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July 4th Carillon Concert

UNO carilloneur James Johnson performed a 30-minute concert of patriotic melodies in honor of America on July 4th. The annual event was free and open to the public.

Educational Access Initiative to Be Highlighted at National Summit

University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken and Omaha businessman and philanthropist Richard (Dick) Holland, chairman of the Building Bright Futures Board of Directors, have been invited by U.S. Education Secretary Margaret Spellings to appear on a "promising efforts" panel at the National Summit on Higher Education to be held July 17-18, in Chicago. Milliken and Holland will showcase Omaha's Building Bright Futures initiative before a national audience of more than 150 business and community leaders and higher education officials. Read more.

19th Annual Summer Data Conference Set for Aug. 14

The Nebraska State Data Center will present its 19th Annual Summer Data Conference on Thursday, Aug. 14, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Boys Town Conference Center, 14100 Crawford St.

Those who attend this conference will to stay current with the latest data products, methods of access and applications. Session topics include:

- GIS and Data Mapping Applications;

- Getting Ready for the 2010 Census;

- American FactFinder Online Data Tool;

- Understanding Vital Statistics and Components of Population Change;

- State and Local Population Trends; and

- Information for Grant Writers and Data Users.

The registration fee includes materials, lunch and parking and is $50 if registered on or before Friday, Aug. 8, or $60 if registered after that date. Visit to register online and for more information or contact Melanie Kiper at 561.7585 or

Criss Library Opens Section of Third Floor Today

The Criss Library staff announces that today, July 18, the third floor will be publicly accessible to patrons searching for catalog call numbers A to N. For those patrons searching for call numbers P to Z, the current paging system will still be in effect until the ground floor reopens shortly.

Paging request forms are available at the Circulation Desk. Library staff will pick up and fill requests every hour during its usual summer operating hours, beginning at 7 a.m. Monday through Friday, and noon Saturday and Sunday. Requested items are held at the Circulation Desk up to 48 hours.

UNO Bookstore Online Book Order Form Notice

The online book order form at the UNO Bookstore is now working properly.

The form was not functioning properly from July 3-11. Any book orders submitted through the Bookstore Web site between those dates were not received by the Bookstore staff and need to be resubmitted via fax at 554.3220 or e-mail at

Fall NBDC Workshop Schedules Available

UNO Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC) Business & Technology Solutions newly released September through December 2008 Fall Workshop Schedule is available at The catalog Web site provides a listing of non-credit workshops. Hard copies were mailed out this week to all UNO employees.

UNO employees, receive a 20 percent discount (up to $200) off all technology training workshops. Employees also receive a 10 percent discount when enrolling for four or more NBDC business training workshops (leadership/management) at the same time. Detailed workshop descriptions, outlines and certificate information can also be found online at

NBDC also offers online classes. Classes start at $90. More information can be found at

For more information, contact the NBDC at or 595.2900.

Fidelity Representative Campus Visit Set for Aug. 12

The campus Fidelity representative, Chad Anderson, will be in Omaha for individual counseling sessions on Tuesday, Aug. 12, from 1:30 to 5 p.m.

Employees can call 1.800.642.7131 to make an appointment with Anderson.

In the News

In the News

- Voice of America News service quoted Tom Gouttierre, dean of International Studies, on July 16 about UNO's longstanding support of rebuilding efforts in Afghanistan. Abdul Raheem Yaseer, assistant director of the Center for Afghanistan Studies, was also featured in the article.  On July 15, Gouttierre was also quoted in a Christian Science Monitor story on foreign fighters assisting the Taliban in Afghanistan.

- David Drozd, Center for Public Affairs Research, was quoted in the July 16 issue of the La Vista Sun about the fastest growing cities in Nebraska.  

- The Bellevue Leader featured three students from Sarpy County involved in UNO's Summer Scholars Program, which is designed to encourage high school students to pursue higher education.  Jim Freeman, director of Multicultural Affairs, was quoted in the July 13 story.

- KETV (ABC 7) spoke with Sam Walker, emeritus professor of Criminal Justice, about Mayor Mike Fahey wanting to fund the vacant Omaha public safety director position.  The story ran July 15.

- Neal Grandgenett, professor of teacher education, discussed a proposal in the District 66 School District to provide laptop computers to middle school students for a July 15 Omaha World-Herald story.  The article was picked up nationally on the Web site.

- The Ashland Gazette quoted Candice Batton, an associate professor of criminal justice, about the level of crime decreasing in Nebraska.  The article ran July 15.

- Larry Bradshaw, professor of art and art history, was included in a July 13 story from Southcoast Today (New Bedford, Mass) about the 10th Annual Landscape Juried Online International Art Exhibition. Bradshaw served as juror for the exhibition.

If you are a member of the UNO community and have been interviewed by the media - local, state, regional, national or international - we want to know about it. Send an e-mail with the particulars to Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2243.

In Print

If you've authored or edited a book, article or other text that's been published recently, we want to know about it. Send an e-mail with the particulars to Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2243.

On Stage

If you are a member of the UNO community and are involved in an upcoming performance, we want to know about it. Send an e-mail with the particulars to Please include a contact name and phone number.

On Exhibit

Quilt Exhibit Featuring Hartranft Under Way
Three works by Frank Hartranft, adjunct physics instructor and quilter, are on display this summer at a quilt show exhibit at the Sarpy County Historical Museum, 2402 Clay St., in Bellevue.  The display will continue through the middle of August.

The Sarpy County Historical Museum is the headquarters for the Sarpy County Historical Society. Exhibits include Native American and pioneer life and a log cabin thought to be the oldest in Nebraska. For hours or exhibit information, call 292.1880.

If you are a member of the UNO community and are involved in an exhibit, we want to know about it! Send an e-mail with the particulars to Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2243.