Friday, November 2

G.E. Hendricks Symposium: Human Rights and Human Security in Conversation

9:00 am–3:00 pm City Campus Union
Panel Discussions.

The Philosophical Implications of Divorcing Rights from Security

9:00 am–10:30 am City Campus Union
Brooke Ackerly (Vanderbilt), Michael Goodhart (Pittsburgh), and Raymond Duvall (Minnesota) will explore whether or not there is something distinct about the language of human rights that could be lost or damaged by either its close association or by …

Human Security: Claim or Frame?

10:50 am–12:00 pm City Campus Union
Charli Carpenter (UMass-Amherst), Scott Straus (Wisconsin), and Taylor Seybolt (Pittsburgh) will evaluate human security as a discrete phenomenon in international politics as opposed to a frame used by governments, activists and others to securitize …

HIV Test Site

12:00 pm–4:00 pm Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center

HIV Testing

12:00 pm–4:00 pm Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center
The University Health Center will be offering free and confidential HIV testing. Results in 20 minutes. Sponsored by the University Health Center, OASIS, and Students for Sexual Health.

Sister Circle: A Support Group for Women of Color

12:00 pm–1:00 pm Nebraska Union
Counseling and Psychological Services at the University Health Center provides a number of support groups throughout the semester on campus. Sister Circle is a support group for women of color and is led by Charlesette Foster.

Conceptualization and Measurement of Human Security

1:35 pm–3:00 pm City Campus Union
David Richards (UConn) and Mark Gibney (Asheville) will evaluate the effectiveness of traditional human rights measures in operationalizing human security and provide alternatives that better conceptualize and measure human security. This year’s …

Geography General Seminar

2:00 pm–12:00 am Hardin Hall
Glenn Humphress, UNL PhD candidate in Geography will lead the seminar on the topic “Technology Toponyms: connecting th Public to Navel Vessels Using Place Names.”

Applied Ecology Seminar

3:00 pm–4:00 pm Hardin Hall
Gary Lynne from the Department of Agricultural Economics at UNL will lead the seminar.

Department of Agricultural Economics Seminar

3:00 pm–4:30 pm Filley Hall
“Explaining Ambiguity Aversion in Three African Countries: Results from Behavioral Experiments”

Chemistry Colloquium

3:30 pm–4:30 pm Hamilton Hall
“Crystalline Semiconducting and Porous Materials: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications” presented by Professor Pingyun Feng, University of California, Riverside. Open to the Public.

First Friday at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum

4:30 pm–7:00 pm International Quilt Study Center & Museum
Come see the International Quilt Study Center and Museum free of charge the first Friday of every month from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

First Friday Reception

5:00 pm–7:00 pm Sheldon Museum Of Art
Join Sheldon Museum of Art for our November First Friday reception, the closing of the Día de los Muertos silent auction, and to view the exhibitions “Five Decades of Collecting,” “The Geometric Unconscious: A Century of Abstraction,” and “Women …

First Friday Reception Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery

5:00 pm–7:00 pm Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery
Drawn to Fashion: the illustrations of Mary Mitchell

Opera: O Pioneers!

7:30 pm–10:00 pm Kimball Recital Hall
UNL Opera presents O Pioneers!, Friday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 4 at 3 p.m., in Kimball Recital Hall.

UNL Student Observatory Public Night

7:30 pm–10:00 pm Stadium Drive Parking Garage
The UNL Student Observatory will be open every first Friday throughout the Fall 2012 semester. It’s open to the public — come by yourself or bring your kids, relatives, friends, or date! Whether you want to casually stop by for 5 minutes or spend an …

UNL Student Observatory Public Night

7:30 pm–10:00 pm Stadium Drive Parking Garage
Observatory located on top of Stadium Drive Parking garage at 10th and T. Free and open to the public. Refreshments available. See http://go.unl.edu/56f or email mbradar2@huskers.unl.edu

Ongoing Events

Exhibition: “What’s in a Name? Inscribed Quilts”

All Day International Quilt Study Center & Museum
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Minerals & Meteorites

9:30 am–4:30 pm Morrill Hall
On April 21, the University of Nebraska State Museum in Morrill Hall will open “Minerals & Meteorites,” an expansive display of rare minerals and meteorites in the Cooper Gallery. The exhibit contains specimens from the collections of the UNL …

Exhibition: Studio Art Quilt Associate’s 20th Showcase

All Day International Quilt Study Center & Museum
Museum Hours:

Exhibition: “Five Decades of Collecting”

10:00 am–5:00 pm Sheldon Museum Of Art
“Five Decades of Collecting” commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Sheldon Museum of Art’s building, which was designed by renowned architect Philip Johnson and opened in 1963. Each work in the exhibition was created and acquired after 1960.

Exhibition: Indigo Gives America the Blues

All Day International Quilt Study Center & Museum
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Exhibition: “Women Call for Peace: Global Vistas”

10:00 am–5:00 pm Sheldon Museum Of Art
Works by 13 distinguished artists of diverse religious beliefs and ethnic heritage—including some who have personally encountered violence–address factors associated with conflict, such as war, race, gender, and religion.

Westward Bound: Big Color Landscape Photographs

All Day Great Plains Art Museum

Exhibition: “The Geometric Unconscious: A Century of Abstraction”

10:00 am–5:00 pm Sheldon Museum Of Art
This exhibition showcases the broad scope of geometric abstraction artwork in Sheldon’s collection. The works in “The Geometric Unconscious” span a period of more than 100 years and prompted a rethinking of geometric abstraction with a special …