October 3, 2018

Proposals sought for Nebraska 150 talks

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Craig Chandler | University Communication

Craig Chandler | University Communication

Campus leaders are seeking proposals for a new lecture series that will tap into the 150-year history of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

Part of the university’s 150th anniversary celebration in 2019, the “Nebraska Lectures: Chancellor’s Distinguished Lecture Series” will offer one talk per month. The talks will feature faculty, staff and students exploring the rich history of Nebraska’s land-grant institution.

Nebraska Commission of 150

All talks will be live-streamed via social media channels and captured as podcasts for public access. They can be presented from Lincoln or any location across the Cornhusker State.

The series is supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Topics should feature stories about the university’s historic impacts and explore topics from science, agriculture, engineering, arts and the humanities.

Ultimately, series organizers hope to feature an array of topics and moments in university history.

Examples of desirable topics and themes include:

  • University of Nebraska artists and musicians;

  • Study of Nebraska physical past, present, and future;

  • Major prize-winners associated with the university;

  • Historical view of the architecture of the university; and

  • History of Nebraska athletics.

Proposals, due by Oct. 15, should include a short description of the topic (maximum of 350 words); a maximum two-page curriculum vitae or resume about the presenter; preferences for the location of the talk; and links to online materials related to the proposed topic.

Individuals selected will be expected to deliver a talk or lecture of up to 60 minutes with appropriate supporting visuals.

Submit proposals to Mike Zeleny via email to mike.zeleny@unl.edu.

All lecture topics will be selected by a committee that includes representation from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Research Council, Humanities Nebraska, Office of Research and Economic Development, and Office of the Chancellor.