|All day||Google Executive Vint Cerf headlines Nebraska Broadband Conference Cornhusker Hotel|
The 2012 Broadband Connecting Nebraska Conference will feature Vint Cerf, Google Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist.
The conference, coordinated by the AIM Institute, is part of a broadband mapping and planning initiative.
|11:30 am-1:00 pm||Blood Pressure Checks NEBRASKA UNION|
Stop by the Wellness Booth in the Nebraska Union to have your blood pressure checked by one of the University Health Center nurses. Blood pressure checks are free and open to the entire UNL community.
|4:00 pm-5:00 pm||Kevin Morano -- Biochemistry / Redox Biology Center Seminar BEADLE CENTER|
Dr. Kevin Morano, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, will present a seminar entitled "Stress and the single cell: understanding cellular roles of the Hsp70 molecular chaperone using yeast". The Hsp70 molecular chaperone is a ubiquitous and powerful protein remodeler that plays critical roles in cellular protein biogenesis, targeting, repair and degradation. A number of human diseases including cancer, heart disease and a broad range of neurodegenerative disorders (Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Lou Gehrig’s diseases) result from dysregulation of Hsp70 and other players involved in protein quality control.
Morano is investigating the molecular details of Hsp70 regulation using the model Saccharomyces cerevisiae, or baker’s yeast. In doing so he discovered a novel protein cofactor required for Hsp70 function, and uncovered a new role for Hsp70 as a sensor of environmental stress.
|7:00 pm||SNR Outreach Seminar HARDIN HALL|
Mike Hayes, Mark Svoboda, Kelly Smith from the National Drought Mitigation Center will lead a panel discussion about the evolution of the current drought and how citizens can be involved as observers. Audience questions will also be answered.
|7:00 pm||Senator Deb Fischer--Meet and Greet Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center|
Pi Sigma Alpha will be co-hosting, along with College Republicans and ASUN, a meet and greet with Nebraska State Senator and Republican nominee for the US Senate Deb Fisher. For more information, please email Sergio Wals at email@example.com
|7:30 pm-9:00 pm||UNL Symphony Orchestra KIMBALL RECITAL HALL|
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Symphony Orchestra will perform in concert on Tuesday, Oct 2 at 7:30 pm in Kimball Recital Hall.
Tickets: General admission $5, student/senior $3, available at the door approx. one hour before the performance.
|7:30 pm||E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues LIED CENTER for PERFORMING ARTS|
Unique among nations, America is deeply religious, religiously diverse and remarkably tolerant. But in recent decades, the nation’s religious landscape has been reshaped. In his lecture, Putnam will explore his recent book, “American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us.” Co-authored with David Campbell of the University of Notre Dame, the book focuses on the role of religion in American public life. Based on data from two of the most comprehensive national surveys on religion and civic engagement ever conducted, the book won the American Political Science Association’s 2011 Woodrow Wilson Foundation Award for the best book on government, politics, or international affairs.
Acclaimed author and political scientist Robert D. Putnam has helped influence the way people think about the fabric of American society. Putnam, who is Malkin Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University, has written more than a dozen books, including “Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community,” and “Making Democracy Work.” Both are among the most cited publications in the social sciences in the last half century. Putnam is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the British Academy, the American Philosophical Society, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a past president of the American Political Science Association. He has served as an adviser to presidents and national leaders around the world.
Governor’s Lecture in the Humanities, NE Humanities Council