From the ill-fated foundation of Dear Old Nebraska U’s first building to plans for the modern campus, Kay Logan-Peters took nearly 300 on a historic architecture tour during a N150 Nebraska Lecture on Feb. 12.
The talk, held in the Champions Club, was part of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s weeklong Charter Week celebration. It included the first public presentation of an NET-produced, virtual reality tour around the exterior of University Hall, which was the first building on campus.
Logan-Peters’ talk was the second in the Nebraska Lectures: Chancellor’s Distinguished Speaker Series. Regularly offered twice a year and featuring faculty discussing research and creative activity, the series has expanded in 2019 to a year-long, 12-talk format celebrating the university’s 150th anniversary. The expanded series is supported through a $15,000 grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities through Humanities Nebraska.
All talks in the N150-inspired Chancellor’s Lecture series are free and open to the public. The talks are streamed online and made available via podcast.
The next N150 Nebraska Lecture is 3:30 p.m. March 28 at the Great Plains Art Museum. It will feature scholar John Sorensen discussing “Grace and Edith Abbott: Nebraska’s Social Justice Sisters.”
Additional lecture topics and dates will be announced. Regular updates will be provided through the Nebraska Lectures website.