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This Week in UNO History... UNO Hires Volleyball Coach Rose Shires

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On August 3, 1990, UNO hired then-Assistant Volleyball coach Rose Shires as head coach of the women's volleyball team. Shires, still with the program after 21 seasons, is the winningest coach in school history with a total of 424 career wins. In 1996 Shires led UNO to its first-ever NCAA Division II National Championship.

Source: UNO Alumni Association



Global Water Expert Named Head of NU's Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute

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Dr. Roberto Lenton, one of the world's foremost experts in water management and development, has been named to lead the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska, NU President James B. Milliken announced yesterday. Lenton will also hold an appointment as Professor of Biological Systems Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

"Roberto Lenton is the ideal person to lead the Daugherty Institute as its founding director," Milliken said. "His experience in water management, food security, sustainable agriculture and responsible use of resources is exceptional. As important, he shares our vision for the institute and its potential to have an impact on Nebraska and on the world. We are fortunate to have been able to attract someone of this caliber and reputation to the University of Nebraska. He will help us leverage the excellent water research that our faculty has been involved in for many years, and establish the Daugherty Institute as a leader in research, education and policy related to water for food."  Read more.

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Harold Dow Two-Part Series Continues Tonight

To America, he was a television news correspondent, journalist and investigative reporter. To his friends and family, Harold Dow was much more.

In honor of Dow's groundbreaking professional contributions and personal legacy, UNO Television presents a two-part program titled "The Life of Harold Dow: A Consider This ... Special," which continues tonight, Aug. 4, on Nebraska Educational Telecommunications (NET) and locally on The Knowledge Network (TKN). Read more.

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Bookstore Summer Book Buy Back and Textbook Rental Return This Week

The UNO Bookstore's end-of-summer Book Buy Back and Textbook Rental Return continues now through Friday, Aug. 5, and next week on Monday through Friday, Aug. 8-12. Current Picture ID is required.

Estimated Buyback prices can be viewed at click on cash for books.

UNO Bookstore hours during Book Buyback:
- Monday through Tuesday
7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

- Wednesday through Friday
7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Questions? Contact Jacinda Brooks at

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Photoshop Basics Workshop Aug. 8

The UNO Academic Partnership for Instruction is offering Photoshop Basics in 112 Criss Library from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Monday. Aug. 8. This hands-on class will demonstrate the use of the Photoshop editing tools and introduce basic techniques to enhance, compose, and publish images for use on the web, in printed media, and for video display. Though taught in Photoshop CS4, the techniques demonstrated can be used in earlier versions of Photoshop and most standard photo and image editing programs.

All UNO faculty and staff are welcome, but because seating is limited, register by going to and clicking Sapphire Registration. If you have problems registering, contact Information Services at (402) 554.4357 (HELP) for assistance.

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Parking Lot Closing Notice

UNO's Parking Office reminds commuters that some of the stalls in Faculty and Staff Lot W, east of Arts and Sciences Hall, will be blocked off for delivery trucks during the College of Education move to Roskens Hall now through Monday, Aug. 8. Gates to Faculty and Staff Lot U, middle level of the University Drive East Parking Structure behind Arts and Sciences Hall, will be open during this time period.

Contact Parking Office 402.554.PARK (7275) if you have any questions.

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PKI Level 1 & 2 Miscellaneous Classrooms

Remodel of several classrooms in the University of Nebraska Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI) began on July 28. Work will be done during the day, but will not interfere with normal activities in the building. There will also be some work done during the evening and weekends. 

The project will be substantially complete Monday, Aug. 22.  The contractor is Darland Construction Company. 

If you have any comments or concerns about this project, the UNO project contact is Ryan Kubr (402) 554.4110 or George Killian (402) 554.2249.

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DSC Carpet Replacement

The carpet replacement in several offices of Durham Science Center (DSC) will begin this Friday, Aug. 5. Work will be done during the day, but will not interfere with normal activities in the building. All of the rooms will have new carpet installed by Wednesday, Aug. 17.

There is a sign posted outside each room giving furniture moving date, carpet installation date and furniture return date.  The moving company is Office Furniture Installers (OFI) and the carpet installers are Galaska & Son Painting & Flooring. 

If you have any comments or concerns about this project, the UNO project contact is Diane Sunde (402) 554.2267.

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Child Care Center to Celebrate 25th Anniversary with Aug. 12 Carnival

Mark your calendar and come help the UNO Child Care Center celebrate 25 years of excellence! On Friday, Aug. 12, staff will host a carnival at the UNO Child Care Center (Annex 47/Lot H) from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Festivities will include: food, games, door prizes, music by the UNO Jazz Group and the Center's own Kevin Lloyd.

For more information, contact Dawn Hove at

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IT Academy for Local IT Professionals, Managers Next Week

IT professionals are invited to attend a quarterly series of professional development seminars hosted by the College of Information Science and Technology at UNO.

The first sessions are Friday, Aug. 12, and Saturday, Aug. 13, at the University of Nebraska Peter Kiewit Institute. For morning sessions, breakfast is served during registration from 7 to 8 a.m. Morning sessions run from 8 a.m. to noon. Lunch is served at noon, with afternoon sessions running from 1 to 5 p.m.

The academy will be held every quarter and include some repeated sessions and new and emerging topics of relevance to the IT community. Faculty and staff from the College of Information Science and Technology will lead the seminars. Read more.

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Study Abroad Exchange Program Deadlines for Spring 2012

Students thinking about studying abroad during the spring 2012 semester should start planning now. UNO Exchange programs offer students the opportunity to earn credits towards their degree, while utilizing their UNO financial aid and scholarships.

Interested students may visit the Study Abroad Library in 241 Arts and Science Hall (ASH) to speak with a Study Abroad Peer Advisor from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments can be made with the Study Abroad Advisor, Emily Hardt, by calling (402) 554.2293.

Important Dates:
- ISEP Exchange Priority Deadline ( Aug. 24, 2011
- UNO Study Abroad Fair: Sept. 28, 2011
- Direct Exchange Deadline: Oct. 3, 2011
- MAUI-Utrecht Exchange Deadline: Placement may still be possible (please inquire).

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