UNL News Releases: Speakers

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Nebraska Lecture will examine Higgs boson
The Higgs boson -- often dubbed the "God particle" for its potential to explain the fundamental fabric of the universe -- has captured scientists' attention for decades. The April 8 Nebraska Lecture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will examine …
Entrepreneurship event to feature student competitions, awards
The Center for Entrepreneurship in UNL's College of Business Administration will host EntrepreneuringDays@UNL from April 7-9 at Embassy Suites in Lincoln. The event, which is open to the public, features student competitions and celebrates entreprene…
Author examines life as a woman under socialism
As an author, poet and cultural ambassador, Brenda Flanagan has traveled the world, but only the Czech Republic has endeared itself to her so much that she considers the country her second home. In a public lecture, Flanagan will share stories about…
Expert: Americans' acceptance of climate change increasing
Everyone should take a course in climate change 101, a widely recognized expert on public opinion of the topic said Tuesday. Anthony Leiserowitz, director of the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication and research scientist in the School of Fo…
Water for Food Director Roberto Lenton to speak March 18
Earlier this month, media outlets across the country covered the release of new analysis that says the Great Plains is poised for an exceptional megadrought sometime between the years 2050 and 2100. Drought preparedness and management will be exceed…
UT's Ian Hancock to speak on Romani discrimination, history
Ian Hancock, one of the world’s foremost scholars on Romani history and human rights issues, will visit the University of Nebraska-Lincoln March 16 to present a public lecture entitled "Gypsies vs. Roma: The Price of Identity." A professor of Engl…
Poet Tsitsi Jaji to give talk, reading at UNL
Poet and scholar Tsitsi Jaji will give two public talks at events co-sponsored by Prairie Schooner, UNL’s international literary journal, on Feb. 26. The first event, a lecture titled “Africa in Stereo: L…
Olson seminars kick off spring semester with controversial state taxes topic
The spring semester's first lecture in the Center for Great Plains Studies' Paul A. Olson Seminars in Great Plains Studies series will feature University of Nebraska-Lincoln economists Eric Thompson and John Anderson speaking on taxes in the region. …
Milton Chen to speak at E.N. Thompson Forum Feb. 24
The engines of the U.S. economy rely on entrepreneurship, technology and innovating new products and services. A key to developing children's creativity and their ability to innovate is nurturing their natural curiosity. …
Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, to speak at UNL about social change
Sybrina Fulton, who has dedicated her life to social change since the 2012 death of her 17-year-old son Trayvon Martin, will speak Feb. 18 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on personal responsibility and social change. The UNL Office of Academic…
'Breaking Bad' actor R.J. Mitte to appear at Nebraska Union Feb. 3
"Breaking Bad" actor R.J. Mitte will present "Overcoming Adversity: Turning a Disadvantage into an Advantage" at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 3 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Sponsored by the University Program Co…
'SciPop Talks!' series begins Feb. 4 at UNL's Love Library
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries has announced the schedule of its spring talk series, "Sci Pop Talks!" which start Feb. 4. The talks explore the science within favorite popular culture icons and are…
Empowerment Network's Barney to keynote MLK Week at UNL
Willie Barney, president and facilitator of Omaha's Empowerment Network, will deliver the keynote address for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Week. Barney will speak at 4 p.m. Jan. 20 durin…
Sheldon's Robert Schatz exhibition to open with reception, artist talk
Sheldon Museum of Art at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will open the exhibition, "A New Line of Thinking: Recent Sculpture by Robert Schatz," on Jan. 16 with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. and a gallery talk by the artist at…
Cellist Yo-Yo Ma to deliver Thompson Forum lecture Dec. 5
World-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma will deliver a lecture Dec. 5 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Lied Center for Performing Arts as part of the E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues. The lecture, "Cultura…


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