|11:00 am||Voelte-Keegan Nanoscience Research Center Dedication Jorgensen Hall |
Located at 16th and W streets, the new 32,000-square-foot Voelte-Keegan Nanoscience Research Center provides centralized research facilities for more than 80 physics, chemistry, engineering and other faculty members from the colleges of Arts and Sciences and Engineering. The building conveniently adjoins Jorgensen Hall, UNL's home of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, which opened in 2010, and is across 16th Street from the College of Engineering complex. A dedication ceremony to celebrate the building's completion is 11 a.m. Sept. 27. The public is welcome to attend.
|11:30 am-12:30 pm||Global Studies Colloquium City Campus Union|
Religion, Secularism, and Democracy in Turkey
|11:30 am-1:30 pm||Diverse Networking Luncheon NEBRASKA UNION|
Come meet business professionals in the financial industry. CBA Dean Donde Plowman and Wells Fargo Regional President and CBA alum Kirk Kellner will speak, followed by a panel of young professionals. RSVP by Friday, Sept. 21 at http://cba.unl.edu/diverseluncheon
|12:00 pm-1:00 pm||BIOC Grad Student Seminar w/Cory Boone BEADLE CENTER|
|2:00 pm-3:00 pm||Discipline-based education research meeting BESSEY HALL|
"Summer Institute on Scientific Teaching," Steve Harris, Anisa Angeletti, and John Osterman from the School of Biological Sciences will share their experiences in a workshop funded by HHMI intended to help faculty improve their teaching.
|2:00 pm-4:00 pm||Mechanical & Materials Engineering Department SCOTT ENGINEERING CENTER LINK|
“Optimal Reduction of Electrical Energy Consumption by Supply Air AC Motors,” M.S. thesis defense (Mechanical Engineering) by Keyhan Rafiee. Advisor: C.W. Solomon To, Ph.D. On Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in N127 SEC.
|3:00 pm-4:30 pm||Clayton Yeutter Seminar CHASE HALL|
Dr. Yeutter is a Department of Agricultural Economics alumnus, former Secretary of Agriculture and former U.S. Trade Representative.
|3:30 pm-4:30 pm||SBS Seminar - Donald Burke HAMILTON HALL|
RNA world theories figure prominently in many scenarios for the origin and early evolution of life, with RNA molecules acting both as the dominant biocatalysts and as the repository of genetic information. In vitro selection has identified ribozymes that catalyze all of the major reactions of genetic information transfer and many of the chemistries associated with small molecule metabolism. A long-term goal of our program is to build new biologies by building, understanding and exploiting metabolic ribozymes. Early work examined metabolite binding by aptamers and structure-mechanism relationships in hammerhead ribozymes. Our recent focus is on the evolution and engineering of ribozymes that catalyze phosphoryl transfer (kinase and phosphatase ribozymes) for biologically relevant substrates. We are especially interested in understanding how biophysical constraints dictate the evolutionary potential of RNA.
|3:30 pm-5:00 pm||WGS Colloquium by Rose Holz: Whose Business Is It Anyway? NEBRASKA UNION|
Drawing upon her recent book on the history of Planned Parenthood, Holz will describe the birth control clinic movement in the 1930s. Finding that commercial birth control clinics were being established alongside charity ones, she reveals both the breadth of the clinic movement and the charity movement’s efforts to contain it.
Professor Rose Holz is a historian and the Associate Director of the Women’s & Gender Studies Program at UNL.
|5:00 pm-9:00 pm||Backyard Farmer 60th Anniversary Celebration HARDIN HALL|
Ask your gardening and landscaping questions in person with experts from the Backyard Farmer television show. Displays and other activities. Program starts at 7.
|5:30 pm-7:30 pm||Anthro Group Organizational Meeting OLDFATHER HALL|
AnthroGroup will be holding its first informational meeting this Thursday evening, September 27 in Oldfather 827 at 5:30 p.m. We will have information on a few upcoming events and will talk about the AnthroGroup Conference, as well as opportunities to get involved.
AnthroGroup welcomes all students interested in anthropology and archeology whether they are majors or not! We want students who have all interests including biological/physical, linguistics, cultural and archeological.
This group will sponsor guest lectures, student events, opportunities to do hands-on activities and just meet some other people in the field. If you have seen Bones, Indiana Jones or The Mummy and you absolutely love them, you should come to the meeting.
If students or faculty have heard of other events, talks, expos etc. that may be of interest to students, we would love to hear them.
Gwyneth Talley and Erin Carr
Undergraduate/Graduate Interim Co-Presidents of AnthroGroup
|8:00 pm||2012 Homecoming Concert East Campus Mall|
Gloriana -- A Thousand Miles Left Behind -- with Special Guest, The Emmett Bower Band. Free for UNL students, Faculty, Staff and the Public. Sponsored by UPC/ASUN/CASNR/KX96.9