|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.
|1:00 pm-4:00 pm||NURAMP Elective 4: Electronic submission systems ALEXANDER BUILDING - WEST|
Using a variety of electronic submission systems, such as Grants.gov, FastLane, or Commons, to find, prepare and submit an electronic grant application. Please register online.
|3:00 pm-6:00 pm||Jews at the Margins City Campus Union|
An international, interdisciplinary symposium exploring the nature of Jewish identity through cases of exclusion and inclusion in the Jewish world. Speakers include Naftali Rothenberg (The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, Israel), Netanel Fisher (Hebrew University, Israel), Misha Klein (University of Oklahoma), Philip Schwadel (University of Nebraska-Lincoln), Steve Riekes (Lawyer and Independent Scholar), Naomi Leite (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
|4:00 pm-5:00 pm||John J. Mieyal -- Biochemistry / Redox Biology Center Seminar BEADLE CENTER|
Dr. John J. Mieyal, Professor and Vice-Chairman of Pharmacology, Case Western Reserve University will present the seminar "Reversible Protein S-Glutathionylation in Redox Regulation -- Implications for Thiol Homeostasis and Signaling in Health and Disease" on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 4PM in N172 Beadle.
Dr. John Mieyal received his B.S. degree in Chemistry from John Carroll University. He earned his Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry from Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Mieyal did postdoctoral re-search studies at Brandeis University, and he began his independent academic career at Northwestern University with a joint appointment in the Departments of Pharmacology and Biochemistry.
Dr. Mieyal is Professor and Vice-Chairman of the Department of Pharmacology where he conducts his research program and oversees the educational mission of the Department. He holds joint appointments in the departments of Chemistry and Environmental Health Sciences, and in the Comprehensive Cancer Center. He also holds a Research Chemist appointment at the Louis B. Stokes Veterans Affairs Medical Research Center. Current research emphasis in Dr. Mieyal’s laboratory is focused on mechanisms of alterations in redox regulation in Parkinson’s disease and cardiovascular diseases, both prevalent among the elderly. The research team has appreciated funding from the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Dr. Mieyal is recognized internationally for advancing knowledge of redox regulation and signal transduction in health and disease, especially involving the glutaredoxin and thioredoxin enzyme systems. Professor Mieyal has been a featured speaker at many international symposia on Redox Regulation and Thiol Homeostasis in recent years, including those sponsored by the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the International Redox Network, and the International Gordon Conferences. He has served on scientific review boards for the American Heart Association and the Department of Veterans Affairs, and he is recently was guest editor for a special Forum Issue of the premier journal Antioxidants and Redox Regulation. Besides recognition for his research, Dr. Mieyal has won several University awards for his medical and graduate school teaching and mentorship, most recently the first annual Inamori Award for Excellence in Mentoring, and he has served on the Pharmacology Committee of the National Board of Medical Examiners.
|4:00 pm-5:00 pm||Entomology Lecture East Campus Union|
"Pest Control Innovations at BASF Specialty Products and Career Opportunities" by Dr. Bob Davis, BASF Pest Control Solutions
|4:30 pm-5:15 pm||Learn About Paganism City Campus Union|
Come to a Halloween Prosperity Ritual hosted by UNL Pagan Life. Participants and observers welcome. Contact us at Unlpaganlife@gmail.com
|5:30 pm-6:30 pm||Presidential Professor Lecture Series: Jonathan Fineberg SHELDON MUSEUM of ART|
Visiting Presidential Professor Jonathan Fineberg presents "The Ineffable, the Unspeakable, and the Inspirational: A Grammar." This lecture will attempt to hypothesize a grammar for unconscious thought in form, centered on the example of the non-verbal exchange between Calder and Miró through their materials.
For more information about Jonathan Fineberg, visit his website at www.jonathanfineberg.com.
|5:30 pm||"The Ineffable, the Unspeakable, and the Inspirational: A Grammar SHELDON MUSEUM of ART|
Jonathan Fineberg is a University of Nebraska Visiting Presidential Professor, 2012-2013. He is the Gutgsell Professor of Art History Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and adjunct curator of the Parrish Art Museum in Southampton, NY.
His work, "Art Since 1940: Strategies of Being," 3rd Edition, is used extensively as a textbook for modern art history classes in universities around the country.
For more information on Jonathan Fineberg and his lecture series, please visit www.nebraska.edu. Lectures are free and open to the public. Reception follows.
|6:00 pm||SNR Outreach Seminar HARDIN HALL|
The wetlands of Nebraska are especially notable because, not only do they comprise a greater percentage of the state's land mass than is true of
any of the six surrounding states, but of the great ecological diversity they present. The variety of wetland types in the state supports a remarkable
abundance and range of wetland plants and animals, in some cases species that are regionally or nationally rare, and even endangered. The greatest number and acreage of wetlands in the state are
associated with the Nebraska Sandhills, which depend directly on the Ogallala aquifer, but the highly alkaline wetlands in western Nebraska and in the vicinity of Lincoln support some of the state's
most specialized and rarest species of both plants and animals.
The Great Plains of North America represents one of the most biogeographically diverse regions of the entire continent. Nebraska lies at the heart of this diversity; one area that well illustrates this
is southwestern Nebraska. The diversity of habitats, lakes, rivers, and grasslands, has led to an unusually high number of bird species being found in the area. This area has probably the highest bird species diversity of any comparably sized area in the Great Plains north of Texas. The central Platte River with the adjacent Rainwater
Basins supports one of the most magnificent, and critically important, bird migratory stopover areas in the Great Plains.
Paul Johnsgard author of Wetlands of Nebraska and Mary Bomberger Brown author of Birds of Southwest Nebraska will do a meet and greet with the public at 6 pm followed by a presentation at 7 pm. A book signing will follow the presentation.
The books will be available for purchase in the Nebraska Maps & More Store.
At 6:30 pm birds from Pioneer's Park Nature Center will be available for viewing.
|6:00 pm||2012 Outreach Seminar Series: The Biodiversity of Nebraska within the Great Plains HARDIN HALL|
Forum presented by Paul Johnsgard and Mary Bomberger Brown--two distinguished authors and wildlife researchers. 6 p.m.: Meet and greet; 6:30 p.m.: birds from Pioneer Park Nature Center; 7 p.m.: Lecture. Free and open to the public.
Refreshments provided. Book signings after presentation.
|6:45 pm-7:45 pm||Global Unification Dicussion Session City Campus Union|
Global Unification will have a discussion Session about Child Mortality Issues at 6:45 p.m. at Georgian Room-City Union.
In this discussion session, let us get educated about the issue of child mortality around the globe, ask ourselves some questions such as why and how to raise awareness about this and how can we take part in initiatives to prevent the avoidable causes of child-mortality.
If you have any questions, you can contact us by sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to our Facebook page by simply clicking on the link below.
|7:00 pm-8:30 pm||Quick, Delicious One-Dish Meals Class BryanLGH Medical Center East|
Attend a free class, “Quick, Delicious One-Dish Meals.” Pre-registration is required by calling 402-481-8886.
Alice Henneman, registered dietitian and UNL Extension Educator, will share tips, recipes, and an extensive handout for making quick, delicious, and nutritious one-dish meals.
One-dish meals offer several advantages:
• Your entire meal often can easily be made in advance;
• Once it is assembled, you have only one cooking process to monitor;
• Clean-up can be simpler;
• They are a delicious way to use leftovers and “planned”-overs.
|7:00 pm||Cinema 16's Halloween Film Festival Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center|
Cinema 16 will host film festival featuring short Halloween-themed films made by students. Attendees can vote for the winner. Costume contest decided by applause. Cost: $5
|7:30 pm||International Correspondent Elliot D. Woods ANDERSEN HALL|
Elliott D. Woods is a contributing editor at the Virginia Quarterly Review. "Assignment Afghanistan," his ongoing multimedia project exploring the Afghan conflict, won a 2011 Digital Ellie from the American Society of Magazine Editors.
His work has also been honored by the Overseas Press Club and Best American Travel Writing, and has appeared in Granta, Businessweek, Mother Jones, Slate, and the New York Times, among other publications. He lives in Charlottesville, Va.
Free and open to the public.
Presented by Prairie Schooner and the UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications.