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
|Date||Speaker and Topic||Link to Event|
|October 17, 2018||Gina Ligon, Ph.D. --- "How Do People Become Homegrown Terrorists?"||Learn More|
|November 7, 2018||Jonathan Benjamin Alvarado, Ph.D. --- "My Life with the Castros: One Scholar’s Unlikely Journey."||Learn More|
|January 28, 2019||Julie Masters, Ph.D. --- "Aging with Intention."||Learn More|
|February 25, 2019||Paul Davis, Ph.D. --- "Parasitic Brain Drain: A Look at Toxoplasma, the Most Common Brain Infection in the World."||Learn More|
|March 25, 2019||Sofia Jawed-Wessel, Ph.D., MPH --- "Sex: What are we so ashamed of?"||Learn More|
|April 24, 2019||B.J. Reed, Ph.D. --- "Scotch Whisky: It is a lot more complicated than you think!"||Learn More|
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