Irish poet to read from work tonight on UNO campus
Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Ireland’s foremost present-day poet writing in English, will give a public reading of her work at 7 tonight. The reading will be in room 101 of the Building of the College of Public Affairs and Community Service on the University of Nebraska at Omaha campus.
The reading is part of the 2013 Writer’s Workshop Reading Series at UNO. The event is free.
Federal courthouse to open exhibit on Tom Dennison trial
Nebraska’s federal court on Friday will unveil a new permanent exhibit commemorating the historic trial of Tom Dennison, Omaha’s infamous political boss.
In 1932, Dennison and 58 alleged co-conspirators were indicted on accusations of violating the National Prohibition Act. The charges led to a two-month jury trial before U.S. District Judge Joseph Woodrough.
Orville Menard, a retired University of Nebraska at Omaha professor of political science, will speak at the unveiling. In the 1980s, he interviewed many people who participated in the trial or had firsthand knowledge of Dennison’s reign of power.
Menard’s remarks will begin at 1:15 p.m., followed by the exhibit’s unveiling.
The event is open to the public on the fourth floor of the Roman L. Hruska U.S. Courthouse, 111 S. 18th Plaza. The exhibit will be on permanent display on the first floor of the courthouse.
Climate change to be focus of 14th annual fall forum
“Climate Change: What We Know, What We Expect” will be the subject of Thursday’s 14th annual fall forum presented by REASON. Clinton M. Rowe, a professor in the meteorology-climatology program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will speak.
The free forum will begin at 7 p.m. in the Durham Research Center auditorium at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
REASON (Rationalists, Empiricists and Skeptics of Nebraska) is a group dedicated to defending rational discourse and promoting critical reasoning.
Compiled by Sue Story Truax