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Live Webcast Feb. 3 features social theorist Richard Florida 
Richard Florida, author of The Rise of the Creative Class and The Flight of the Creative Class, will speak at the University of Nebraska at Omaha on Friday, Feb. 3. UNO Chancellor Nancy Belck and University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken invite all University of Nebraska faculty, staff and students to "attend" via live Webcast. The program will begin at 9:30 a.m. CST and includes a 30-minute lecture followed by a 30-minute Q&A session with students who are participating in a special UNO course on innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship at Gallup. The program can be accessed on line at www.nebraska.edu.

One of the nation's most prominent -- and intriguing -- social theorists, Florida addresses the growing role of creativity in economic development and the crisis that is looming for the United States if we do not find innovative ways to attract and keep entrepreneurial, scientific, artistic and cultural talent. His Web site, www.creativeclass.org, provides background on his ideas and publications.

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