This free series highlights an array of UNO’s curious thinkers --- both emerging and established faculty scholars --- with the curious minds in the community.
2018-2019 Curious People Lineup
Gina Ligon, Ph.D. --- "How Do People Become Homegrown Terrorists?"
Wednesday, October 17,
For the past decade, Dr. Ligon has researched how hate groups and terrorist organizations function and recruit members. She is an associate professor of management in the UNO College of Business Administration and works in The Center for Collaboration Science.
Jonathan Benjamin Alvarado, Ph.D. --- "My Life with the Castros: One Scholar’s Unlikely Journey."
Wednesday, November 7,
Jonathan Benjamin Alvarado, Ph.D., is the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs at the University of Nebraska Omaha. As the chief student affairs officer, he oversees diversity, inclusion, and equity issues on campus. This includes the divisions of Veterans and Military Affairs, Multicultural Affairs, Academic and Career Development, and Gender and Sexuality Resources. He has been instrumental in the creation of scholarship and pathway programs at UNO serving
For the past 30 years, Benjamin-Alvarado has conducted research related to Cuba’s attempts to address energy development issues, including
Paul Davis, Ph.D. --- "Parasitic Brain Drain: A Look at Toxoplasma, the Most Common Brain Infection in the World."
Monday, February 25,
Paul H. Davis, Ph.D., is an expert in tropical infectious diseases in humans. He studies the molecular pathogenesis of the human parasite Toxoplasma
"IN THE END, IT'S THE PEOPLE WHO ARE CURIOUS WHO CHANGE THE WORLD."
- Neil Degrasse Tyson
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