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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 Participate in OPPD Curtailment Program

Each year, the UNO campus agrees to participate with the Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) in a community-wide program designed to reduce the amount of electricity used on campus during seasonal peak energy demands.

This effort, known as the OPPD Electrical Curtailment Program, will assist OPPD in meeting the electrical demands of the metro area during peak demand periods. The curtailment will be accomplished, partially, through the reduction of lighting to minimal levels in several public corridors and hallways of most buildings. Individual offices and classrooms will not be affected by this program.

Curtailment periods typically occur during the extreme hot and humid days of the summer. The curtailment periods will begin between noon and 2 p.m. and last through the evening hours.

Each day is evaluated by OPPD for the need to curtail electrical use in the community. At no time will safety be compromised.

For more information, contact Larry Morgan at 554.3735.

MavCard Notice for July 26 Food Services Locations

Due to cash register and server replacement in Food Services, the MavCard will not be available as a form of payment Thursday, July 26, in the Food Court, Library Café or the Maverick Summer Grill.

For more information, call 554.3923.

COS Open Lab Session Planned for Grant Writers

The next Community of Science (COS) open lab session will be held Thursday, Aug. 9, at 10 a.m. in Room 204 of the Criss Library.

The Office of Sponsored Programs and Research (SPR) hosts these monthly hour-long sessions to demonstrate the various online resources available to faculty and graduate students through COS. Reservations are not required. 

For more information, call Nancy Schlesiger at 554.2286.

July 27 Deadline for Academic Regalia Orders

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

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.

Registration costs $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

Summer Shuttle Schedule Under Way

Summer shuttle service is now operating, Monday through Friday, from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., excluding holidays. The shuttle will service the north and south campuses only. There will be no shuttle service to Crossroads Mall during the summer months.

For more information, contact Campus Security at 554.2648.