Historic Perspectives of Pandemics

Lincoln Unitarian Church 6300 A St., Lincoln

Carol Symes, associate professor and associate chair of history and director of graduate studies at Illinois, will discuss “Historical Perspectives of Pandemics.” Past and recent waves of disease have influenced the cultures of the world, from the Antonine plague that decimated the Roman army, through the bubonic plague that reshaped Europe and the world in […]

Threats to Global Health and the Role of the World Health Organization

Lincoln Unitarian Church 6300 A St., Lincoln

Dr. Ali S. Khan, dean of the College of Public Health and professor of epidemiology at UNMC, will discuss “Threats to Global Health and the Role of the World Health Organization.” Current news coverage focuses on local and national issues, but pandemics affect the world. The WHO monitors and coordinates responses to disease outbreaks that […]

Dear Stranger Deadline

Letters and participation forms must be postmarked by February 28, 2021 for the current round of "Dear Stranger". More information here.

Zoonosis of SARS-CoV

Lincoln Unitarian Church 6300 A St., Lincoln

Peter C. Angeletti, associate professor in the Nebraska Center for Virology in the School of Biological Sciences, will present “Zoonosis of SARS-CoV,” explaining the origins of the virus and its transmission. Cultural practices from the “wet markets” of East Asia and “bush meat” in Africa facilitate the transmission of dangerous pathogens from animals to humans. […]

Sorting Through Racial Disparities in COVID-19

Lincoln Unitarian Church 6300 A St., Lincoln

Dr. Sharon R. Stoolman, who specializes in pediatrics in UNMC’s Division of Hospital Medicine and practices as a pediatrician at Children’s Hospital and Medical Center in Omaha, will discuss “Sorting Through Racial Disparities in COVID-19,” emphasizing how the current pandemic affects minority communities locally and throughout the U.S. - - - -  Scholars and medical […]

Didgeridoo and Dulcimer, Too

Wood River High School 13800 W. Wood River Rd., Wood River

Speakers: Robert and Phyllis Dunne