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UNL News Releases: Speakers

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SciPop talks to focus on cosmetics, parasites
Cosmetic science and parasite biodiversity will be the topics of SciPop Talks! events Feb. 24 and 25 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Rebecca Lai, an associate professor of chemistry at UNL, will deliver "Cosmetic Science: The Beauty of Chemis…
Great Plains lecture to focus on North America's rarest mammal
In 1986, only 18 black-footed ferrets remained in North America. Thanks to a national and international recovery effort, the mammal now enjoys a stable population. David Jachowski, author of "Wild Again: The Struggle to Save the Black-Footed Ferret,"…
SciPop talk to explore how trees communicate
Whether it's the Ents in "The Lord of the Rings" or Groot in "Guardians of the Galaxy," the notion that trees can talk is a curious idea. But can trees do that in real life? What language do they use? How do they communicate? Find out the answers to…
Morrill Hall to offer free Thursday night admission in February
Pose with the plesiosaur and mingle with the mammoths in Morrill Hall for free on Thursday nights in February. The University of Nebraska State Museum in Morrill Hall, south of 14th and Vine streets, will offer visitors free admission from 4:30 to 8 …
SciPop talk to focus on high-fidelity memes
Do you find yourself searching for hours to send the funniest meme to your friend? If so, "Memes, You're Doing It Wrong" is the SciPop talk for you. Brad Elder, associate professor of biology at Doane College, will explain how high-fidelity memes se…
E.N. Thompson lecture rescheduled for Feb. 23
Due to expected winter weather, the E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues lecture by Sheryl WuDunn that was originally planned for Feb. 2 has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 23. WuDunn will deliver her speech, "Half the Sky: Turning Oppression in…
2016 Great Plains Symposium to explore life of Neihardt
Though he is best known for his book "Black Elk Speaks," Nebraska poet laureate in perpetuity John G. Neihardt was the author of scores of other poems, stories and essays about the Great Plains, science, spirituality, Native people and the settlement…
SciPop series to kick off with talk on shapeshifting, invisibility
Interested in shapeshifting, invisibility and other science-fiction tropes? As cutting-edge physics research is reinventing matter itself, phenomena like these are becoming increasingly possible. From metamaterials to claytronics to synthetic biology…
WuDunn to discuss global women's rights at E.N. Thompson Forum
Editor's note: Due to expected winter weather, this lecture has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Feb. 23. Sheryl WuDunn asserts that the greatest unexploited resource in the modern world isn't oil or gold or wind. It's women. While there is no simple …
New Morrill Hall program invites participants to eat, drink, talk science
The University of Nebraska State Museum introduces a monthly Science Cafe program for adults 21 and older. The first event will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Jan. 21 at Mueller Planetarium in Morrill Hall, south of 14th and Vine streets. Science Cafe is a …
Experts discuss international trade during Heuermann Lecture
Clayton Yeutter, former U.S. trade representative and U.S. secretary of agriculture, and Darci Vetter, chief agricultural negotiator for the Office of the United States Trade Representative, talked about the history of international trade and opportu…
Martin Luther King Jr. Week observances scheduled at UNL Jan. 18-21
Martin Luther King Jr. Week at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will begin with the 21st Annual MLK Youth Rally and March at 8 a.m. Jan. 18. The annual event, sponsored by Lincoln Public Schools, will start with a pre-rally and empowerment program…
Author, activist Moore to speak Jan. 19; first 2016 E.N. Thompson lecture
Author Wes Moore knows that being a leader -- both in your personal life and in the business world -- comes down to personal responsibility. Drawing on his experiences as a leader in the public and private sectors and in the military, Moore often ex…
Heuermann Lecture to focus on international trade for U.S. agriculture
The history and vision for the future of international trade for U.S. agriculture will be the subject of the next Heuermann Lecture on Jan. 12. Clayton Yeutter, former U.S. trade representative and U.S. secretary of agriculture, and Darci Vetter, the…
Quilt scholar Virginia Gunn to speak Dec. 6
Virginia Gunn -- quilt scholar, author and professor at the University of Akron in Ohio -- will discuss influences on 19th-century red and green applique quilts in a free lecture at 2 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Home Economics Building, room 31, on the Univer…


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