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The Sapp Fieldhouse: If These Walls Could Talk

You probably walk past it every day but, unless you are an athlete, or in the athletic department, you can count the times you've been inside the Sapp Fieldhouse on two, or fewer, hands. continue. . .

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UNO Research Profiles: Jennifer Huberty

video by Charley Reed

UNO's Jennifer Huberty has spent the last decade trying to understand and correct the choices we make in regards to our own physical health.



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Swinging in the Sunshine

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

The sun is shining and the snow is melting. UNO's Hula Hoop Club came out into the spring-like weather on Wednesday (Feb. 15) to demonstrate their skills. The 18-member club was formed last fall.



Technology Unavailable This Sunday

On Sunday, Feb. 20, Information Services' (IS) upgrade of network equipment will cause a temporary outage of some UNO technologies between 6 a.m. to noon. The affected services include, the UNO wireless network and VPN service. Campus VOIP phones and voicemail may also be affected.   

If you have any questions, contact the IS Help Desk at or (402) 554.HELP (4357), to speak with an IS after-hours support specialist between 1 p.m. to midnight.

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Information Center Reminds Campus of 10-Digit Dialing Required for Local Calling

UNO's Information Center reminds the campus community that effective Saturday, Feb. 26, all local calls originating in Nebraska's '402' area code will now require dialing the 402 area code plus the seven-digit local telephone number. This applies to local calls originated at UNO. This change is necessary to accommodate the 402, 531 area code overlay.

Also, individuals and organizations that use auto dials devices, such as, facsimile machines, need to reprogram these devices. The new UNO dialing template is shown below:

- On Campus: 4+XXXX

- Local Off Campus:  9 + area code + 7 digit number

- Long Distance:  9 + 1 + area code + 7 digit number

- International:  9 + 011 + country code + local number

NPA overlay details and dialing instructions can be found at

If you experience any difficulties, contact the UNO Information Center at (402) 554.3036.

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KU Librarian to Present about Open Access Movement Today

Join library staff at today's Lifecycle of Scholarly Communication Series' workshop from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Faculty Study, located on third floor of Criss Library. The presenter will be Ada Emmett, Scholarly Communication associate librarian with the Center for Digital Scholarship at the University of Kansas (KU) Watson Library.   

Topics to be covered include:

- Basics of Open Access, what, why and how;

- Details of Open Access policies and funding agencies;

- Case study at KU and the Center for Digital Scholarship; and

- Multifaceted approaches by scholars, universities and libraries all over the world with innovative practices demonstrating success.

Refreshments will be served. For additional information, contact Linda Riviera at

Today's workshop received support from the University Committee on the Advancement of Teaching (UCAT) and Center for Faculty Development.

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'Consider This' To Investigate Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska

On the next edition of 'Consider This,' with host Cathy Wyatt the story behind the Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska (BHECN); including who's behind the initiative, how it works, and – most importantly – the benefits to residents in both the urban and rural areas.  

Wyatt's guest will include:

- Susan Boust – M.D. and medical director, BHECN – Region 3;

- Kay Glidden – project director, BHECN – Region 3; and

- Joel Strauch – second year psychiatry resident, UNMC.

The program will air today, Feb. 18, 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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Learn More about Robots Tomorrow at Strategic Air and Space Museum

Robots will be taking over the Strategic Air and Space Museum near Ashland this Saturday, Feb. 19, as the Nebraska Robotics Expo moves in.

Nearly 800 elementary, middle and high school students from schools across the state will participate in the event, showing off their science, engineering, technology and math, or STEM, skills using robotics in a sports-like atmosphere complete with music and cheering. Opening ceremonies will begin at 8:30 a.m. with events starting at 9 a.m. The day will conclude with closing ceremonies at 4:15 p.m.

The Nebraska Robotics Expo, a collaboration between UNO, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and others, will feature the Nebraska FIRST LEGO League Championship Tournament, the Junior FIRST LEGO Fair, and the CEENBoT Showcase.  Read more.

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Panel Discussion Feb. 22 on Transitioning from College to the Workplace

UNO will be the site for a 'Multicultural Alumni Panel: Making Transitions from College to Career' on Tuesday, Feb. 22, form 5 to 7 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room.

This program provides an opportunity for networking between alumni and current students. Additionally, panelists will share their personal experiences regarding career exploration, transition from college to full time employment and navigating workplace challenges.

JoAnna LeFlore from Building Bright Futures will serve as the moderator. A question and answer period will conclude the event.

Guest panelists will include:

- Edgar De Leon, Baxter Chrysler Jeep Dodge

- Kara Warner, Child Saving Institute

- Kristel Daly, Kiewit

- Adriana Afong, Kiewit Engineering

- Ron Jefferson, Omaha Public Power District

- Valley Killscrown Copeland, Lincoln Public Schools.

Reception with free appetizers begins at 5 p.m. with the panel discussion following at 5:30 p.m.

For special needs or assistance, call (402) 554.2711.

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Adobe Connect Pro Upgrade Brownbag Next Month

UNO Information Services will host an Adobe Connect 8.0 Brownbag Thursday, March 3, in the U mon hon Room of the Milo Bail Student Center from noon to 1 p.m.

This Brownbag is an overview of the user interface changes that will occur when the UNOConnect system transitions from 7.5 to Adobe Connect 8.0 in late March. Like the current system, Connect 8 is a web collaboration system that allows UNO faculty and staff to conduct online classes, meetings and presentations with participants worldwide.

The new user interface makes leading or participating in UNOconnect class sessions and presentations even easier. Please join IS staff for an overview of ‘what's new', or simply to see how Connect 8 might benefit you.

For more information, contact Ted Turgeon at

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UNO Campus Recreation to Offer Women's Self Defense Seminars

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This event has been designated a UNO Mav-Rec Wellness event.

Join Tim Gorham from Six Point Self-Defense in an educational and exciting new class at the Health, Physical Education & Recreation (HPER) Building.

Participants will learn the basics of self defense, including: a basic fight stance, different strikes and where to use them, ground assault defense, defending a car assault, choke defense and most importantly, participants will learn to be more aware of surroundings.

There are four one-day sessions offered: March 12, 13 and April 2, 3.

If you have questions, contact Dave Daniels at (402) 554.2008. More information can be found online:

The mission of Mav-Rec Wellness, UNO's health promotion program, is to create a culture of health and wellness among all faculty, staff and students. Health goals are encouraged through programming and initiatives that celebrate healthier lifestyle practices within the UNO community. For more information, visit

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SPR to Host Brown Bag on 'How to Apply for a Fulbright Fellowship . . . and Win One'

The Office of Sponsored Programs and Research (SPR) will host a brown bag event on Wednesday, March 30, featuring Charles Johanningsmeier, professor of English and former Fulbright Scholar.

Beginning in August of 2006, Dr. Johanningsmeier and his family spent a year in Germany where he taught at the Institute for American Studies at the University of Leipzig.  He will speak on, ‘How to Apply for a Fulbright Fellowship . . . and Win One.'  The brown bag will be held in the Milo Bail Student Center State Room from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

All are welcome to attend and bring their lunch. Beverages and dessert will be provided.

For more information, contact SPR at (402) 554.2286.

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'Spooky Action at a Distance' to Air Fridays This Semester

During the spring semester, UNO's UFO Study Group will broadcast its radio program 'Spooky Action at a Distance' live every Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. Listen to the program on streaming audio at

Want to attend a meeting and learn more? If so, the group meets every Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Jenkins Room and every Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon in 285 Durham Science Center. Anyone with an interest in the UFO phenomenon is encouraged to attend.

For more information, contact John Powers at

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Chess Club This Saturday

The UNO Chess Club is re-establishing its weekly meetings. The club will meet this Saturday, Feb. 12, from noon to 4 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Gallery Room. Any and all chess players in the UNO community are welcome to attend.  

"Please bring your sets and boards, and a clock if desired," said Joe Knapp, UNO Chess Club president. 

Members will meet every Saturday during the spring semester (except the dates immediately before and after spring break). MBSC locations may change. For details watch eNotes and check the plasma screens placed throughout the MBSC. 

For more information, e-mail at or call (402) 515.0064.

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UNO Sociology Club to Meet Mondays

The UNO Sociology Club (UNOSC) will meet every Monday from noon to 1 p.m. in 344 Arts and Sciences Hall (ASH) this semester. Anyone with an interest in the sociology is encouraged to attend.

For more information, contact John Powers at

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Women's and Gender Studies Colloquia Feb. 25

Robbin Ogle, an associate professor in the UNO School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, will present 'Measuring Resistance to Patriarch' on Friday, Feb. 25, in 311 Arts and Science Hall. The hour-long colloquium starts at noon.

Her presentation will make an argument for bringing patriarchy back into criminological research and identifies its existence in social institutions and how that might be operationalized in research.

Questions? Contact Karen Falconer Al-Hindi at

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In The News

In the News

- Randy Adkins, Department of Political Science, was quoted in the Feb. 9 issue of the Omaha World-Herald about Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District.

- The Feb. 11 issue of the Omaha World-Herald featured an article on population changes in Iowa, quoting David Drozd, Center for Public Affairs Research.

- Moshe Gershovich, Department of History, and Hesham Ali, College of Information Science and Technology, were guests Feb. 10 on "Consider This," produced by UNO Television. The two discussed the recent unrest and revolution in Egypt. Gershovich was also interviewed Feb. 10 by KIOS (91.5 FM) about his recent panel discussion on Egypt.

- The Feb. 12 issue of the Omaha World-Herald featured an article on the recent political developments in Egypt, quoting Tom Gouttierre, International Studies and Programs and Center for Afghanistan Studies.

- Lourdes Gouveia, Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS), was interviewed Feb. 4 by KIOS (91.5 FM) on the latest OLLAS report that focuses on the Latino and foreign-born populations in Nebraska.

- KMTV (CBS 3) interviewed Susan McWilliams, Teacher Education, on Feb. 17 about the use of technology – such as desktop computers and iPads – in pre-K classrooms.

- WOWT (NBC 6) interviewed Adam Tyma, School of Communication, Feb. 10 for a story on text messaging among college-age students.

- The Feb. 10 issue of the Omaha World-Herald quoted Sam Walker, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, about delays in DNA testing. Walker was also quoted in the Feb. 14 issue of the Omaha World-Herald about Omaha Police Chief Alex Hayes and police training programs.

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

- Robert Woody, Psychology, authored the article 'The Financial Conundrum for Mental Health Practice,' appearing in the current issue of the American Journal of Family Therapy.

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

Beatles Tribute Show Coming to UNO This Saturday

The Strauss Performing Arts Center will host the critically-acclaimed, and widely enjoyed, Beatles tribute show 'Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience' this Saturday, Feb. 19.  The concert will benefit Omaha's Heartland Philharmonic Orchestra.  Read more.

Tickets On Sale Now for 'Dark Play or Stories for Boys'

The UNO Theatre Department will celebrate its first production of 2011 with a preview showing of "Dark Play or Stories for Boys" on Wednesday, Feb. 23, with tickets on sale now.

An additional preview showing will take place on Feb. 24 before official performances open on Feb. 25. Other showings include Feb. 26 and March 2 – 5 with the house opening at 7 p.m. and a 7:30 p.m. curtain. All performances will take place in the UNO Theatre located in the Weber Fine Arts Building on campus. Read more.

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

McQueen to Curate Latest Student Art Exhibition, Reception Is Tonight

Omaha curator Brigitte McQueen will select works by UNO undergraduate studio art majors for the Spring 2011 Annual Juried Student Exhibition. More than 40 full-time students will be represented in the show, which opens with a free public reception tonight, Feb. 18, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the UNO Art Gallery.

McQueen has been curator of the Underground Gallery at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts and owner of Pulp Gallery in the Old Market. Currently she is establishing a new non-profit that will work to strengthen the creative culture of Omaha by providing services to local artists. 
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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