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Friday, November 2nd

Time Event Title
9:00 am-10:30 amThe Philosophical Implications of Divorcing Rights from Security 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 its outright replacement with a language of human security. This year's Hendricks Symposium theme is "Human Rights and Human Security in Conversation"
9:00 am-3:00 pmG.E. Hendricks Symposium: Human Rights and Human Security in Conversation City Campus Union
Panel Discussions.

Panel 1: Philosophical implications of divorcing rights from security. Brooke Ackerly (Vanderbilt University); Michael Goodhart (University of Pittsburgh); Raymond Duvall (University of Minnesota)

Panel 2: Human security: claim or frame? Charli Carpenter (University of Massachusetts Amherst); Scott Straus (University of Wisconsin-Madison); Taylor Seybolt (University of Pittsburgh)

Panel 3: Conceptualization and measurement of human security. David Richards (University of Connecticut); Mark Gibney (The University of North Carolina at Asheville).

Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the G.E. Hendricks Fund, the Department of Political Science, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Forsythe Family Program on Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs.
10:50 am-12:00 pmHuman Security: Claim or Frame? 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 human rights issues. This year's Hendricks Symposium theme is "Human Rights and Human Security in Conversation"
12:00 pm-1:00 pmSister Circle: A Support Group for Women of Color 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.
12:00 pm-4:00 pmHIV Testing 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.
12:00 pm-4:00 pmHIV Test Site Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center
1:35 pm-3:00 pmConceptualization and Measurement of Human Security 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 Hendricks Symposium theme is "Human Rights and Human Security in Conversation"
2:00 pmGeography General Seminar 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."
3:00 pm-4:30 pmDepartment of Agricultural Economics Seminar FILLEY HALL
"Explaining Ambiguity Aversion in Three African Countries: Results from Behavioral Experiments"
3:00 pm-4:00 pmApplied Ecology Seminar HARDIN HALL
Gary Lynne from the Department of Agricultural Economics at UNL will lead the seminar.
3:30 pm-4:30 pmChemistry Colloquium HAMILTON HALL
"Crystalline Semiconducting and Porous Materials: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications" presented by Professor Pingyun Feng, University of California, Riverside. Open to the Public.
4:30 pm-7:00 pmFirst Friday at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum 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.
5:00 pm-7:00 pmFirst Friday Reception 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 Call for Peace: Global Vistas."
5:00 pm-7:00 pmFirst Friday Reception Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery
Drawn to Fashion: the illustrations of Mary Mitchell

October 22 - November 30, 2012

The Friends of the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery will host a First Friday event November 2 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Omaha fashion illustrator Mary Mitchell worked during a preiod when fashion illustration's role was critical to successful commerce in everything from haute couture to ready-to-wear. In the 1960s and 70s, pages of the fashion press were filled with drawn images that captured the energy of the industry at its peak. That period of dynamic social and cultural change impacted fashion but was in turn affected by it. This is one of the critical dimensions of fashion in general: it is inseparable from the age that spawns it, and it serves inevitably as a barometer of that age's tendencies and unique character. In Drawn to Fashion: the illustrations of Mary Mitchell, the post-War period of American affluence and exceptionalism comes convincingly to life.
7:30 pm-10:00 pmOpera: O Pioneers! 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.

A pre-performance talk will be presented by William Shomos, director of O Pioneers! in the Lower Level of Kimball Recital Hall, 45 minutes before each performance.

Tickets: Adults $20, student/senior $10. Available at the Lied Center box office, 402-472-4747 or 1-800-432-3231.

“Flaming like the wild roses,
Singing like the larks over plowed fields,
Flashing like a star out of the twilight;
Youth with its insupportable sweetness,
Its fierce necessity,
Its sharp desire,
Singing and singing,
Out of the lips of silence,
Out of the earthy dusk.”
— Willa Cather

Love, desire, longing; death and destiny--these are the very stuff of opera, and central themes of Willa Cather’s 1913 literary masterpiece O Pioneers! UNL Opera brings Cather’s timeless story to the Kimball Hall stage with the premiere of the newly revised opera by UNL Composition Professor and Director of Orchestras Tyler White.

Set against the panoramic sweep of the southern Nebraska prairie, O Pioneers! tells the story of Alexandra Bergson, a fiercely independent landowner whose devotion to her land and its promise may cost her the love of her life. The novel also is the story of Alexandra’s younger brother Emil, whose bright future is clouded by his hopeless passion for Marie, the young wife of a neighbor. These universal, archetypal human stories are woven together with a lyrical, melodious, vividly colorful musical score conveying the emotional intensity of the stories and the grandeur of their environmental setting. William Shomos, UNL Director of Opera, stage directs; the composer, Tyler Goodrich White, conducts.
7:30 pm-10:00 pmUNL Student Observatory Public Night 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 hour observing, the presenter (a physics & astronomy undergraduate student) will show prominent objects in the night sky such as current planets and constellations through our 16-inch telescopes.

*When: Oct 5, Nov 2, Dec 7
*Weather permitting; call the observatory at 402-472-4728 to check.
*Where: On top of the Stadium Driving Garage (10th & T) on UNL's city campus - Lincoln, NE.
*Why: Fun, educational, and free!
7:30 pm-10:00 pmUNL Student Observatory Public Night 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 or email

Ongoing Events:

Time Event Title
Jan 13th-Dec 2ndExhibition: “What’s in a Name? Inscribed Quilts” International Quilt Study Center & Museum
Apr 21st-Nov 30thMinerals & Meteorites MORRILL HALL
Aug 3rd-Feb 24thExhibition: Studio Art Quilt Associate’s 20th Showcase International Quilt Study Center & Museum
Aug 3rd-Apr 21stExhibition: "Five Decades of Collecting" SHELDON MUSEUM of ART
Sep 7th-Jun 2ndExhibition: Indigo Gives America the Blues International Quilt Study Center & Museum
Sep 18th-Jan 13thExhibition: "Women Call for Peace: Global Vistas" SHELDON MUSEUM of ART
Oct 5th-Dec 9thWestward Bound: Big Color Landscape Photographs Great Plains Art Museum
Oct 5th-Jan 20thExhibition: "The Geometric Unconscious: A Century of Abstraction" SHELDON MUSEUM of ART

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