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Veteran's Day Remembrance

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UNO Air Force ROTC, Detachment 470, hosted a candlelight vigil on campus Nov. 8 in honor of American Prisoners of War (POW) and those Missing in Action (MIA). Shown above, a DET 470 member who braved the elements during a 24-hour guard on the UNO Pep Bowl. An empty uniform hung in remembrance of all past and present U.S. POW/MIA.

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Biblical Archeology Conference at UNO

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The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) will host the 13th annual Batchelder Conference for Biblical Archeology from Thursday, Nov. 10 through Saturday, Nov. 12 at the Thompson Alumni Center.

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Prominent Mexican Politician Cuauhtémoc Càrdenas to Visit UNO Today

The Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS) at UNO will present its second Charla of the 2011-2012 Charla series today, Nov. 10. The charla (which means "chat" or "conversation" in Spanish) will be given by Mexican politician Cuauhtémoc Càrdenas and will take at 2 p.m. in Centennial Hall in the Thompson Alumni Center.

Today's Charla is free and open to the public with complementary Spanish-English translation available to those who need it.

During the charla attendees will have the opportunity to hear about the current Mexican political climate and U.S.–Mexico relations from one of the most influential Mexican political figures of the last three decades. In addition, attendees will also have the opportunity to ask specific questions of Càrdenas.

Cárdenas, a prominent Mexican politician, was the front-runner during the controversial elections of 1988, which inaugurated a new political era. He was governor of the state of Michoacán (1980-1986), mayor of Mexico City (1997-1999) and the founder of the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD). He will also share comments about his new autobiography, Sobre Mis Pasos. Càrdenas also recently received the Belisario Dominguez Award, a Medal of Honor that is the highest recognition given by the Mexican Senate.

Support for the Charla is being provided by the UNO's OLLAS, the Office of Academic and Student Affairs, the Department of Political Science, as well as the National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities (NALAAC) and the Heartland Workers Center.

For more information, contact Yuriko Doku at 402.554.3835, or visit the OLLAS website at http://www.unomaha.edu/ollas.

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Today's TED Conference to be Simulcast at Mammel Hall

TEDxLincoln will be hosted at the NET telecommunications facility in Lincoln today, Nov. 10, from 1 to 6 p.m. An official webcast viewing site arranged by the organizers at the Lincoln Community Foundation.

Today's event is being held in conjunction with the TED conference series - a global initiative for sharing creative ideas in technology, arts and other areas of innovation.

"TEDx and TEDxYouth events are local versions of the TED conferences," said Randall Bretz, TEDxLincoln coordinator. "We've also arranged for an official viewing site in collaboration with UNO's College of Business and the Executive MBA Program."

The UNO viewing site will be in 100 Mammel Hall. For UNO viewing site inquiries, contact Debbie Kellogg at 402.554.2448.

Anyone can also view the webcast via the streaming video links at http://www.tedxlincoln.com, interact with TEDxLincoln live blog at http://gsnap.com/tedxlincoln/2923, or engage on Twitter via TEDxLincoln user handle, @TEDxLincoln.

For any questions on social media or other matters for TEDxLincoln, contact Dr. Chris Augeri at aghilmort@gmail.com, who actively provides organizational support to regional TEDx events and is currently a senior research fellow with the University of Nebraska Peter Kiewit Institute.

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UNO to Host Biblical Archeology Conference

UNO will host the Batchelder Conference for Biblical Archeology today, Nov. 10, through Saturday, Nov. 12. In its 13th year, the annual conference features biblical scholars from around the world as they unveil their latest findings.

Dr. James Charlesworth, professor of New Testament Language and Literature at Princeton Theological Seminary, will deliver this year's opening keynote tonight's address at 7:30 p.m. He will describe how researchers continue to uncover mysteries in the Dead Sea Scrolls. 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 http://www.unomaha.edu/enotes/2011/img/thisweekmavs1107.pdf.

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NUFlex Annual Enrollment - Informational Meetings

Human Resources is offering two informational meetings on Wednesday, Nov. 16, and Tuesday, Nov. 29, to review all issues related to the annual enrollment for NUFlex Benefits. The annual NUFlex enrollment will be available online at Firefly - Employee Self-Service from Monday, Nov. 14, through Friday, Dec. 2. No changes will be possible after Dec. 2.

The two meetings will be open to all faculty, staff and their families. The first meeting, on Wednesday, Nov. 16, will be from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Umoho Room. The second meeting will be on Tuesday, Nov. 29, in the MBSC Council Room from 2 to 3 p.m. The meetings will cover changes to the NUFlex plan and will review the online enrollment process. The Benefits staff will be there to answer any questions.

In addition to the meetings on campus, there will also be online meetings available to all faculty and staff. The online NUFlex informational meetings will allow those interested to view the presentation from the comforts of their home or office. You may view the online meeting agenda by accessing the following link: http://go.nebraska.edu/meetingagenda.

- Thursday, Nov. 17
2:30 p.m.

- Wednesday, Nov. 30
10 a.m.

In order to view one of the live meetings, please access the following link: http://connect.unl.edu/nuflex. These online NUFlex informational meetings will be recorded and will be available on the university's benefits webpage shortly after the live meetings at www.nebraska.edu/benefits to allow viewing at your convenience. Please note that there is a limit to the number of participants who can access each live online meeting.  Logging in at least 10 minutes before the session is advisable. If you have any questions or concerns, contact the Adobe Connect Support line at 1.800.422.3623.

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Nebraska Biomechanics Core Facility Guest Speaker Tomorrow

The Nebraska Biomechanics Core Facility cordially invites the campus community to attend a presentation this Friday, Nov. 11, by Dr. William Warren, Chancellor's Professor of Cognitive, Linguistic and Psychological Sciences at Brown University, Providence, RI.

*Title of the talk: "Behavioral Dynamics of Visually-Guided Motion"

*Location: 211 Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building

*Time: Noon to 1 p.m.

Dr. Warren earned his undergraduate degree at Hampshire College and a Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of Connecticut. He uses virtual reality techniques to study the visual control of human locomotion, spatial navigation and perceptual-motor behavior, with funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation and the Veterans Administration. 

He is author of more than 88 research articles and chapters, the editor of two volumes, and the recipient of a Fulbright Research Fellowship, an NIH Research Career Development Award and Brown's Elizabeth Leduc Teaching Award for Excellence in the Life Sciences.

For more information, contact Demi Treat at 402.554.2573.

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UNO to Celebrate International Education Week

UNO will celebrate International Education week Nov. 11-19. Events across campus and in the community will highlight the university's global connections and the students from more than 120 countries who study at UNO.

Locally, the fun begins this Friday, Nov. 11, with the International Dance Party in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom (MBSC) at 9 p.m. The following week is full of globally themed events, including:

On Monday, Nov. 14, the third annual Gildersleeve "Know Your World" Lecture will feature UNO's archeological excavations at Bethsaida, Israel. (noon, MBSC Dodge Room)

On Tuesday, Nov. 15, the Classic Jazz Performance will feature the Latin styles of UNO students who toured Asia. (7 p.m., MBSC Ballroom)

On Thursday, Nov. 17, Café Internationale will offer refreshments, music, and presentations by UNO students from around the world. (2 to 4 p.m., 241 Arts and Science Hall)

On Friday and Saturday, Nov. 18-19, UNO international students will trek to West Point, Neb., to share their cultures with local residents and to learn about life in rural Nebraska.

All week long, Chuck's Wagon in the food court will serve international cuisine. Display tables in MBSC will feature the home countries of UNO's largest international student groups.

For a full schedule of events, visit http://world.unomaha.edu and click on International Education Week.

The weeklong celebration is a worldwide event promoted by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education since 2000.

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Designing Effective PowerPoint Slides Student Learn Over Lunch Nov. 15

The UNO Speech Center is sponsoring a free student workshop titled "Creating Visual Aids that Work: Designing Effective PowerPoint Slides" on Tuesday, Nov. 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Umoho (Omaha) Room. Students are invited to learn more about about how visual aids enhance and clarify your presentation skills, PowerPoint and understand how to use it, and how to avoid common visual aid pitfalls and mistakes.

Free pizza and pop will be provided. To register for this workshop contact a consultant at the Speech Center at 402.554.3201 or unospeechcenter@unomaha.edu. Space is limited so you must register in advance.

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Physics Colloquium on Research Designs in Education Nov. 18

"Research Designs and Considerations in Education" will be the topic of discussion at UNO's Friday, Nov. 18, Physics Colloquium. It will take place from noon to 1 p.m. in 170 Durham Science Center.

A variety of experimental and quasi-experimental designs have been shown to be particularly useful in educational research, which investigate learning processes with students. These educational research designs often need to address various threats to internal and external validity, as well as take into account Institutional Review Board (IRB) requirements for the active protection of the human subjects involved in the research. 

Faculty from the UNO Office of STEM Education will facilitate a discussion on various key designs and considerations for educational research, as well as brainstorm partnership opportunities for future STEM educational research endeavors at UNO. 

Presenters/Discussants:  Dr. Neal Grandgenett, Dr. Paul Clark, Dr.Angie Hodge, Dr. Neal Topp and Dr. Sheryl McGlamery.

Questions? Contact Iulia Podariu at ipodariu@unomaha.edu.

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UNO Exercise Physiology Lab and Fitness Center V02 Max

Endurance athletes: What is your maximal oxygen consumption (VO2 max)? VO2 max is a very strong predictor of endurance performance. Have your VO2 max assessed at UNO Exercise Physiology Laboratory and Fitness Center today. The cost is $90. Call 402.554.3221 for an appointment.

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FUSE Undergraduate Scholarly Experiences Grants Available

The Office of Research and Creative Activity (ORCA) is pleased to announce the Fund for Undergraduate Scholarly Experiences (FUSE). FUSE grants support faculty-mentored undergraduate student research and creative activity.

Grants of up to $2,500 per student are available to UNO undergraduates who will be enrolled through fall semester 2012. Faculty need not be tenured or tenure-track to participate as mentors. ORCA encourages students and faculty from all disciplines to participate in this exciting opportunity to promote student involvement in research and creative activity at UNO.

For details and the request for proposals visit, http://www.unomaha.edu/orca/fuse.php.

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