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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 to Offer Online Concentration in Nonprofit Administration

UNO will expand its online Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) degree to include a concentration in nonprofit administration, beginning with the upcoming 2007-08 academic year.  The nonprofit administration concentration is currently offered on campus, and now is being made available to students everywhere through a fully online program.

This concentration prepares graduates for jobs in a wide range of nonprofit organizations, such as direct service organizations, public interest groups, community organizations, professional associations and foundations.  Graduates will develop skills in the key components of managing a nonprofit organization: managing people, finances, information and programs; and fund-raising, marketing and program evaluation. Nonprofit organizations are one of the fastest growing sectors of the American economy, and there is a critical need for professional nonprofit administrators.

"We know the demand is there both for the concentration and for the way we are going to deliver it," said John Bartle, director of the School of Public Administration.  "UNO Public Administration has been a leader in offering online coursework.  Students from across the country who previously were unable to access such a program without moving will now be able to do so from home at any time."

UNO's nonprofit administration program is one of only four undergraduate degree programs in the nation that focus specifically on nonprofit management. Courses are offered by the School of Public Administration, which is a national leader in civic education with several nationally ranked graduate programs.

The Bachelor of General Studies degree is one of the nation's oldest for students 21 or older. Students are able to transfer in credit to facilitate degree completion. Awarded to over 20,000 students since 1951, all courses are taught by UNO instructors. The online BGS degree is a 125 credit hour degree program. This concentration consists of 30 academic credit hours of Nonprofit Administration courses.

Students in the concentration will take the eight required courses and two elective courses. The required courses include: nonprofit organizations and management, program planning and evaluation, personnel and volunteer management, financial management, marketing, fundraising, applied statistics and public administration.

For more information, contact Christina Davis, Division of Continuing Studies at 554.2370 or Further information about the online program is available at

2007-08 Ombudspersons Named

The UNO Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity announces the ombudspersons for 2007-08. The individuals and their contact information are listed below.

- John McKenna, professor in the Department of English, 554.3328; and

- Rhonda Sheibal-Carver, staff assistant in the School of Public Administration, 554.2625.

The Office of the Ombudsperson, established at UNO in 1970, receives and investigates complaints related to faculty, staff and student grievances; inquiries about procedures; and inadequate or lack of communication, among other issues. Students, staff, faculty and administrators may request this service.

"Although the ombudspersons cannot assure that everything sought or requested by an inquirer will or should be granted, they will try to assure that a fair resolution of a dispute or problem is found," said Sharon Ulmar, assistant to the chancellor with the UNO Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity who oversees the activities of the ombudspersons. "Feel free to contact any ombudsperson for assistance.

International Piccolo Symposium Aug. 2-4 at UNO

The sounds of the piccolo will emanate throughout the halls of the Strauss Performing Arts Center Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 2-4, during the first-ever International Piccolo Symposium (IPS).

"This is the first event of its kind in the world, focusing specifically on the piccolo, and it will feature guest artists," said Christine Beard, professor of flute at UNO.

Flutists will travel from across the United States and Canada for the three-day event to participate in performance classes, seminars and recitals. Guest artists include Nicola Mazzanti, piccoloist of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra in Italy; Lois Herbine from Orchestra 2001 in Philadelphia; and Dr. Beard, the Roy Seaman Piccolo Artist at UNO.

Concerts featuring the guest artists will be performed in the Strauss Performing Arts Center Thursday and Friday, Aug. 2-3, at 7:30 p.m. The final recital, featuring the symposium participants, is set for Saturday, Aug. 4, at 5:30 p.m. Tickets will cost $10 at the door for individual concerts or $25 for all three events.

The symposium is sponsored by Gemstone Musical Instruments, The Flutist Network, Project Piccolo Rebirth and UNO.

For more information, contact Dr. Beard at 554.2685 or For a complete schedule of information, artist biographies and updates, visit the IPS Web site at

Free Select Surplus Property Items Available

UNO Surplus Property has a small inventory of better quality and popular office equipment available for viewing.

Items include:

- Eight four-drawer file cabinets;

- 10 televisions and stands;

- Library carts;

- A variety of chairs; and

- Metal supply cabinets.

The items, which are free for university-related use only, can be viewed by appointment. To schedule an appointment, contact Tony Snider, surplus property, at 554.2222.

Children Sought for ADHD Study at UNMC

If any of the following symptoms apply to your child, your son or daughter may suffer from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), a condition that affects more than two million children and adolescents.

Does he or she:

- Have difficulty paying attention or completing schoolwork?

- Fidget, squirm or seem overactive?

- Have difficulty organizing or completing tasks?

- Argue with adults?

- Blame others for his/her behavior?

- Deliberately do things that annoy others?

The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) Department of Psychiatry is searching for research volunteers, six to 12 years of age, to evaluate an investigational medication for ADHD with oppositional symptoms (i.e. argues, blames or annoys others).

Study evaluation and study medication will be provided at no cost to those that meet eligibility requirements for the 13-week study.

For more information, call 354.6885 or 354.7833, or send an e-mail to


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