UNL News Releases: Speakers

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Arab American News publisher to speak Oct. 13 as part of Hearst series
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications is hosting a lecture by Osama Siblani as part of the Hearst Speaker Series on Diversity and Modern Media at 7 p.m. Oct. 13 at Andersen Hall, 200 Centennial Mall North. …
Author, environmentalist Bill McKibben headlines Oct. 6 Thompson Forum
In November, leaders from around the world will assemble in Paris for a United Nations climate change conference with the goal of a legally binding international agreement to lessen greenhouse gas emissions and prevent worldwide temperature rise. In…
Media advisory: Perlman to deliver State of the University on Sept. 30
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Harvey Perlman will deliver his final State of the University address to faculty, staff, students and interested visitors on Sept. 30. The address begins at 11 a.m. at the Lied Center for Performing Arts, 301…
Historian Darlene Clark Hine to deliver Pauley Lecture on Oct. 8
Darlene Clark Hine, a pioneering scholar in the field of African-American women’s history, will focus on race and health care when she delivers the Carroll R. Pauley Memorial Lecture in History at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on Oct. 8. Hine…
Native speaker, attorney to talk at Center for Great Plains Studies
Walter Echo-Hawk will speak at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Center for Great Plains Studies about his path toward his Pawnee ancestors in Nebraska in a talk titled "Roots: My Journey to Indigenous Nebraska." Echo-Hawk's visit is part of a week-long resid…
BRIDGE-ing Big Data Workshop to focus on nation's infrastructure
Engineers and information technology experts will share insights and expertise on maintaining and improving the nation's infrastructure at the BRIDGE-ing Big Data Workshop Oct. 8-9 at the CenturyLink Center, 455 N. 10th St. in Omaha. BRIDGE-ing Big …
Media advisory: Leaders to discuss strategy to assist children
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is stepping up its commitment to early childhood in a big way. At 10 a.m. Sept. 24 at the Van Brunt Visitors Center, 13th and Q streets in Lincoln, UNL Chancellor Harvey Perlman, University of Nebraska President Ha…
First Peoples of the Plains lecture to highlight film 'Warrior Women'
The University of Nebraska State Museum welcomes filmmakers Dr. Elizabeth A. Castle and Christina D. King with Marcy Gilbert and Madonna Thunder Hawk for the third annual Claire M. Hubbard First Peoples of the Plains Lecture on Oct. 1 at the Sheldon …
Journalist, immigration activist Jose Antonio Vargas to kick off Thompson Forum
Four years ago, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas "outed" himself as an undocumented immigrant in a New York Times Magazine essay, stunning media and political circles and attracting coverage around the world. Ever since, he has …
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 …


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