Posts Tagged ‘ Nebraska Lecture ’

April 14 Nebraska Lecture explores legacies of removing Native children

Apr 3rd, 2011 | By | Category: Campus News, March 31

In the late 19th century, the U.S. and Australian governments established boarding schools to assimilate American Indian and Aboriginal children into dominant culture. This practice forced tens of thousands of children to leave their families and abandon their customs, which has had lasting consequences on individuals and Native culture. During the spring Nebraska Lecture April […]

Sheridan to present Nebraska Lecture on Nov. 30

Dec 17th, 2010 | By | Category: Campus News, November 18

Poverty, unpredictable relationships and language barriers are some of the obstacles that preclude millions of American children from taking advantage of learning opportunities that prepare them for school. During the fall Nebraska Lecture Nov. 30, UNL educational psychologist Susan Sheridan will discuss how to narrow the learning gap between disadvantaged children and their peers. The […]

Dead Sea Scrolls continue to inspire

Apr 15th, 2010 | By | Category: April 15, 2010, Campus News, Issue

Sidnie White Crawford has explored the caves. She’s studied the Exodus manuscript dating to 250 B.C. And she’s translated scraps of the 825 documents that are the Dead Sea Scrolls. Now, she’s ready to dish on what scholars have learned from what has been called the greatest manuscript discovery of modern times. However that’s another […]

Nebraska Lecture explores Dead Sea Scrolls research

Apr 8th, 2010 | By | Category: April 8, 2010, Campus News, Issue

Excitement, intensive research, rumor and controversy have surrounded the Dead Sea Scrolls since their discovery more than 60 years ago. The scrolls will be the focus of the spring Nebraska Lecture. Sidnie White Crawford, Willa Cather professor and chair of classics and religious studies, will discuss their discovery, study and publication, as well as controversies […]

Nebraska Lecture to feature Wood’s HIV/AIDS research

Nov 4th, 2009 | By | Category: Campus News, Issue, November 5, 2009

HIV/AIDS is a public health crisis in Sub-Saharan Africa. The disease’s widespread prevalence – two-thirds of people living with the disease reside there – has greatly affected the region’s health and economy. During the fall Nebraska Lecture Nov. 10, UNL virologist Charles Wood will review the historical aspect of HIV/AIDS since its discovery in 1981. […]

Kamil offers ‘Bird Brain’ Neb. Lecture

Oct 16th, 2008 | By | Category: Campus News, October 16, 2008

When someone uses the idiom “bird brain,” what comes to mind might not reflect the phrase’s true meaning. During the fall Nebraska Lecture Oct. 30, UNL behavioral ecologist Alan C. Kamil will discuss how birds use their cognitive abilities to survive. The free public lecture, “Bird Brain! Compliment or Insult?” will be at 3:30 p.m. […]