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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 . . .



Lack of Affordable Healthy Foods is Focus of June 15 Forum

The public and UNO community is invited to attend a free forum exploring the phenomena of food deserts from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15, at the College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS) Collaborating Commons.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, a food desert is an area that lacks access to affordable and healthy foods that make up a nutritious diet. Many believe that the presence of food deserts may be related to wide-ranging, preventable health problems such as obesity and heart disease, particularly affecting lower-income communities. Read more.

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Voice Mail to Receive Upgrade on June 5

Information Services will upgrade the campus voice mail system software Sunday, June 5, from 6 a.m. until noon. Users will be unable to access their messages and callers will be unable to leave a message during this downtime.

For more information, contact Andrew Taylor at (402) 554.3599.

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Speed Bump Installation Work Continues

Contractors will continue speed bump installation work today, June 3, in various locations on the Dodge Campus circulation road. Portions of some lanes will be blocked during the project. Traffic patterns should resume as normal by Monday, June 6.

For more information, call (402) 554.2500.

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Support UNO Through Social Media

Summer is the perfect time to become reaquainted with the UNO you don't know.

Find out all of the latest news and learn about what UNO has to offer by becoming connected to UNO through its multiple social media outlets, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Foursquare.

Any questions about these sites and how you can stay connected with UNO through social media, contact Charley Reed at or (402) 554.2129.

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'Consider This' Explores Truancy in Nebraska

On the next edition of "Consider This," host Cathy Wyatt and guests Matthew Ray, director of Omaha Public Schools Student Community Services, and Brenda Beadle, chief deputy attorney for Douglas County, will discuss truancy laws in Nebraska. The program airs on NET 2 today, June 3, at 12:30 p.m. and Tuesday, June 7, at 12:30 p.m. "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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Proposal Deadline for CUMU Conference is Next Week

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 Monday, June 6. More details on the conference, including submission guidelines and submission form are available here.

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In The News

In the News

- A June 2 Omaha World-Herald article about the expansion of Interstate 80 between Omaha and Lincoln quoted Jerry Deichert, Center for Public Affairs Research.

- The May 31 issue of the Omaha World-Herald featured an article on giving circles, quoting Angela Eikenberry, School of Public Administration.

- Amy Hanson, Department of Gerontology, was quoted in the May 31 issue of the Omaha World-Herald about the uses of the titles “senior” and “senior citizen” when describing older adults.

- Matthew Harden, Department of Music, was quoted in the May 28 issue of the Omaha World-Herald about his recent conducting performance at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

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

- Robert Woody, Department of Psychology, authored an article titled "Pilgrimage in Professionalism: Governmental or Disciplinary Regulation?," appearing in the latest issue of the Independent Practitioner, published by the American Psychological Association.

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 Exhibit

Marvel Maring Book Arts Work on Display at Nebraska Arts Council Gallery

UNO Criss Library's Marvel Maring has an exhibition of book arts work currently on display at the Fred Simon Gallery, 1004 Farnam (lower level of the Burlington Building, Nebraska Arts Council Gallery) through June 17. For details on her exhibit, visit the Nebraska Arts Council page:

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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