Category Archives: Social Sciences

The Women’s Center Coffee Talk Lecture Series: Ashley Hemm

  • Time: 12:30-1:30 PM
  • Location: Liberal Arts 179
  • Date: Thursday, February 18
  • This lecture is FREE and open to the public.


The Coffee Talk Lecture Series presents: “Evolutionary Psychology, Female Monogamy, and Edith Wharton’s Roman Fever.” Join us as recent M.A. graduate and English instructor Ashley Hemm talks about her research on reconsidering concepts regarding mate selection and female serial monogamy as they apply to Edith Wharton’s short story.  Evolutionary science has expanded and influenced the social sciences and the humanities over the past few decades, including literary analysis. However, many of these evolutionary approaches are being reconsidered by the scientific community.  “Roman Fever” exemplifies current contention within the scientific community regarding mate selection and female sexual behavior.

Coffee Talk is sponsored by the UNO Women’s Center, with support from the Women’s and Gender Studies Program. Feel free to bring your lunch; snacks and coffee will be served.


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John Barry to speak at UNO



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Dead Man Walking: The Journey Continues

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by | April 2, 2014 · 9:55 am

Third Space, Chicana Feminism, and Writing in Colonial Situations

Professor Damián Baca, an assistant professor in the English Department and faculty affiliate in Mexican American Studies at the University of Arizona, will be giving a talk “Third Space, Chicana Feminism, and Writing in Colonial Situations” on 4/7 at 3 p.m. in LA 197. Baca works at the intersection of rhetoric, comparative writing systems in Mesoamerica/later America, and globalization. Baca investigates the rhetorical potential of post-Occidental reason – an invitation to theorize with, against, and beyond inherited patterns of thinking that emerged in Western Europe under capitalism.  His work, informed especially by Gloria Anzaldua and Walter Mignolo, examines how and why the current study of Rhetoric and Composition becomes an unquestioned alternative to the immense global plurality of communicative forms and knowledges that remain obscured. The talk is sponsored by UNO’s Latin American Studies Program, the Women’s Center, and the English Dept.

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Fredy Lozano at UNO

Discussion with Colombian Activist and Union Leader,
Fredy Lozano
Guest Speaker:  Fredy Lozano
When:  Monday, March 24th   —   3pm – 4:15
Where:  Milneburg  Hall, 318.   (Open to All!)
Fredy Lozano is a union activist and community leader who works at the Cerrejon coal mine in northern Colombia.  The mine, started by Exxon in the 1980s and now owned by a European consortium, is the largest open-pit coal mine in the world.  Fredy has been struggling both for worker rights and for the rights of indigenous and Afro-Colombian communities that are being displaced by the mine.      

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What can you do with a degree in Liberal Arts from UNO? Just about anything!

We often hear the question from prospective students, parents, and others about what you can do with a Liberal Arts degree. We think that a more important question to answer is “What do Liberal Arts majors learn?” To ease worried minds, we’ve provided data from our most recent exit polls to show the skills acquired by liberal arts majors and the jobs our alumni have been able to attain because of them.

Over half of the students who completed the COLA Graduating Senior Exit Poll in the 2012-2013 Academic Year reported that they had developed skills in generating ideas, making presentations, problem solving, writing articles and reports, editing, and researching through their degree program.

Over 40 percent of the students reported that they learned the skills of public speaking, implementing ideas, teaching others, scheduling, and organizing people, projects, and tasks.

More than 30 percent of the students also reported developing skills in persuading others, interpreting languages, advising people, investigating problems, planning programs and projects, analyzing data, and mediating between people.

2013 COLA Majors Skills Report Chart2

These skills open up opportunities for COLA grads in government, education, arts, media, business, architecture, communications, transportation, and more. Getting a degree in Liberal Arts means that you learn how to think and stretch yourself in ways that can help you in almost any career. Our alumni have gone on to become lawyers, artists, senators, CEOs, teachers and professors, writers, city and parish officials, planners, advisors, coordinators, performers, film makers, business owners, consultants, research associates, managers and administrators, and reporters, to name just a few!

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The UNO Women’s Center Presents: Conceptualizing Tomboy

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by | October 23, 2012 · 10:32 am