UNO and Beveridge Middle School Team Up to Celebrate Malcolm X
video by Charley Reed
Together with the UNO Service Learning Academy and Meredith Bacon's Minority Politics Course, middle school students from Beveridge presented the Malcolm X Memorial Foundation with a mural to hang in their visitor center.
Filling Backpacks to the Brim
photo by Tim Fitzgerald
From left, students Leslie Perez, Margarita Rodriguez and Alondra Payan show off their new backpacks with Durango following a May 19 celebration at the Salvation Army Kroc Center near 29th and Y Streets. During the spring semester, UNO's Staff Advisory Council collected nearly 5,500 highlighters for the Salvation Army's Back-to-School Backpack Program. Creighton University and College of St. Mary also collected school supplies for the Salvation Army program earlier this year.
UNO's Libraries: A History
From a small collection of books housed in a building at 24th and Pratt, to the recently-renovated Criss Library we all know and love, UNO's desire to offer students as much knowledge as the the printed (and now electronic) word can provide has never waivered. continue . . .
Huben Receives Fulbright Award
Neil Huben, a Spring 2011 UNO graduate, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to conduct research at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, during the 2011-2012 academic year, according to the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.
Huben will conduct research examining the effects of visual and auditory stimulation on postural sway and balance. The project aims to develop a rehabilitative method to aid in motor relearning in individuals suffering from functional impairments as the results of Parkinson's disease. Read more.Up to Top
Harden, Choir Members to Perform at Carnegie Hall
Matthew Harden, UNO director of Choral Activities, and members of the UNO Choirs will perform on Saturday, May 28, at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Harden received an invitation to conduct a choral performance at Carnegie and was able to invite his choral singers as well as several other choirs to participate.
More than 170 singers will perform the "Faure Requiem" which Harden has chosen to conduct. This is Harden's first time conducting at Carnegie, although he has brought two previous choirs there to perform under other conductors. The UNO Choir members will also sing at a UNO Alumni function while in New York. For more information contact Harden at firstname.lastname@example.org.Up to Top
CUMU Issues a Call for Proposals
The Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU) has issued a call for proposals for its 17th Annual Conference, which will be hosted by Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). The conference will focus 'Creating Tomorrow's Future Today,' and runs from Oct. 9 to 11.
The three days of presentations and discussions will explore university/community partnerships that are preparing both to embrace the future. Partnerships in the areas of enhancing student experiential learning, expanding the roles of faculty that embrace both university and community settings, extending the university's reach through community partnerships, creating dual urban planning projects and creating academic offerings that uniquely engage the local community are just a few examples of proposals fitting the theme. The conference will provide a forum for students, faculty and administrators to share ideas, experiences and make recommendations concerning the leadership role that metropolitan universities must assume in creating the future.
The deadline to submit proposals is June 6. More details on the conference, including submission guidelines and submission form are available at http://www.cumuonline.org/conference/2011callforproposals.aspxUp to Top
HPER Summer Building Hours
The HPER Building is now on its summer schedule. The hours it is open are: Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The schedule continues through Aug. 21.Up to Top
IS&T Summer Workshops for Kids
The College of Information Science and Technology summer workshops are now available for registration online. A variety of computer technology topics will be offered in one-week sessions June 6 through July 29. Workshops are appropriate for student ages 11-17. For more information or to register online, visit http://www.workshops.ist.unomaha.edu.Up to Top
Alzheimer's Disease Study
The Department of Psychiatry at UNMC is conducting clinical trials for individuals with mild to moderate or severe Alzheimer's Disease. Individuals 50 years-of-age and older, in good general health, with a reliable caregiver that can accompany them for appointments, may be eligible to participate. For additional information, call (402) 552.6241 or contact by e-mail at email@example.com.Up to Top
Bike Omaha Commuter Challenge Now Underway
Looking for an excuse to get back on a bicycle? Need motivation to get more exercise? Want to reduce dependency on oil while saving money? Team UNO is looking for faculty and staff (including students employed by UNO) to participate in this year's Bike Omaha Commuter Challenge.
The Challenge started May 1 and ends Oct. 1. Anyone can join anytime during this period and any amount of bike-to-work commuting counts (both miles and number of trips). There are no meetings to attend, no practice required and plenty of bike parking available. For the past three years UNO has come in first place in its division in the city.Up to Top