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On Stage with Andy Park

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

In his theater career, Andy Park has worked with puppets and whales. He writes musicals and started his own theater company. Now, he brings his life experience to the stage at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In this episode of Faculty 101, find out how UNL students earn professional experience in theater and why Andy Park recommends you leap before you’re ready.

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Five Things with Kyle Langvardt

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Social media is a driving force in our world and a place to express our opinions. But does freedom of speech exist on social media platforms? Kyle Langvardt is a First Amendment scholar and a member of the Nebraska Technology and Governance Center at the University of Nebraska College of Law. In this episode, Langvardt talks about the complex issues related to free speech and governance of social media and why it’s important for students and universities to study them.

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Remembering 9/11 with Barney McCoy

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

As we approach the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Americans look back on where they were on that tragic day. A University of Nebraska-Lincoln broadcast journalism professor was working as a reporter in Columbus, Ohio on September 11, 2001. When the attacks happened, Barney McCoy and his news crew headed for New York City. In this report, he looks back on that difficult time.

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Five Things about Medical Racism with Deirdre Cooper Owens

Friday, February 19, 2021

She teaches students about the history of pandemics. Her work is known all over the country. And a book she wrote was used as a reference for a popular series on HBO. Deirdre Cooper Owens is the Charles and Linda Wilson Professor in the History of Medicine and Director of the Humanities in Medicine program at UNL. In this episode she explains why African Americans don’t always trust the medical system and steps she’s taking to make a change.

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Five Things with Kevin Smith

Monday, October 26, 2020

Americans are feeling the stress of a contentious national election. University of Nebraska-Lincoln political scientist Smith says genetics and environment play a role in how we react to political polarization.

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Susan Levine Ourada: Dance Takes Center Stage at Nebraska

Monday, October 12, 2020

When she first came to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Susan Levine Ourada thought she’d be in Lincoln for a year. But the temporary position turned into an academic career that has lasted 16 years. As head of the dance department at Nebraska, Ourada has watched the program flourish in its goal to provide serious dance training to students. In this episode of Faculty 101, we take a tour of the new dance space at the Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts. And learn how this native New Yorker found her home at UNL.

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Five Things with Jordan Soliz

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Jordan Soliz provides research-based insight into how a diverse background shapes a person’s identity. In this episode of Faculty 101, a look at the communication studies professor’s own background and the challenges of communication in a mixed-race family.

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Five Things with Daniel Tannenbaum

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Millions of Americans could face eviction from their homes this fall. As unemployment benefits run out and bans on eviction begin to lapse, those who lost their jobs because of the coronavirus pandemic will struggle when the rent comes due. Daniel Tannenbaum is an assistant professor of economics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His research into eviction helps shed light on the causes and consequences of eviction.

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Five Things with Eric Weaver

Monday, August 3, 2020

The race is on to develop a vaccine for COVID-19. But work is also underway at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to find a better, longer-lasting vaccine for influenza, another global threat. Leading the way is Eric Weaver, associate professor of biological sciences. In this edition of Faculty 101, Dr. Weaver talks about his new research collaboration and why he’s hopeful about the future. | Show Notes: More about Eric Weaver ›› biosci.unl.edu/eric-weaver; more about the Virology Center ›› go.unl.edu/yeb7

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Five Things with Helen Fagan

Friday, July 17, 2020

Diversity and inclusion are common buzzwords. But what’s the difference between the two? And what’s the benefit to creating an inclusive workplace? Helen Fagan is director of Leadership Engagement for the University of Nebraska Rural Futures Institute. She is an associate professor of practice in agricultural leadership education and communication at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. And her research focuses on how inclusive leadership helps transform organizations.

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