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University Village Move-In Day

video by Charley Reed

On Friday, Aug. 18 many UNO Freshman and returning students started their Welcome Week early with an official move-in day for University Village.


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Maverick Village Move-In

Maverick Village Move-In

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

Students, and their parents, moved clothes, food and refrigerators into Maverick Village Thursday (Aug. 18) morning. The last rooms to be occupied will be University Village on Friday.

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Scott Court Move-In

photos by Tim Fitzgerald

UNO's newest residence hall, Scott Court, opened its doors to residents Sunday (Aug. 14) on the Pacific Street campus. Students are taking part this week in a variety of fun activities before classes start on Monday.



Grant Expands UNO's International Partnerships

UNO has received a $293,500 grant to strengthen and expand its international partnerships in countries including India, China, Germany and Norway.

The grant from the University of Nebraska Foundation will fund student scholarships and faculty stipends for two-week research visits, provide support for joint courses, short workshops and service learning opportunities, and support international summer research and internship programs.

In expressing appreciation for the grant, Scott Snyder, associate vice chancellor for research and creative activity, said the support enables UNO to expand its international research collaboration. Read more.

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Welcome Back with Welcome Week

A UNO tradition continues as Welcome Week is presented again this year by UNO's Milo Bail Student Center. Festivities continue today, Aug. 24, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Milo Bail Student Center Plaza and will include live music and games. Free food starts at 11:30 a.m.

All Welcome Week activities are free for UNO students. For a complete schedule of today's/tonight's events, visit

Welcome Week is sponsored in part by community sponsors Wells Fargo and Aksarben Cinema.

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Marching Mavs Will Perform This Fall

The UNO Marching Mavericks will continue to play in front of crowds at area events this fall.  In fact, a full schedule is in the works for UNO's Musical Ambassadors to perform in exhibition at numerous high school and state competitions and festivals in Nebraska and Iowa.

"The marching band remains part of UNO and its campus tradition," said Courtney Snyder, Marching Band director.  "We anticipate a great fall marching season."

The Marching Band will perform at select area high school football games as well as an Omaha Nighthawks game. UNO will also host its own Marching Band Festival on Saturday, Sept. 17, at Caniglia Field, where area high school marching bands will be invited to perform their fall competitive shows for expert critique by nationally recognized marching band directors.  Read more.

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July Sponsored Programs and Research Report

The July Sponsored Programs and Research (SPR) Report below details the results of UNO's work to obtain external funding in support of its teaching, research, service and outreach efforts. The report is designed to keep the university community informed as to externally funded projects on campus and bring recognition to those faculty and staff who have worked to generate these resources.

During July, those receiving grant awards totaling $1,178,528:

Dhundy Raj Bastola
College of Information Science and Technology/SI2
Title: Transcriptional regulation, the nuclearproteome, and HIV/Meth/cART: From profiling to biological function
Sponsor: UNMC (Pass-through from NIH)

Robert Bernier
College of Business Administration/NBDC
Title: Nebraska Business Development Center
Sponsor: U.S. Small Business Association

Jason Coleman
College of Education/Health, Physical Education, and Recreation
Title: Increasing HIV/STI Testing Access for Young Adults
Sponsor: Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services (Pass-through from CDC)

Shari Hofschire
College of Communication, Fine Arts, and Media/Art and Art History
Title: NAC Prairie Visions 2012
Sponsor: Nebraska Arts Council (Pass-through from NEA)

Guoqing Lu
College of Arts and Sciences/Biology
Title: Collaborative Research: Assembling the euteleost tree of life- addressing the major unresolved problem in vertebrate phylogeny
Sponsor: NSF

Michaela Lucas
College of Public Affairs and Community Service/Aviation
Title: Nebraska BLAST! Building Lasting STEM Interest and Skills
Sponsor: Nebraska Department of Education (Pass-through from NASA)

Brian McKevitt
College of Arts and Sciences/Psychology
Title: Using Positive Behavior Support to Improve Behavioral and Academic Outcomes of Children with Behavior Disorders in an Alternative School
Sponsor: Society for the Study of School Psychology

Mark Pauley
College of Information Science and Technology /SI2
Title: Integrating Bioinformatics into the Life Sciences—Phase Two
Sponsor: NSF

Jimmy Rogers
College of Arts and Sciences/Mathematics
Title: Transcriptional regulation, the nuclearproteome, and HIV/Meth/cART: From profiling to biological function
Sponsor: UNMC (Pass-through from NIH)

Mahadevan Subramaniam
College of Information Science and Technology/Computer Science
Title: Virtual Interactive Contruction Education (VICE- Bridge): A Project-Based Education Paradigm Using Cyberinfrastructure tools
Sponsor: UNL (Pass-through from NSF)

Sara Woods
College of Public Affairs and Community Service
Title: Project Interfaith Administration to 6/2012
Sponsor: Project Interfaith

For assistance with research activities, call the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research at (402) 554.2286, or visit the Web at

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9/11 Survivor to Speak at UNO Sept. 6

Maverick Productions at UNO will host a 9/11 survivor and national speaker, New York Fire Department Battalion Captain Jay Jonas, on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at noon in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom.

The event is free to the campus community and the public.

On the morning of September 11, 2001, the firemen of Ladder Co. 6 in New York City rushed to the scene of the World Trade Center. Trapped under the rubble for hours, the men did not know what was going to happen to them next.

A percentage of each appearance will be donated to the New York Fire Widow's and Children's Benefit Fund. Read more.

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Next Fit Minded Session Starts Sept. 12

Wellness Stampede

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 Five of Fit Minded starts Monday, Sept. 12. Members will meet for an hour starting at 5:30 p.m. at the UNO Thompson Alumni Center Board Room. Sessions 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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Special Discount Offer for UNO Rodeo Enthusiasts

The second largest rodeo in the world is headed to Omaha. The Justin Boots Championships of the Wrangler Million Dollar Tour will take place at Ak-Sar-Ben's River City Rodeo & Stock Show next month. Discount tickets to select dates are available for members of the UNO community.

To purchase tickets visit and enter the code GORODEO to receive $5 off on Friday, Sept. 23, and Saturday, Sept. 24, tickets. Offer valid through Thursday, Sept. 15.

For more information visit

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HR to Offer Fall Retirement Planning Seminars

UNO Human Resources will continue its retirement planning seminars this fall with several pre-retirement planning educational seminars. All faculty and staff are invited to attend.

"Each seminar will give you practical information that you can put to use in your everyday life," said Esther Scarpello, manager of benefits. "Take advantage of this opportunity - mark your calendars to attend these informative seminars."

The first seminar details:

- Charting Your Course: A Financial Guide for Women
Friday, Sept. 9, 10 to 11 a.m.
Milo Bail Student Center State Room
Focusing on key aspects of managing one's finances while incorporating issues that are of particular interest to women. This seminar covers:  evaluating your financial health, setting financial goals, making your money work for you and your plan, putting it all together.

To view a complete schedule, visit

Questions? Contact Esther Scarpello at (402) 554.3660 or Tim Rochford at (402) 554.2465.

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Mail Services Reminds Users of USPS Postal Requirements

Mail Services staff reminds the university community of the postal requirements for return addresses. All outgoing United States Postal Service (USPS) mail must read: University of Nebraska at Omaha.

"Mail Services has become aware that there have been changes to how labels are placed on a mail piece that is larger than letter size, flats," said Mike Burton, manager of Mail Services. "The piece must have the address of the intended recipient, visible and legible, only on the side of the piece bearing postage. The return address must also include 'University of Nebraska at Omaha.'"

To view a USPS diagram, visit

"Several years ago the postal service decided the label had to be entirely in the upper half of the mail piece written as ‘University of Nebraska at Omaha,'" Burton said. "They will reject mail because ‘UNO' is not a registered name with the postal service."

Contact Burton in Mail Services if there are questions concerning any USPS mailing at (402) 554.2337.

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Green Tip of the Week

Sustainability Graphic

Choose Manual Yard Tools
Save on that electrical bill and choose traditional (manual) tools in the yard this fall; instead, use rakes, hoes and shovels.

The GreenUNO Task Force provides these tips. For more information, visit

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