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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.



Mavericks Get New Radio Home


The UNO Athletic Department announced yesterday that all hockey games for the 2011-12 season will be carried live on 96.1 The Brew, a member of the Clear Channel group of radio stations in Omaha.  Read more.

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Oct. 16-17 Aging Conference to Celebrate Baby Boomers

A two-day conference on aging, hosted by UNO, is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 16, and Monday, Oct. 17, at the Milo Bail Student Center.

An event hosted by a variety of campus entities and community partners, "Aging with Passion and Purpose: ‘IT' Happens" is designed for professionals, administrators, service providers, researchers, educators, students, caregivers, older adults, Baby Boomers and others to gain perspectives on a long-anticipated and unprecedented population demographic shift.

As the country's oldest Baby Boomers begin turning 65 this year, perspectives on the future of aging may have a significant impact on social policy, health care, faith communities and human services for years to come. Read more.

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Criss Library Faculty Open House Today

The Criss Library invites faculty members to a reception today, 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 today 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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Lot O Closing - UNO Volleyball Showcase

Lot O (east side of Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building) will be closed all day this Friday, Sept. 2, and Saturday, Sept. 3, for the UNO Volleyball Showcase. This lot will be reserved for team buses and emergency vehicles.

For any questions, call the Parking Services Office at 402.554.PARK (7275).

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September TIAA CREF Rep Openings Available

Openings available for TIAA-CREF representative campus visits set for Sept. 6 and 27.

Jana Steigelman-Simon, a TIAA CREF consultant for Individual Client Services, will be on campus for individual appointments with employees.

Appointments can be made by calling Robyn Galvin at the Omaha TIAA-CREF office at (402) 548.3614.

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Auditions Sept. 11 for Moving Company

The Moving Company is UNO's modern dance performing group and was founded in 1935. It is under the auspices of the College of Education's School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER), and auditions are open to all university students and members of the Omaha community. It is an intergenerational company with a mission to create new works and to restage historical pieces.

The Moving Company will be holding auditions for its next season on Sept. 11, from 1 to 3 p.m. The auditions will be held at the HPER building, in the 228 Dance Lab. There is no need to prepare a dance.

For more information, contact Prof. Josie Metal-Corbin at (402) 554.2670.

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Sept. 15 Fall Volunteer Fair to Provide Opportunities for UNO Students

About 50 area nonprofit agencies will offer service opportunities for UNO students, faculty and staff at the Fall Volunteer Fair on Thursday, Sept. 15.

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. inside the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room on the UNO campus, representatives from local nonprofits will educate students, faculty and staff about their organizations and provide ways to volunteer. Read more.

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Fall Retirement Planning Seminars Start Next Week

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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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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Green Tip of the Week

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Laptop vs. Desktop
Buying a new computer for home or school? Consider a laptop over a desktop computer for your next purchase. According to Energy Star, laptops use much less energy—up to 80 percent less.

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

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