News You Can Use 4-26-11


By Compiled by Michael Wunder, News Editor

State Department Adviser to Lecture on the Middle East April 28

Bill Lawrence, a State Department adviser for science partnerships that focus on Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East and North Africa, will present a free lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 28.

Lawrence will lecture on “Engaging Muslim Youth in the Middle East and North Africa: Challenges of Opportunities of the ‘Arab Spring.’ “

The lecture is open to the public and will be held in the Dodge Room, located on the third floor of the Milo Bail Student Center.


Mammel Hall to host Value Investor Conference on

April 28-29

The College of Business Administration will host the Eighth Annual Value Investor Conference at Mammel Hall April 28 and 29.

The conference, organized by Warren Buffet expert Robert Miles, provides a chance for value-minded investors to meet CEOs of many Berkshire Hathaway subsidiaries prior to the company’s annual shareholders meeting.

Eight presenters will be at the conference, including Bill Child, chairman of R.C. Willey Home Furnishings, Charles Brandes, founder and chairman of Brandes Investment and Dr. Robert Cialdini, a New York Times best selling author with his books “Influence: Science & Practice,” “Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion” and “Yes!: 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive.”



UNO Faculty to Share Literary Works at Joslyn Castle May 5

In a partnership between The UNO Department of English, Department of History and the Writing Center, three UNO authors and faculty members will be read excerpts of their works at the Joslyn Castle Thursday, May 5.

The authors are Kenneth Flint, an instructor for the Department of English; Hugh Reilly, an associate professor for the School of Communication; and Michael L. Tate, Chair of Graduate Studies for the Department of History.

The event is part of the Joslyn Castle’s ‘History Lives’ educational series.  It begins at 7 p.m. and is open to the public. Refreshments will be available following the three readings.