|10:30 am||Geography Awareness Week Seminar HARDIN HALL|
Topic: “The Earth from Space at Night: Explorations of the Human-Environment-Sustainability Problematic using Nighttime Satellite Imagery”
Images of the Earth from Space at night identify those areas of the earth where the most intense
human activities take place. This presentation provides a broad overview of data products from
the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program’s Operational Linescan System.
Presenter: Dr. Paul Sutton
Paul C. Sutton is an associate professor of Geography at the University of Denver. His teaching
and research interests are in the general area of human-environment relations and interactions.
His current research activity involves the development of spatially explicit maps of carrying
capacity at regional and national scales.
|11:00 am||International Quilt Study Center and Museum Public Guided Tour International Quilt Study Center & Museum|
Enjoy a guided tour of current exhibitions with a trained docent. Tour is free with admission.
|11:00 am-2:00 pm||Russian Club and Czech Komensky Club - Food Bazaar NEBRASKA UNION|
|11:00 am-2:00 pm||UNL International Food Bazaar 2011 NEBRASKA UNION|
Sponsored by International Student Fellowship (ISF) and offered in conjunction with International Education Week 2011, one key annual event at UNL is the festive and delicious International Food Bazaar, which will take place this year on Wednesday, November 16, from 11:00am until 2:00pm in the City-Campus Union main plaza / food court area. This event features various UNL cultural student organizations who will represent a wide range of countries and continents. They will not only be selling authentic cuisine, but also demonstrating cultural aspects of their home countries and selling cultural products. The food prices will range from $1 to $4 to ensure that patrons can sample a wide variety of foods (cash only please). We welcome everyone to attend this event and take a "trip around the world" on their lunch break.
|11:45 am-1:00 pm||UAAD November General Meeting NEBRASKA UNION|
Sam Nelson, a lecturer and SIFE Adviser, will give an overview of the mission and activities of the center, which is a hub for learning about entrepreneurship and innovation. The center offers educational opportunities for Nebraskans to learn how to excel in entrepreneurship.
|12:30 pm-1:30 pm||International Studies City Campus Union|
Bring your lunch. Visit with friends speaking your foreign language such as Spanish, German, French, Italian and others.
|12:30 pm-1:45 pm||Brownbag Lunch: Ethics Bowl Team Public Demonstration NEBRASKA UNION|
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.
We are very excited to announce that this fall's final Ethics Center Brownbag Lunch will feature a special presentation by UNL's ETHICS BOWL TEAM!
Since the beginning of the semester, four fantastic UNL undergraduates have been spending a lot of their free time and energy preparing to represent UNL at the upcoming regional Ethics Bowl competition in Boulder, CO! Ethics Bowl is a debate-like competition in which teams engage one another in discussion about ethical issues. This semester, the students have been grappling with several tricky ethical issues related to political rights, ethics in education and child rearing, professional ethics in medicine, animal ethics, and more. If they are successful at the regional competition, they could qualify to compete in the National Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl in March.
This lunch is 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 host brownbag luncheons throughout the academic year. These monthly luncheons provide an interdisciplinary forum for faculty, students, and staff to discuss relevant case studies that highlight ethical questions arising throughout the disciplines.
Visit our website: http://ethics.unl.edu
|2:00 pm-4:00 pm||Walk-in Wednesdays ARCHITECTURE HALL|
Have a question? Stop by and ask. Our experts are available every Wednesday to guide you to the answer. Specialties include Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, Blackboard, Web technologies, and more. http://training.unl.edu
|3:30 pm-5:00 pm||Institute for Ethnic Studies Colloquium ANDREWS HALL|
Panel Discussion participants are: James Garza, Associate Professor History and Ethnic Studies, Jose Gonzalez, Associate Professor Modern Languages/Literature and Ethnic Studies, Sergio Wals, Assistant Professor Political Science and Ethnic Studies
|3:30 pm-4:30 pm||Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience Seminar Series Jorgensen Hall |
Presenter: Dr. Alexander Sinitskii
Department of Chemistry
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
|4:00 pm-5:00 pm||Big Ten National Academy of Sciences Biotechnology/Life Sciences Seminar BEADLE CENTER|
“Good science in maize genetics: Is serendipity involved?,” will be presented by National Academy of Sciences’ Ronald Phillips, University of Minnesota. A philosophical look at the role that serendipity played in six research accomplishments in maize genetics along with a brief description of each. The areas will include molecular, in vitro, and cytogenetic advances.
A reception will be held at 3:30 p.m. The seminar is free and open to the public.
|7:00 pm||Honors Forum - John Gates, "Water Pressure: Hydrology on the Frontiers of the Global Water Crisis" NEBRASKA UNION|
John Gates is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. For more information, visit: http://go.unl.edu/jz6
The Nebraska Colloquium engages the entire University of Nebraska-Lincoln community in thoughtful discussion of issues of overriding importance.