Old Glory reaches toward the scattered clouds in the sky on City Campus.

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln has taken a significant step toward meeting its aim of broadening the University’s engagement in community, industry, and global partnerships as part of the N2025 strategic plan, a five-year plan launched in 2020.

Save the Date for MHDI's October Health Equity Grand Rounds

Mark your calendars for MHDI's Health Equity Grand Rounds event on October 4, 2023, from 1:00 to 2:30 PM CT in the Nebraska Union: Platte River Room. It will feature a presentation by Satveer Kaur-Gill on “Racially Discordant Provider-Patient Communication during End-of-Life Conversations." Learn more and register: https://events.unl.edu/MHDI/2023/10/04/169275/.

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Tippens to present MHDI talk Sept. 28

Julie Tippens will present “Visual and Participatory Approaches to Identify Refugees’ (Mental) Health-Promoting Resources: A Photovoice Study with Yazidi Women” at 1 p.m. Sept. 28. The event is free and open to the public.

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Tasha Golden

Tasha Golden will give a talk on “Arts, Health and Health Equity: Opportunities for Impact” at 1 p.m. Feb. 8. This event is free and open to the public. 

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Laina Bay-Cheng, vice president of faculty affairs at York University

Laina Bay-Cheng will join the Minority Health Disparities Initiative at 1 p.m. Oct. 5 via Zoom, for the inaugural Health Equity Grand Rounds event.

Bay-Cheng will give a talk on “Capable of Risk: Sexual Vulnerability and Dignity in the Sexual Lives of Marginalized Youth.”

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

Megan Cardwell (left) hugs her twin sister, Marissa Oliver, after the summer 2022 commencement ceremony on Aug. 13.

How did a pair of sisters from Liverpool, New York, find themselves at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln to pursue their graduate education? It was a mix of opportunity, love and twinning.

And as they graduate with their doctorates Aug. 13 at Pinnacle Bank Arena, twins Megan Cardwell and Marissa Oliver now call Nebraska a second home.

“We have come to feel like native Cornhuskers,” Cardwell said. “Graduating from Nebraska, (we’re) leaving with gifts we never thought we would encounter in this life.”

(From left) Husker researchers Arthur “Trey” Andrews, Tierney Lorenz and Sara Reyes are part of a team investigating how interpersonal discrimination affects Latinos, creating wear and tear on the body that may ultimately lead to chronic health conditions like cardiovascular disease.

A University of Nebraska–Lincoln researcher is leading a team using National Institutes of Health funding to investigate how interpersonal discrimination gets “under the skin” for Latinos, creating wear and tear on the body that may ultimately lead to chronic health conditions like cardiovascular disease.