Upcoming Speakers

Jon Cavanaugh

Jon Cavanaugh
Ph.D. candidate in the Psychology Department at the University of Nebraska at Omaha

“Sexual Attraction in Fur”
February 6, 7pm @ The Slowdown

His doctoral dissertation examines key neuroendocrine substrates that regulate the expression of social behavior across the lifespan in marmoset monkeys. Specifically, he studies how the hormones oxytocin and vasopressin regulate a host of behavioral processes that contribute to the preservation of long-term relationships. He has studied how these hormonal systems affect complex social interactions between parents and offspring, among siblings, between mates, and between strangers, and has published his findings in a number of high-impact journals including Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology, Psychoneuroendocrinology, and Hormones and Behavior. These studies further demonstrate the importance of close social relationships, as well as the critical roles these hormones play in the regulation of physiological and social processes across the lifespan.

This café is in partnership with the Bluebarn Theatre and their production of Venus in Fur 

Previous Speakers 

Karoly Mirnics
Karoly Mirnics, M.D., Ph.D.
Director of the Munroe-Meyer Institute at the University of Nebraska Medical Center

“Ethics of Genetics”
January 9, 7pm @ The Slowdown

Lydia Kang
Lydia Kang, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine Division of General Medicine-Academic at UNMC

“Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything.”
December 5, 7pm @ The Slowdown

Alena Balasanova

Alëna A. Balasanova, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at UNMC

“Opioids and Addiction: What Now?”
November 14, 7pm @ The Slowdown

Paul H. Davis, PhD

Paul H. Davis, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha

“Cats, Rats, Parasites, Oh My!”
October 24, 7pm @ The Slowdown

Matt Serwe

Matt Serwe
Meteorologist for KETV News Watch 7

“Nebraska Weather”
September 26, 7pm @ The Slowdown