Nebraska Wesleyan University's spring lectures will kick off Thursday, January 26 with a lecture on human cell regeneration.
Jorg Gerlach, MD, Ph.D, and professor in the Department of Surgery at the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, and his team have created the "skin cell gun." The skin cell gun is in the experimental phase using human burn victims. The gun sprays burn wounds with early results showing the procedure heals burns quicker. Dr. Gerlach's lecture begins at 1 p.m. in Olin B Lecture Hall.
The following is a list of other lectures scheduled for the spring semester:
Wednesday, February 8 — Film screening of "Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic For Our Time," 7 p.m., Olin B Lecture Hall.
Thursday, February 9 — Fetzer Science Lecture, "From Wild Lands to Working Lands to Urban Lands: Connecting Conservation Across the Landscape," Curt Meine, Ph.D, senior fellow, Aldo Leopold Foundation, director, Conservation Biology and History Center for Humans and Nature, 1 p.m., Olin B Lecture Hall.
Wednesday, February 22 — Forum film screening, "Happy," faculty discussion following, 7 p.m., Olin B Lecture Hall.
Thursday, March 29 — Forum lecture, "Stuffed and Starved: The Battle for the World Food System," Raj Patel, writer, activist, food policy expert, 1 p.m., Olin B Lecture Hall.
Monday, April 2 — Lambda Pi Eta Communication Lecture, "Telling America's Story: Political Advertising in the 2012 Electoral Campaigns," Jason Edwards, assistant professor of communication studies, Bridgewater State University, 1 p.m., Olin B Lecture Hall.
Thursday, April 12 — Forum lecture, "Carnal Knowledge: The Intersection of Sexuality, Politics, and Culture," JoAnn Wypijewski, former senior editor of The Nation, 1 p.m., Olin B Lecture Hall.
Thursday, April 19 — Curtis Lecture on Public Leadership, "Does the U.S. Have a Leadership Role in Asia Today?" Doug Bereuter, former president of The Asia Foundation, 7 p.m., O'Donnell Auditorium.
Thursday, April 26 — Mattingly Visiting Distinguished Scholar Series, "Christianity After Religion: The End of Church and the Beginning of a New Spiritual Awakening," Diana Butler Bass, writer, scholar, 1 p.m., Callen Conference Center.
Thursday, April 26 — Kenneth Holder Memorial Lecture, "Beyond Bias, Binary and Border: Enacting a Discursive Third in Comparative Rhetoric," LuMing Mao, professor of English, director of Asian and Asian American Studies Program, Miami University of Ohio, 3:30 p.m., Callen Conference Center.
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