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Masters & Music: Time, Emotion, & Memory

video by Charley Reed

On Sunday, March 13, UNO's Art & Art History and Music Departments were benefited by the Friends of Art organization's most recent 'Masters & Music' presentation – a regular event designed to raise scholarship money for UNO students.


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Henningson Memorial Campanile

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 . . .



Seven Days of Service Returns During Spring Break

One of Omaha's largest volunteer forces will be working at 12 project sites for 20 local nonprofits, including renovating homes and landscaping, during the ninth annual Seven Days of Service, Saturday, March 19, and Monday thorough Friday, March 21-26.

UNO's Service-Learning Academy is coordinating the university-wide Seven Days of Service volunteer project, when approximately 1,600 students, faculty, staff and volunteers will work with Omaha and Council Bluffs nonprofits.

The volunteers will work on a number of projects, including renovating, repairing, painting, building and planting. Volunteers are assigned work sites upon check-in. Volunteers serve approximately six hours each day. Read more.

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Women's and Gender Studies Colloquia Today

UNO Graduate Student Tusty Zohra will present 'The Collective Nature of Sexual Violence During Political Conflicts' today, March 18, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Omaha Room.

Sexual violence has been documented in every society, but the collective nature of sexual violence during war exacerbates offending and victimization in terms of frequency, intensity and duration. Zohra's presentation will focus on the need to understand and expand everyone's knowledge on collective sexual violence during political conflicts and the impact of victims' perception on their recovery.

Questions? Contact Karen Falconer Al-Hindi at

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Intra-campus and Spring Break Shuttle Notices

Parking/Transit Operations Office staff announces the following shuttle changes:

- Crossroads Shuttle and Pacific Location Shuttle
Will not run during spring break: Saturday, March 19, through Sunday, March 27. Regular service will resume on these routes on Monday, March 28.

- Dodge Location Seasonal Intra-campus Shuttle
Will end today, March 18, at 10:30 p.m. This shuttle route provides service looping the Dodge Location from Nov. 1st to the beginning of Spring Break.

Any questions, contact the Parking/Transit Operations Office at 402.554.PARK (7275).

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Criss Library Announces Spring Break Schedule

Criss Library hours for the week of spring break will be as follows: 

Sunday, March 20:  Noon to 9 p.m.

Monday-Thursday, March 21-24:  7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Friday, March 25:  7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, March 26:  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, March 27:  Noon to midnight

Regular library hours resume at 7 a.m. on Monday, March 28. For a complete schedule of library hours, visit

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HPER Spring Break Hours

The Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building will observe reduced hours during spring break Saturday, March 19, through Sunday, March 27. For HPER details, visit

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UFOs, Paranormal Activity Focus of April 2 Symposium

UFOs and the paranormal will be discussed and debated in great detail at the second annual UNO UFO Symposium on Saturday, April 2.

From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at UNO's Milo Bail Student Center, attendees will hear from a variety of local and regional speakers and experts on UFOs and paranormal activity. The UNO UFO Study Group and the UNO Paranormal Society have organized the annual event. Tickets are $10 per person and available at the door on April 2. Read more.

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Zeta Tau Alpha Kick Out Cancer Event is April 2

Zeta Tau Alpha, a sorority at UNO, will host their annual Kick Out Cancer kickball tournament on Saturday, April 2, in Elmwood Park at 10 a.m.

Each year members of Zeta Tau Alpha host the tournament to raise funds for breast cancer education and awareness efforts. Zeta Tau Alpha invites the campus and Omaha community to register teams for the kickball tournament. Teams must have between eight and 10 members.

Team registration costs $50 per team if registered before March 19, and $65 after March 19 or the day of the tournament. Read more.

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UNO Criss Library Friends to Host April 6 Book Discussion

The UNO Criss Library Friends will host a discussion o f the book Rattlesnake Daddy, led by Brent Spencer, the author, on Wednesday, April 6, from noon to 1:30 p.m., in the Thompson Alumni Center.

Spencer's Rattlesnake Daddy is the winner of the Little Bluestem Award. His work has also appeared in Best American Mystery Stories, The Atlantic, GQ, Missouri Review, Epoch, and elsewhere.

For more information, contact Linda Riviera at

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AKD to Host April 7 Young Professionals Panel Discussion

Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD), UNO's sociology honors society, is excited to present their Spring 2011 Panel Discussion, 'Young Professionals.' This hour-long event will feature UNO alumni as they discuss the benefits of a liberal arts education, their job market experience and their occupational expertise.

Doors for the event open at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 7. The discussion begins at 6 p.m. and will last one hour. Afterwards, the panel will answer questions from the audience until 7:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Adam Maley at

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In The News

In the News

- The March 14 issue of the Omaha World-Herald featured a Midlands Voices column written by Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado, Department of Political Science and Office of Latino/Latin American Studies, on drilling for oil in Cuba.

- The March 11 issue of the Omaha World-Herald featured an article about dual enrollment programs, quoting Terry Hynes, Academic and Student Affairs.

- Sam Walker, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, was profiled in the March 13 issue of the Omaha World-Herald about his research and writing on civil liberties, criminal justice and police misconduct.

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

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

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 Reception Is Tonight

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.' A reception will be held tonight, March 18, from 3 to 5 p.m.

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.

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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