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2010.03.30 > For Immediate Release
contact: Beverly Newsam - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2129 - e-mail: bnewsam@mail.unomaha.edu

Arts and Sciences Speaker Series Continues April 8 with Biology Lecture

Omaha - The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) College of Arts and Sciences Centennial Speaker Series continues Thursday, April 8, with a lecture by Jim Krupa, an associate professor of biology at the University of Kentucky.  His talk - "Evolution, Education and Why Good Teaching Matters" - will begin at 7 p.m. in the William H. and Dorothy Thompson Alumni Center.  The event is free and open to the public. 

Krupa received his bachelor's and master's degrees in biology from UNO and a doctorate in zoology from the University of Oklahoma.  His areas of expertise are evolutionary biology, animal behavior and ecology.

Before entering a tenure-track position at the University of Kentucky in 1996, Krupa was an assistant research professor.  He currently teaches introductory biology classes for non-majors, as well as classes in evolution, mammalogy, vertebrate biology, evolutionary medicine and marine biology.  Since 1996, he has taught 23,000 students.

The yearlong speaker series is part of the UNO College of Arts and Sciences' centennial celebration, which highlights the college's many departments and alumni.  Established in 1909, Arts and Sciences is the university's first college and largest academic unit.

For more information, call (402) 554-2641.  For additional details on upcoming speakers, visit http://www.unomaha.edu/cas/speakers.php.

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