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UNO Faculty Member Receives Fulbright Award

Rory J. Conces, associate professor of philosophy and religion at UNO, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to conduct research at the University of Pristina, Kosovo, during the 2008-2009 academic year, according to the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Dr. Conces, who left for the Balkans on July 15, will travel to Kosovo in two months. He will teach the theoretical side of politics and philosophy and how it can be integrated with the theoretical side of conflict resolution, as well as with its practice in the world. His research program involves an examination of program efficacy of peace-building, non-governmental organizations. Read more.

Hurricane Katrina, Iraq, Communist Nations Art Exhibit Opens

The UNO Art Gallery presents the works of Rebecca Keller and Lanny DeVuono, an exhibition of painting and mixed media that centers on intersecting relationships people have with themselves, each other, their surroundings and the history of society.

The exhibition runs through Friday, Aug. 29. A closing reception will be held Aug. 29 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Read more.

Deadline Aug. 31 for UNO Corporate Cycling Challenge Participants

A final reminder, UNO will field a cycling team for the 18th annual Corporate Cycling Challenge which takes place Sunday, Aug. 17, beginning at the Heartland of America Park, Eighth and Farnham. Deadline to register is this Thursday, July 31.

Participants can ride 10, 25 or 42 miles. The cost to join the UNO team is $18 and registration is required. Individuals can sign up at Campus Recreation, 100 Health, Physical Education and Recreation. Participating team members will receive a Corporate Cycling Challenge T-shirt.

Since this is a Corporate Challenge, cycling team members can only include people on the UNO payroll, including full- and part-time faculty and staff, adjunct faculty, graduate assistants and student workers.

For more information or to register, contact John Noble at 554.3250 or johnnoble@unomaha.edu or Bob Blair at 554.3865 or rblair@unomaha.edu. Members of the Bicycle Commuter Challenge need to register for this event that ends the challenge. For event details, visit http://www.corporatecycling.com.

July Biweekly Payday Reminder

There are three biweekly paydays this month (July 3, 17 and 31). Therefore, no standard deductions will be taken from the July 31 biweekly payroll.  Regular biweekly paid employees will not have NUCREDITS included or standard deductions (insurance, parking, etc.) withheld.  Federal and state taxes, Social Security and Medicare taxes, retirement and credit union deductions will be taken. 

For more information, contact Payroll at 554.2325.

Summer Motorcycle Parking Available

Additional seasonal motorcycle parking is available for faculty, staff and students through Friday, Aug. 22. Motorcycles may park at the following locations on the Dodge, Pacific and Center Street campuses:

- Parking structure (stop by Campus Security, 100 Eppley Administration Building, for details);

- Northwest corner of Lot A (north of Kayser Hall);

- Northwest corner of Lot M (south of Criss Library);

- Southwest corner of Lot 2 (north of The University of Nebraska Peter Kiewit Institute); and

- West of the dome in Lot 20 (Center Street Location).

For more information, contact Campus Security at 554.2648.

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.

Adults Needed for Problem Gambling Study

The University of Nebraska Medical Center Department of Psychiatry currently needs research volunteers, age 19 and older, to evaluate an investigational treatment for pathological gambling. Study evaluation and medication are provided at no cost to those who meet eligibility requirements. Nationally, statistics show that more than two million adults suffer from pathological gambling.

For more information, call 552.6005 or send an e-mail to unmcprc@unmc.edu.