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Helping Hands

photos by Tim Fitzgerald

Several hundred UNO and area high school students took part earlier this week in the annual Three Days of Service program. Volunteers provided their expertise and hard work to several Omaha area locations including the Kids Can Community Center, Camp Eppley and South Omaha's Stephen Center.

UNO Tube Archive The Economics of Entrepreneurship

The Economics of Entrepreneurship

video by Charley Reed

This semester, Economics Professor Art Diamond has been teaching his class about the importance of entrepreneurship, an area of economics that Diamond says is largely under-appreciated given its importance to the economy.

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2011.10.26

UNO Welcomes Students from Oman

Last week UNO welcomed 23 students from Oman, a rapidly developing country of 3.6 million people on the Arabian Peninsula.They are among the first students to arrive in the United States under an expanded scholarship initiative funded by Oman's government.

The students will begin their studies in UNO's Intensive English program, known as ILUNO, in order to prepare for regular undergraduate coursework. They plan to study in fields such as architectural engineering and computer science, priority industries for the Oman government and critical areas of study for the futures of young Omanis.  Read more.

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UNO Theatre Costume Clearance Sale Begins Today

UNO Theatre is holding a costume clearance sale just in time for Halloween. Unique costumes from past productions will be for sale. The clearance sale will be in the south lobby of the Weber Fine Arts Building and runs today through Friday, Oct. 26-28, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cash only. 

Sale questions? Contact Sarah Fogarty at 402.554.3167.

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Library Dean to Present 'The Global Network University' This Evening

The University of Nebraska Library Friends invite you to a reception and presentation by Steve Shorb, dean of the Dr. C. C. and Mabel L. Criss Library, tonight, Oct. 26, held in the lobby outside the Osborne Family Gallery on the library's main floor. Tonight's reception begins at 5 p.m. and comments will be at 5:30 p.m. Guests may park in any space designated for students, faculty or visitors.

Presentation Title: The Global Network University: Progress and Pitfalls

Synopsis: Shorb discusses his experience starting a new university and founding its library for New York University in the city of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Balancing the tenets of a liberal arts education with the cultural conditions of the Middle East, and the challenges of recruiting the world's top 1 percent for the inaugural class are among the elements discussed in this look at how American higher education is -- and will be -- globalized.
  
For more information, contact Linda Riviera at 402.554.2640.

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A Moon for the Misbegotten Previews Tonight at UNO Theatre

Zack Jennison, a graduate student at UNO, will present his graduate final project Eugene O'Neill's A Moon for the Misbegotten.

There will be a preview tonight, Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m. and performances will run Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 27-29, at 7:30 p.m. in the 006 Weber Fine Arts Building. All previews and performances are free. Read more.

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This Week In Maverick Athletics

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This Week In Maverick Athletics is a listing of the latest sports information. For a complete weekly update of UNO's in-season teams, click on this link.

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United Way Update

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As we near the close of our 2011 United Way Campaign, I would like to thank each of you for your caring contributions. To date we have realized 63 percent of our $70,000 goal. This would not have been possible without your active involvement.

If you haven't already done so, please take a moment to consider making a donation to the United Way. We are proud of the commitment UNO and its generous employees make because when we reach out a hand to one, we influence the condition of all.

Sincerely,

Dr. John Christensen

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An Evening with Violinist Daniel D. Set for Nov. 3

A seasoned entertainer at just 22 years old, Violinist Daniel Davis has performed in front of the likes of President Obama and audience of more than 50,000 at the University of South Carolina's Williams-Brice Stadium. Join UNO in welcoming him to campus for "An Evening with Daniel D." on Thursday, Nov. 3. Davis will offer a free workshop and concert, which is open to the public, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom.

A violinist since age 12, Davis' studied at New York's Julliard School of Music and won the U.S. Air Force's Wide Talent Search competition.

Every opportunity to play offers new enlightenment and a chance to learn," said Davis. "I love performing and I love playing."

The evening workshop and concert is designed for middle school ages to adults.

Sponsors of the free event include The Omaha Chapter of The Links Inc., UNO Office of Multicultural Affairs and North Omaha Foundation.

For more information, contact Office of Multicultural Affairs at 402.554.2248.

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Study Abroad Information Session Next Friday

Students interested in studying abroad should attend this information session from International Studies Abroad (ISA) set for Friday, Nov. 4, at 2 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Umoho (Omaha) Room. Courtney Diegel from ISA and Study Abroad Advisor, Emily Hassenstab, will be available to answer your questions.

Questions stop by the Nov. 4 event or contact Hassenstab at 402.554.2293.

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Now Accepting Applications-4th Annual Student Research and Creative Activity Fair

Now Accepting Applications: 4th Annual Student Research and Creative Activity Fair
The Office of Research and Creative Activity at UNO is pleased to accept applications for the 4th annual Student Research and Creative Activity Fair. The fair will take place on Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, in the Milo Bail Student Center.

All UNO students (undergraduate and graduate) and engineering students from the south campus are encouraged to apply. Application materials are available at http://www.unomaha.edu/orca/rcaf_app.php Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2.

For more information, contact the Office of Research and Creative Activity at 402.554.2286 or unoorca@unomaha.edu.

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Human Resources To Offer I-9 Training Session Tomorrow for Staff and Faculty

Human Resources will hold an I-9 training session in the Milo Bail Student Center Omaha (Umoho) Room from 10 to 11:30 a.m. this Thursday, Oct. 27. Staff and faculty who prepare I-9 forms for new employees should be aware of the increased focus by governmental auditing teams on I-9 compliance and the risk of significant penalties for non-compliance. The training will cover aspects of compliance that perhaps were not looked at as intensely during audits in the past.

Trainers will be UNO Office of Human Resources staff: Tim Rochford, manager of student employment, and Mary Sweaney, assistant director and manager of employment.

To register, call Stella Watts in Human Resources at (402) 554.2321 or email at swatts@unomaha.edu.

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University Relations is Looking for Classrooms to Film In

A video production team from Lincoln, in collaboration with UNO University Relations, is looking to film on campus Nov. 1. The team is looking for two classes, or classrooms with students, that can be filmed for 10-15 minutes. If you are an instructor with a classroom that would be available, please contact Charley Reed at cdreed@unomaha.edu or 402.554.2129.

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Student Anthropological Society

The Student Anthropological Society will meet every Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. in 344 Arts and Sciences Hall (ASH). Anyone with an interest in the Anthropology is encouraged to attend.

For more information, contact John Powers at jcpowers@unomaha.edu.

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UNO Exercise Physiology Laboratory and Fitness Center Cholesterol Test

Know your numbers: High cholesterol is one of the leading risk factors for all types of cardiovascular diseases. Have your cholesterol screened for $25 at the UNO Exercise Physiology Laboratory and Fitness Center today. Call 402.554.3221 for an appointment.

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Green Tip of the Week

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Use LED Lights this Season

Have you bought your holiday lights yet? If not, consider LED string lights. They add the perfect accent to any outdoor/indoor holiday celebration and cut back on the electric bill.

The GreenUNO Task Force provides these tips. For more information, visit http://www.unomaha.edu/green/.

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