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Life hacks and success stories from Nebraska faculty

Memories and Big Skies: The Art of Francisco SoutoThursday, March 21, 2019

Francisco Souto left his native Venezuela and found beauty in Nebraska. In this edition of Faculty 101, Professor Souto talks about the artwork he creates to express his feelings about his native country and his adopted state. And he shares how injury changed the way he views the world.

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Francisco Souto in his studio

Falling Bricks and a Broken Elevator: The Journey to Open Cherish NebraskaThursday, March 7, 2019

Visitors to the University of Nebraska State Museum are enjoying the new exhibit floor that opened last month. Cherish Nebraska features seven galleries that celebrate the state’s diverse natural history and the science behind our unique ecosystems. In this episode of Faculty 101, we look at back at the sometimes rocky journey to open the new exhibit floor and the community of experts who helped make Cherish Nebraska a reality.

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Deadric Williams: Enthusiasm on SteroidsFriday, February 22, 2019

In the classroom, Deadric Williams brings energy. His enthusiasm is infectious and lights a fire in his students. The sociology professor’s research also brings clarity to the struggles faced by new parents who struggle with the demands of day-to-day life. This episode of Faculty 101 looks at how this first generation college student from Mississippi found his calling and his passion.

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Deadric Williams Portrait

Saving Nebraska TreasuresFriday, February 8, 2019

Nebraska history comes to life in the basement of Love Library on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus. Documents, photos, books and artifacts are preserved and protected by the staff at the Archives and Special Collections. In this episode, university archivist Mary Ellen Ducey takes us on a tour of this hidden treasure.

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Mary Ellen Ducey in the archives library

Keeping the Peace: Family CommunicationMonday, November 26, 2018

Holidays bring family and friends together. But how do you avoid arguments with that uncle or cousin you never see? In this episode, Communication Professor Dawn O. Braithwaite has advice on effective family communication. And she shares what she’s learned through her research on stepfamilies.

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Dawn Braithwaite in her office

Thankful for Food Safety!Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Over the next month, many of us will be sitting down for family meals and attending holiday parties. On this episode of Faculty 101, we hear about research to fight the deadliest bacteria that threatens our food supply...and consumer advice to guard against food poisoning.

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Moxley and Jones in a lab

Can’t We All Just Get Along?Friday, November 2, 2018

Does it feel like the entire country is in a bad mood? This week on Faculty 101, we explore the environment of angry rhetoric that seems to be in the driver’s seat. How does civility in public discourse impact democracy? And what can we do about it?

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Special Topic: Civility in Public Discourse

Magic in the Chemistry LabFriday, October 19, 2018

As a teenager, Rebecca Lai wanted to be a fashion designer. Today, she designs technology that could someday be used to monitor our water supply or cure disease. Find out more about Dr. Lai’s research and how she brings Harry Potter to the chemistry classroom.

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Rebecca Lai in the Lab

The Power of LanguageThursday, October 4, 2018

Isabel Velázquez teaches students who will teach Spanish in Nebraska schools. She studies language transmission and maintenance. And she believes it’s important for students to learn more than one language. How did this former journalist from Mexico find her way to Nebraska? Learn more in this episode of Faculty 101. 

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Isabel Velázquez in the Classroom

Dipra Jha: International Man of HospitalityThursday, September 20, 2018

What happens behind the scenes at a luxury Las Vegas hotel? Hospitality, Tourism and Management Professor Dipra Jha works with some of the biggest hotel brands in the business. And he brings industry information back to the classroom to benefit students. Today on Faculty 101, a conversation with the professor about hotels, artificial intelligence and how to handle jet lag.

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Portrait of Jha inside the Graduate Hotel in Lincoln, Nebraska