John Carroll, director of the School of Natural Resources, will present “Fun with Wildlife in Africa: Beyond the Animal Planet” at 7 p.m., Oct. 1 in the Hardin Hall auditorium. The seminar is free and open to the public.
Carroll will talk about his years of experience in working on wildlife conservation issues in Africa.
“Most of us learn a great deal of what we know about Africa’s wildlife, conservation and people from television and other filtered outlets, leaving us with some views that do not match up with reality,” Carroll said.
Carroll has been working on projects in various parts of Africa since the early 1990s. Most recently, he and his students worked with conservation efforts on the Pygmy hippo in Sierra Leone and on lions in Botswana.
During the seminar, Carroll will provide some examples of how modernization of Africa makes it one of the most dynamic parts of the planet. However, modernization also means that maintaining the charismatic landscapes and wildlife that Africa is known for will be more challenging.
“I hope that those who come to the seminar will have a better appreciation for the place and people of the African continent, and leave thinking that they might be able to travel there themselves,” Carroll said.
Prior to coming to UNL, Carroll was a professor at the University of Georgia and at California University of Pennsylvania. He has also served as a research scientist at the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust. He holds a Ph.D. in biology from the University of North Dakota, where he specialized in the ecology and management of game birds.
UNL’s School of Natural Resources is hosting a series of educational outreach seminars, beginning with Carroll’s on Oct. 1. The second and third seminars will take place Nov. 19 and Dec. 3, respectively.
Lectures this Week (Sept. 28 to Oct. 4)
Saturday, Sept. 28
Chemistry Day, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Hamilton Hall. Call 402-472-3514 Composting Demonstration, UNL Extension, 10 a.m., Pioneers Park Nature Center. Call 402-441-7180 http://events.unl.edu/2013/09/28/79630/
Museum Day Live at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum, free admission, various activities, 10 a.m. Call 402-472-6549 http://events.unl.edu/2013/09/28/80626/
Monday, Sept. 30
Study Abroad Information, Senshu University, Tokyo, Japan, 9:30 a.m., CBA 114. Call 402-472-2310 http://events.unl.edu/2013/09/30/81592/
Grassland Seminar, “Livestock Grazing in Turkey: Was it Sustainable Until the Last Century,” Walter Schacht, UNL, 3 p.m., East Union. Call 402-472-4101 http://events.unl.edu/2013/09/30/80387/
Heuermann Lecture, “Beyond GMOs to a More Honest Dialogue About Our Food,” Sally Mackenzie, UNL, 3:30 p.m., Hardin Hall auditorium. Call 402-472-3031 http://events.unl.edu/2013/09/30/81010/
Public Reading by Barry Lopez, author, 7:30 p.m., Nebraska Union Ballroom. Call 402-472-0911 http://events.unl.edu/2013/09/30/77632/
Tuesday, Oct. 1
Workshop, “NURAMP Module Two: Preparing and Submitting Proposals,” 9 a.m., Alexander Building West. Call 402-472-7003 http://events.unl.edu/2013/10/01/80404/
Mechanical and Materials Engineering Graduate Seminar, “Several Twinning-Associated Boundaries in Hexagonal-Close-Packed Metals,” Jian Wang, Los Alamos National Laboratory, 3:30 p.m., 110 Jorgensen Hall. Call 402-472-3006 http://events.unl.edu/2013/10/01/81730/
Biochemistry and Redox Biology Seminar, “Photosystem II Assembly in Arabidopsis,” Sheng Luan, University of California, Berkeley, 4 p.m., N172 Beadle Center. Call 402-472-2932 http://events.unl.edu/2013/10/01/81024/
Entomology Lecture, “Botanical Based Stable Fly Integrated Pest Management for Rangeland Beef Production in the Great Plains,” Angela De Sapio, graduate student, 4 p.m., East Union. Call 402-472-8678 http://events.unl.edu/2013/10/01/81797/
Natural Resources Outreach Seminar, “Fun with Wildlife in Africa: Beyond Animal Planet,” 7 p.m., Hardin Hall. Call 402-472-2908 http://events.unl.edu/2013/10/01/80601/
** Wednesday, Oct. 2**
Nebraska Gateway to Nutrigenomics Seminar, “Statistical Issues in Dietary Assessment and Nutrition Epidemiology,” Alicia Carriquiry, Iowa State University, noon, East Union. Call 402-472-3862 http://events.unl.edu/2013/10/02/80373/
Communication Studies Colloquium, “Voice of Medicine and Voice of the Lifeworld: Outcomes of Physicians and Patient Convergence in the Medical Encounter,” Kathy Castle, noon, Oldfather Hall. Call 402-472-2069 http://events.unl.edu/2013/10/02/81504/
Academic Success Workshop, “Test-taking Strategies — Pop Quiz,” 3 p.m., Love Library South. Call 402-472-1878 http://events.unl.edu/2013/10/02/80670/
Natural Resources Research Seminar — National Drought Mitigation Center, “From Lewellen to Delhi: Drought Risk Management for the World,” 3:30 p.m., Hardin Hall Auditorium. Call 402-472-7537 http://events.unl.edu/2013/10/02/80539/
Biotechnology/Life Sciences Seminar, “Construction and Potential Applications of Engineered Minichromosomes in Plants,” James Birchler, University of Missouri, 4 p.m., Beadle Center. Call 402-472-2635
Textiles Lecture, “Green Textiles: From Conception to Consumption,” Patty Grossman, co-founder of O Ecotextiles, 5 p.m., 11 Home Economics Building. Call 402-472-2911. http://events.unl.edu/2013/10/02/81458/
Lecture by Eric Alva, Iraqi War veteran and LGBTQA activist, 7 p.m., Nebraska Union. Call 402-472-1652 http://events.unl.edu/2013/10/02/77466/
Thursday, Oct. 3
Workshop, “NURAMP Elective: Data Management Plans,” 9 a.m., Alexander Building West. Call 402-472-7003 http://events.unl.edu/2013/10/03/80733/
Biological Sciences Seminar, Hideaki Moriyama, UNL, 3:30 p.m., Hamilton Hall. Call 402-472-7665 http://events.unl.edu/2013/10/03/80423/
Ethics Lecture, “Are We a Nation of Cheaters,” David Callahan, author, 3:30 p.m., Lied Center for Performing Arts. http://events.unl.edu/2013/10/03/81381/
Mary Martin McLaughlin Memorial Lecture, “Meditations on Medieval Women: Poems Inspired by Art,” Christine Stewart-Nunez, 5 p.m., Great Plains Art Museum. Call 402-472-3494 http://events.unl.edu/2013/10/03/81421/
Carroll R. Pauley Memorial Lecture, “Water, Food Security and Agro-technology: Current Challenges Placed in Historic Context,” 7 p.m., Great Plains Art Museum. http://events.unl.edu/2013/10/03/80751/
Friday, Oct. 4
Chemistry Colloquium, “Challenging What We Think We Know: The Influence of Hydrogen Bonding Interactions on Atmospheric Chemical Processes,” Joseph Francisco, Purdue University, 3:30 p.m., Hamilton Hall auditorium. Call 402-472-2716 http://events.unl.edu/2013/10/04/79885/
Chemistry Colloquium, “Challenging What We Think We Know: The Influence of Hydrogen Bonding Interactions on Atmospheric Chemical Processes,” Joseph Francisco, Purdue University, 3:30 p.m., 112 Hamilton Hall. Call 402-472-2716 http://events.unl.edu/2013/10/04/80966/