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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. . .



Adobe Connect Pro Upgrade Brownbag Today

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

Today's 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 this month. 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.

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'Social Science Perspectives on Adolescence and Sleep' Workshop Today

UNO faculty members and graduate students interested in adolescent research are invited to attend the following presentation: 'Social Science Perspectives on Adolescence and Sleep-Sleep & Delinquency: Does the Amount of Sleep Matter?' This discussion will take place today, March 3, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in 223 College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS).  

Sleep has been linked to a wide range of developmental outcomes, yet it has been largely overlooked among researchers interested in adolescent delinquency. The purpose of this research was to explore the relationship between sleep and delinquent behavior using data from Wave 1 of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health.

Presenters will discuss how sleep may be considered in the context of more comprehensive approaches to delinquency prevention and intervention. They are:

- Samantha Clinkinbeard, assistant professor in the UNO School of Criminology and Criminal Justice;

- Timi Barone, associate professor, Anthropology at UNO; and

- Pete Simi, associate professor, UNO School of Criminology and Criminal Justice.

For more information, contact the Center for Faculty Development at (402) 554.2427 or

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'Supporting Faculty Teaching Students in the Digital Age' Series Begins Today

UNO's Center for Faculty Development, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Office of Assessment, Dual Enrollment, the University Committee on the Advancement of Teaching (UCAT) and Information Services Academic Computing are collaborating on a series of events organized on the theme of 'Supporting Faculty Teaching Students in the Digital Age.' Today's campus-wide presentation by Carolyn Jarmon, executive director of the National Center for Academic Transformations (NCAT), is the first event in this series.

The presentation will be held today, March 3, from 4 to 5 p.m. in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service Collaborating Commons with a reception to follow.

Jarmon will discuss NCAT's course-redesign methodology and provide examples of how universities have used it to transform courses.

All events will provide faculty with:

- models of course redesign that have proven to be successful at improving student learning;

- information about instructional technologies that can be used to enhance student learning; and

- ideas about using technology to save faculty time.

To register, contact the Center for Faculty Development at (402) 554.2427 or For more information about the series, visit the Faculty Development site at

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NBDC Partners with Dawnbreaker for Virtual Business Accelerator for the Silicon Prairie

The Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC) is searching for talented researchers, SBIR companies and manufacturers to participate in the Virtual Business Accelerator for the Silicon Prairie (VBA-SP).

VBA-SP's mission is to focus on innovation to drive economic growth in Nebraska. The VBA-SP will bring participants visibility and access to money that may not be available from traditional sources. NBDC and Dawnbreaker are partnering to provide participants with resources, contacts, training and special ability to leverage connections with federal agencies.

Federal priorities are dynamic and change as new situations emerge and evolve. The Federal government is always making efforts to communicate its technology needs. VBA-SP is focusing on three broadly defined application areas: medical, defense and energy. These applications are not mutually exclusive. For example, a medical instrument may be designed to work in the battlefield and utilize new energy efficient technologies to extend its useful life. You can find more information about these needs and the VBA-SP at

Event organizers are conducting a series of informational meetings in Omaha, Lincoln and Kearney. Come participate in a process that highlights your innovation and creativity as a Nebraska scientist, engineer, physician or entrepreneur. To view upcoming meeting dates and times, visit

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UNO Ambassadors Program Seeking Qualified Students

The UNO Ambassadors Program is recruiting for the 2011-12 school year. A total of 12 student Ambassadors will be selected based on their academic achievement, leadership and communication skills. Faculty and staff are asked to identify and encourage qualified students to apply for the program. 

Ambassadors represent the University at a variety of social and business functions, which are hosted by the Chancellor, Vice Chancellors, Deans, and other individuals and organizations on campus. They wear UNO blazers or business casual UNO polo shirts to activities, and receive a $200 scholarship for the academic year in which they serve.  

Criteria for selection include:  27 credit hours earned by May 2011 and a 2.5 GPA; full time student status in the 2011-12 school year; superior communication skills; and a strong interest in service to the University.

Applications are available in the Office of Student Affairs, 108 Eppley Administration Building. The application deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, April 1.

Quesitons? Call Chris Liewer at (402) 554.3520..

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Honors Program to Host Tax Expert in Speaker Series

The UNO Honors Program is holding a speaker series event on "Tax Tips for College Students" with guest speaker Ed Hamilton, a UNO Honors Alum and tax expert. Students from all majors are welcome to come and hear how the tax system affects college students and how you can make educated financial decisions.

The event will be on Thursday, March 10, at 12:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Council Room.

Questions? Contact an Honors Program Representative at

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Criss Library Newsletter Available

The second edition of Criss Chronicles, the library's newsletter, is now available for your reading enjoyment. The newsletter will be published three times a year and library staff look forward to your comments and suggestions. You can also subscribe to the newsletter by following this link:

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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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Omaha Press Club Memberships Available to Faculty, Staff

The Omaha Press Club is offering individual memberships to UNO faculty and staff at the annual rate of $120 per person. The low rate is possible thanks to the University of Nebraska purchasing a corporate membership to the club.

The corporate membership includes a $30 quarterly minimum usage fee, if a member does not use the club. However, no minimum is assessed if a member uses the club and incurs $30 or more in charges during the quarter.

The normal yearly rate for an associate membership is $480; the corporate membership represents a savings of $360.

Located at 16th and Dodge streets on the 22nd floor of the First National Center, the Omaha Press Club has a restaurant and bar, offering a panoramic view of Omaha. The club provides a monthly 'Noon Forum' series featuring topics of interest, as well as professional development workshops and other special events, including its signature Face on the Barroom Floor ceremony.

Chancellor John Christensen was recognized in 2008 as the Omaha Press Club's 119th Face on the Barroom Floor. Visit for more information. For membership inquiries, contact Tom O'Connor, UNMC public relations, at (402) 559.4690 or O'Connor is a member of the Omaha Press Club Membership and Marketing Committee.

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Student Health Services and Human Resources Cold & Flu Tips

It's that time of the year -- Cold & Flu season is still here. Student Health Services (SHS) and Human Resources (HR) have teamed up to offer faculty, staff and students some tips for the season.

"Follow and visit these helpful tips and links to maximize your health and the health of your co-workers throughout the year," said Marcia Adler, director of SHS.

• SHS has compiled the following tips:

- Get a flu shot -- it is not too late. They are still available at Student Health Services (now located off the atrium in the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building).

- The best line of defense against viral infections is purposeful hand washing using water and soap or hand sanitizer. This should be done any time you cough or sneeze. Sneezing in your elbow is preferred.

- Get adequate sleep.

- Keep your horizontal work areas wiped down daily -- this is an employee job function not your housekeeper's. Please do not forget your keyboards and phones. Many people wipe the work phone but forget their cell phone.

- If you are sick and running a fever over 100 degrees you should stay home until you are fever free.

- Change your toothbrush after you are fever free.

- Consult your physician if you have difficulty breathing or symptoms do not improve after 10 days.

- Employees may see a physician at UNO by calling (402) 554.2374. Your doctor's visit can be paid by payroll deduction, cash or with some providers billed to your insurance carrier.

You can contact SHS at (402) 554.2374 for any questions or if you would like additional information.

• HR has updated its Wellness Page to also offer the flowing links:

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