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Student Sole Undergraduate at Medical Conference

video by Xavier Rodriguez

On Saturday, Sept. 11, UNO Senior Neil Huben will present his research at the Midwestern Vascular Surgery Society's 2010 conference in Indianapolis -- as the sole undergraduate student among physicians and professors with master's and doctoral degrees. Neil is an impressive student at UNO who has now presented at conferences across the country.

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TAGGFEST Success for Students

Members from the Boys & Girls Club and 22 UNO graduate students collaborated for three weeks this summer on projects that promoted nonviolence in the community. They celebrated what they accomplished on July 28 with TAGGFEST, an event that highlighted the creative talents of the youth involved with the program. TAGG stands Teens Against Gangs and Graffiti.



UNO Commencement Today at the Civic

More than 510 students will graduate today, Aug. 13, during UNO's summer commencement ceremony. The event will begin at 2 p.m. at the Omaha Civic Auditorium, 1804 Capitol Ave. Honorees will include Anna Forman (Student Commencement Speaker) and J. Terrence Haney (Alumnus Achievement Award).

Faculty members who plan to attend commencement should assemble no later than 1:30 p.m. in the Civic Auditorium Exhibition Hall.

A shuttle bus for faculty/staff and individuals participating in the platform party will depart from UNO in front of the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) at 1 p.m. Following the ceremony, the shuttle will provide transportation back to the MBSC. Read more.

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Construction This Weekend for New University Drive North Speed Bump

Starting this Saturday, Aug. 14, a speed bump will be installed on University Drive North outside of Milo Bail Student Center. While the work is going on, the portion of University Drive North from Lot D to the intersection near lot C, will be closed off. Please be aware and use caution if you are on campus in this area. The area should be opened back up by the morning of Monday, Aug. 16.

For more information, contact Ellie King at (402) 554.4103.

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"Consider This" Highlights Child Care in Nebraska

On the next edition of "Consider This," host Cathy Wyatt and guests will highlight child care in Nebraska. They will investigate what are the options?  How do you know which center to choose?  Is more expensive better?  And – most importantly – just who are the providers? 

Wyatt's guests will include Pat Urzedowski, child care licensing administrator, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS); Sandra Scott, program specialist child care subsidy, DHHS; and Diane Lewis, child care grants manager, DHHS.

The program will air today, Aug. 13, at 12:30 p.m. on NET 2.

"Consider This," a production of UNO Television, also airs on the Knowledge Network of Greater Omaha. Check the Knowledge Network website at for dates and times.

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Information Services Offers Fall Technology Assistance

Information Services (IS) will offer several training sessions to help faculty prepare for the fall semester. These sessions are open to all UNO faculty and staff and do not require registration.

Clicker Brown Bag Lunch
- Monday, Aug.16
Noon to 1 p.m.

Bring your lunch and join IS in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Unomaha room to learn more about Clickers. This is an informal brown bag demonstration of the new Gen3 Pulse Clicker and the latest version of the Classroom Performance System (CPS). CPS is a quiz creation and captures system that instructors use to display questions on a video screen and capture student responses to the questions transmitted by the clickers. Educational Consultant, Dustin Frank will demonstrate the Gen3 Pulse Clicker and discuss new functionality that improves in-class assessment.

myBlackboard ASK?
- Monday, Aug. 16
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

- Tuesday, Aug. 17
8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

- Wednesday, Aug. 18
8:30 a.m. to 7 pm. 

These sessions will be held in 104 Eppley Administration (EAB). These Walk-in sessions are managed on a first-come, first-served basis and are conducted as hands-on, question-and-answer sessions. These sessions are not intended to be complete myBlackboard training.

Adobe Connect Brown Bag
- Friday, Aug. 20 Noon to 1 p.m.

Held in the MBSC Nebraska room, this brown bag lunch session will demonstrate Adobe Connect. Connect is a web conferencing collaboration tool for conducting online courses, office hours, advising, student presentations and student group work. It allows two-way audio and/or video communication, multimedia and application sharing, whiteboard display, breakout sessions and polling. 

Adobe Connect Walk-in ASK?
- Thursday, Aug. 26
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

- Friday, Aug. 27
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

These drop in sessions will be held in 104 EAB. Walk-in sessions are managed on a first-come, first-served basis and are conducted as hands-on, question-and-answer sessions. These sessions are not intended to be complete Adobe Connect training.

For questions about any of these training sessions, contact IS Technical Support at (402) 554.HELP (4357).

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Service-Learning 101

What does "community engagement" mean?  What does it look like?  Why do educators value it? For many UNO faculty members, "community engagement" means service-learning.

To help faculty design service-learning projects that meet genuine community needs, the Service-Learning Academy offers Service-Learning 101, a two-hour workshop to be offered three times this fall:

- Wednesday, Aug. 18
2 to 4 p.m.
Criss Library Faculty Lounge Conference Room

- Tuesday, Oct. 5
2 to 4 p.m.
Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC), Jenkins Room

- Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
MBSC, Jenkins Room

Faculty new to service-learning and those with projects in development are welcome. Please bring a syllabus for a course you would like to add a service learning component to. If you do not have a syllabus developed yet, jot down what your course learning objectives would be and we can start from there. 

To register, contact Carlynn Hartman-Kurtz in the Service Learning Academy, 144 MBSC, (402) 554.2712 or by e-mail at

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Criss Library Announces Intersession and Fall Hours

The Criss Library announces its upcoming intersession and fall semester regular hours.

Intersession Hours
- Monday through Friday, Aug. 16-20
7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

- Saturday, Aug. 21
Noon to 5 p.m.

- Sunday, Aug. 22
Noon to 9 p.m.

Fall Semester Regular Hours
- Monday through Thursday
7 a.m. to Midnight

- Friday
7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

- Saturday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

- Sunday
Noon to Midnight

For a complete schedule of library hours, visit

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2010-11 Parking Permits Available for Purchase

Sale of 2010-11 parking permits continues at the Campus Security Counter, 100 Eppley Administration Building (EAB).

Permit sale locations:

Student Permits
- Eppley Auditorium, 102 EAB
Monday, Aug. 16, through Friday, Aug. 20
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

- Milo Bail Student Center Council Room
Monday, Aug. 23, through Friday, Aug. 27
7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Faculty/Staff Permits
- Campus Security Counter, 100 EAB
Regular business hours

On Saturday, Aug. 21, from 8 a.m. to noon, permits will also be on sale at the Campus Security Counter.

Parking maps are available at For more information, contact the Parking Office at (402) 554.PARK (7275).

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Annual August Workshops for New Faculty/Graduate Assistant Monday and Tuesday

The 2010 New Faculty Workshop and the Graduate Assistant Workshop, sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development (CFD), will be held Monday, Aug. 16. The Faculty Workshop will continue Tuesday, Aug. 17.

These workshops have been a tradition at UNO for more than 30 years. It provides new faculty and new teaching assistants with an opportunity to meet one another in an informal setting while learning about UNO—our metropolitan mission and strategic goals, our students, our academic support services and faculty development opportunities.

For more information about the workshops, contact the CFD at (402) 554.2427 or or Deborah Smith-Howell at (402) 554.4849 or

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Annual Workshops for Part-time Faculty Wednesday and Thursday

Workshops for all part-time faculty at UNO are scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday evenings, Aug. 18 and 19, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service Collaborating Commons.

The agenda is the same each evening and faculty should choose the day that works best for them. The workshop provides information about UNO and teaching targeted to both new and experienced part-time faculty.

For further information visit the Center for Faculty Development (CFD) website at To register for one of these workshops, call the CFD at (402) 554.2427 or e-mail with the participant's full name, department, phone number and preferred evening.

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HPER Pool Closed Next Week

Due to electrical work in the pool area, the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Pool will be closed Monday, Aug. 16, through Friday, Aug 20. The pool will resume normal hours Saturday, Aug. 21.

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Instructors Sought for Lifelong Learning Initiative

Instructors Sought for Lifelong Learning Initiative

Lifelong Learning instructors are currently being sought for the fall semester. All areas and disciplines are encouraged to participate.

"It's fun, and gives you a chance to share what you know with eager students over the age of 50," said Patty Adams, director of UNO's Lifelong Learning Initiative.

For more information, call Adams at 554.2292.

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In the News

- A July 31 Associated Press article about the recent Nebraska GOP convention quoted Randy Adkins, Department of Political Science. The Associated Press article appeared in the York News-Times, among other newspapers across Nebraska.

- Richard File, Department of Accounting, was quoted in the Aug. 9 issue of the Omaha World-Herald about pet health care. File breeds Bernese mountain dogs.

- Sam Walker, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, was interviewed Aug. 9 by WOWT (NBC 6) about suggested jurisdiction changes by the Omaha Police Department.

- A recent Food Bank of the Heartland check presentation, organized by MaverickPR, was covered Aug. 6 by KETV (ABC 7) and mentioned in the Aug. 8 issue of the Omaha World-Herald. MaverickPR is the UNO chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America.

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 Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call (402) 554.2762.

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In Print

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 Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call (402) 554.2243.

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On Stage

Audition Notice
The UNO Department of Theatre will hold auditions for the fall season. Upcoming productions include Sarah Ruhl's "Eurydice," a contemporary reimagining of the Orpheus myth, and Michael Frayn's wild farce, "Noises Off." Community auditions will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 24, from 9 to 10 p.m. in the Weber Fine Arts Building Theatre.

Performances of "Eurydice" will run from Oct. 6-9 and 13-16. Performances of "Noises Off" will run from Nov. 17-20 and Dec. 1-4.

For more information, call (402) 554.2406. 

If you are a member of the UNO community and are involved in an upcoming performance, we want to know about it. Send an e-mail with the particulars to Please include a contact name and phone number.

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On Exhibit

Judith Welk Art Exhibition Opens at Criss Library
An exhibit featuring works by area artist Judith Welk is on display through Saturday, Aug. 14, in the H.Don and Connie J. Osborne Family Gallery at the Criss Library.

Welk has lived in Iowa and Nebraska for most of her life. Summers are spent in Green Lake, Wis., at the Welk's cottage. She finds inspiration in her Dundee home and neighborhood in Omaha, as well as at her Wisconsin cottage. Collaborating with her husband Robert, they have produced a series of serigraph prints that have been widely collected and will be on display.

Visit for details or call Linda Riviera at (402) 554.2640.

Rebecca Fahrlander's Photography on Display at Bellevue University's Humanities Gallery
Several photographs by Rebecca Fahrlander, assistant professor of sociology, will be included in an exhibit at Bellevue University's Hitchcock Humanities Center Art Gallery, 1000 Galvin Road South, through Friday, Aug. 20.

For details, contact Fahrlander at (402) 554.2626.

UNO Art Gallery Welcomes African American Works
Works by African-American Masters from the Sheldon Museum of Art at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will be featured at the UNO Art Gallery Friday, Aug. 27 through Thursday, Sept. 23.

The public is invited to a free opening reception at the gallery on Friday, Aug. 27, from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

These poignant and intimate works by important 20th Century artists – Aaron Douglas, Charles White, Alvin Loving, Romare Bearden, Jacob Lawrence, Charles Alston and Elizabeth Catlett – express the struggles, joys, triumphs and creativity of African Americans. 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 Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call (402) 554.2243.

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