|12:30 pm||Innovation Seminar Series with Shane Farritor Jorgensen Hall |
Shane Farritor, a Nebraska Engineering professor with two startup companies, leads a free series on How to Innovate. Gain concrete, actionable tools you can use to foster innovation in all you do. Free sessions are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Jorgensen 110 OR 6-7 p.m. at NET Studios, 1800 N. 33rd St.
Oct. 18 - Seminar #1: We Need Your Gift
Oct. 20 - Seminar #2: Little Bets
Nov. 1 - Seminar #3: Brainstorming and Other Thinkertoys
Nov. 3 - Seminar #4: Orbiting The Giant Hairball
Nov. 15 - Seminar #5: Where Good Ideas Come From
Nov. 22 - Seminar #6: What in the Hell are You Talking About
For session descriptions see http://shanefarritor.com/innovation-seminars/
Questions about the Innovation Seminar Series: Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|2:00 pm-3:00 pm||“Introduction to Finding Funders” and “Guide to Online Grantseeker Resources” LOVE LIBRARY SOUTH|
The session will be led by Kief Schladweiler, Coordinator of Cooperating Collections with the Foundation Center (http://foundationcenter.org). He will highlight the electronic and print resources available for your free use at Love Library, a Cooperating Collection of the Foundation Center. To guarantee a seat, contact Sue Leach, 402 472-0703, email@example.com.
The training will cover the following areas:
Introduction to Finding Funders
Provides an introduction to the Foundation Center's comprehensive online database, Foundation Directory Online Professional. Learn how to create customized searches to develop targeted lists of foundations that will match your organization's funding needs. We will spend time exploring Power Search, which allows you to search across nine Foundation Center databases – grantmakers, grants, companies, 990s, news, jobs, RFPs, nonprofit literature, and PubHub reports.
Guide to Online Grantseeker Resources
Introduces you to the resources available on the Foundation Center's newest web site for grantseekers, GrantSpace.org. GrantSpace, a service of the Foundation Center, offers information and resources that are specifically designed to meet the needs of grantseekers.
Kief Schladweiler has been the Foundation Center’s Coordinator of Cooperating Collections since 2005. Prior to that he served as the Center’s online librarian for several years. He joined the Foundation Center in 1999 after working as a reference librarian for The New York Public Library. He received his M.A. in Library and Information Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
|3:30 pm-4:30 pm||School of Biological Sciences Seminar Series HAMILTON HALL|
Brigitte Tenhumberg, Biological Sciences, UNL will be presenting "Quantifying biotic drivers of plant population dynamics"
|6:00 pm||Saloshna Vandeyar Speech TEACHERS COLLEGE HALL|
Saloshna Vandeyar will be visiting UNL in early November from the University of Pretoria in South Africa. She will give the keynote speech for the Student Research Conference. Her speech will be Thursday, Nov. 3 at 6 p.m. in 105 Teachers College.
In 2008, Saloshna Vandeyar and Jonathan Jansen published “Diversity High” (University Press of America), which was nominated for the AERA Outstanding Book Award in 2010. “Diversity High” offers an in-depth study of a working-class, formerly Afrikaaner-oriented, high school that re-imagined and renamed itself after South Africa’s system of apartheid was ended. This school’s success at reinvention was both atypical and highly promising. In selecting this school for the study, Vandeyar illustrates how empirical, methodologically sound research can nonetheless be oriented towards social justice, as the depiction of one site’s success in germinating a new social order suggests that it is viable elsewhere. Vandeyar is an associate professor in the Department of Humanities Education, Faculty of Education at the University of Pretoria. She is an award-winning NRF-rated scientist. (NRF is South Africa’s government-supported National Research Foundation.) Her current scholarship focuses on the implications of teacher and student identities in constructing classrooms inclusive of racial, linguistic and ethnic identity. A volume she edited, “Hyphenated Selves: Construction, Negotiation and Mediation of Immigrant Identity Within Schools - Transnational Dialogues”, has just been published and includes two University of Nebraska authors among its dozen contributors.
All faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend. Contact Ted Hamann if you have questions.
|7:30 pm-9:00 pm||WET INK! WESTBROOK MUSIC BUILDING|
The second of the Student Composers concerts called WET INK! will be performed on Thursday, Nov 3 at 7:30 pm in Westbrook Recital Hall, Room 119. Original student compositions are featured in this crowd-pleasing convert. This event is FREE and open to the public.