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Science Café


New for 2018: Science Café heads to the Happy Raven each month!
112 N 11th St., Lincoln, Nebraska

Free events for ages 21+ Cash bar available. Food available for purchase from the Gilded Swine.





Tuesday, September 25 | 6:30-8:00pm
What does the fox say about life in Lincoln?
with Kyle Dougherty and Liz VanWormer, UNL School of Natural Resources.

Join us to explore the distribution, diet, and health of red foxes in and around Lincoln.
Tuesday, October 23 | 6:30-8:00pm
Putting Butterfly Structures on Metal Surfaces Using Ultra Short Laser Pulses
with Dr. Dennis Alexander, Professor of Electrical Engineering, UNL

Mother nature has created some fantastic structures like the butterfly wing that has intriguing colors and surfaces that repel water like the lotus leaf or cabbage leaf. Using ultra short femtosecond lasers it is now possible to put similar unique surface features on metallic surfaces. We will learn how the features 1/5 the dimensions of a human hair have such drastic abilities to change the metallic surface properties without altering the rest of the bulk metallic properties.
Tuesday, November 27 | 6:30-8:00pm
Storymapping Loren Eiseley's Nebraska
with Dr. Tom Lynch, Professor in the Department of English, UNL and Emily Rau, Assistant Editor of the Willa Cather Archive

Loren Eiseley (1907-1977) was a world renowned writer and anthropologist who spent his formative years in Nebraska. Much of the writing he did for the rest of his life was based on his childhood experiences in Lincoln and on the time during his college years when he worked for Morrill Hall on archeological digs in western Nebraska. Focused on these two areas, "Loren Eiseley's Nebraska" digitally represents Eiseley’s personal experience of the space and place of Nebraska. Using Eiseley’s work as the entry point, we have produced a deep map of Nebraska as Eiseley might have experienced and recreated it. Join us as we discuss Eiseley, his time in Nebraska, and digital storymapping.
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