UNL News Releases: Speakers

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Environmental education pioneer to speak at Center for Great Plains Studies
In the middle of the NamibRand Nature Reserve, surrounded by oryx and herds of zebra, an innovative program to educate youths about the natural environment has taken hold. Viktoria Keding, the director of this program and a world-class environmental…
E.N. Thompson Forum announces 2015-16 series, 'Activism'
The E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has announced its 2015-16 lecture series, “Activism.” This year the forum will welcome four well-known activists – Jose Antonio Vargas, Bill McKibben, Wes Moore and S…
Musician, activist Buffy Sainte-Marie to perform at UNL May 15
Buffy Sainte-Marie -- singer-songwriter and member of the Cree Nation -- will perform at 7:30 p.m. May 15 at Kimball Recital Hall, 11th and R streets on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus. Sainte-Marie is best known for her 1960s protest anth…
UNL to award nearly 3,000 degrees May 8-9
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's May commencement exercises will be May 8-9 at Pinnacle Bank Arena and the Lied Center for Performing Arts. The arena, at 400 Pinnacle Arena Drive, will host the ceremony for students earning graduate and professi…
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to address UNL College of Law graduates May 9
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. -- author, environmental activist and accomplished environmental attorney -- will deliver the commencement address to the graduates of the University of Nebraska College of Law at 3 p.m. May 9 at the Lied Center for Performing A…
Conservationist Reading to speak at Center for Great Plains Studies
Look at a picture of the Mongolian steppe and you might swear it's the Platte River Valley in Nebraska. There are actually many similarities between the North American Great Plains and this Asian steppe, a temperate grassland covering 342,000 square …
Artist Kim Russo to speak at Sheldon April 28
Using her own studio work and professional path as examples, Kim Russo will share her thoughts on the importance of authenticity, sincerity and passion to an artist's studio practice during a talk April 28 at the Sheldon Museum of Art, 12th and R str…
College of Engineering to host E-Day Open House April 17
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Engineering's annual E-Day Open House will take place Friday, April 17, at the Nebraska Innovation Campus Conference Center, 2021 Transformation Drive in Lincoln. The event, which runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p…
Spring Affair plant and gardening event set for April 25
Spring Affair, the Midwest's largest plant sale and gardening event, will take place April 25 at the Lancaster Event Center. More than 500 perennials, herbs, grasses, trees, shrubs and other plants will be available at the sale, which runs from 9 a.…
Nationally renowned speakers to explore Latino issues April 14-16
UNL’s Institute for Ethnic Studies will celebrate spring with three lectures featuring nationally recognized speakers. The series, which runs April 14-16, includes receptions with students, faculty, staff and the public. Each of the free, public l…
Author seeks to re-dress America in the age of fast fashion
The Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design will host a free public lecture and book signing by Linda Przybyszewski, author of "The Lost Art of Dress: The Women Who Once Made America Stylish," at 5 p.m. April 20 in the Nebraska Union…
Civil War historian to speak at Great Plains lecture
UNL history professor Kenneth Winkle will speak about the Civil War at the final Paul A. Olson Seminar in Great Plains Studies lecture of the spring semester at 3:30 p.m. April 15. Before the Civil War, cotton production represented the foundation o…
World Food Prize Laureate to speak at Heuermann Lecture
Monsanto Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Robert Fraley will speak at the final Heuermann Lecture of the 2014-2015 season at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln April 21. Fraley, a 2013 World Food Prize Laureate, will speak at 3:…
Nebraska forum focuses on cultural heritage in digital age
Cultural heritage tourism and the technology and scholarship that can improve these experiences will be highlighted during the third annual Nebraska Forum on Digital Humanities April 9-10 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The forum will kick of…
Weatherfest and Severe Weather Symposium returns to UNL April 11
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's 15th Annual Family Weatherfest and Severe Weather Symposium will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 11 at Hardin Hall on the corner of North 33rd and Holdrege streets. The free event will explore the wonders …


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