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UNO Course Profiles: Frankenstein: Then & Now

video by Charley Reed

We are all familiar with the lumbering, green Frankenstein monster but how many of us are actually familiar with the novel it was based on? Dr. Kristin Girten's class helps fill us in on the history of one of our most popular horror movie monsters.


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Mammel Hall: The New Kid on the Block

It all began with a vote by the University of Nebraska Board of Regents on March 7, 2008 to approve the building of a 120,000 sq. ft. home for the College of Business Administration just south of the Peter Kiewit Institute on UNO's Pacific Street Campus. ... continue. . .



UNO Concert Bands to Present 'Cathedrals!' Tonight

The UNO Symphonic Wind Ensemble and University Concert Band will present 'Cathedrals!' tonight, March 1, at 7 p.m. in the Strauss Performing Arts Center Recital Hall. James R. Saker, director of Bands, and Courtney K. Snyder, assistant director of Bands, will conduct the program which will feature a cross section of musically inspiring works. 

The Wind Ensemble will open the program with Ron Nelsons' exciting Sonoran Desert Holiday. Graduate conductor Tim Nutting and feature Andrew Pratt, Baritone soloist, will lead the moving and beautiful Ave Maria by Franz Biebl.

Award-winning composer Kathryn Salfelder based Cathedrals on Gabrieli's Canzon Primi Toni. That even includes a division of the Winds into two choirs, creating a ‘neo-renaissance' work. Associate conductor Courtney K. Snyder will lead the group in this performance. Other pieces on the first half of the program include Overture (From ‘North by Northwest') by Academy Award winner Bernard Herrmann in only the second performance of the wind band version and the powerful and exciting new work from composer David Gillingham, With Heart and Voice.

The University Concert Band will complete the evening's program with one of the most popular marches of Karl King, Hosts of Freedom.  Blessed Are They (‘From A German Requiem') by Johannes Brahms that will be conducted by Tim Nutting.  Dr. Snyder will conclude the program with music originally composed for the NBC Television Series on the world's most famous art museum by American Composer, Norman Dello Joio, and Scenes from ‘The Louvre.'

Tickets are available at the door for $5 adults and $4 for seniors/students. UNO students, faculty and staff are admitted free with their MavCard. For additional information, contact the University Bands Office at (402) 554.3352.

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MBSC Offers March MAVness Food Court Special

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

Looking for a healthier option for your wallet and your waistline? Get moving to Milo Bail for the March MAVness Food Court special. All fresh sandwiches at Dagwood's Deli are only $2.95 for the month of March. Check out all the Milo Bail Student Center Food Court menus at

Questions? E-mail Mike Milone at

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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Black History Month Celebration Concludes This Week

The annual Black History Month celebration at UNO concludes this week with a free lecture and a musical performance. Today's free lecture, 'Where is the Dream Today? The Spiritual Significance and Cultural Relevance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's I Have a Dream Speech,' will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service Collaborating Commons.

The final program will include the second annual Gospel Explosion concert with performances by UNO students and members from the community. All events are free and open to the public. Read more.

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NSSLHA Pancake Feed for Autism This Sunday at Alumni

The National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association (NSSLHA) is hosting a Pancake Feed to raise money for the Autism Society of Nebraska Puzzle Walk this Sunday, March 6, at UNO.

Hosted by UNO's NSSLHA chapter, the Pancake Feed will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Thompson Alumni Center. The cost is $5 for adults and $4 for children. The Puzzle Walk aims to raise awareness for children with autism and their families. 

For more information, contact Whitney Bracht at

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Meet the World at International Cultural Fair and 39th International Banquet

UNO International Student Services (ISS), a UNO Student Government agency, is hosting the Annual International Cultural Fest this month.

The International Fest includes the International Cultural Fair, on March 3, and International Banquet, on March 12. The International Cultural Fair, Thursday, March 3, is open to public from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Nebraska Room. The event unites more than 15 international groups to celebrate their unique customs, pictures, cultural remembrances and languages. Read more.

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HR to Offer March 31 Session on Performance Evaluations

Join Human Resources for a problem solving session on your easy and not so easy performance evaluations. On Thursday, Mach 31, learn about the new evaluation form and how to provide objective, constructive information. The session will run from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room.

To register, call Human Resources at (402) 554.2321.

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Adobe Connect Pro Upgrade Brownbag Thursday

UNO Information Services will host an Adobe Connect 8.0 Brownbag this 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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Notre Dame's Ryan Nichols to Present at Philosophy and Religion Talk Friday

The Department of Philosophy and Religion will sponsor a guest speaker who will talk on 'The Origins of the Problem of Evil & The Cognitive Science of Religion' at 4 p.m. this Friday, March 4, in 306 Arts and Sciences Hall.

Ryan Nichols, from the Center for Philosophy of Religion at the University of Notre Dame, will highlight the patterns of historical response to the problem of natural evil for Christian theism made salient for enlightenment thinkers by the devastating Lisbon earthquake of 1755. He will explain why natural disasters are often interpreted as punishments from God, how Christians give nuance to God's casual relations to the physical world, and the role if in-group religious cognition in times of crisis. All while applying research from the cognitive science of religion, supernatural punishment theory and evolutionary psychology.

For more information, contact William Melanson at

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Henry Doorly Zoo Membership Drive Under Way

The annual Henry Doorly Zoo membership drive is under way at UNO.  There are several different categories to choose from:

- Individual: $50 (admits listed owner only)

- Dual: $75 (admits both listed owners or one listed owner and one guest)

- Household: $89 (admits both listed owners or one listed owner and one guest and up to 6 dependent children ages 3-20)

- Grandparent: $89 (admits both listed owners or one listed owner and one guest and up to 6 grandchildren ages 3-20)

New in 2011: Free IMAX admission for the member's household. Also, discounted admission to the Safari Park, Members' Day event, discounted Zoo classes, and reciprocal privileges to more than 100 zoos nationwide. The 2011 membership passes expire March 31, 2012.

Memberships are being sold in the Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, 202 Eppley Administration Building.  For more information, contact Christine Hoffman at (402) 554.2263 or

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Applications Deadline Monday for Annual Student Research and Creative Activity Fair

The Office of Research and Creative Activity reminds UNO students that the 3rd annual Student Research and Creative Activity Fair deadline is this Monday, March 7. The Fair will take place on April 5-6 in the Milo Bail Student Center. 

All UNO students (undergraduate and graduate) and Engineering students from the south campus are encouraged to apply. Application materials are available at Applications must be received by 5 p.m. this March 7.

For more information, contact the Office of Research and Creative Activity at (402) 554.2286 or

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UNO UFO Study Group Weekly Schedule Reminder

During the spring semester, the UNO UFO Study Group will meet every Wednesday in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Jenkins Room from noon to 1 p.m. and every Saturday in 285 Durham Science Center (DSC) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Anyone with an interest in the UFO phenomenon is encouraged to attend.

Can't make it to a meeting? If not, try and catch UNO's streaming audio program -- 'Spooky Action at a Distance' -- on Fridays from 5 to 7 p.m. at

For more information, call John Powers 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 and 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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- Richard H. Stasiak, a professor in the UNO Department of Biology, recently received the Award of Excellence from the Nebraska Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. This is a once in a lifetime honor that recognizes outstanding continuing professional contributions to the science of fisheries and aquatic resources in Nebraska.

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

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