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Course Profiles: Creative Destruction

video by Charley Reed

Economics professor Art Diamond discusses his class, Creative Destruction. The course is an Honors Colloquium that talks about how new things are built and become successful through the destruction of old technologies. Cool!


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Flag Lowering

The UNO flag will be lowered to half-staff today, Aug. 29, in honor of UNO retiree Frank Forbes. He passed away June 23 at age 74.

Forbes, a professor of finance, banking and law in UNO's College of Business, retired from the university in 2002 after more than 38 years of service.

Omaha services will be held tonight at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 5419 N. 114th St.:

- Visitation
6 to 7 p.m.

- Memorial Mass
7 p.m.

A reception for friends and family will follow tonight's mass.

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Heartland Philharmonic Orchestra Auditions Start Today

UNO's Heartland Philharmonic Orchestra (HPO) has openings for violin and viola players. Auditions are open to all students and university community members and audition music and information is available at

Auditions can be scheduled for today, Aug. 29, and Monday, Sept. 12, beginning at 6 p.m. HPO rehearses each Monday evening, with an additional sectional rehearsal on Wednesday afternoon. 

Those who are interested can contact Shellie Harden at (402) 554.2177 or for more information or to schedule an audition.

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Maverick Productions to Host Free Concert This Thursday

Maverick Productions will host singer Megan Burtt for a free concert this Thursday, Sept. 1, at noon on the Milo Bail Student Center Plaza.

Burtt is a Denver-based singer/songwriter. Her technical skill and lyrics earned her admission to the Berklee College of Music, where she was able to study and practice with a variety of young musicians from around the country. Read more.

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Call for FIRST Award Pre-Proposals

Nebraska EPSCoR's FIRST Award grant program offers up to $20,000 in matching funds to early-career faculty for research that could lead to a National Science Foundation CAREER Award. This competitive program assists Nebraska early career faculty members initiate their research programs.

Any project that could qualify for support by a National Science Foundation standard research grant is eligible for a FIRST Award. Eligible faculty must be assistant professors in the first four years of a tenure-track position, and also eligible to apply for an NSF CAREER Award during the grant period. Pre-proposals are due by 5 pm, Monday, Oct. 3.

For more information, visit

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Israeli Diplomat to Speak at UNO Next Week

The Hannah and Natan Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish Studies at UNO has partnered with the Jewish Federation of Omaha to host Dr. Haim Koren, ambassador of Israel to Turkmenistan, for two public lectures.

A published expert on the Middle East and Sudan in particular, Dr. Koren's expertise spans many areas including the ideology of Radical Islam, Arab Media, Islam in Africa, and Islam in Central Asia. Both his expertise and diverse experience will bring a unique perspective to the understanding of issues such as the humanitarian crisis in Sudan and terrorism.

A lecture on Sudan and Darfur will take place at UNO at noon on Thursday, Sept. 8, on the third floor of the Milo Bail Student Center. Read more.

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HR Launches New A-Z Index for Benefits Information

Human Resources recently launched a new A-Z index for benefits information at UNO. The A-Z Benefits Index features links to websites, forms and information related to Benefits providers, services and processes. The A-Z index is located at:

"Faculty and staff looking for information or forms should be able to easily find what they need because items that may have more than one name are listed under several possible variations," said Esther Scarpello, Fringe Benefits Manager at UNO.

The index also combines information from UNO's website, SAPPHIRE and the University's central NUFlex site.

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UNO Corporate Cup Team Now Forming

Wellness Stampede

All UNO students, employees and their families can participate in the upcoming 31st annual Omaha Corporate Cup Run/Walk. The 10K run or 2-mile walk will take place Sunday, Sept. 18, at the Omaha Civic Auditorium in downtown Omaha.

All registrations for the race are done online at It is $15 per person. Make sure to select the "Click here to Create or Join a Team." The deadline for online registration is Saturday, Sept. 17. On-site registration will be available starting at 6:30 a.m. the day of the event. UNO will not host a hospitality table this year due to cost.

The official UNO Corporate Cup t-shirt will be optional for participants this year. To purchase the $15 shirt, those interested must come to the Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building Control Desk to pay for and select a shirt size. The shirts are a light gray, dri-fit material with the official Corporate Cup and UNO logos. The deadline for the T-shirt order is Thursday, Sept. 1. The shirts cannot be purchased through the Corporate Cup website.

Information about this year's race can be found online at: Call Dave Daniels at (402) 554.2008 for more information.

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Criss Library Newsletter Available

Criss Chronicles, the library's newsletter, is now available for your reading enjoyment at Have the newsletter delivered to your email by subscribing at this same site. The newsletter is published three times a year, and Criss Library staff look forward to your comments and suggestions.

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Maverick Watch


Support the Mavericks by attending their home events. To view the fall Omaha's Team schedule, visit

To catch up on the latest UNO Maverick news or to keep tabs on favorite teams, players and coaches this season, visit, Twitter at or Facebook at

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