Posts Tagged ‘ Dennis Ferraro ’

Sunday with a Scientist program to examine ‘Critters of the Plains’

Dec 17th, 2010 | By | Category: Arts & Entertainment, December 16

The University of Nebraska State Museum will present a Sunday with a Scientist program for children and families about Nebraska amphibians and turtles, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Dec. 19 at Morrill Hall. The program, “Critters of the Plains,” will be led by Dennis Ferraro, professor of herpetology and extension educator in the UNL School of […]

Herpetology Open House

Oct 21st, 2010 | By | Category: Arts & Entertainment, Oct. 21

Dennis Ferraro, professor of herpetology and UNL Extension herpetologist, and 25 of his closest reptilian associates greeted the public in a “reptiles in the round” format Oct. 12 in Hardin Hall. The selection of snakes and turtles – all native to Nebraska – included rare and elusive creatures that are seldom seen by humans — including […]

Ferraro’s snake research topic for Olson Seminar

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

It’s a mission most folks would probably shy away from: the search for as many of Nebraska’s snakes as can be found. But that has been the calling for at least 20 years of UNL herpetologist Dennis Ferraro, who will present a public discussion of his never-ending hunt April 14 in the next Paul A. […]

Eight receive Holling Family awards for teaching excellence

Apr 1st, 2010 | By | Category: April 1, 2010, Employee News, Issue

Eight UNL faculty and staff members received the 2010 Holling Family Awards for Teaching Excellence in Agriculture and Natural Resources. The annual awards honor outstanding teaching in UNL’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources. This year’s recipients are: Senior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award: Susan Cuppett, professor in the Department of Food Science and Technology, and […]

Ferraro, reptiles, amphibians take Hardin stage Oct. 13

Oct 8th, 2009 | By | Category: Campus News, Issue, October 8, 2009

Accompanied by live snakes, other reptiles and amphibians, Dennis Ferraro will discuss his “Reflections of a Nebraska Herpetologist” at 7 p.m. Oct. 13 in the Hardin Hall Auditorium. The talk is free and open to the public. Ferraro, the resident herpetologist at the School of Natural Resources, spends his summers crisscrossing Nebraska, checking on the […]


Oct 30th, 2008 | By | Category: Campus News, October 30, 2008

Dennis Ferraro, UNL Extension educator and herpetologist, works with a snake during his “Snakes of the Plains of Nebraska” talk, held Oct. 14 in Hardin Hall. Courtesy photo/Research.


Oct 9th, 2008 | By | Category: Campus News, October 9, 2008

Ferraro to share slithery creatures Oct. 14 Herpetologist Dennis Ferraro promises to bust myths, introduce local snakes, and instill appreciation for their role in the ecosystem at his talk, “Snakes on the Plains of Nebraska,” 7 p.m. Oct. 14 in Hardin Hall. He’ll do it while handling live snakes. EASY TO HANDLE – Herpetologist Dennis […]

Ferraro releases frog calls of Nebraska CD

Sep 11th, 2008 | By | Category: Arts & Entertainment, September 11, 2008

Anyone who claims that humans invented music hasn’t heard “Frog Calls of Nebraska,” a CD compiled by UNL herpetologist Dennis Ferraro. Each of the 11 musical tracks – one for each species native to Nebraska – has rhythm, melody and meaning. Among frogs, all the vocalists are male. Females don’t have the ability to produce […]