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The Henningson Memorial Campanile: UNO's Icon

With how iconic the Henningson Memorial Campanile is to the University of Nebraska at Omaha campus, it's sometimes easy to forget (or, for others, forget to ask) that the 16-story bell tower isn't even old enough to graduate at commencement this May. continue . . .

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Research Profiles: Raj Dasgupta

video by Charley Reed

Dr. Raj Dasgupta is working with colleagues and students in the Computer Science Department at UNO to program robots in such a way that they work together to detect landmines.


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Board of Regents to Meet in Lincoln Today

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet today, March 11, at Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege St. in Lincoln. Committee meetings begin at 9 a.m. and the Board meeting begins at 12:30 p.m. All meetings are open to the public. Meetings also will be audio-streamed live at Read more.

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'Consider This' Takes a Closer Look at Osteoporosis

On the next edition of 'Consider This,' host Cathy Wyatt and her guests will investigate osteoporosis. What causes it?  And, more importantly, how it can be prevented from happening in the first place? 

The answers to those questions; plus word of a special campaign featuring the faces of UNO:

- Dr. Lynn Mack-Shipman – endocrinologist, UNMC;

- Julie Masters –  chair of Gerontology Department, UNO; and       

- Beth Bruck-Upton – director of Nutrition Affairs, Nebraska Dairy Council.

The program will air today, March 11, 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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No. 12 Mavericks Open WCHA Playoffs with Bemidji State

Editor's note: Since this is a playoff series all UNO students have to purchase a ticket at the Qwest Center Omaha box office the night of each game. The cost is $5 with a current MavCard ID.

The 12th-ranked UNO hockey team makes its first appearance in the WCHA playoffs this weekend when it hosts fellow league newcomer Bemidji State. The best of three series will be played tonight, Saturday and Sunday, if necessary, March 11-13 at Qwest Center Omaha. Tickets for the series are on sale at the Qwest Center box office, the Sapp Fieldhouse and online at Read more.

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History Department Film Series Continues Tonight

World Civilizations instructors in the UNO Department of History will screen a series of films Friday evenings during the spring semester. Each will begin at 6 p.m. in Eppley Auditorium. The next in the series is tonight's (March 11) screening of 'Europa, Europa,' the 1990 film about a boy in Nazi Germany who joins the Hitler youth to conceal that he is Jewish.

After each film, a History Department faculty member will lead an audience discussion of the movie. The final film in the series is the 1934 version of 'Cleopatra,' which will be screened on April 22.

For more information, contact Jo Behrens at (402) 554.2584.

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Nebraska Severe Weather Awareness Week Begins March 14

KVNO 90.7-FM radio will broadcast public service announcements three times daily through March 9-17 to inform listeners about Nebraska Severe Weather Awareness Week.

In Nebraska, March 14-18 is designated as Severe Weather Awareness Week. Statewide government, business and public entities utilize this week to raise awareness, prepare, test and practice procedures for what we would do during a severe weather event. If no severe weather is expected or occurring, the National Weather Service will conduct Nebraska's statewide tornado drill on Wednesday, March 16, between 10 and 11 a.m.

KVNO will participate in this drill, which presents an excellent opportunity for everyone in the listening area at work, school, or home to practice safety measures.

As Omaha's premier public radio station, KVNO serves and enriches the community and university through quality programming that enlightens, entertains and informs. KVNO staff is committed to providing unique educational opportunities to students through training and employment in a professional environment, and to engaging an increasing number of listeners from communities both on-air and online. More information on Severe Weather Awareness Week and our broadcast service is available at and

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UNO Honors Student and Faculty at Spring Convocation

UNO will recognize the accomplishments of outstanding faculty and students on Thursday, April 7, at its annual Honors Convocation events.

The Faculty Honors Convocation pays tribute to the recipients of the university's outstanding teaching, research and creative activity, mentoring, service-learning and distinguished professorship awards. A breakfast event in their honor will take place at 7 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom.

The Student Convocation will take place at 4 p.m. in the Strauss Performing Arts Center. The Student Honors Convocation recognizes outstanding undergraduate and graduate students with graduate scholarships, undergraduate major honoree awards, and awards from the deans and the senior vice chancellor.  Read more.

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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. Festivities conclude this weekend with the 39th Annual International Banquet. Read more.

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The Pearl Blizek Religion & Art Lecture Is Next Week

UNO welcomes John Lyden, visiting professor of Philosophy and Religion at Grand View University, for The Pearl Blizek Religion & Art Lecture on Tuesday, March 15. He will talk about 'Star Wars as Religion: Myths, Morals, and Rituals' at 7 p.m. in 306 Arts and Sciences Hall.

Lyden is author of Film as Religion: Myths, Morals and Rituals and the Routledge Companion to Religion and Film.

The Religious Studies Program and the Journal of Religion & Film with the generous support of the Pearl Blizek Religion & Art Fund sponsor the lecture.

For more information, contact William Blizek, (402) 554.3347 or

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Project Interfaith to Present Three-Part Program Exploring Buddhism in America

Project Interfaith, an outreach program of the UNO College of Public Affairs and Community Service, will present a three-part program featuring Sumi Loundon Kim, author and chaplain for the Buddhist Community at Duke University on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 15 and 16. Kim is the author of two anthologies about the lives of young Buddhists in the West: Blue Jean Buddha and The Buddha's Apprentices. 

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CCSW and HR to Host Inter-generational Communications Presentation

The Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women (CCSW) and Human Resources invite members of the UNO community to attend a presentation/discussion on 'Inter-generational Communications' by Beth Down Wednesday, March 16.

Down's presentation will focus on how multiple generations can work together to solve problems. It will be from noon to 1 p.m. in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service Collaborating Commons.

Bring a bagged lunch; a healthy snack will be provided.

For more information, contact Down at

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'Speak Your Mind on Faith' Next Tuesday

The Secular Student Alliance will host 'Speak Your Mind On Faith,' a public forum and discussion on Tuesday, March 15, at 6 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom.  The event is free and open to the campus community and public.

Event organizers describe the event as good-natured and a "non-hostile discussion with no wrong answers" that will focus on questions such as "Is religious belief required to be a moral person?"

For more information, contact John Powers at

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In The News

In the News

- The March 2 issue of the Omaha World-Herald and the March 2 issue of the Grand Island Independent quoted Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado, Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS), about immigrant and Hispanic U.S. Census numbers in Nebraska.

- Lourdes Gouveia, Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS), was quoted by several media outlets recently following immigration legislation in Nebraska, including: Bloomberg News; the Council of the Americas/Americas Society; Fox News Latino; VME-Noticias, a New York-based TV station and website; and the Associated Press.

- The March 9 issue of the Omaha World-Herald featured an article on annexations in Omaha, quoting Paul Landow, Department of Political Science, and Bob Blair, School of Public Administration.

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

First UNO Student Publication Now Viewable Online

Issues of a 100-year-old student publication at UNO are now available for viewing online. More than 300 issues of the YELLow Sheet, one of UNO's earliest student publications, are available by visiting the Criss Library website at

Published from November 1911 through early 1915, the YELLow Sheet offers a digital glimpse into the lives and campus activities of UNO's earliest students. The university – then the University of Omaha – was barely three years old when the YELLow Sheet surfaced on campus. Read more.

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

Masters and Music Series Continues Sunday with 'Time, Emotion & Memory'

The Masters and Music series at UNO continues this Sunday, March 13, with a tribute to 'Time, Emotion & Memory.' The event will begin at 5 p.m. in the UNO Art Gallery.

Friends of Art, a support group for the UNO Department of Art and Art History, sponsors Masters and Music. The series blends artistic imagery and musical composition. The March 13 installment will feature Jill Anderson and Monte Kruse who will share their vocal and visual interpretations on the theme. Monte Kruse will describe his transition from photojournalist working in the U.S., Israel and the Dominican Republic to art photographer.

In Monte's recent work, especially those he has been photographing at Hummel Park, he uses objects he has found in that landscape and 'sculpts' scenes that suggest the stories of the park's transient residents. Each photo is laden with meaning and emotion. To enhance the mood and themes of Kruse's presentation, Anderson will sing traditional folk tunes in her ‘clear soprano voice' accompanied by autoharp or drum. 

Anderson, an accomplished actress and recording artist who graduated with honors from UNO with a BFA in dramatic arts performs both in local and national venues, has released three CD's:  ‘Cool of the Day,' 'Seven Songs,' and 'Celtic Cabaret.'  Local productions that Anderson performed in include Tartuffe, Dancing at Lughnasa, Thoroughly Modern Millie and Little Shop of Horrors. Her film credits include ‘About Schmidt,' ‘Omaha: the Movie,' 'Indian Runner,' and 'Citizen Ruth.'

Tickets are $15 per person, free to UNO students with ID and all proceeds benefit the Friends of Art Scholarship Fund. A reception will follow with the artists.

For more information or to make a reservation, contact Shari Hofschire at (402) 554.2402.

UNO's Chamber Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble Team Up For Concert

Two UNO music ensembles will be joining forces on Thursday, March 17, for ‘Strings Attached,' a three-part showcase including separate performances by the UNO Chamber Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble as well as a collaborative performance between the two.

Starting at 7 p.m., the UNO Chamber Orchestra will perform music by French Impressionist composers Maurice Ravel and Claude Debussy. Selections include Ravel's ‘Pavane for a Dead Princess' and Debussy's ‘Pettite Suite.' 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

Student Clayworks on Display Through March 27; Reception is March 18

An arts exhibition is on view in the Osborne Family Gallery at the UNO Criss Library titled 'Inside the Ceramics Studio: A Survey of Claywork at UNO.'

UNO's Ceramics Studio (Room 111, Annex 6405) is housed in a often-missed building in the middle of campus. Instructor Susan McGilvrey scheduled the Criss Library exhibition to give the students' efforts more visibility. Read more.

McQueen Curates Latest Student Art Exhibition

Omaha curator Brigitte McQueen has selected works by UNO undergraduate studio art majors for the Spring 2011 Annual Juried Student Exhibition. More than 40 full-time students are represented. It runs through March 17.

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.

The Juried Student Exhibition showcases the many areas of concentration available through UNO's Department of Art and Art History Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts programs. 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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