|12:00 pm-1:00 pm||Climategate & the Ethics of Science and Public Policy, led by Dr. Tracy Frank Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center|
Discussion Topic: Climategate & the Ethics of Science and Public Policy, led by Dr. Tracy Frank
Join us once a month for conversation about ethics in context. You bring your experience, expertise and interest in ethics; we'll bring your lunch!
Sponsored by UNL's Robert J. Kutak Center for the Teaching and Study of Applied Ethics.
The Ethics Center promotes ethics across the disciplines at UNL. As part of our mission, we
are hosting brownbag luncheons throughout the academic year. These monthly luncheons
provide an interdisciplinary forum for university faculty, students, and staff to discuss
relevant case studies that highlight ethical questions arising throughout the disciplines.
If you would like to attend one of these brownbags and would like us to supply a lunch,
please email Steven Swartzer at firstname.lastname@example.org at least five days before the scheduled event. Or, if you prefer to bring your own lunch, just show up.
For more information about these brownbags or other Ethics Center events, opportunities
and resources, please visit our website: http://ethics.unl.edu
|2:00 pm-3:00 pm||Coyne Graduate Student Lectureship TH April 15 East Campus Union|
The Dermot P. Coyne Graduate Student Distinguished Lectureship series welcomes Dr. Linda Wessel-Beaver, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, presenting “Pumpkin Breeding in the American Tropics." The event is open to the public.
|2:00 pm-7:00 pm||Trailside Museum of Natural History - Free Open House Trailside Museum of Natural History|
The Trailside Museum of Natural History at Fort Robinson State Park near Crawford will open a new permanent paleontology exhibit featuring art by Mark Marcuson April 15. The exhibit consists of 18 scientific reconstructions of ancient animals that roamed Nebraska at various times over the last 40 million years. The full-color panels include scientific information and illustrate how these creatures looked based on fossil material in the research collections of The NU State Museum and elsewhere. The public is invited to a free open house at the Trailside Museum to celebrate the exhibit from 2 to 7 p.m. (MDT) April 15.
|3:30 pm-5:00 pm||Spring Nebraska Lecture NEBRASKA UNION|
Sidnie White Crawford, Willa Cather Professor of Classics and Religious Studies and Chair of Classics and Religious Studies, will discuss the discovery, decipherment, publication, controversies and rumors surrounding the Dead Sea Scrolls, the most important archaeological discovery in Old Testament studies in the 20th century. A reception follows the lecture.
|3:30 pm-5:20 pm||Engineering Mechanics Seminar Series OTHMER HALL|
“Viscoplasticity and dynamic fracture using peridynamics,” by John T. Foster, Sandia National Laboratories, Terminal Ballistics Technology, Albuquerque, N.M. Informal reception in W317.7 Nebraska Hall at 3 PM, prior to the seminar. The public is welcome.
|4:30 pm-6:00 pm||Willa Cather and Medicine: A Conversation NEBRASKA UNION|
Willa Cather and Medicine: A Conversation
UNL City Union, Pewter Room, Thursday, April 15, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Moderator: Melissa Homestead - refreshments provided
Susan C. Lawrence, a historian of medicine and the director of the Humanities and Medicine program at UNL, Sharon O’Brien, and Michael Schueth, UNL Lecturer, will have a panel discussion on literature and medicine, exploring the relationships among authors and the patients, illnesses, and doctors who figure in their literary works. Melissa Homestead will facilitate the panel discussion.
We will use a short story by Willa Cather ("Neighbour Rosicky") to provide a common ground for discussion of these broad themes. If you would like a copy of the story, please contact Melissa Homestead at email@example.com.
Questions and comments from the audience will be an important part of this panel event!
Funded by the Nebraska Humanities Council, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, the Cather Project's James and Roberta Woodress Fund, and the Humanities in Medicine Program.
|4:30 pm-8:00 pm||NU State Museum in 'Week of the Young Child' MORRILL HALL|
The NU State Museum in Morrill Hall will offer free public admission to the museum from 4:30-8 p.m. April 15 as part of the Lincoln community's 'Week of the Young Child'. Mueller Planetarium will present a special showing of "Enchanted Reef" at 7 p.m. as part of the event. Regular planetarium admission will apply.
|7:00 pm||Gaughan Center Dedication Week Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center|
Campus Night Life will host a party in the Gaughan Center featuring an international karaoke competition with a disc jockey playing culturally diverse songs representing the many tastes of UNL students
|7:30 pm||EVENINGS OF DANCE Johnny Carson Theater|
Annual faculty and guest artist dance concert, directed by Susan Levine. Tickets are $12 general admission, $10 faculty/staff, and $7 student/senior and will be available at the door approx. one hour before the performance.