Political Science Professor Volunteers at Olympics
photo courtesy of Elizabeth Dahl
Political Science assistant professor Elizabeth Dahl spent a few weeks in Beijing for the 2008 Summer Olympics. Dahl, who spent much of her time as a volunteer translator for tourists, documented her visit to Beijing at her blog. In this photo Dahl stands near the National Aquatics Center in Beijing.
University Continues Progress in Female, Minority Hiring
The University of Nebraska continues to make progress in increasing the diversity of its faculty, a goal shared by the Board of Regents, university administrative leadership and the State Legislature, according to a report released today. The Board of Regents has a long-standing commitment to diversity, with goals set for gender equity in 1991 and for minority affairs in 1993. Specific diversity goals and measurements are also included in the university's strategic framework, initially developed in 2004. Read more.
Football and Volleyball Media Day Today
The 2008 Maverick football team will take to the field for the first time today, Aug. 6, during photo and media day at Al Caniglia Field. Team photos will be taken at 1 p.m., with media interviews at 2 p.m. The event is open to the public.
UNO football Coach Pat Behrns opens his 14th football season Saturday, Sept. 6, against interstate rival the University of Nebraska at Kearney Lopers at 6 p.m. at Al Caniglia Field.
The UNO volleyball team will hold its media day today at 3 p.m. in the Sapp Fieldhouse following the conclusion of football media day. With the team’s debut, Rose Shires enters her 19th year as head volleyball coach.
Campus Technology Service and Power Outage Announced
UNO Facilities and Information Technology Services (ITS) are upgrading electrical service for the ITS data center in 008 Eppley Administration Building (EAB) to a whole room UPS and a natural gas-driven generator. These changes will provide a significant improvement in the stability of campus-wide technology services and greatly reduce future electrical outages.
To complete these projects there will be two outages. The first outage, Sunday, Aug. 10, will involve all campus-wide technology services and electrical power to the Eppley Administration Building. The second outage will occur on Sunday, Aug. 17, and includes all campus-wide technology services.
The detailed times and scope of the outages:
- Sunday, Aug. 10
5 a.m. to noon
Campus-wide technology services outage
Eppley Administration Building power outage
- Sunday, Aug. 17
6 a.m. to noon
Campus-wide technology services outage
Note: Students, faculty and staff may notice intermittent availability of campus-wide technology services from 9 a.m. to noon on both days. ITS will test and adjust systems during this time, so users should not rely on campus-wide technology services until noon on that day.
Anyone who has concerns about these outages or experiences problems with ITS services after noon on Aug. 17 should contact ITS Customer Services at 554.4357 (554-HELP) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
API Offers Advanced RSS for Podcasting on Aug. 14
The Information Technology Services (ITS) Academic Partnership for Instruction (API) will host an Advanced RSS for Podcasting class that will show participants how to disseminate news and/or audio casts over the Web by creating an XML/RSS document.
The course takes place Thursday, Aug. 14, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in 104 Durham Science Center.
Participants will learn:
- Basic XML coding language;
- How to use of XML as a means for audio casting, news casting;
- How to use a feed aggregator for posting RSS programs;
- How to obtain a RSS button; and
- How to make RSS available on a Web site.
Participants need to:
- Have knowledge of how to use the Internet;
- Have basic knowledge of html;
- Know what a news reader/aggregator is;
- Have knowledge of subscribing to a podcast;
- Be interested in publishing audio or newscasts over the Web; and
- Desire to post news or audio casts for student/academic community.
For more information, contact Erin King at 554.3140 or email@example.com.
Hurricane Katrina, Iraq, Communist Nations Art Exhibit Opens
The UNO Art Gallery continues to present 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.