Past Events

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 11:30amMRI Safety Training Class

If you have anyone within your department (faculty/staff/students) who will need to attend this class, please let Linda J. Benda know via email or phone call to get them on the list.  Those individuals who will be attending will need to have the MRI Facility Safety Screening Form which Linda can forward once she has the name(s) of those planning to attend. The class will be from 11:30-1 on Thursday, September 14th. If you should have any questions, please feel free to give Linda a call or email at 402-472-1843 or lbenda2@unl.edu.  

Sponsor: Center for Brain, Biology, and Behavior

Location: CB3 in Conference Room B-89

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 11:45amInvestigating differences in wiki-based collaborative activities between student engagement profiles in computer science education: Presented by Leen-Kiat Soh

During the Fall 2017 semester, the STEM Education Seminar will meet live and in person on Thursdays at 2:00 PM in Bessey Hall, room 109, on the City Campus.

However, upon request, these presentations will also be simultaneously virtually available (i.e., via internet connection) and hosted on the East Campus.  If you are interested in attending a virtual session, then you must contact Jenny Dauer (jenny.dauer@unl.edu) at least a day in advance.

Both sites will have one or members of the DBER Group organizational team who will facilitate the discussion at each site and communication between attendees at both sites.

We hope that the virtual option on the East Campus will help to make these important, timely, and thought-provoking STEM education presentations and discussions more accessible to faculty, staff, postdocs, students, and other interested individuals.  We look forward to seeing you at one of the sites!

Sponsor: Discipline Based Education Research Group

Location: 109 Bessey Hall & Virtual Session

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 3:00pm to 6:00pmOpen House! LGBTQA+ Resource Center and Women's Center

Students, staff and faculty are invited to come and tour the LGBTQA+ Resource Center and the Women's Center on the third floor in the Union. We will have snacks as well as information available. Come see what the centers have to offer and stay as long as you'd like!

Sponsor: Nvolve

Location: Nebraska Union, third floor- Rooms 346 and 340

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 10:30amDepartment of Economics Fall Seminar Series: Dean S. Karlan presents: Randomizing Religion

Randomizing Religion

Sponsor: Department of Economics

Location: Hawks Hall 111

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 11:30amQualitative and Mixed Methods Research Interest Group

Abby and Erica

Sponsor: Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Consortium

Location: Unity Room/212 Gaughan Center

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Monday, September 18, 2017 - 6:00pmWomen's and Gender Studies Colloquium

This film explores four Muslim women’s challenges as they choose to wear…or not wear…a headscarf (the hijab). The story of each woman as she interacts with different members of her family and the community, reveals the diversity of Muslim experiences and viewpoints regarding the hijab. The film conveys how the hijab carries many different meanings and demonstrates the complex effects of the hijab on Muslim women, their families and communities, and raises questions about the present and future of multicultural societies in North America.

A panel discussion will follow the screening of the film. The panel includes professors Loukia Sarroub, Abla Hasan, Claire Nicholas and Ph.D. candidate Samirah Alotaibi.

Sponsor: Women's and Gender Studies

Location: Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center 313 N 13th Street

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 5:30pmAnthropology Fall 2017 Colloquium Series is on "Health and the Human Ancestral Microbiome"

FREE and OPEN TO PUBLIC!

The 1st talk in the Anthropology Fall 2017 Colloquium Series is on "Health and the Human Ancestral Microbiome"!

Come join us to learn about how living more sanitized and industrialized lifestyles have led humans to be more susceptible to certain diseases.

Dr. Lewis, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Oklahoma, a preeminent scholar in the field of ancient DNA and a co-founder of the Laboratories of Molecular Anthropology and Microbiome Research, will give the talk.

Sponsored by a Research Council Distinguished Lecturer Award, the Department of Anthropology, and the School of Natural Resources.

Sponsor: Sponsored by a Research Council Distinguished Lecturer Award, the Department of Anthropology, and the School of Natural Resources

Location: Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center Room: Unity Room 212

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 12:00pmState of the Agency Lecture Series: September's Guest Speaker Laura Ebke

Flyer for Lecture Series

Sponsor: University of Nebraska School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Location: Nebraska Union Auditorium City Campus

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 2:00pmDBER Presentation:Measuring the cognitive demands of problems in undergraduate electrical engineering courses: Presented by Presentacion Rivera

This presentation describes a method to assess the cognitive demand of problems posed in undergraduate electrical engineering courses. This analysis is part of a larger study to examine the gap between the cognitive demand of problems and the cognitive supply of the students attempting to solve them. This includes defining the operations students must perform when solving the problem. The analysis uses a two-dimensional taxonomy table, the structural task complexity, and interviews of the course instructors. The two-dimensional taxonomy table consists of rows and columns that define cognitive processes and categories of knowledge, respectively. In structural task complexity, a problem is characterized as potentially containing multiple paths and outcomes, conflicting interdependence among paths and uncertain or probabilistic linkages. The study includes interviewing instructors of several electrical engineering courses at the sophomore and junior levels. The interviews were audio recorded and their solutions were recorded using a LiveScribe smart-pen. They were also asked to provide problems from their exams and recommended solutions. Preliminary results suggest that the proposed two-dimension analysis and the structural task complexity can be successfully used to characterize the cognitive demand of electrical engineering problems.

During the Fall 2017 semester, the STEM Education Seminar will meet live and in person on Thursdays at 2:00 PM in Bessey Hall, room 109, on the City Campus.

However, upon request, these presentations will also be simultaneously virtually available (i.e., via internet connection) and hosted on the East Campus.  If you are interested in attending a virtual session, then you must contact Jenny Dauer (jenny.dauer@unl.edu) at least a day in advance.

Both sites will have one or members of the DBER Group organizational team who will facilitate the discussion at each site and communication between attendees at both sites.

We hope that the virtual option on the East Campus will help to make these important, timely, and thought-provoking STEM education presentations and discussions more accessible to faculty, staff, postdocs, students, and other interested individuals.  We look forward to seeing you at one of the sites!

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Support for the Discipline-Based Education Research Group comes from the Center for Science, Mathematics, and Computer Education; NebraskaSCIENCE; the Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences; the Department of Chemistry; the School of Biological Sciences; and the School of Natural Resources.

Sponsor: Discipline Based Education Research Group

Location: 109 Bessey Hall & Virtual Session

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 3:00pmDepartment of Economics Fall Seminar Series: Wolfgang Keller presents: Globalization and Executive Compensation

Wolfgang Keller

Sponsor: The Department of Economics

Location: College of Business, Room 231

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