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The Durham Science Center: Theory Put Into Practice

The Durham Science Center is a fixture in the Omaha community in more ways than one. Here on campus, it is home to several departments including Math, Physics, Geology/Geography and Chemistry. continue . . .

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International Softball

International Softball

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

UNO baseball coach Bob Herold wasn't recruiting new players Thursday (May 26), but he was teaching the finer points of softball and baseball. Herold was giving instructions to UNO's international students about the game in UNO's pepbowl.



UNO Graduate Student to Study in Ireland

Molly Loesche, a UNO graduate student, has received a grant from the Fulbright Commission in Ireland that will allow her to participate in Irish language courses in Ireland this summer.

Loesche is currently writing a master's thesis on the various roles rural Irishwomen played in the Irish-Ireland (cultural nationalist) movement, which included promoting the use of the Irish language, educating children in Irish history and the various other ways a woman could make the home more "Irish." She will be enrolled at National University of Ireland in Galway, but will be living and studying in Carraroe, an Irish-speaking village in County Galway.

The grant Loesche received, an Irish Language Summer Study Award, covers all expenses. She will attend four weeks of intensive Irish classes beginning July 15. Read More.

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IS Offers June 3 Adobe Connect 8.0 Brownbag

UNO Information Services (IS) will host an Adobe Connect Brownbag Friday, June 3, in the Milo Bail Student Center Council Room from noon to 1 p.m. Join IS staff for a demonstration and see how Connect 8 can benefit you.

The Brownbag will demo Adobe Connect 8.0 a web collaboration, e-learning system used at UNO to conduct online classes, meetings and presentations with participants worldwide. Connect sessions can be live and/or recorded for 24/7 playback. Each session can incorporate, audio, video, slide presentations, white boards, website display, polls, file exchange and desktop sharing.  And its new user interface makes creating online classes even easier. 

In short, most of the instructional technologies used in on-campus classes are available in Adobe Connect for teaching online.

Questions? Contact Ted Turgeon at

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Next Fit Minded Session Starts June 7

Jennifer Huberty, associate professor in the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, is inviting women who enjoy reading, being social and who also want to become healthier to consider joining the fourth session of Fit Minded, a physical activity book club.

Formerly known as research study "Women Bound to Be Active," Fit Minded empowers women to become physically active by focusing on increasing self-worth and physical activity through a book club format. Through reading and discussion, Fit Minded provides women skills and strategies so that they can be active on their own for a lifetime. Fit Minded also offers an online resources, including blogging, chatting and activity tracking.

Session Four of Fit Minded starts Tuesday, June 7. Members will meet for an hour starting at 5:30 p.m. at the UNO Thompson Alumni Center Board Room. Sessions will run until mid-December, and will be facilitated by Huberty and her team.

To join Fit Minded, go to or send an email to The phone number for the group is (402) 554.3395.

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Upcoming Fidelity Counseling Sessions

Fidelity representative Jason Cronick will be in Omaha this June and July for individual counseling sessions from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on several days.

Available dates are:

- June 8
- June 29
- July 13
- July 28

To make an appointment, call 1.800.642.7131

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College World Series Tickets on Sale

College World Series tickets are now available for sale at the Sapp Fieldhouse Ticket Office. Books of 10 tickets are available for $80. Tickets are good for any game during the series. For more information, call (402) 554.2001

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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.

Anyone interested in joining or who has question about Team UNO can contact John Noble at or Angie Eikenberry at

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