|8:00 am-2:00 pm||Life Sciences Symposium East Campus Union|
Life sciences, landscape systems and wildlife encounters will take the stage Sept. 25. From 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Nebraska East Union there will be a Life Sciences Symposium with featured speaker Sonny Ramaswamy, director of USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
Brian Larkins, UNL associate vice chancellof for life sciences, will also present. Updates on bioinformatics, life sciences curriculum and phase one of Nebraska Innovation Campus. Question and answer session with vice chancellors Prem Paul, Ronnie Green and Ellen Weissinger. Post competition
|8:30 am-9:30 am||“Customized Program” services information session NEBRASKA UNION|
This session is open to all faculty and staff who are interested in learning about study abroad on-site coordinator services provided by outside vendors. “Customized Program” services could work well for:
• faculty leading a program for the first time,
• faculty with limited first-hand knowledge of the host country or limited language skills,
• a solo faculty leader needing additional on-site support, or
• faculty looking to save time on pre-departure preparations and post-program accounting.
|9:00 am-11:00 am||Flu Shot Clinics UNIVERSITY HEALTH CENTER|
The University Health Center offers walk-in flu shot clinics - no appointments required. Flu shots are free for UNL students paying UPFF facility fees and $30 for faculty and staff. The UHC will file Blue Cross Blue Shield claims for faculty and staff members under the wellness benefit. You must have your insurance card at the time of vaccination in order to file a Blue Cross Blue Shield claim only. If you have used up your wellness benefit for the 2012 coverage period, you will be sent a bill from the UHC. The clinics will be held from 11:30am to 1pm on the following dates at:
Dec. 3: Harper Schramm Smith Dining Hall
Dec. 4: Abel/Sandoz Dining Hall
Dec. 5: East Campus Union
Dec. 6: Nebraska Union - Wellness Booth
Forms are available on-line for you to fill out prior to coming to one of the flu shot clinics to speed up the process. If you are unable to make one of the clinics, you can make an appointment at 402-472-5000.
|11:00 am-2:00 pm||Education Abroad Fair NEBRASKA UNION|
Explore a wide variety of education abroad opportunities. Learn about UNL study abroad programs, as well as programs offered by other universities and organizations.
|11:00 am-1:00 pm||Stress Awareness NEBRASKA UNION|
Stop by the Wellness Booth in the Nebraska Union for tips to help make your life stress-free. Sponsored by Health Education and Outreach.
|12:00 pm-1:00 pm||New Palladian Quilt Discoveries, Mary Ellen Ducey, UNL library Archives International Quilt Study Center & Museum|
Tuesday Talk: New Palladian Quilt Discoveries, Mary Ellen Ducey, UNL library Archives 12:00 PM
|2:30 pm-4:30 pm||Landscape Systems Maxwell Arboretum, East Campus|
Plant a tree as part of American Forests Grant and ReTree Week
|3:30 pm-4:30 pm||Fall 2012 Ethics Day Lecture (sponsored by State Farm) LIED CENTER for PERFORMING ARTS|
Bill O’Rourke serves on the Board of the Alcoa Foundation and teaches “Values” at the Alcoa Executive Development Programs. He joined Alcoa as a Patent Attorney after graduation from law school and held numerous leadership roles at Alcoa during his career including Vice President, Environment, Health & Safety and Sustainability, Vice President of Global Business Services, Chief Information Officer, and Vice President of audit.
From 2005 to 2008 Bill was the President of Alcoa-Russia. During the three years he was in Russia, Mr. O'Rourke oversaw an investment program that exceeded $500 million. Bill is now the Director of Ethics at the Beard Institute at Duquesne University and a visiting Fellow of the Wheatley Institution at Brigham Young University.
|4:00 pm-5:00 pm||Iqbal Hamza -- Biochemistry / Redox Biology Center Seminar BEADLE CENTER|
Iqbal Hamza, Associate Professor, Department of Animal and Avian Sciences, University of Maryland, will present a seminar "Heme Trafficking from the Ground-Up: Lessons from C. elegans".
Heme is a vital but cytotoxic cofactor responsible for diverse biological functions. Free heme is a hydrophobic and cytotoxic macrocycle. How then is heme transported through cellular membranes and organelles? Hamza pioneered the use of C. elegans to discover heme trafficking pathways because this roundworm is exceptional as it does not synthesize heme but rather utilizes environmental heme to manufacture heme-containing proteins which have human homologs. This research has uncovered several new molecules that traffic and regulate systemic heme homeostasis using genetic screens in C. elegans. Hamza's findings represent major discoveries in heme trafficking and establish a paradigm for heme transport in animals.
|4:00 pm-5:00 pm||Entomology Lecture East Campus Union|
"Hard Tick (Ixodidae) and Endosymbiontic Microorganism Relationships" by Amanda Maegli, Entomology Graduate Student
|4:00 pm||Development of Milli-, Micro- and Nano-scale Electrohydrodynamic (EHD) Based Thermal Control Subsyte Jorgensen Hall |
Hosted the UNL Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering, Jeffrey R. Didion and Mathew Showalter of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center will speak at UNL on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 4 p.m. in Jorgensen Hall, Room 110. Their topic is Development of Milli-, Micro- and Nano-scale Electrohydrodynamic (EHD) Based Thermal Control Subsytems at NASA-GSFC.
Electrohydrodynamic (EHD) Thermal Control Systems (TCS) operate by applying an electric field to a dielectric fluid that, in turn, generates a force that can be used to pump fluids and separate liquid and vapor phases in two-phase flow.
The EHD-TCS Technology Development at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. is a comprehensive program that investigates fundamental EHD phenomena, fabricates prototype hardware and validates the prototype systems for spaceflight mission infusion.
This talk will present an overview of the EHD phenomena and discuss the technology development program as well as its target spaceflight applications and the current spaceflight validation efforts including variable gravity and sounding rocket missions.
|5:00 pm-8:00 pm||Wildlife Encounters HARDIN HALL|
As part of the Morrill Act Celebration, Wildlife Encounters will be doing two shows with opportunities to view wildlife up close and personal. Shows are at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. with displays and activities in the lobby beginning at 5 p.m.
The UNL Dairy Store will be on hand selling supper beginning at 5 p.m.
The event is cosponsored by the SNR Outreach Committee.
|5:00 pm-8:00 pm||Wildlife Encounters HARDIN HALL|
Wildlife of all kinds up close and personal for people of all ages to enjoy.
|7:30 pm-9:00 pm||Faculty artist: Karen Becker KIMBALL RECITAL HALL|
Karen Becker, cello, and fellow faculty artists will give a recital on Sept. 25 at 7:30 p.m. in Kimball Recital Hall.
Becker and Christopher Marks will perform the Telemann Sonata in D Major on cello and harpsichord (originally for viola da gamba). Becker and pianist Ann Chang will play Sonata 2000 by Anne Wilson, a wonderful composer, organist, and pianist from Cleveland, OH. The program will conclude with Becker and Chang playing the Franck Sonata in A Major, originally for violin and transcribed for cello by French cellist Jules Delsart.
This event is free and open to the public.