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Eileen Hebets: Using Arachnids to Inspire D.R.E.A.M.S

Chancellor’s Distinguished Lecture Series

Date: Time: 3:30 pm
Nebraska Union Room: Auditorium
Additional Info: NU
Contact: Megan McMasters, (402) 472-0030
For many people, the sight of a spider is enough to cause a surge of fear, an impulse to run away or, for true arachnophobes, extreme reactions like heart palpitations and fainting.

But to Nebraska biologist Eileen Hebets, eight-legged creatures are the stuff not of nightmares but of “D.R.E.A.M.S.” — discovery, research, engagement, adventure, memories and success. In her Nov. 7 Nebraska Lecture, “Using Arachnids to Inspire D.R.E.A.M.S.,” Hebets will discuss her groundbreaking discoveries, passion for informal science education, and the curiosity and persistence underlying her research.

“Arachnids are something that everyone can relate to,” said Hebets, professor of biological sciences. “All Nebraskans will go home from the lecture having learned about something that lives in their backyard.”

Eileen Hebets is a professor in the School of Biological Sciences. Lecture is free and open to the public. Live Webcast can be found at

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