UNL News Releases: Speakers

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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…
Bernardine Evaristo to give public reading at UNL
Award-winning British writer Bernardine Evaristo will give a public reading of her work on Nov. 7 at an event co-sponsored by Prairie Schooner, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's international literary journal. …
Artist John Sims to explore correlation between quilting, math, community
Audiences will see a unique presentation on the correlation between quilting, mathematics and community Nov. 7 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's International Quilt Study Center and Museum at Quilt House, 1523 N. 33rd St. …
Lecture to explore significant, but largely ignored history of WWI
People across the globe are remembering World War I as 2014 marks the centennial of its start. As the war raged, the United States avoided the conflict for three years and was involved in its own imperial holdings, a history that h…
Great Plains Olson Seminar celebrates Saskatchewan architecture
The rolling grasslands that flood through the Great Plains begin north of the border in Canada's Saskatchewan province. Similar geography, culture, flora and fauna connect the northern prairie to the rest of the Great Plains region…
Concussion topic for UNL Nebraska Lecture Oct. 23
Concussions and the research to help better understand, diagnose and treat them will be the focus of the fall Nebraska Lecture Oct. 23 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Dennis Molfese, director of UNL's…


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