Upcoming Academic Events

Peace & Civility
Peace & Civility

Math Department Events

Yue Yu, Lehigh University
Bioprosthetic heart valves (BHVs) are the most popular artificial replacements for diseased valves that mimic the structure of native valves. However, the life span of BHVs remains limited to 10-15 years, and the mechanisms that underlie BHVs failure remain poorly understood. Therefore, developing a unifying mathematical framework which captures material damage phenomena in the fluid-structure interaction environment would be extremely valuable for studying BHVs failure.
Hosted by Petronela Radu
Friday, November 8 from 4:00 - 5:00 pm
115 Avery Hall

30th Annual Nebraska Math Day
The 30th Nebraska Math Day will be hosted by the Department of Mathematics. More than 100 Nebraska high schools bring a total of nearly 1,500 students for a day of fast-paced mathematics. Volunteers are needed from faculty, staff and students. Sign up at: https://mathdayvolunteers.unl.edu/
Thursday, November 14 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Nebraska City Campus Union

This Title is False: Hilbert, Gödel, Turing and the Beautiful Futility of Mathematics
Presentation by graduate student J.D. Nir. - In a well known XKCD comic, scientific fields are arranged by purity with mathematics all the way at the end labeled "more pure." We love math because it is rigorous and clear cut; there's a right answer and we know how to find it. We deal with truth and certainty, right? In this talk, we examine the foundation of these claims. Does math rest on a solid bedrock of truth, or is it turtles all the way down? What does it mean to be "true" anyway? We will investigate the very heart of mathematics and find it is not the well-oiled machine we pretend it is. After pulling back the curtain and seeing math for what it really is, will you still find it beautiful?
Thursday, November 14 from 4:00 - 5:00 pm
351 Avery Hall

John Jasper, South Dakota State University
Hosted by Adam Larios
Friday, November 15 from 4:00 - 5:00 pm
115 Avery Hall

Kristen Pfabe, Nebraska Wesleyan and Meggan Haas, UNL
Teaching Math in Prison - In the summer of 2019, we co-taught Intermediate Algebra at the Lincoln Correctional Center, a medium/maximum security men’s prison. We will share how this teaching opportunity came to be, how we prepared to teach the course, some of the highlights and challenges of teaching this diverse group and how we grew as teachers from the experience. We also will try to capture the sentiments of our students, who took our course very seriously, shared their anxieties freely and poured out gratitude often and with enthusiasm.
Friday, November 22 from 4:00 - 5:00 pm
115 Avery Hall

Campus-Wide Events

Stress: Ain't Nobody Got Time for That!
An Academic Success Workshop
Stress Management: Learn how to keep your stress in check and finish the semester strong.
Tuesday, November 5 from 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Wednesday, November 6 from 5:00 - 6:00 pm
221 Love Library South

RED Talk: Presenting undergraduate research and creative activities to the campus community
Come out for our undergraduate research presentation free-for-all! Nebraska’s take on a TED Talk, hear undergraduate students present on their research and creative activities in short, 8-minute interactive sessions. Learn about the exciting work taking place at Nebraska and get ideas on improving your own research presentations. Register to attend at https://research.unl.edu/events/event.php?eventID=4246.
Tuesday, November 5 from 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Adele Hall Learning Commons (Behind Dunkin' Donuts)

UCARE Application Info Session
UCARE application info sessions introduce students to the UCARE program and provide guidance on finding a project, approaching a prospective mentor, and writing a strong application proposal. Join us to learn how you can receive $2,400 in funding in Summer 2020 or Academic Year 2020-21. Register at https://research.unl.edu/events/event.php?eventID=4215.
Monday, November 11 from 3:30 - 4:30 pm in Nebraska City Campus Union Chimney Rock Room
Monday, December 2 from 12:15 - 1:15 pm in Nebraska City Campus Union Heritage Room

Dish It Up! Peace + Civility
The campus community is invited to engage in conversations relating the tools of peace and civility to hot topics and societal events.
Tuesday, November 12 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center OASIS Student Lounge

Get Pumped to Present
An Academic Success Workshop
Class Presentations: Tips and tricks to help you prepare for presentations and feel more confident.
Tuesday, November 12 from 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Wednesday, November 13 from 5:00 - 6:00 pm
221 Love Library South

Applying to Health Schools 101
An Explore Center Pre-Health Event
Learn about the necessary steps to applying to a professional health school and how to submit your best application. This workshop will not cover information about applying to nursing school, radiography programs, or dental hygiene programs.
Wednesday, November 13 from 4:00 - 5:00 pm
221 Love Library South

Financing Health School Education
An Explore Center Pre-Health Event
This workshop will address how you can prepare financially for your advanced education and learn about programs available to help you pay back your health school educational costs.
Thursday, November 14 from 4:00 - 5:00 pm
221 Love Library South

Learning to Learn
An Academic Success Workshop
Study Skills: Navigate the college classroom and find study habits you need to succeed.
Tuesday, November 19 from 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Wednesday, November 20 from 5:00 - 6:00 pm
221 Love Library South

Breaking Through Politics: Meeting in the Middle
Learn how State Senators in Nebraska engage in civil discourse while working across the aisle. In this moderated panel conversation, five senators will share their experiences working with others despite different viewpoints. Panel participants: Senator Tom Brandt, Senator Myron Dorn, Senator Suzanne Geist, Senator Patty Pansing-Brooks, Senator Anna Wishart. Moderated by Associate Professor Rick Alloway.
Tuesday, November 19 from 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Nebraska City Campus Union Regency B/C

Preparing for the GRE
Presented by Dr. Lisa Rohde, associate director of Teaching and Research Development, Office of Graduate Studies, this workshop will provide an overview of the GRE—including how to register for the test, what to expect at the testing center, and types of questions you’ll find on the GRE. All students considering graduate school are invited to attend. Register at: https://research.unl.edu/events/event.php?eventID=4205.
Thursday, November 21 from 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Nebraska City Campus Union Auditorium

Using Innovative Technology to Examine Prospective Mathematics Teachers Learning to Plan and Enact Lessons
Presented by Lorraine M. Males, associate professor of mathematics education; Kelsey Quigley, graduate research assistant; and Scott Block, graduate research assistant. Curriculum materials are integral to the design of mathematics instruction; in fact, more than 80% of K-12 teachers use a textbook or curricular program for mathematics instruction. Furthermore, research indicates curriculum materials have a direct influence on what most mathematics teachers actually plan for and enact in their classrooms. Therefore, as mathematics teacher educators, understanding how prospective mathematics teachers learn to use curriculum materials to plan and enact instruction is an important focus of our research and practice.
Friday, November 21 from 12:00 - 1:30 pm
32 Henzlik Hall

Welcome to the NO CRAM ZONE
An Academic Success Workshop
Test Preparation: Predict test material and prepare for exams while keeping up in other classes.
Tuesday, December 3 from 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Wednesday, December 4 from 4:00 - 5:00 pm
221 Love Library South