Past Events

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 12:30pmCABIN: Tom Foulsham, Ph.D

Tom Foulsham, from the University of Essex will be visiting NE on May 12 and will be giving a talk that day, details to follow.  Tom does a lot of fun visual cognition stuff, specifically related to scene perception and eye movements.  

Sponsor: Center for Brain, Biology, & Behavior

Location: Colloquium, B60 east Stadium

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 9:00amCarson Center to Host Forum on Trends in Emerging Media


The Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media will be hosting a Carson Conversations Forum with ten media experts that will be sharing their thoughts on the upcoming trends in their industry at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Temple Building. Registration is required by May 17th.

Speakers will include:

Robert Tercek. One of the world’s most innovative creators of interactive content, Tercek has created breakthrough entertainment experiences on every digital platform.

Roy Taylor. Currently corporate vice president and head of Alliances, Content and WR at Radeon Technologies Group AMD.

Sean Stewart. Stewart is the creative director of Magic Leap, which recently raised $1.4 billion. He designs, scripts, and prototype immersive experiences for Mixed/Augmented Reality.

Susan Bonds. Bonds is co-founder and CEO of 42 Entertainment, leading the innovation progression from alternate reality games to deeply immersive entertainment experiences that engage millions of people worldwide.

Norman Hollyn. Hollyn works extensively as a television and music editor as well as in entertainment and media internet development for entertainment companies and schools.

Kyle Murphy. He is vice president of design at Hudle as well as the founder of

Tom Barker. For the last 25 years, Barker has worked as an educator, researcher, consultant, strategist, designer, serial entrepreneur and maverick in architecture, art technology and design in the UK, Australia, and Canada.

Brian LaDuca. An alum of the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film at Nebraska, he is currently the creator of the Ideation Disruption Aha! (IDA) pedagogy for Applied Creative Learning at the University of Dayton.

Erica Larson. Larson is an artist and adjunct faculty at California Institute of the Art in the Film/Video School’s Experimental Animation program. 

Sponsor: Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Fillm

Location: The Temple Building

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Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 10:00am to Friday, May 19, 2017 - 4:00pmXSEDE HPC Workshop: Big Data

XSEDE along with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center is pleased to announce a two day Big Data workshop, to be held May 18-19, 2017.

In addition to Hadoop and Spark, this workshop has been expanded to include training in machine learning using Recommender System with Spark and deep learning with Tensorflow. These lessons will be presented using the Wide Area Classroom(WAC) training platform.

Sponsor: XSEDE and Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center

Location: Nebraska Union; Heritage Room

Free! Requires Registration
Friday, May 19, 2017 - 12:00pmBureau of Business Research Webinar Series: The Omaha Barometer

This Webinar will describe the results of the 2017 edition of the Omaha Barometer, including the performance of the Omaha economy in terms of economic growth, human capital, private capital, infrastructure, innovation, entrepreneurship, the cost of doing business and quality of life. The Webinar also will discuss any changes in Omaha Barometer rankings between the 2016 and 2017 edition.

Sponsor: Bureau of Business Research

Location: Webinar

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Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 12:00pmPolicy Webinar - Fostering Refugee and Immigrant Belonging and Well-being: Insights from the “Shared Worlds” Research Team

 In this one-hour webinar, presenters Achu Johnson Alexander, Ph.D. Candidate (Hiatt School of Psychology, Clark University) and Anita H. FÁbos, Ph.D. (Department of International Development, Community, and Environment, Clark University) will discuss the role of local refugee and immigrant resettlement within the context of changing demographic and societal characteristics at the state level. In addition to providing a detailed overview of the methodology and findings related to this exploratory research project—called “Shared Worlds”— the presenters will discuss how their research aims to expand our understanding of refugee and immigrant integration beyond the typical indicators (e.g., jobs, housing) to get at how refugees and immigrants develop a sense of belonging in their new communities. They will also discuss how data gathering on both foreign- and U.S.-born populations has been useful in understanding inter-group perceptions of belonging, and will dedicate time to discussing the challenges, opportunities, and lessons learned that may be instructive to others who study or work with refugee and/or immigrant populations, especially at the local level. This webinar will be facilitated by SPSSI Graduate Student Committee member Lori Holleran, MS, MPH (Clinical Psychology Intern, San Francisco VA). Click here to learn more about this webinar

Sponsor: SPSSI


Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 10:00am to Friday, June 9, 2017 - 4:00pmXSEDE Summer Boot Camp

This 4 day event will include MPI, OpenMP, OpenACC and accelerators and run June 6-9. This event will be presented using the Wide Area Classroom(WAC) training platform and will conclude with a special hybrid exercise contest that will challenge the students to apply their skills over the following 3 weeks and be awarded the Fourth Annual XSEDE Summer Boot Camp Championship Trophy.

Sponsor: XSEDE and Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center

Location: Scott Engineering Center - Room 111

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Friday, June 9, 2017 - 12:00pmBureau of Business Research Webinar Series: The Nebraska Economic Forecast

This Webinar will cover the newly released economic outlook for Nebraska for the balance of 2017 and beyond. The forecast, produced by the Nebraska Business Forecast Council, will include the outlook for farm income and non-farm employment as well as expectations for key industries such as manufacturing, construction, health care, retail, finance and producer services. The Webinar also will discuss the national economic outlok and expected trends in both personal income and taxable sales in Nebraska.

Sponsor: Bureau of Business Research

Location: Webinar

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Friday, June 9, 2017 - 12:30pmSpecial Summer CABIN Talk

Hey everyone, just because we're in the summer doesn't mean the talks need to stop!  As was the case last month when we had a guest speaker, next week we'll have the opportunity to hear from a friend/colleague of Matt Johnson's who is visiting Nebraska next Friday (same CABIN time, same CABIN place, different CABIN day).  Matt Krause is a postdoctoral fellow working in Chris Pack's lab at the Montreal Neurological Institute and McGill University (Canada!) and he will be giving a talk entitled: 

Effects of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation in the Primate Brain 

As is often the case with external guest speakers, there will be a reception to follow his talk (free cookies y'all).  Our Matt will also be arranging some meetings for this other Matt while he's here, please drop him a line if you'd like to be added to his schedule.

Sponsor: CABIN

Location: B60

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 8:00am to Friday, June 30, 2017 - 5:00amR Summer Workshop for DBER

Over 10,000 packages (add-ins) to perform a huge variety of statistics and build advanced data visualizations, completely free of charge, efficiently analyze data with functions and loops, and automatic documentation of every decision. Many of you know that I am quite a firm believer that this tool increases the research capabilities in DBER, which is why I'm happy to conduct this workshop.

I certainly wouldn't expect you to walk away an expert in R, but I hope a workshop like this would at least get you familiar enough with some of the concepts of R that you could independently find and understand resources to help you conduct whatever analyses you wish. I'm planning the workshop to be in the last week of June (26-30). If you are interested, please fill out the following survey by May 26 so that I can tailor the workshop to be the most beneficial for everyone.

Let me know if you have any questions!

Jordan Harshman
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Stains Research Group, Department of Chemistry
University of Nebraska - Lincoln



Sponsor: DBER


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Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 8:00am to Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 5:00pmNSF CAREER AWARD CLUB

UNL faculty planning to submit proposals to the Faculty Early Career Development Program at the National Science Foundation are invited to participate in an inaugural NSF CAREER Award Club. The Office of Research and Economic Development is organizing this event to provide protected writing time and centralized, comprehensive proposal development support for faculty finalizing NSF CAREER program applications for July submission.

The NSF CAREER Award Club is intended as a follow-on to the Early CAREER Workshop held at UNL on March 2. Faculty who participate in the club will have access to quiet writing spaces and experts in the NSF CAREER Award program, proposal development, and budget development. A graphic artist and a program evaluation specialist also will be in attendance.

Dr. Kathie L. Olsen, founder and managing director of ScienceWorks, will attend the club on June 27 and 28 and be available to interact with faculty one-on-one. In addition, lunch presentations will focus on topics of interest to early career faculty, including how the NSF CAREER Award influences recipients’ professional trajectories, competitive intelligence for preparing successful CAREER Award proposals, and early career development programs at agencies beyond NSF.

Faculty with Lot A permits may park in the lots south or west of Whittier School. Faculty without Lot A permits should park in the visitor spots south of Whittier or on the street.

For More Information

To learn more about the NSF CAREER Award Club, contact Nathan Meier, assistant vice chancellor for research, or Tisha Mullen, director of proposal development.

Sponsor: Office of Research and Economic Development

Location: Prem S. Paul Research Center at Whittier

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