The University of Nebraska-Lincoln will host a panel discussion, “Point Blank: A Conversation about Gun Violence” at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Nebraska Union Auditorium.
Panelists will be Andy Allen, Nebraska Firearms Owners Association lobbyist; Eric Berger, UNL constitutional law professor; State Sen. Mark Christensen; Steve Joel, Lincoln Public Schools superintendent; Mario Scalora, UNL psychology professor and expert in threat assessment; Todd Schmaderer, Omaha police chief; and Susan Swearer, UNL psychology professor and co-director of the Bullying Research Network. The discussion is free and open to the public.
The event will be televised on Time Warner Cable Channel 21; broadcast on Radio KRNU, 90.3 FM; and live-streamed at www.NewsNetNebraska.org.
The discussion can be followed on Twitter at #unlpointblank.
The event is sponsored by the UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communication, the College of Law, the Center for Civic Engagement and the Daily Nebraskan.
'Godmother of Title IX' will speak at Creighton
Bernice Sandler will discuss the impact of Title IX at 7 p.m. today at Creighton University's Harper Center Hixson-Lied Auditorium.
“We've Come a Long Way, Baby, But Not Far Enough: Progress and Problems of Women in Higher Education,” is the title of the lecture to be delivered by Sandler, who is known as “the Godmother of Title IX.”
Sandler will discuss the effects of Title IX on women in higher education and the problems that persist today.
The event is free and open to the public.
Professor will discuss election projections
Election projections will be the topic of a seminar at the Great Plains Art Museum on Wednesday from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Allan McCutcheon, holder of the Donal O. Clifton Chair of Survey Science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will give a lecture titled “Welcome to the Election from the Inside: Exit Polls and Election Projections for the Great Plains.”
McCutcheon will discuss how data from exit polls, pre-election polls and vote counts are used in Election Day projections. The event is sponsored by the Center for Great Plains Studies and is free and open to the public.
ISU professor helps discover new planet
Steve Kawaler, an Iowa State University professor, is part of a team of researchers to make the first observations and measurements of a tiny planet outside our solar system.
The planet, Kepler-37b, is smaller than Mercury and roughly the size of Earth's moon. It is one of three planets orbiting Kepler-37, a small star in the Milky Way found using data from NASA's Kepler spacecraft.
Kawaler said the discovery of the tiny planet points to Kepler's capabilities to find new planetary systems of widely varying sizes.
UNL professor receives local teaching honor
E. Charles Healey, a professor in the College of Education and Human Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, has been selected for the Donald R. and Mary Lee Swanson Award for Teaching Excellence.
The $12,500 award is funded by a gift from Donald R. Swanson of Lincoln and recognizes the positive impact excellent teaching has on students.
Healey is a national expert on stuttering and other voice disorders in children and adults. He is involved with student supervision and clinical teaching at the Barkley Center's Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic on the UNL East Campus.
UNO students to show research projects
More than 170 research projects by University of Nebraska at Omaha students will be displayed Friday as part of UNO's fifth annual student research and creative activity fair.
Past topics have included DNA structures of microscopic organisms and student success in after-school programs. Representatives from seven academic colleges will attend the fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to explain their research and creative activity. Awards will be presented at 5 p.m. March 11.
A full schedule is available at www.unomaha.edu/orca/rcaf.php.
Creighton dean earns Award of Excellence
The India Association of Nebraska has recognized Devendra K. Agrawal with the Award of Excellence for his service and contribution to the community.
Agrawal is the senior associate dean for clinical and translational research at the Creighton University School of Medicine.
Agrawal conducts research in heart disease, allergies and asthma and mentors students. In the community, he has served as president of association and founded the Hindu Temple of Nebraska.
Agrawal received the award at IAN's 64th annual Republic Day celebration in January.
Peru State College hosts Southeast Nebraska Career Fair
Peru State College will host the Southeast Nebraska Career Fair from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. March 19 in the Al Wheeler Activity Center.
The Career Fair provides students and southeast Nebraskans with the opportunity to meet with employers to discuss full-time, part-time, summer or internship positions.
Free booth space is still available for employers. Registration is available at www.peru.edu/careerfair through March 13.
Employers should indicate whether electrical support is needed. The event is free and open to the public.
— Compiled by World-Herald staff writers Mary Rezac and Leslie Reed