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Latin American Study Abroad Program Students

UNO Group Studies, Volunteers in Peru

The Latin American Study Abroad Program of the Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS) has sent eight undergraduate students, one graduate student and two professors to Lima, Peru, this month. The group is documenting their trip online at

The course combines a two-week study abroad experience with distance education and service learning. The students and professors – OLLAS Director Dr. Lourdes Gouveia and Assistant Director Dr. Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado – will assist with the construction of a much-needed child care center in Los Olivos, a small town near Lima.

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CBA Continues Relationship with Ukraine University

The UNO College of Business Administration continued its educational relationship with Ukraine this spring when Graham Mitenko traveled there to help develop a cooperative educational agreement between UNO and Cherkasy State Technological University.

This is an extension of an ongoing relationship that was established by Mary Lynn Reiser and James Dick at UNO's Center for Economic Education in the mid-1990s.  Read more.

Time Change for Group Ex Interval Training Class

The Group Ex Interval Training Class with Natalie will meet from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 31, instead of 2 to 3 p.m.

For more information, call 554.2008.

UNO Bookstore Closed for Inventory

The UNO Bookstore will remain closed through Friday, May 30, for its annual physical inventory. It will reopen Monday, June 2, and resume regular summer hours:

- Monday and Tuesday

7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

- Wednesday through Friday

7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, call Jacinda Brooks at 554.2360.

CBA Groundbreaking June 2

A groundbreaking ceremony to mark the beginning of construction of the new UNO College of Business Administration (CBA) will take place Monday, June 2, at 10:30 a.m. on the Pacific location campus. Faculty, students, staff and the public can attend this event, which will be held under a tent between The University of Nebraska Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI) and the Aksarben Village development.

UNO, the University of Nebraska system and business community dignitaries will give brief remarks at the event. Because a large crowd is expected, the UNO community is asked to use the campus shuttle to ease parking concerns.

The 120,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility will be completed by the fall of 2010. Louis Pol, CBA dean, said the new building will result in a transformed CBA - ready to meet the needs of business, non-profit and government communities in the 21st Century.

The facility's design, created by Holland Basham Architects and Gensler and Associates, and location will encourage collaboration between the CBA and other colleges, particularly PKI. Envisioned are partnerships among students and faculty in various disciplines to advance new or proposed programs in innovation and entrepreneurship, information assurance/business security, risk management and investment science, international business programs, real estate research and transportation science.

For more information, call 554.3502.

Noddle to Speak at June 2 MBA Leadership Series

Jay Noddle, president and CEO of Noddle Companies, will present Monday, June 2, at the Summer MBA Leadership Series Seminar. He will speak from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in 010A Roskens Hall. Refreshments will be provided.

Noddle will talk about Aksarben Village, the transition of leadership of Noddle Development and leadership transitions taking place in other Omaha businesses.

Noddle Companies is a Midwestern-based commercial real estate firm and a national leader in the commercial development industry. The company consults and implements projects on a national basis on both municipal and corporate levels within a wide range of property types. Pivotal to Noddle Companies' success is urban mixed-use and suburban retail projects in the Midwest and Eastern markets. Noddle Companies maintains offices in Omaha and New York City, with development projects having been completed in 18 states.

For more information, contact Carol Rose at 554.2303.

SAC Food Drive and Brown Bag June 3

Mark the calendar for the Staff Advisory Council (SAC) Food Drive and Brown Bag.  The campus event will take place Tuesday, June 3, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the Milo Bail Student Center Plaza and outside the Eppley Administration Building.

Members from the campus community are invited to bring their own lunches. Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome.

Food donations for the Omaha Food Bank will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Click on this link for a listing of requested food items.

The rain location for the event is the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom. For more information, contact Rhonda Sheibal-Carver at or 554.2625.

Planned Microsoft Software Changes in Classrooms and Labs

College techs and Information Technology Services (ITS) personnel will remove Office 2003 from campus classrooms and labs this summer. To help faculty and staff transition to Microsoft Office 2007, both Office 2003 and 2007 were maintained on classroom and lab machines for the past year while Office 2007 training was made available.

Faculty and staff using Office 2003 can open files using Office 2007, and ITS will make additional Office 2007 training available in the fall as needed. Anyone with questions or concerns can contact their college or department tech person about the status of personal office computers.

As a reminder, the following software is available for faculty/staff purchase for work-at-home use. These purchases can be made using an employee MavCard or a departmental budget number at the ITS Customer Services office in 104 Eppley Administration Building.

Available software includes:

- Microsoft Vista Business ($20);

- Microsoft Vista Ultimate ($40);

- Microsoft Office 2007 PC ($20); and

- Microsoft Office 2008 for the Mac ($20).

ITS staff said UNO will not upgrade to the Microsoft Vista operating system during the 2008 school year.

"There are no compelling reasons to do so [upgrade] at this time, as Vista does not offer significant new functionality, and the current operating system, Microsoft XP, is supported through 2010. Additionally, computer hardware requirements to use Vista are much greater than for XP, meaning many campus machines would need to be upgraded in order to run the software," said Shelley Schafer, manager of distance education with ITS. "By postponing the software upgrade, many computers that would require upgraded hardware will most likely be replaced as part of the continual classroom/lab maintenance cycle."

For more information, contact Schafer at 554.4831.

Durango Days 2008 Set for August

Planning for Durango Days 2008 has begun. The two-day event, set for Thursday and Friday, Aug. 21-22, helps new students become acquainted with campus. Participants meet new classmates and will also conduct a service-learning project in Omaha.

For more information about Durango Days, contact Chris Liewer at or 554.3520.

UNMC Clinical Trial for Young Adults with ADD/ADHD

A clinical trial for young adults ages 19-30 with Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD) will be conducted at the University of Nebraska Medical Center Department of Psychiatry.  Study medication and study procedures will be provided at no cost to eligible participants.

For more information, call 552.6005 or send an e-mail to