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Thursday, November 29th

Time Event Title
11:00 am-11:30 amStress Management UNIVERSITY HEALTH CENTER
Lunch n' Learn
12:00 pm-1:00 pmBIOC Grad Student Seminar w/Ryan Grove BEADLE CENTER
"Up-regulation of the mitotic checkpoint component
Mad1 causes chromosomal instability and resistance
to microtubule poisons"
12:00 pm-12:30 pmStress Management UNIVERSITY HEALTH CENTER
Lunch n' Learn
1:00 pm-1:30 pmStress Management UNIVERSITY HEALTH CENTER
Lunch n' Learn
2:00 pm-3:00 pmDiscipline-based education research meeting BESSEY HALL
"Discipline-Based Education Research: Understanding and Improving Learning in Undergraduate Science and Engineering," Talk presented by Stacey Lowery Bretz, Professor of Chemistry at Miami University in Ohio. She was a member of the committee commissioned by the National Research Council to write a report reflecting on the status of discipline-based education research.
3:30 pm-4:30 pmSBS Seminar - Cynthia Haseltine, Washington State Univ HAMILTON HALL
3:30 pm-5:00 pmPhysics Colloquium: Probing Matter with Extreme Light Jorgensen Hall
Extremely high electromagnetic field intensity, so-called extreme light, is produced at the focus of an ultra-high-peak power laser, such as UNL’s Diocles laser. During its interaction with matter, light at this extreme limit can accelerate electrons to relativistic velocity in a single optical cycle, resulting in a host of novel research opportunities and technologies. In the area of nonlinear quantum electrodynamics, the physics of highly radiating electrons can now be studied. In the area of fundamental laser-plasma interactions, a new line of inquiry into relativistic optics has been launched. Extreme light also leads to novel electron accelerators and x-ray light sources. One such novel technology is the Diocles-laser-driven x-ray synchrotron. Its unique performance characteristics include: (1) an unprecedentedly large energy tunability range (keV to MeV), (2) micron-scale radiation source size, and (3) ultra-short pulse duration (< 10 femtoseconds). These features allow matter to be probed with spatial and temporal resolutions that are both—simultaneously—on the atomic scale. This has relevance to advanced radiological applications, especially in the areas of materials science, biomedicine, nuclear physics and engineering, defense, and homeland security.
5:30 pm-7:00 pm"Humanities on the Edge" presents Lutz Koepnick SHELDON MUSEUM of ART
This is the second of two "Humanities on the Edge" lectures during fall semester (the other is Oct. 11). The topic for what is the series' third year is "Aesthetics/Performance/Politics."

The Mary Riepman Ross Media Arts Center will be screening "Cave of Forgotten Dreams" from November 23-29.

Dr. Lutz Koepnick is an Professor of German, Film and Media Studies, and Comparative Literature at Washington University in St. Louis.

For more on Dr. Koepnick, see
5:30 pmCave/Cinema: Werner Herzog's Cave of Forgotten Dreams and the Politics of Time SHELDON MUSEUM of ART
Lutz Koepnick from Washington University in St. Louis will lecture. Free public event.
6:00 pm-8:30 pm3-2-1 Quick Pitch Competition Memorial Stadium
Make It Happen: Student Quick Pitch Competition
On November 29th, 2012, at 5:00 pm., students from Nebraska high schools, 2-year colleges, and 4-year colleges are invited to Memorial Stadium to compete in the annual 3-2-1 Quick Pitch Competition. Participating students will have the opportunity to showcase their entrepreneurial, communication, and presentation skills through a short “quick pitch” proposal for a new business venture, which they will deliver to a panel of entrepreneurial-minded experts from across Nebraska. Students will have the opportunity to develop their idea for a new business. They will receive valuable feedback and networking opportunities with successful entrepreneurs and community leaders. All with a chance to win one of several $1,000 cash prizes.

Visit the Center for Entrepreneurship webpage to download an entry application.
6:00 pmMarc Rosenberg City Campus Union
Author of Eating My Feelings. Sponsored by LGBTQA and Spectrum. See the website at
7:30 pm-9:00 pmPercussion Ensemble KIMBALL RECITAL HALL
The Percussion Ensemble will perform in concert on Thursday, Nov 29 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 pmTheatrix: Melancholy Play TEMPLE BUILDING
In the play, a comedy about sadness, Tilly is beautiful and melancholy. Everyone she meets falls in love with her. Then one day she is suddenly happy—and things get very strange. An unexpected story of melancholy in a post-pharmaceutical world, Melancholy Play is an irrational play with a highly rational live cellist.

By Tony Award nominated playwright Sarah Ruhl. Directed by Joshua Waterstone.

Performances are Nov. 29-Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Lab Theatre, 3rd floor of the Temple Building.

Tickets are $6 and available in advance at or can be purchased the day of the show at the door.
7:30 pmMelancholy Play TEMPLE BUILDING
By Sarah Ruhl, directed by Joshua Waterstone. An unexpected comedy about melancholy in a post-pharmaceutical world. Melancholy Play is an irrational play with a highly rational live cellist. Tickets: $6 at

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
Nov 12th-Nov 30thTanning City Campus Union
Nov 19th-Jan 31stNebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience sponsors public exhibit at Pioneers Park Nature Center Pioneers Park
Nov 26th-Nov 30thThe Divine Comedy City Campus Union

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