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10:00 am Apr 19thBeginning Beekeeping Workshop Agricultural Research & Development Center, near Mead
7:00 pm Apr 21stJulene Bair Earth Day Reading Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center
Julene Bair will read from and discuss her book "The Ogallala Road: A Memoir of Love and Reckoning."
4:00 pm Apr 22ndEntomology Lecture ENTOMOLOGY HALL
"Characterization of the resistance to Cry3Bb1 Bt toxin in the Western Corn Rootworm Diabrotica virgifera virgifera" by Leslie Rault, entomology graduate student
4:00 pm Apr 22ndSAVE THE DATE -- Molecular Mechanisms of Disease Annual Program Symposium featuring Irving W. Wainer BEADLE CENTER
SAVE THE DATE -- Annual Program Symposium featuring Irving W. Wainer (NIH), as the keynote speaker on Tues. April 22, 2014 in E103 Beadle Center. Seminar title: . “When you come to a fork in the road, take it!”*
Methoxynaphthylfenoterol and the biological, chemical and pharmacological journey from congestive heart failure to cancer.
*Yogi Berra

Professor Irving W Wainer is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University and the Department of Oncology, McGill University. He received his PhD degree in chemistry from Cornell University and did postdoctoral doctoral studies in molecular biology (University of Oregon) and clinical pharmacology (Thomas Jefferson Medical School). He worked for the US Food and Drug Administration as a Research Chemist, St. Jude’s Children's Research Hospital, at McGill University as Professor and Head, Pharmacokinetics Laboratory, Department of Oncology, as Professor of Pharmacology at Georgetown University and until March 31 was a Senior Investigator in the Laboratory of Clinical Investigation at the National Institute on Aging/NIH. Professor Wainer has published over 360 scientific papers, 10 books, 25 book chapters holds 11 patents, and was founding editor of the journal Chirality and Senior Editor of the Journal of Chromatography B. His awards include: the "A.J.P. Martin Medal" presented by the Chromatographic Society; Elected Fellow of the American Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences; Doctor Honoris Causa awarded by the Medical University of Gdansk, Doctor Honoris Causa awarded by the Department of Medicine, University of Liege, the 2013 Dal Nogare Award presented by the Chromatography Forum of the Delaware Valley and the 2013 Eastern Analytical Symposium Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Fields of Analytical Chemistry. Professor Wainer research includes the study of the effect of disease progression and aging on drug metabolism in critically ill and terminal patients, new tools for drug discovery using cellular membrane affinity chromatography (CMAC), and the development of new therapeutic agents for the treatment of oncologic and cardiovascular diseases and for use in depression and pain therapy.
3:30 pm Apr 23rdWater Seminar Series HARDIN HALL
Eight public lectures on a varied slate of state and regional water issues will form the University of Nebraska's spring semester water seminar series that begins Jan. 15 and runs through April. The seminars are free and open to the public.
3:30 pm Apr 23rdKnoll Lecture: Frederick Aldama--CANCELLED Bailey Library
Frederick Aldama presents: "Why the Humanities Matter".
April 18: RE: The Knoll Lecture--We are sorry to inform you that it is CANCELLED.
4:00 pm Apr 23rdSpring 2014 Biotechnology/Life Sciences Seminar Series BEADLE CENTER
Presented by Dr. Michael Axtell, Penn State University.
A reception will be held at 3:30 p.m. The event is open to the public.
7:00 pm Apr 23rdSci Pop! Where Science Intersects Pop Culture LOVE LIBRARY SOUTH
The vampire has evolved over the past centuries in countless directions, moving in popular culture from an evil being to a more humanized character. After all the years, people around the world are still fascinated by vampires and the ideas behind vampirism. Although there is no scientific evidence for vampires, there is some scientific basis for vampire folklore. This lecture will address various vampire-like behaviors that can be explained by medical conditions, such as Porphyria and Xeroderma Pigmentosum. Animals that prefer the “vampire lifestyle” will also be discussed. Other topics to be addressed in this lecture include the chemistry behind garlic (vampire’s nemesis) and the possibility of having hybrid species (dhampir).

Given by Professor Rebecca Y Lai, UNL
3:30 pm Apr 24thStephen Schiffer, Guest Speaker in Philosophy Dept OLDFATHER HALL
Stephen Schiffer is a Silver Professor of Philosophy at New York University.
3:30 pm Apr 24thSchool of Biological Sciences Seminar - Raul Suarez, University of California-Santa Barbara HAMILTON HALL
The School of Biological Sciences Seminar is a weekly series presented by invited speakers and UNL faculty to showcase current research advances in biological sciences.

All School of Biological Sciences Seminars are free and open to the public.

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