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Overtime Win for the Mavericks

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Tyler Bullock tied his season-high with 32 points and three other Mavericks joined him in double figures as UNO defeated Southwest Baptist, 102-96 in overtime Saturday (2-20). UNO gained sole possession of third place in the MIAA. The Mavericks will host Missouri Southern this Thursday (2-25). The women play at 5:30 p.m. and the men at 7:30 p.m.

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Mavs Close Out Regular Season

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UNO's wrestling team finished the regular dual season Wednesday night (2-17) with a 26-6 win over the sixth-ranked Augustana Vikings. More than 1,000 were in attendance to see the Mavericks win. UNO will host the NCAA Division 2 national championships on March 12 and 13.



Arts and Sciences Speaker Series Continues Today with Math Lecture

The College of Arts and Sciences Centennial Speaker Series continues today, Feb. 25, with a lecture by John Lannin, an associate professor at the University of Missouri-Columbia. His talk - "Algebra and Algebraic Reasoning: What do our students know?" - begins at 2:30 p.m. in 115 Durham Science Center.

Event organizers say the talk may be of special interest to those involved in evaluating UNO's general education requirements. The event is free and open to the public. Read more.

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Analysis of New Data Characterizes Nebraskans Without Health Insurance

Certain Nebraskans – including minorities, the foreign born, those of college age, or with less education – have relatively high uninsured rates regarding health insurance coverage, a new study shows. The analysis, completed by the Center for Public Affairs Research at UNO, found that while about 11 percent of Nebraskans do not have health insurance coverage, uninsured rates approach or exceed 30 percent for state residents with certain characteristics.

The report, just released at, provides new information to aid the current public debate regarding health insurance coverage. Read more.

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Washington, D.C. Trip to Educate Students, Faculty

College of Education faculty and students at UNO will travel to Washington, D.C., this March for the 2010 UNO National Culture Walk.

The event, March 14-18, will take participants to the National Holocaust Memorial, the National Air and Space Museum and the National Archives for tours and special workshops for pre-service teachers. A nighttime tour of the city's monuments and visits to schools and meetings with educational leaders are part of the itinerary. Read more.

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Lead and Healthy Homes Conference Set for March 15-16

The Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) will host the "Lead and Healthy Homes Conference" on Monday and Tuesday, March 15 and 16. It will be the first conference of its kind bringing together experts in lead poisoning prevention and healthy homes to educate the metropolitan community.

Invited major speakers for the event include Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle, Lt. Governor Rick Sheehy and Shaun Donovan, who serves as secretary for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Likely attendees for the conference include health care providers, landlords, real estate professionals, housing rehabilitators and remodelers, researchers, and community organizers.

Early registration is now underway for the event through Sunday, March 7. The cost is $50 per person. A link to register, along with more information and a complete listing of topics and speakers, is available online at .

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Service Learning Academy Offers Chance to Network with Community Partners

Faculty can meet new community nonprofit organization partners who have just been oriented to the service learning pedagogy at "Nosh and Network" on Friday, Feb. 26. It will take place from 3 to 4 p.m. in the William H. and Dorothy Thompson Alumni Center Hospitality Room.

The community organization partners will stay after their seminar to meet professors and to understand UNO ideas for projects. Bring business cards and enjoy refreshments to nosh on during the networking event.

To register, contact Carlynn Hartman-Kurtz at

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HPER Climbing Wall Now Closed

The Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building Climbing Wall is closed starting today, Feb. 25, due to construction of the new-elevated jogging track. It will reopen in August. Campus Recreation staff appreciate everyone's patience and understanding during this renovation phase. Up-to-date construction information can be found online at

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"Consider This" to Feature Nebraska's Sandhill Cranes

On this week's edition of "Consider This," host Cathy Wyatt and her guests will discuss the annual migration of Sandhill Cranes through Nebraska.

Wyatt's guests will include Paul Johnsgard, an ornithologist with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Bill Taddicken, director of the Rowe Sanctuary. The program airs tonight, Feb. 25, at 11 p.m. on NET1.

Other air dates and times are:

- Sunday, Feb. 28
11:30 a.m.

- Friday, Feb. 26

12:30 p.m.

- Tuesday, March 2
12:30 p.m.

"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

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UNO Musicians to Celebrate American Choral Music Feb. 26

The campus community and the public can attend a choral concert on Friday night, Feb. 26, featuring UNO graduate conducting students Bruce Bender, Shannon Richards and Jason St. Claire.

The UNO Concert Choir, directed by Matthew C. Harden, and the University Chorus, directed by Richards and St. Claire, will present a "Concert of American Music" starting at 7 p.m. in the Strauss Performing Arts Center. The UNO Vocal Jazz ensemble, directed by Kim Weiser, will also perform.

Admission is $5 adults, $4 students and seniors, and free for UNO students.

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NBDC to Host March Two-Day SBIR Workshop

On March 24 and 25, the Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC) will host a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) workshop providing participants with better opportunities to position themselves for SBIR grant funding of their new innovations and research and development (R&D) efforts.

"If you're a researcher with a new innovation that has commercial potential, a small business conducting R&D as part of your business strategy, or an entrepreneur with a start up idea and you need that critical seed money to fund your efforts, then the SBIR program may be a good avenue for you to get that funding you need," said Lisa Tedesco, a SBIR consultant for NBDC.

On Wednesday, March 24, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) SBIR program directors will discuss their programs, topics of interest for funding and will meet one-on-one with attendees to discuss their ideas and projects to provide feedback on potential for funding.

On Thursday, March 25, Jim Greenwood, SBIR trainer and consultant, will conduct an in-depth SBIR proposal preparation workshop providing the ins and outs of successful SBIR proposal strategy and will provide one free proposal review to all attendees of the workshop, good for one year.

Registration and agendas are available at For more information, contact Tedesco at 554.6270.

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Secular Student Alliance to Host Free Screening of 'Zeitgeist Part 1'

The UNO Secular Student Alliance (SSA) will host a free screening of "Zeitgeist Part 1: The Greatest Story Ever Told" Monday, March 1, at 6 p.m. in the Eppley Administration Building Auditorium.

This 30-minute clip will examine how Christianity should credit earlier eastern and northern European religions for many of its concepts. A brief moderated discussion will follow the screening.

SSA is a student organization that provides people with a place to come and talk about life in a religious world.

For more information, contact Correlius McGreevy at

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Next Retirement Planning Seminar March 5

UNO Human Resources will continue its retirement planning seminars next month with "Investing For Life's Goals." The seminar will take place Friday, March 5, from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Gallery Room. All faculty and staff are invited to attend.

This seminar will review the basic concepts and strategies that employees should grasp in order to make reasonable investment decisions.

Topics discussed will include:
- How to define your goals and time horizon;
- Understanding risk and return tradeoff;
- Diversification across different asset classes; and
- Case studies of typical investors.

For more information, contact Esther Scarpello at 554.3660 or Tim Rochford at 554.2465.

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Musicians from UNO and Grace University Combine to Present Concert

The UNO Chamber Choir, under the direction of Matthew C. Harden, director of Choral Activities at UNO, and Grace University's Grace Chorale, directed by Greg Zielke, director of Choral Activities at Grace University, will present works by William Byrd, Grzegorz Gorczycki, Zoltan Kodály, Morten Lauridsen and Heinrich Schütz. The concert is Sunday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. in the Strauss Performing Arts Center.

The UNO Chamber Choir will perform the Nocturnes by Morten Lauridsen, "Non Vos Relinquam Orphanos," by William Byrd and edited by Harden, and "Tota Pulchra Est," by Grzegorz Gorczycki.

The Grace Chorale will present a program of renaissance choral works and then will combine with the UNO Chamber Choir to sing Heinrich Schütz's "Psalm 100."

Admission is $5 adults, $4 students and seniors, and free for UNO students.

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Child and Teen Volunteers Needed for MEG Scan

The University of Nebraska Medical Center's Department of Neurological Sciences is conducting a study of children and adolescents, four to 18 years old, to identify patterns of naturally occurring brain activity when detected by wireless sensors that are recorded by a computerized machine, called magneto encephalography (MEG).

The MEG scan is a quiet, non-invasive procedure that does not hurt and has no short-term or long-term side effects. The department is currently recruiting children and teens that are healthy or have a psychiatric disorder and meet eligibility requirements. A stipend is available for participation.

To learn more about this research study, call 552.6444.

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