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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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Jordan Soliz is interviewed in the University Communication office

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.

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Eric Weaver sits in his lab wearing a mask

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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Five Things with Troy Smith

Monday, July 6, 2020

If you’re trying to manage employees during the current coronavirus pandemic, you want to aim for on-the-job consistency. Troy Smith is an assistant professor of management at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business. His research suggests during stressful times, consistency heightens performance and well-being. Find out more in this episode of Faculty 101: Five Things with Troy Smith.

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Troy Smith teaches MNGT 360 - Managing Behavior in Organizations in Howard Hawks Hall.

Five Things with Brad Lubben

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused widespread economic damage to the country…including agriculture. In this episode of Faculty 101, we hear from University of Nebraska-Lincoln agriculture economist Brad Lubben about the unique challenges facing farmers and ranchers and how they can weather the storm.

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Five Things with Ajai Ammachathram

Monday, June 8, 2020

The hospitality industry has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. Hotels, resorts, restaurants and other businesses are beginning to reopen but the industry faces big challenges ahead. Ajai Ammachathram is an assistant professor in the Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He has 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry. In this episode of Faculty 101 we talked to Ammachathram about what’s ahead…and what it will take to bring customers back.

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Ajai Ammachathram, working with HRTM students in the catering class in Leverton Hall.

Jennifer Johnson Jorgensen: A Passion for Fashion

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Jennifer Johnson Jorgensen had a career in the fashion and merchandising industry before coming to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In her classroom, Dr. Jorgensen provides a holistic education that prepares students for a variety of industry careers. In this episode of Faculty 101, Dr. Jorgensen shares the major trends consumers can expect to see when they go shopping in the next decade.

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Jennifer Johnson Jorgensen laughs with students in front of dress forms

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