santa Fe, NM 1986
New York, Night 
Oil on canvas, 1928–29
40 1/8 x 19 3/16 inches
Nebraska Art Association, Thomas C. Woods Memorial, N-107.1958

First-Year Experience & Transition Programs Offers Study Stops!

Join us for free tutoring (from students who've done well in the course), resources and tips for studing more effectively, and peer mentoring to help you through your classes!

Monday-Thursday from 6:00-8:00 PM, Love North Learning Commons

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