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Interdisciplinary panel to cap ‘Pain and Pleasure’ series
A panel representing five disciplines within the College of Arts and Sciences will convene at 5:30 p.m. March 29 in the Nebraska Union Auditorium to discuss the 2022 CAS Inquire theme “Pain and Pleasure.” The event is free and open to the public and will be livestreamed. Register to attend via Zoom.
The CAS Inquire program offers a series of public lectures around a theme that changes annually, providing an avenue for students to connect with college thought leaders and peers. Each lecture is part of a one-credit course with three steps: read background material before the lecture, attend the lecture, and then discuss the topic with the speaker.
Speakers and topics this year — all of whom will take part in the March 29 panel discussion — are:
- Joseph Mendola, philosophy, launched the current series in September by exploring [https://news.unl.edu/newsrooms/today/article/mendola-to-open-pleasure-an… a tradition of discussion about the nature and role of pleasure and pain;
- Casey Kelly, communication studies, examined [https://cas.unl.edu/kelly-continues-cas-inquire-series-oct-5] the dominant media narrative that President Donald Trump’s 2016 electoral victory was a reflection of white working class pain rather than nativism and xenophobia;
- Nora Peterson, modern languages and literatures, discussed [https://cas.unl.edu/petersons-nov-9-talk-will-connect-metoo-french-renai… the history of the French Renaissance and the #MeToo movement;
- Roberto Abadie, anthropology, explored [https://cas.unl.edu/abadies-cas-inquire-talk-drug-users-jan-25] the lives of drug users in Puerto Rico; and
- Tierney Lorenz, psychology, offered [https://news.unl.edu/newsrooms/today/article/lorenzs-talk-for-pain-and-p… a tour of how sexual response is measured, what has been learned, and why pleasure matters for women’s mental and physical health.
Details about the program and links to videos of the talks are available online.