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Higher Education Notes: Lineup set for Midwest Entrepreneurship Conference

Higher Education Notes: Lineup set for Midwest Entrepreneurship Conference

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Numerous speakers, a startup career fair and mentoring are lined up for April 6-7 for the Midwest Entrepreneurship Conference at Metro Community College’s Fort Omaha campus.

The event is organized by the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Center for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Franchising. It attracts college students and young professionals from around the region.

For information, contact Dale Eesley at or 402-554-2706. The speakers are founders, chief executives and innovators. To learn about the speakers and ticket prices and options, visit

The event is at Metro’s Center for Advanced and Emerging Technology, 5300 N. 30th St.

Neurology professor to headline UNMC lecture

Dr. Thomas Rando will speak in the Denham Harman Lectureship in Biomedical Gerontology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Rando’s lecture will be given at noon April 6. The lecture, at the Durham Research Center auditorium, is free and open to the public.

He is a professor of neurology and founding director of the Glenn Center for the Biology of Aging at Stanford University. He is deputy director of the Stanford Center on Longevity.

Kaneko, Hastings launch program for young artists

Kaneko and Hastings College this summer will launch Open Space, a program for talented young artists.

Open Space will be provided to 20 Omaha-area high schoolers who are juniors in the current school year. It will be held at the Jackson Dinsdale Art Center at Hastings College. Students who, through a digital portfolio, show a high level of ability will be chosen.

The events will take place June 24-29. Applications must be submitted by April 13. The portfolio should include five to eight high-resolution photos of the student’s work. Besides submitting a portfolio, the student must be nominated by an art teacher.

Documents for teacher referrals and student applications may be found at The seminar is valued at more than $1,000; students will be asked to provide $200. But no student will be turned away because of finances.


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