UNO Department of Psychology
The Chemistry of Social Relationships
Oxytocin is an amazing molecule: it enhances trust, creates empathy, and strengthens bonds between us. But it has a dark side and can play a part in an unwillingness to interact with strangers, jealousy, and distrust.
Fox 42 News
The REAL News About FALSE News
What is real news? What is fake news? How do we be smart about the media that we choose to consume?
Twitches Can Take You Far
Things that are normally seen as setbacks (like having Tourette's syndrome in the case of TEDxUNO speaker Jeff Koterba) are the things that make you unique, original, and able to rise above and succeed.
It Takes a Village
It’s time to rethink care for Alzheimer’s patients in the United States. Josh Planos tells the story of an innovative village in the Netherlands where all 150 residents are Alzheimer’s and dementia patients. The results are astonishing.
UNO’s School of Communication
Righteous Anger, Selfless Love
In order to create change, we must love and feel freely and openly.
UNO and UNMC
Parasitic Mind Control: Who's Really in Command?
Did you know that one in three people have a brain parasite? TEDxUNO speakers Maggie Bartlett and Madeline McFarland share all about how this came to be, as well as possible solutions
The No Shoe Index: Exploring Our Definition of Wealth & Poverty
Omaha Code School, Big Wheel Brigade and Fly Wheel
Confronting Our Cultural Myopia
Do we appreciate and understand cultural differences as much as we like to think we do?
UNO International Studies and Religious Studies
Listen, Sing Out, and Be Heard
TEDxUNO speaker Virginia Gallner makes the case for bringing back folk music, music that tells a deep story, to help us make sense of all of the complex situations occurring in our world today.
National Theater Set Designer
Old Art, Fresh Design
Mozart set in a nightclub? Opera in a warehouse? TEDxUNO speaker Julia Noulin-Mérat is changing the way we think of opera by bringing this classic art form into the 21st century.
- Heather Jones
- Hannah Olson
- Hugo Zamorano
- Omar Correa
- Grace Kolbo
- Dr. Nick Stergiou
- Ricky Mercado
- Nancy Williams
- Dr. Jay Irwin
- Jeff Slobotski
- Stacey Flowers
Big Canvas Improv Co-Founder & Omaha Comedian
"Funny: The Best Life Hack"
You may not think you are funny, but comedy is truly for everyone. Learn how you can apply the rules of improv comedy to help in any aspect of your life from giving a business presentation to everyday interactions with strangers.
Hannah Caroline Couture
"Three Reasons You Should Be Bullied"
Being bullied can be beneficial. It's obviously not ideal or efficient or encouraged whatsoever, but the lessons that one can learn through the process and overcoming of being bullied are valuable.
"Graffiti Writing: More Than Just Art and Vandalism"
Graffiti writing is seen by some as beautiful art and others as illegal vandalism. But what is often missed is the people and the purpose behind this movement. When you look behind the writing these things, it takes on a whole new dimension.
UNO Enrollment Management
"The Power of Motivation"
At some point, we all need a little help to achieve things both great and small, but where does that come from? No matter the source, inspiration and motivation play a key role. Learn the difference between the two and how they can be paired together for ultimate success.
Nia Technique Instructor
"Rediscovering the Joy of Movement"
When we are children, we don't need a reason to move and be active because moving is fun. But as we grow into adulthood movement becomes a painful chore. Through the mind-body technique of Nia, find out how moving for yourself can make all the difference in the world.
UNO Center for Research in Human Movement Variability
"The Importance of Variation in Human Movement"
It is natural to think that we should strive for perfection in all things. However, when it comes to human movement that is not always the case. Variation is not only essential and beneficial, but it is truly the spice of life."
UNO College of Business Administration
"The New American Underdog"
There is something about an underdog story that resonates with us all. But all too often we see underdogs in terms of movies or sports and overlook the everday underdogs that are all around us. Those are the stories that need to be told.
No More Empty Pots
"Good Food Matters: The Intersection of Food, Family, and Community"
If everyone knows that good food matters then why do we live in a world where contrary issues such as food desserts and food waste are such a problem? Using a local, systemic approach there is a way to bring good food to the places where it can make the most difference.
UNO Sociology Professor
"Breaking Through Trans Language: Lessons From the Community"
The letters LGBT certainly mean something to everyone by now. However, there are many, many other letters, words, stories, and people beyond just those four. An exploration of the language we use to describe the transgender community show its depth and complexity and why it's important to be mindful.
Silicon Prairie News Founder
"Turning Networking Upside Down"
Everything you know about networking is wrong. Learn how to view networking not as collecting business cards and contacts for personal gain, but how to truly engage others with warmth and genuineness as a means to learn the stories of others. It's about connecting, not collecting.
Professional Speaker and Business Strategist
"The 5 People You Need To Be Happy"
Everyone wants to be happy, but we often don't know how to actually achieve it. Having a supportive network helps but here are the 5 specific people that we all need in our lives to be happy.
"Teen Dads: The Reality Show We Need"
In rare occasions, reality television goes beyond pure entertainment and into the realm of social change.
The MTV show "16 And Pregnant" has led to a decrease in teen pregnancy.
Imagine how things might change if there was a show featuring the fathers.
UNO Center for Urban Sustainability
"What About our Great-Great-Great Grandchildren?"
In some form, nature is all around us, all the time.
But we don't always pay attention to the lessons we can learn from the natural world.
As it turns out, when we listen, nature can provide a pure blueprint for how to be a community.
Community Health Advocate
"Speaking of Making a Difference"
We encounter about 100,000 words every day. Those words can often be poison to the public health of a community, but more importantly, they are often the antidote.
Imagine what life would be like if almost all 100,000 of those words were positive.
UNO Associate Professor and Ultra-Marathoner
"Calculating Community: The Running Equation"
It's safe to say that many people hate math and hate running.
With a little help from community, it turns out that anybody can learn math and even run 100 miles in 30 hours.
SummerWorks Omaha Participants
"Struggling for a Purpose"
For young people, when problems happen in their families and neighborhoods, there aren't many places to turn.
The desire for community and purpose will always find a way even if it's in the form of a summer work program.
It is even more powerful when paired with the poetry of passionate teens.
Queer Nebraska Youth Network
"Connecting the Disconnected"
For LGBTQ youth in a conservative, rural state, finding community is not only extremely difficult, but it can be a matter of life and death.
For these youths in Nebraska, Facebook has provided a way to build community throughout the state, connecting a disconnected population and saving lives in the process.
"Standing for Something"
We desperately need community, but sometimes that community isn't always kind to us, especially if you're a woman.
One way to change your community is to stand up and assert individuality and your ideas.
Through hip hop, beatboxing, and poetry, those barriers can be broken down.
Maha Music Festival
"What's Your Number?"
Starting a music festival seems like a lot of work.
Building a community seems like even more work.
But one Omaha lawyer has figured out the successful formula to do both simultaneously.
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