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On July 23, 1971, the Faculty Staff Bulletin announced that an upcoming program for public school personnel from Nebraska and Western Iowa was designed to examine problems associated with school desegregation. The program, "An Institute To Deal With Educational Problems Occasioned by Desegregation and the Need for Multi-Cultural Education," was scheduled to run from July 26 to Aug. 20 at the UNO Center for Urban Education, 3805 N. 16th St., in Omaha. The institute was supported by a $98,000 federal grant and was directed by Walter M. Calinger, assistant professor of education at UNO.

Date: July 23, 1971
Source: Faculty Staff Bulletin
Compiled by Criss Library Archives

Moshe Gershovich

MVHC @ 50

Leo Adam Biga

For UNO Associate Professor Moshe Gershovich, history "is like a big jigsaw puzzle. One of my hobbies is jigsaw puzzles. You open the box and you find all these pieces which appear unrelated and each one by itself is really meaningless. Only once you start putting them together do you get the picture." ...continue

UNO Greek Life to Host "Take a Peek at the Greeks"

Women who are currently enrolled at UNO or plan to be enrolled as college freshmen, sophomores or juniors this fall are invited to learn more about Greek Life Sunday, Aug. 5, at "Take a Peek at the Greeks." The event will take place in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Dodge Room from 1 to 3 p.m.

Those who attend will also receive information about this year's Fall Sorority Recruitment Week (set for Aug. 21-25) and fashion show, meet the 2007 Recruitment Team and learn about the four Panhellenic sororities on UNO's campus. "Take a Peek at the Greeks" will also feature free food and music.

"We're very excited to host ‘Take a Peek' again this year," said Emilee Harvey, head of the Greek Recruitment Team at UNO. "We believe that, for many women, joining a sorority is not only an incredible way to make new friends, but it also gives them an opportunity to become involved in various philanthropic efforts and to develop and grow on a personal level."

The Panhellenic Council is the governing body of all national sororities. For more information about fall recruitment, visit the UNO Greek Life Web site at

For more information on "Take a Peek at the Greeks" and sorority recruitment at UNO, contact Kate Zielinski at 554.2711.

ITS Brown Bags to Focus on Microsoft Office 2007

Information Technology Services (ITS) is adding Microsoft Office 2007 to all of its computer labs and hi-tech rooms this fall, and all of these computers will feature both Office 2003 and Office 2007 software. To help prepare for this transition, ITS will host three campus-wide Office 2007 Brown Bag lunch sessions this July to help familiarize users with the new Office 2007 Suite.

All UNO faculty and staff are invited to attend and bring their lunches. No registration is required. Those who attend the brown bags will receive an overview of some of the changes in the new software.

The brown bag schedule is listed below:

- Today, July 23
Noon to 1 p.m.
Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Chancellor's Room

- Tuesday, July 31
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
MBSC Chancellor's Room

For more information, call Shelley Schafer at 554.3475.

Commencement Aug. 10 at the Civic

Commencement for August graduates will be held Friday, Aug. 10, at the Omaha Civic Auditorium, 1804 Capitol Ave., at 2 p.m.

Faculty members are asked to assemble no later than 1:30 p.m. in the Exhibition Hall. Faculty who plan to attend should order their academic regalia from the UNO Bookstore (554.2336) by Friday, July 27.

CPAR to Host 18th Annual Summer Data Conference Aug. 16

The UNO Center for Public Affairs Research (CPAR) will host the 18th annual Nebraska State Data Center Summer Data Conference Thursday, Aug. 16. The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Girls and Boys Town Conference Center, 14100 Crawford St.

The latest data products, methods of access and applications will be featured. The conference sessions will discuss:
- Workforce, wage and unemployment data census basics;
- Immigration and the foreign-born population;
- The American Community Survey;
- Poverty;
- Aging statistics and trends among the elderly; and
- State and local population trends.

The cost to register is $50 on or before Friday, Aug. 10 ($60 after Aug. 10) and includes conference materials, lunch and refreshments.

For more information, contact Melanie Kiper at 561.7585 or Registration is available online at

2007 Faculty/Staff Picnic Set for Aug. 20

Food, fun and free prizes will take center stage on campus Monday, Aug. 20, at the UNO Faculty/Staff Picnic. The event - sponsored by UNO Chancellor John Christensen, the Faculty Senate and the Staff Advisory Council - will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room.

Chancellor Christensen will deliver the welcoming remarks at this event.

R.S.V.P. registration forms must be submitted to Marie Lee in 347 Arts and Sciences Hall by Monday, Aug. 13, to be eligible for the prize drawings. University IDs will be checked at the door. To access a form, click on the following link:

2007 Faculty/Staff Picnic registration

For more information, contact Rhonda Sheibal-Carver at 554.2625.

Participants Sought for UNMC Depression Study

Individuals experiencing depression are being recruited by the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) Department of Psychiatry to participate in a research study that uses marketed antidepressant medications.

Participants must be 19 to 65 years of age and in good general medical health. All study procedures and medications will be provided.

For more information, call 354.6868 or send an e-mail to

Maverick Watch

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