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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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Settling In

Settling In

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

Many College of Education students, faculty and staff are getting used to having sunlight in their building. The study and lounge areas of Roskens Hall have rapidly become popular venues on campus. Dedication for Roskens Hall will be on September 23.

Through the Lens

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We Survived the First Week

photos by Tim Fitzgerald

A newly renovated building, new residence halls and lots of new faces were in evidence for the first week of fall semester classes. In addition to classes, students could take part in games, movies and lots of free food.



Second $1 Million Gift Advances STEM Education at UNO

Dr. George Haddix of Omaha has made a $1 million gift to the University of Nebraska Foundation to assist the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) in addressing an important issue in American education — STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education and preparing the educators who teach in these disciplines.

The gift establishes the Dr. George Haddix Community Chair in Mathematics in the UNO College of Arts and Sciences. It is Haddix’s second gift focusing on STEM education.

Haddix also made a $1 million gift last fall to establish the Dr. George and Sally Haddix Community Chair in STEM Education in the UNO College of Education. Read more

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Communication Guide and Standard Practices for UNO now online

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To assist with the implementation of social media by colleges, schools and departments, University Relations has released the University of Nebraska at Omaha Online Communication Guide and Standard Practices document.

This document is intended to be a helpful tool when posting to professional and personal online media sites like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, foursquare and others.

For questions about this document or UNO's social media policy, please contact Charley Reed at or by phone at (402) 554.2129.

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Sept. 9 Program Exposes Future Teachers to Omaha's Culture

For the third consecutive year, the UNO College of Education will host a Culture Walk on Friday, Sept. 9.

The event is designed to teach education majors about diverse student populations at local and regional levels. More than 150 UNO students will learn best practices for culturally-responsive teaching from community leaders and by participating in neighborhood walks from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Read more.

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Criss Library Faculty Open House Aug. 31

The Criss Library invites faculty members to a reception on Wednesday, Aug. 31, to meet with subject specialist librarians and learn about new library services and recently acquired research resources available to assist faculty with all their research needs.

Please join staffers in the Criss Library Faculty Study from 3 to 6 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

R.S.V.P. not required, but encouraged, to Linda Riviera at (402) 554.2640 or

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Students Applications Sought for 2011-12 Class of IC Scholars

The Intelligence Community Centers of Academic Excellence (ICCAE) program at UNO, is presently seeking students to apply for the Intelligence Community Scholars (or IC Scholars program). The program is part of the Great Plains National Security Education Consortium (GPNSEC), which includes UNO, UNL, and Creighton University.

The Intelligence Community Scholars program is a career development program that provides students from diverse academic backgrounds from across the UNO campus the opportunity to participate in international travel study programs, attend special IC-related conferences and workshops, visit the intelligence agencies in Washington, D.C., as well as take special IC-related courses and programs of study at UNO, within the consortium and at other ICCAE institutions.

Applications are accepted through Thursday, Sept. 15, by visiting The program is open to UNO students from all colleges and disciplines. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. The program is especially interested in applications from women and members of under-represented minorities. The ICCAE Program is under the direction of Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado.

The 2011-12 class of IC Scholars will be announced Sunday, Oct. 1.

Contact Benjamin-Alvarado at (402) 554.4859 or at for more information.

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Campus Recreation to Host "Parent's Day Out" Sept. 3

Wellness Stampede

UNO Campus Recreation will host "Parents' Day Out," a day of recreation and games, on Saturday, Sept. 3, for youth ages 5 through 12 years. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building and includes arts and crafts, swimming, movies and other recreational activities.

The cost of $20 for Campus Recreation members and $25 for the public includes lunch. Participants must register by Wednesday, Aug. 31.

For more information, visit the event's website or call Joe Troia at (402) 554.494.

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Next Fit Minded Session Starts Sept. 12

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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Mike Posner and The Brain Trust to Play at Sokol Auditorium

UNO's Maverick Productions will present Mike Posner and The Brain Trust at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6, at Sokol Auditorium in downtown Omaha.

Student tickets are available for $10 in the Milo Bail Student Center Business Office. General public ticket ARE $27. They are available online at

Since the release of 31 Minutes To Takeoff in 2010, Posner has traveled the world promoting his album and his first two singles, "Cooler Than Me" and "Please Don’t Go." Read more.

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Paterson Honored by National Theatre Association
Doug Paterson, a faculty member in the UNO Department of Theatre, has been recognized by the Association for Theatre in Higher Education. Paterson received the 2011 Leadership in Community-Based Theatre and Civic Engagement award Aug. 11 at a special ceremony in Chicago.

Community-based theatre has been Paterson’s passion since the 1970s, when he and a small group created the Dakota Theatre Caravan in South Dakota. In Omaha, Paterson has helped create OPTIONs (Omaha Public Theatre in Our Neighborhoods) and beginning in 1995 four Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed national conferences held at the Kiewit Conference Center in downtown Omaha. Since then he has organized three more PTO conferences in Omaha. Read more

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