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Dr. Leslie Decker's studies about what causes older adults to be more susceptible to falling.



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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. . .



CCSW Awards Luncheon Tickets on Sale in the MBSC

The UNO Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women (CCSW) will host its 25th annual awards luncheon on Wednesday, March 30, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Ballroom. Thanks to the generosity of the Senior Vice Chancellor and the Office of Academic and Student Affairs, tickets cost $5 for staff, faculty, students, and the general public.

Luncheon tickets are on sale in the MBSC Business Office and can also be purchased by phone at (402) 554.2979 or by e-mail to through Friday, March 25. Departments can reserve tables of eight for $40 by contacting CCSW member Maria Flint-Malnack at the Alumni Association by phone (402) 554.2459 or e-mail

At the luncheon, the CCSW will recognize the 2011 award recipients. The Outstanding Achievement, Community Service and Student Scholarship awards honor individuals and organizations for their outstanding commitment to gender equity. The CCSW Legendary Women of UNO Award will also be presented.

The CCSW serves as an advisory to the chancellor and other university administrators on issues that relate to faculty, staff and students.

For more information about the luncheon, visit or contact CCSW co-chairs Wendi Chiarbos Jensen at  (402) 554.2286 or or Jody Neathery-Castro at (402) 554.3611 or

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Holocaust Survivor to Speak at UNO Today

Holocaust survivor and founding lecturer for the Simon Wiesenthal Center's Education Outreach Program in Los Angeles, Renee Firestone, will speak to the community today, March 2, at 7 p.m. The event will take place at the College of Public Affairs and Community Service Building, and is hosted by the Institute for Holocaust Education in conjunction with the Omaha Public Schools as part of the Week of Understanding.  

Firestone was 19 when she and her family were sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp. For more than three decades she has shared her testimony with students and others. Interviewed in 1994 she said, "The last words when someone was taken away were always ‘Remember us if you survive.'" 

Click the link for more information on the Week of Understanding.

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Practicum II Basic Kettle Bell Seminar Today

UNO Exercise Science students will host a basic kettle bell seminar today, March 2, in 135 Health Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building. The class will be taught by seniors and will be 30-minutes. Physical participation is optional, but highly recommended.

"Please come and join us for an educational and functional exercise experience," said Alex Bandanza, event organizer.

For details, contact Bandanza at

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UNO Theatre Presents 'Dark Play or Stories for Boys' Tonight at UNO

The UNO Theatre Department production of 'Dark Play or Stories for Boys' continues on stage tonight, March 2. The final run is tonight through Saturday, March 2-5. The house opens 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. Read more.

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UNO CEO Sponsors Daily Deals For Students, Faculty and Alumni

The UNO Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO) announces the spring launch of The student run program has partnered with local area businesses to offer UNO students, faculty and alumni access to exclusive half off deals. To learn more, visit

For more information, contact Keith Fix at or Derek Stearns at

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This Week In Maverick Athletics

This Week In Maverick Athletics is a listing of the latest sports information. For a complete weekly update of UNO's in-season teams, click on

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March 7 Good Deeds Fair to Provide Volunteer Opportunities for UNO Students

About 50 area nonprofit agencies will offer volunteer opportunities for UNO students, faculty and staff at the inaugural Good Deeds Volunteer Fair on Monday, March 7.

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. inside the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room, representatives from local nonprofits will educate students, faculty and staff about their organizations and provide ways to volunteer.

"We encourage the UNO community to serve on a one-time, volunteer basis with our community partners after attending the Good Deeds Volunteer Fair," said Barb Treadway-Janousek, Student Organizations and Leadership Programs director. "The fair is an opportunity to introduce our students to volunteering and community engagement, which is one of our university's goals of serving the Omaha metropolitan area." Read more.

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Biology Graduate Student Research Symposium Next Monday

The 2nd annual Biology Graduate Student Research Symposium will be held on Monday, March 7, from 1 to 5 p.m. Oral presentations will be presented in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service 132D Commons West. A reception honoring the presenters will follow the symposium in the Milo Bail Student Center. The afternoon's schedule is posted at

For more information, contact or (402) 554.2405.

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Spring Job Fair at UNO Is Next Week

On Tuesday, March 8, The Career Center will host a Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom (MBSC). The fair will feature more than 75 employers who are actively seeking candidates for open positions and internships. Professional attire is expected and students should bring copies of their resume. For more information about the Job Fair and other services, contact The Career Center at (402) 554.3672 or stop by 111 MBSC.

The Spring 2011 Job Fair is sponsored by the following: Union Pacific, Applied Underwriters, National Indemnity, Gallup, ConAgra, Interpublic, Wells Fargo, Northwestern Mutual, Streck and ExxonMobil.

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Student Anthropological Society Meeting Today

The Student Anthropological Society (SAS) will meet today, March 2, from noon to 1 p.m. in 344 Arts and Sciences Hall. Anyone interested in anthropology can attend. SAS will meet every Wednesday during the spring semester.

For more information, call John Powers at (402) 319.2721.

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mavlink/PeopleSoft Training/Overview Sessions Offered

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The UNO Nebraska Student Information System (NeSIS) team has added several records and registration training/overview sessions for faculty and staff through April.

Please visit the training calendar at to register. Registration is limited to 10 people.

Anyone who has questions or comments about NeSIS can e-mail them to

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Applicants Sought for Faculty Senate's Paul L. Beck Memorial Faculty/Staff Scholarships

The Faculty Senate is now accepting applications for the Paul L. Beck Memorial Faculty/Staff Scholarships. Both residents and non-residents may apply. Three scholarships are awarded: 

- One $ 1,000 Full-Time Undergraduate Scholarship

- One $ 1,000 Full-Time Graduate Scholarship 

- One $ 500 Part-Time Graduate or Undergraduate Scholarship

Information on the scholarship history, criteria, application process and the application form can found on the Faculty Senate's website at

Applications are also available at the Financial Aid Office, 103 Eppley Administration Building, or the Faculty Senate Office, 105 Arts and Science Hall.  The application deadline is Friday, April 1.

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Call for UCAT Instructional Materials Grant Proposals from Teaching Circles

The University Committee for the Advancement of Teaching (UCAT) announces the availability of Instructional Materials Grants designed to support the goals of Teaching Circles. Members of Teaching Circles may apply for the purchase of instructional materials relevant to the purpose of the circle and which address one or more UCAT themes. Please visit for link to UCAT themes.

The committee is accepting proposals on a monthly basis through April or until funds are expended. The committee will fund grants up to $500 for each award. Proposals are due by the 21st of each month. Application forms are available on the UCAT website

Applicants should submit one hard copy and an electronic submission of the application. Electronic submissions should be in rtf or MS Word document formats and should be sent as an e-mail attachment to Alice Woll at Hard copy submissions should be sent to the Center for Faculty Development in ASH 105. Leah Pietron, associate professor in the Department of Information Systems and Quantitative Analysis, is the 2010-11 chair of UCAT and may be contacted at 554-2801 or

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Green Tip of the Week

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Efficient Cooking
Cook for the whole house at once -- a full oven is more efficient. Another tip, cook enough to freeze and reheat later.

The GreenUNO Task Force provides these tips. For more information, visit

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