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Transplant Survivor to Give Mavelous Presentation

Mollie Anderson, director of UNO Human Resources, discusses a presentation set for Wednesday by Joann Schaefer, chief medical officer and director of the Division of Public Health for the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.

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UNO Time Capsules

Student journalist Ian Edgington previews the UNO Time Capsules planned for campus. The UNO and Omaha communities are invited to the time capsule celebration on Wednesday, April 28, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Criss Library.

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Free Plants for the Potting

UNO's Maverick Productions gave away 400 plants Monday (4-19) as part of the annual Earth Day celebrations. All the lucky recipients had to do was add dirt to the container.

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Venezuela's Ambassador to United States to Speak at Cumbre 2010

Organizers of Cumbre 2010, the fourth annual Latino/Latin American Summit of the Great Plains, have announced that Bernardo Álvarez Herrera, Venezuela's ambassador to the United States, will attend the two-day summit set for Friday and Saturday, May 14-15, at the Embassy Suites hotel in Omaha's Old Market.

The ambassador will give a special address on Saturday titled "Development, Migration and Integration: A View from Venezuela." On Sunday, May 16, he will meet with the Venezuelan immigrant community and attend a public forum with immigrant workers in South Omaha. Read more.

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School of Communication Celebrates Communication Week

The School of Communication will award more than $65,000 in scholarship money to 36 students Thursday, April 29, at the 55th Annual Awards Banquet. The banquet culminates a celebration of Communication Week, "Communication & Community."

The event begins at 5 p.m. with a wine and cheese reception and will be followed by a 6 p.m. dinner at the William H. and Dorothy Thompson Alumni Center. Read more.

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UNO Democrats Host Fifth "Tribute to the Fallen"

On April 25, the UNO College Democrats prepared their fifth "Tribute to the Fallen" display. The three-day, nonpartisan event at the heart of UNO's Dodge location features the display of one American flag for every serviceman and servicewoman who has died in service to the United States in recent years in Iraq and Afghanistan. Read more.

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UNO UFO Study Group Meetings This Week

The UNO UFO Study Group will meet Wednesday, April 28, in the Milo Bail Student Center Jenkins Room from noon to 1 p.m. Another meeting is scheduled for Saturday, May 1, in 285 Durham Science Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Anyone with an interest in the UFO phenomenon is encouraged to attend.

For more information, call John Powers at 319.2721.

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"Arts and the Environment" April 28 at KANEKO-UNO Library

The Green Omaha Coalition will present "Arts and the Environment" Wednesday, April 28, at the KANEKO-UNO Library, 1111 Jones St. The event, which will feature a panel discussion and performance, is free and open to the public.

The discussion will take place from 7 to 8:15 p.m., followed by a performance by the group aetherplough at 8:30 p.m. A mature audience is recommended for aetherplough's contemporary performance.

A variety of environmental materials will also be on display from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., including books, environmental documentary films and photographs.

Panel artists include Josie Metal-Corbin, dancer/choreographer with the UNO School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation; Jeff Day, architect; Jess Benjamin, ceramic artist; and Julie Conway, glassblower.

For more information, call 341.3800.

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"Flash Mob" Dance to Feature Bag Monster May 1

UNO health education students and students at Western Hills University Magnet Center, along with the Chicobag Bag Monster, will lead a "flash mob" dance Saturday, May 1, at 1 p.m. at the Joslyn Art Museum Sculpture Garden, 2200 Dodge St. Students from other schools and organizations will also join in the dance.

Dancers will perform to the "3Rs" (reduce, reuse, recycle) song by Jack Johnson as part of the culmination to the arts week of Omaha's World Environment celebration. Additional activities will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and visitors are invited to picnic on the Sculpture Garden grounds. For details, visit http://www.omahaenvironmentday.com and click on the "Events" link.

The Bag Monster, portrayed by David Corbin, UNO professor of health education, is made of 500 plastic bags, the average number of plastic bags that are used by each American every year.

For more information, call 554.3237.

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2010 Nebraska Biomechanics Core Facility Annual Report Available

The Nebraska Biomechanics Core Facility (NBCF) Annual Report for 2010 is available at http://www.unomaha.edu/biomech/inside/news.php. The document - made possible by the College of Education, School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER), and campus community - provides a brief look into progress made by the NBCF, which encompasses the HPER Biomechanics Laboratory.

For more information, call 554.2670.

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Philosophy Lecture April 30 on 'Can Science Disprove the Existence of God'

Peter van Inwagen, the John Cardinal O'Hara professor of philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, will speak on "Can Science Disprove the Existence of God?" on Friday, April 30, at 4 p.m. in 306 Arts and Sciences Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

van Inwagen has written on metaphysics, the philosophy of logic, philosophical theology and Christian apologetics. He stresses ultimate questions such as the nature of the world, the reasons for its existence, and our place and purpose within it. His books include Material Beings, Metaphysics, The Problem of Evil and Persons: Human and Divine (with Dean Zimmerman).

The Philosophy Lecture Series is sponsored by the Philosophy Program and the College of Arts and Sciences.

For more information, contact Halla Kim at 554.3934.

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Test Scanning Moves from E-BRUNO

In preparation for the shutdown of the E-BRUNO system this fall, Information Technology Services (ITS) moved Test Scanning Services from E-BRUNO to its own Web page at http://testscan.unomaha.edu/ on April 13. UNO faculty attempting to request or retrieve scanning results from E-BRUNO will be redirected to this Web address.

Anyone who has previously bookmarked or linked to this service should reset their links to http://testscan.unomaha.edu.

For more information about test scanning, contact ITS Customer Services at 554.HELP (4357) or unohelpdesk@unomaha.edu.

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People

- William L. Blizek, philosophy and religious studies, gave two lectures at Truman State University in Kirksville, Mo., on April 1. The lectures, "Religion and Short Films" and "Religion and Film Studies," were presented in connection with the Department of Philosophy and Religion's "Religion and Film Learning Opportunity" series.

Students, Faculty Present at Regional Conference
On April 9, four UNO students from the Religious Studies and Islamic Studies Programs, along with one faculty member, gave presentations at the American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature/American Society for Oriental Research (AAR/SBL/ASOR) Rocky Mountain-Great Plains Region Conference at Creighton University. The students were the only student participants at the annual conference.

The presenters and their topics from the Contemporary Islam Panel:
- Michael Goeringer, "Martyrdom Without Suffering: A Look at Suicide Bombing in Contemporary Islam";
- David S. Ross, "The Jesus Mandate: Modern Muslims and Christians Following the Words and Teachings of Jesus";
- Ashley Gerber, "Perspective: Modern Muslim Women"; and
- Nicholas Schaefer, "Muslim Development Space."

Bridget Blomfield, assistant professor of philosophy and religion, spoke on "Mevlevis Sufis in America: Standing at the Threshold."

Have you done something noteworthy in your profession? E-mail "People" items to bnewsam@mail.unomaha.edu. "People" appears in the Tuesday edition of eNotes.

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