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Mar 2015
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Location: LA 236 "What Motivates Us to Be Good? Reward and Well-Being" Dr. Jennifer Baker   Behavioral scientists have developed various frameworks to explain motivation. Virtue ethics, which has recently been critiqued for being insufficiently empirical, references motivation at various points in its explanation of ethics. Yet behavioral scientists who argue that agency is a matter of coordinating various parts and perspectives we contain, that “personal rules” help us to...
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Location: Second Floor of the University Center Undergraduate students engaged in projects that involve research, scholarly work, creative work, or service learning are encouraged to present their results at UNO's juried InnovateUNO: Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creativity Showcase.Students can present their work in a poster, oral presentation, art display, performance, or screening. All attendees will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite InnovateUNO submission.The wi...
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Location: LA 140 The UNO Creative Writing Workshop will host a reading by poets Ralph Angel and Andy Young. The reading will be followed by a Q&A, book signing, and brief reception. About Ralph Angel Ralph Angel’s latest collection, Your Moon, was awarded the 2013 Green Rose Poetry Prize. Exceptions and Melancholies: Poems 1986-2006 received the 2007 PEN USA Poetry Award, and his Neither World won the James Laughlin Award of The Academy of American Poets. In addition to five...
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  Location: LA 236 "Regulation of Industry, Employment, and Entrepreneurship" Dr. James Bailey Many scholars, such as Djankov et al (2002), Klapper (2006), and Nystrom (2008), have worried that regulation deters entrepreneurship because larger firms can overcome the costs of complying with regulations more easily. Using novel data on the extent of US federal regulations by industry at the 4-digit NAICS level, the Mercatus Center's Industry-specific Regulatory Constraint Database (...
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Location: LA 236 “Libertarianism and Parental Licensing” Dr. Andrew Cohen   In 1980, Hugh LaFollette proposed parental licensing.  Not a requirement to be licensed to get pregnant, carry a baby to term, or to give birth, but a requirement to be licensed to raise a child.  If you have a baby, are not licensed to raise children, and do not get licensed, the baby would be removed from your home and put up for adoption by someone who is licensed.  The proposal...