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Higher Education notes: Trade is topic of UNL lecture; Learn to pilot a drone at Metro

Higher Education notes: Trade is topic of UNL lecture; Learn to pilot a drone at Metro
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Trade is topic of Tuesday’s Heuermann Lecture at UNL

The impact of transforming governments on local and global trade is the topic of the final Heuermann Lecture this school year at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

That discussion will be Tuesday at the Nebraska Innovation Campus Conference Center, 2021 Transformation Drive in Lincoln.

The lecture will start at 3:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. The theme for the seventh year of Heuermann Lectures is “Think Globally, Act Locally.”

The lectures are funded by a gift from B. Keith and Norma Heuermann of Phillips, Nebraska. They are longtime university supporters committed to the state’s agricultural sector, natural resources and rural areas.

Bellevue University library to host free poetry reading

Area poets will conduct a reading from 12:30 to 2 p.m. April 4 at Bellevue University’s Freeman Lozier Library.

The free public event will feature about a dozen poets in library classroom 480. The Bellevue University campus is at 1000 Galvin Road South.

The event is offered in conjunction with the One Book One Nebraska program. Bellevue University encourages people to pre-register for the event online at https://bellevue.libcal.com/event/4025744.

Metro to offer intro course for aspiring drone pilots

Metropolitan Community College will offer an Intro to Drone Pilot Training program on April 14 and certification training a week and two weeks later.

For pricing or to register, call 531-622-2502.

The noncredit courses will be held in room 206 of the new Center for Advanced and Emerging Technology on the Fort Omaha campus, 32nd Street and Sorensen Parkway.

The introductory class will be from 9 a.m. to noon. On April 21, certification training will start at 9 a.m. and last six hours. It will be completed on April 28 from 9 a.m. to noon.

The first class will provide an introduction to rules and regulations on flying drones in Omaha. Students will finish that session by navigating drones through an indoor obstacle course. The certification training the next two sessions provides in-depth training on regulations and laws of the federal government.

An exam will enable students to earn certification. Students must be at least 16 years old to be certified. 

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