UNL News Releases: Speakers

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Artist, naturalist Lokke to discuss history of timber rattlesnake
John Lokke, an artist, naturalist and historian, will present on the history of the timber rattlesnake, the largest and most imperiled venomous snake in Nebraska, at 7 p.m. April 22 in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Hardin Ha…
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History director to speak April 23
Kirk Johnson, Sant Director of the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, will discuss the importance of Nebraska's fossil record and its contribution to the great story of life on Earth on April 23. …
Value of humanities topic of April 16 Nebraska Lecture
Albert Einstein once declared that imagination was more important than knowledge. The value of imagination, and how it inspires critical thinking and new ideas, is the focus of the University of Nebraska-Lin…
Bitcoin experts to discuss advantages of crypto-currencies March 31
Two authorities on Bitcoin will discuss the economic and societal opportunities of a world that embraces crypto-currencies during a presentation on March 31 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. UNL's Colle…
Elizabeth Streb on 'How to Become Extreme Action Hero' at Lied April 2
Known as the Evel Knievel of dance, Elizabeth Streb, founder of the Streb Extreme Action Co., will present a lecture on "How to Become an Extreme Action Hero" at 7:30 p.m. April 2 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Lied Center…
E.N. Thompson talk to examine competency of U.S. education system
The United States is by most measures a superpower, but studies, test scores and anecdotal evidence suggests Americans are lagging behind in education. How is the United States able to compete in an increasi…
'How (and Why) to Travel World' in March 13 program
The University Program Council at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will present "How (and Why) To Travel the World" with Andy Stoll at 7:30 p.m. March 13 in the auditorium of the Nebraska Union, 14th and R streets. …
NYU's Richard Epstein to deliver Pound Lecture on March 4
Richard Epstein, one of the most influential thinkers in legal academia, will deliver the annual Roscoe Pound Lecture at the University of Nebraska College of Law on March 4. The talk will begin at noon in t…
Great Plains Seminar to cover changing ideas on population growth
Great Plains residents and boosters have often welcomed and promoted population growth in the region. And yet the ideas of British pastor Thomas Malthus -- who famously argued at the turn of the 19th century that population growth …
Japanese textiles expert Elizabeth Wilson to speak Feb. 20 at UNL
Elizabeth Wilson, an expert on Japanese textiles and a successful business woman, will speak at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on Feb. 20. Wilson will share the history and workings of her unique busines…
'Sci Pop Talks!' talk series begins Feb. 26 at Love Library
On Feb. 26, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries will start a new talk series, "Sci Pop Talks! Where Science Intersects Pop Culture," to be held every Wednesday at 7 pm in the Mezzanine Study Room (Room 221) of Love Library, 13…
Activist Wu to address U.S./China relations in 21st century
The University Program Council at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will present "In the Mouth of the Dragon: U.S./China Relations in the 21st Century" with human rights activist Harry Wu on Feb. 10. Wu wil…
E.N. Thompson dialogue will explore American military's role
After more than a decade of fighting against terrorism in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, the United States faces tough questions about the role of its military, the costs of maintaining troop numbers, developing new weapo…
Jan. 15 Olson Seminar to cover Omaha's 1898 World's Fair
In 1898, Omaha was both a city on the rise as well as a frontier town, a split personality highlighted at the Trans-Mississippi Exposition -- a world's fair in the Great Plains. That will be the theme of the…
Mary Zicafoose tapestries and prints at Hillestad Gallery Dec. 2-Jan. 17
"Mountains and Ghosts: New Ikat Tapestries and Prints," an exhibition of works by Omaha artist Mary Zicafoose, will be on display at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery from Dec. 2 through Jan. 17…


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