A Monthly Series Connecting Curious Minds
For the first 45 minutes, faculty
UNO Faculty will speak about topics they have spent much time studying and pondering in their personal and academic lives. These events are free and open to the Omaha community to explore and learn about a number of topics, ranging from homegrown terrorists to parasitic brain drain.
The goal of this series is to stimulate curiosity among attendees. Curiosity has many benefits to those who ask questions, including an increase in the ability to learn and retain information, personal growth, openness to new opportunities, and overcoming stereotypes. It also increases problem-solving skills, maintains a sense of wonder that helps with innovation, and creates positive interpersonal interactions.
Curiosity stimulates productive conversations by seeking to understand another’s beliefs and allowing participants to authentically examine their own assumptions and opinions. In order to genuinely explore new ideas, one must be actively listening and open to exchanging knowledge. This free series is intended to foster a community of like-minded searchers, interested in learning more about the hidden areas of expertise at UNO.
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