Alumni Enews Spring 2020

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Tyler White, Associate Professor of Practice in the Department of Political Science, recording the lecture for "National Security Studies 475: Threats and Solutions to Global Security in the 21st Century" from his home office.

Our COVID-19 Response

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In early March, the college, and university as a whole, quickly took action to prepare for the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on our students, faculty, and staff.

Moving to remote learning and working may have been one of the largest coordinated endeavors we have had to execute in a very short time period. We are happy to report that in our third week of online classes, we are encouraged by the creativity of our faculty, the perseverance of our students, and the flexibilty of our staff.

It is the purest form of grit.

The university has been diligent in communicating in a timely manner and has assembled a wealth of information on their COVID-19 site.

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On the lighter side, we even included a Dean's Office playlist that was shared broadly.

Alumni Master: Dr. Charles Wilson

Dr. Charles Wilson

Alumnus Charles Wilson was selected to represent the College of Arts and Sciences for the Nebraska Alumni Association's 2020 class of Alumni Masters. Alumni who have shown great promise, success, and leadership in their fields return to campus during the annual Alumni Masters Week—postponed this year—to share their experiences and knowledge with students and be recognized by the university.

After earning his undergraduate degree in 1960–majoring in chemistry, English, and history–he completed medical school at Northwestern and specialty training in cardiology at the Mayo Clinic. He also served as a medical officer in an army field hospital during the Vietnam War.

Wilson was a leader in health care in Nebraska during a 40-year career, which included co-founding the Nebraska Heart Institute and the Lincoln Cardiac Transplant Program. He also served as chair of the Lincoln Community Health Endowment.

Passionate about higher education, he was elected to three terms on the University of Nebraska Board of Regents and served as chair of the Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education. He helped found the Humanities in Medicine program at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and University of Nebraska Medical Center with an endowment for student scholarships and speakers focused on the intersection of medicine and the humanities. He has served on the Dean’s Alumni Advisory Council in the college for four years.

Alumni Masters Week is sponsored by the Nebraska Alumni Association, the Student Alumni Association, and the Chancellor's Office.

Awards Season

Recognizing faculty, students, and staff who have excelled

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Faculty and staff were recognized for advancing the mission of teaching, research, and service.

Four students earned Student Luminary awards for their exceptional leadership and commitment to improving campus life.

Seven undergraduate students have been selected to be part of the inaugural group of STEM CONNECT Scholars.

Three students earned Graduate Fellowships from the National Science Foundation for demonstrating the potential for significant research achievements.

72 faculty and staff received Parents Recognition Awards from the university's Parents Association, based on nominations from parents.

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Husker Bingo!

Ready for a break? We encourage our community to take the time for some Husker Bingo!

For a little extra incentive to play and share, we will send a College of Arts and Sciences t-shirt to the alumni who sends us a photo of themselves with a bingo (five winners total):

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