Going Green on Campus: Kathy Hartle Evokes Her Recycling Charge at Work
by Becky Bohan Brown
People across campus are doing their part to help the environment through recycling. Read on to learn how Kathy Hartle, mail clerk with Mail Services, is taking her recycling of toner and ink cartridges to the next level in the first installment of "Saving Green, While Going Green at UNO." ...continue
UNO Group Witnesses History in Washington
A bus trip organized by the Black Studies Department traveled to Washington for the Jan. 20 inauguration ceremony of President Barack Obama. It is estimated that more than 1 million people turned out for the swearing in of America's 44th president.
Photos by Sharif Liwaru, Student Organizations and Leadership Programs
Bonacci Previews Term as Student Leader
Student President/Regent Neal Bonacci recently discussed his involvement with Student Government and his goals for the next year as UNO's highest ranking student leader.
HPER Telephone Service Notice
UNO Telecommunications will transfer telephone service to renovated parts of the Health Physical Education and Recreation Building starting at 1 p.m. today, Jan. 30.
Service to small groups of telephones will be interrupted for a 15 to 30 minute period as contractors reconnect them to their new, permanent cable layout. Service should be restored to normal by 4 p.m.
For more information, contact Dick May at 554.2854 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Consider This" to Discuss Bullying
According to national surveys, almost 30 percent of youth in the United States (more than 5.7 million) are estimated to be involved in bullying - as either a bully, a target of bullying or both. Bullying takes on different forms and can have a lasting impact on its victims.
Learning to spot the signs that a child is involved with bullying - either as the victim or as the bully - and how to help stop bullying is the focus of this week's "Consider This" with host Cathy Wyatt. Wyatt will talk with Fr. Tom Simonds, assistant professor of Education, Creighton University; Rhonda Turner, postdoctoral fellow, Monroe-Meyer Institute; and Gerald Relford, Student Community Services, Omaha Public Schools.
The show will air today, Jan. 30, at 12:30 p.m. on NET2.
Air dates and times are:
- Sunday, Feb. 1
- Tuesday, Feb. 3
"Consider This" is a production of UNO Television. It also airs on the Knowledge Network of Greater Omaha. For a list of days and times, visit http://www.tknomaha.org.
Foreign Languages Candidate to Present Colloquium Talk Today
Gwyneth Cliver, a candidate for a position in the UNO Department of Foreign Languages (German), will present a colloquium talk titled "The Mathematical Landscapes of Modernism: Mind Spaces in The Unknown Quantity by Hermann Broch" at 2 p.m. today, Jan. 30, in 344 Arts and Sciences Hall.
Cliver's presentation is open to the campus community. For more information, call 554.4841.
Psychology Candidate to Present Colloquium Talk Today
Jonathan Santo, a candidate for a position in the UNO Department of Psychology, will present a Colloquium Talk titled "Understanding Adolescent Development Through Peer Relations: The Role of Context" today, Jan. 30, at 2:30 p.m. in 306 Arts and Sciences Hall.
Santo's presentation is open to the campus community. For more information, contact Marie Lee at 554.2581.
UNO Maverick Wrestling on NET2
The top-ranked NCAA Division II Mavericks wrestling team will host in-state rival the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) Lopers on "UNO Wrestling," which will be broadcast Saturday, Jan. 31, at 9 p.m. on NET2. Read more.
Sponsored Programs and Research Report
The Sponsored Programs and Research (SPR) Report details the results of UNO's work to obtain external funding in support of its teaching, research, service and outreach efforts. The monthly report is designed to keep the university community informed as to externally funded projects on campus and bring recognition to those faculty and staff who have worked to generate these resources.
From the period of Dec. 1-31, those receiving grant awards totaling $666,750.70 are:
Name: Ronald Abdouch
Unit: Center for Public Affairs and Community Service
Title: Neighborhood Center North Weed and Seed
Sponsor: City of Omaha
Name: Zhengxin Chen
Unit: College of Information Science & Technology/Computer Science
Title: Data mining for petroleum exploration
Sponsor: Chinese Academy of Sciences
Name: Jeffrey French
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences/Psychology
Title: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for Adam Smith-Oxytocin and Pair-Bond Formation in Marmosets
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Name: Thomas Gouttierre
Unit: International Studies and Programs
Title: Patika Teacher-Training and Leadership Project
Sponsor: United States Department of Defense
Name: Deepak Khazanchi
Unit: College of Information Science & Technology
Title: NeHII Pilot Implementation
Sponsor: Nebraska Information Technology Commission
Name: Karl Kosloski
Unit: College of Public Affairs and Community Service/Gerontology
Title: Assessing a Case Management Protocol to Strategically Support Family Caregivers
Sponsor: University of Wisconsin
Name: Claudette Lee
Unit: College of Public Affairs and Community Service/Social Work
Title: Partnership Practicum Program
Sponsor: Social Work Leadership Institute
Name: Erin Porterfield
Unit: College of Public Affairs and Community Service
Title: MACCH 2009 Extension
Sponsor: Omaha Community Foundation
Name: T. Hank Robinson
Unit: College of Public Affairs and Community Service/Criminal Justice
Title: SPF-SIG Community Assessment Evaluation (East Central Coalition)
Sponsor: East Central Coalition
Title: SPF-SIG Community Assessment Evaluation (Livewise Coalition)
Sponsor: Livewise Coalition
Title: SPF-SIG Community Assessment Evaluation (People United for Families)
Sponsor: People United for Families
Name: Renat Sabirianov
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Title: Quantum and Spin Phenomena in Nanomagnetic Structures
Sponsor: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Name: Nicholas Stergiou
Unit: College of Education/Health, Physical Education and Recreation
Title: Classification of movement characteristics of multiple sclerosis patients following an exercise training intervention
Sponsor: American Society of Biomechanics
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences/Psychology
Title: Promotional Test for City of Lincoln, Police Sergeant
Sponsor: City of Lincoln
Name: Sara Woods
Unit: College of Public Affairs and Community Service
Title: Financial Stability Partnership
Sponsor: United Way of the Midlands
For assistance with research activities, call SPR at 554.2286, or visit http://www.unomaha.edu/spr/.
In the News
- Student President/Regent Neal Bonacci was a guest on the UNO Hockey half-time show Jan. 24 on KKAR (1290 AM) where he discussed his new role as UNO's highest ranking student leader.
- Students Kimberly Butts and David Herrera were photographed for the Jan. 20 issue of the Omaha World-Herald as they watched the inauguration of President Barack Obama from the Milo Bail Student Center. Student Joscelyn Smith also appeared in the same Omaha World-Herald issue, photographed watching the inauguration ceremony at Nebraska Furniture Mart.
- KETV (ABC 7) interviewed James Carroll, Department of Chemistry, about a UNO student who was injured by a sulfuric acid spill in Durham Science Center. The student's injuries were minimal.
- David Cicotello, New Student Enrollment Services, was quoted in the Jan. 25 issue of The Daily Nonpareil (Council Bluffs) about the 2008 Beloit College Mindset List. The list gives an overview of the pop culture and news knowledge base of incoming college freshmen. Cicotello was also interviewed Jan. 24 by KETV (ABC 7) about the college admissions process.
- UNO alumni and Nebraska Business Development Center clients Gary and Korie Cochran were interviewed Jan. 24 by KPTM (Fox 42) about their interactive Web site, LegacySharing.com. The Web site allows users to upload family photos, videos and even audio files.
- The Jan. 22 episode of "The Tom Becka Show" on KFAB (1110 AM) featured an interview with Jeremy Lipschultz, School of Communication, about censorship of a new song by Britney Spears.
- L.C. Menyweather-Woods, Department of Black Studies, was quoted in the Jan. 19 issue of the Omaha World-Herald about the election of President Barack Obama.
- Marti Rosen-Atherton, Counseling Center, was interviewed for the Dec. 13 issue of HealthWise, a supplement to the Omaha World-Herald, about coping with winter blues.
- Lina Traslavina, community outreach coordinator, was featured in the Jan. 1 issue of El Perico about her predications for 2009.
- Sam Walker, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, was quoted in the Jan. 9 issue of the Oakland Tribune (Oakland, Calif.) about an officer's fatal shooting in Oakland.
- KPTM (Fox 42) interviewed Rick Yoder, Pollution Prevention Regional Information Center in the College of Business Administration, Jan. 26 about President Barack Obama's initiative to improve the country's environment.
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 email@example.com. Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2243.
- Jeff French, psychology, was a co-author on a study titled "Dads don't pay for sex but do buy the milk: food sharing and reproduction in owl monkeys." The paper, co-authored by Christy Wolovich of the University of Miami and Sian Evans of the DuMond Conservancy for Primates and Tropical Forests, appeared in the journal of Animal Behaviour.
The study showed that food sharing by male owl monkeys with their monogamous partners increases when the female is nursing their offspring. The study also revealed that females who receive more food from their partners while nursing have shorter interbirth intervals than females whose male partners share less food with them.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2243.
Strauss Performing Arts Center Events This Weekend
- Tonight, Jan. 30
At 8 p.m., in the Strauss Recital Hall, members of the UNO music faculty will perform in the UNO Music Department's annual "Faculty Showcase Recital." Admission is free.
- Saturday, Jan. 31
At 3 p.m., all UNO ensembles will perform in concert at the Strauss Recital Hall as part of the first annual Band, Orchestra and Choirs at the Holland (BOCH) Festival. Tickets are $5 for general admission; $4 for students with ID; and free to UNO faculty and students with a valid UNO MavCard. The ensembles will play at the Holland Center in downtown Omaha on Sunday, Feb. 1. Ticket information is available onlineat the Holland Center Web site (http://www.omahaperformingarts.org/te_ticketomaha.asp) or at the ticket office the day of the event. Tickets are $10 and $8. Read more.
Student Musicians to Perform with Air Force Band Feb. 8
Ten UNO musicians will join the U.S. Air Force Heartland of America Band's Brass in Blue Sunday, Feb. 8 at Presbyterian Church of the Cross, 1517 S. 114th St., in Omaha.
The 3 p.m. concert, which is free and open to the public, is part of the Organ Vesper Series.
Brass in Blue's performance will feature works by Copland, Bernstein, and Rossini. UNO students will present the music of Ewazen, Dragon and Respighi.
For more information, call 554.2297.
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Lecture by Paul Jaskot Coincides with Criss Library's
Criss Library and the Department of History will sponsor a lecture by Paul Jaskot, professor of art history at DePaul University in Chicago, in conjunction with the library's "When They Came to Take My Father" exhibit.
Jaskot's lecture on "Architecture and Oppression: Nazi Berlin, 1933-1945," will take place at Criss Library at 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8. The lecture is free and open to the UNO and Omaha communities.
The presentation will examine the relationship between Adolf Hitler's high-profile monumental architecture, the oppression of National Socialist Germany and its most extreme punitive institution - the concentration camps.
The Criss Library is displaying, "When They Came To Take My Father" the work of Mark Seliger, a world-renowned photographer. The exhibit includes 22-framed black and white portraits of Holocaust survivors. It will run through Friday, March 6, the library.
Seliger has also shot covers and features for Rolling Stone, GQ, Vanity Fair and notable potraits.
Refreshments will be served at the Feb. 8 event. For more information, contact Linda Riviera at 554.2640.
Studio Art Faculty Show on Exhibit
The UNO Department of Art and Art History's "Studio Art Faculty Show" runs through Wednesday, Feb. 18, in the UNO Art Gallerly. Read more.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2243.