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Google Speaker Visits UNO

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Vint Cerf, vice president and chief internet evangelist of Google, spoke June 15 to a capacity crowd at UNO's Scott Conference Center. Cerf, also known as father of the Internet, gave an hour-long presentation on "The Future of the Internet."



Holland Computing Center Puts NU in Top 10

A dramatic increase in the level of computing capability available to faculty researchers is now available in a newly expanded Holland Computing Center at the University of Nebraska, President James B. Milliken announced last week.

Thanks to a gift from Omaha business leader and philanthropist Richard Holland, supercomputing resources housed at the Peter Kiewit Institute on the UNO campus, and in the Schorr Center on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus, now comprise a single, expanded university-wide high performance computing center that ranks among the top 10 academic supercomputing centers in the U.S., with Texas, Oklahoma, Harvard and others. The Holland Computing Center is designed to serve faculty on all campuses and to be a leading regional resource for research. Milliken announced the gift at the Board of Regents meeting June 12. Read more.

"Macbeth" Takes to the Stage Tonight for 23rd Season of Shakespeare on the Green

The Nebraska Shakespeare Festival kicks off Shakespeare on Green 2009 tonight, June 18, with "Macbeth." The production, set in nearby Elmwood Park, runs for two weeks: June 18-21, and 24-28.

Organizers anticipate a record attendance for this very popular production. The event is free to the many thousands of supporters who come to a family-friendly and magical experience. Many arrive early with their picnic baskets, blankets and lawn chairs to get a good spot "on the green." Read more.

New Amendments for American with Disabilities Act

In January, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), was amended to include a broader scope for individuals with disabilities. This new ADA amendment requires employers to conduct professional development for faculty, staff and students, as well as for individuals in a supervisory capacity. UNO has scheduled an ADA program for Wednesday, July 15, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Council Room.

Sharon Ulmar, director of the Equal Opportunity Office at UNO, will present. The session will highlight:

- New ADA amendments;

- Who qualifies as a disabled individual;

- Reasonable accommodations;

- The responsibilities of a supervisor of faculty, staff and students - including graduate or student workers; and

- The process supervisors should follow when an individual's disability is known.

To register, contact Human Resources at 554.2321.

UFO Study Group to Meet June 20

The UNO UFO Study Group will meet Saturday, June 20, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in 285 Durham Science Center. All are welcome to come with an open mind and ask questions. Additional meetings will take place each Saturday at the same time and location.

For more information, call John Powers at 319.2721.

Budget Forum Set for June 25

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UNO Chancellor John Christensen will host a campus forum focused on the university budget Thursday, June 25, from 10 to 11 a.m. in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service Building (CB). All members of the campus community - faculty, staff and students - are welcome to attend.

Like the three earlier forums that took place during the spring semester, this event will be an informational session on the 2009-2010 budget.  Senior Vice Chancellor Terry Hynes and Vice Chancellor Bill Conley, who have led the campus Budget Advisory Task Force, will also help lead the presentation and discussion.

The event will take place in the Collaborating Commons of CB, and seating will be available for 100.  Arriving early is encouraged. For more information, call 554.3502.

Summer Shuttle Schedule Under Way

Summer shuttle service is under way Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., excluding holidays. The shuttle stops at the Dodge location and Pacific location only. There is no shuttle service to Crossroads Mall during the summer months.

For more information, contact Campus Security at 554.2648.

Durango Days 2009 Set for August

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Planning for Durango Days 2009 has begun. The two-day event, set for Thursday and Friday, Aug. 20-21, helps new students become acquainted with campus. Participants meet new classmates and conduct a service- learning project in Omaha.

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