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2011 BFA Student Exhibit

video by Charley Reed

Six Bachelor of Fine Art Students from UNO will be featured in the final exhibition of the Fall 2011 semester at the UNO Art Gallery. The showcase opens Nov. 11 with a 4:30 p.m. reception.


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Veteran's Day Remembrance

Veteran's Day Remembrance

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

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.



Academic Exchange Group Meets on Campus Today

Representatives from Mid-American Universities International (MAUI) are holding their fall meeting on UNO's campus today, Nov. 11. Known as MAUI, the group includes study abroad advisors and international office administrators from universities in Kansas, Missouri, Texas, Oklahoma, Illinois and Nebraska.

MAUI works with universities in Europe's Utrecht Network to organize study abroad opportunities and research collaborations. The MAUI-Utrecht partnership allows students in both Europe and the United States to cross the Atlantic and study for a semester or a year while paying tuition and earning credit at their home institutions.

This week's two-day meeting on UNO's campus focuses on expanding the membership of MAUI to include more U.S. institutions and marketing mid-American universities to prospective students in Europe.

For more information on the MAUI-Utrecht Network, visit To discuss your options for studying abroad through the network, contact Emily Hassenstab, UNO's Study Abroad and International Exchanges Advisor, at 402.554.2293.

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'5 Habits of Highly Successful Investors' Retirement Seminar Today

Human Resources will offer its next retirement planning seminar on "5 Habits of Highly Successful Investors" today, Nov. 11, from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center State Room.

Today's seminar will provide participants with some fundamentals for investing that will help them develop their retirement goals.

Topics of discussion include:

* Setting financial goals

* Realizing tax advantages

* Reducing risk with diversification

* Understanding cost of expenses

* Current market trends

For more information, contact Esther Scarpello at 402.554.3660 or Tim Rochford at 402.554.2465.

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Nebraska Biomechanics Core Facility Guest Speaker Today

The Nebraska Biomechanics Core Facility cordially invites the campus community to attend a presentation today, 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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Fall 2011 BFA Exhibit Opens This Evening

Six Bachelor of Fine Art Students from UNO's Art and Art History Department will be featured in the final exhibition of the Fall 2011 semester at the UNO Art Gallery.

The showcase opens tonight, Nov. 11, with a reception that runs from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. with the works remaining on display until 1 p.m. on the Friday of Finals Week, Dec. 16. Read more.

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'Piled Higher and Deeper' Screening Tonight at UNMC

Frank Bramlett, a comics scholar and associate professor of English at UNO, will give a brief presentation tonight's screening of "Piled Higher and Deeper." The screening will be held at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) DRC1 Auditorium.

The evening's activities will include: dinner (5 p.m.), UNO/UNMC graduate school mixer, talk by Dr. Bramlet (6 p.m.) and screening (7 p.m.).

Tickets will be sold at the door. The cost is $3 for students with ID, and $4 for guests.

The event is co-sponsored by UNO and UNMC Graduate Studies.

Parking notice: Students with UNO/UNMC parking passes can park in Lot 50 at UNMC (access avialable through Emile street). Those without a student parking pass can park in any UNMC Visitor's Parking Lot (with green designation).

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UNO's Dec. 17 Commencement to Offer New Traditions

Significant, and exciting, changes have occurred with UNO's commencement planning.  The December commencement ceremony will take place on Saturday, Dec. 17, in the UNO Fieldhouse.

In order to better serve the campus community, UNO will hold two ceremonies beginning at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The 10 a.m. ceremony will involve graduates of the Colleges of Education, Engineering (UNL), Arts & Sciences, and Communication, Fine Arts and Media. The 2 p.m. ceremony will include the Colleges of Business Administration, Information Science and Technology, Public Affairs and Community Service and Education & Human Services (UNL). Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend either ceremony or both. A reception will be held following each ceremony in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom.

Field house doors open at 8 a.m. for the 10 a.m. ceremony and noon for the 2 p.m. ceremony. Students will line up in HPER 128 and Faculty by the HPER Maverick Café area. Platform Party will assemble in HPER 143.

"We want to focus on our students and what they've accomplished," said Thomas Wallace, associate vice chancellor for Student Affairs. "We also want the family and friends of students in the ceremonies to come to UNO and see our beautiful campus."

A faculty, staff and student committee, has been meeting to work out the logistics of the ceremony. Previously, the university had been renting the Civic Auditorium in downtown Omaha for commencements.

"The Civic Auditorium remains a good event location, but we feel the UNO campus is a more appropriate venue for such a milestone in the lives of our students. This is a break from what has been done in the past, and it involves many people, but it places our students and our university in a great spotlight," Wallace said.

Anyone attending commencement and who also needs to rent regalia should contact the UNO Bookstore at 402.554.3879 as soon as possible.

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Writer's Workshop to Host Nov. 16 Reading

Nationally-acclaimed author David Philip Mullins to read on campus Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Dodge Room.

The UNO Writer's Workshop will host a reading by Mullins, who will read from his collection of short stories, Greetings from Below. Mullins' book is the winner of the prestigious Mary McCarthy Prize from Sarabande Books and The Silver Pen Award.

A brief discussion and book signing will follow.

For more information, contact Miles Waggener at or 402.558.1490.

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'Women of the World Panel' Set for Nov. 15 CCSW Susan B. Anthony Coffeehouse Series

In celebration of International Education Week, the Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women (CCSW) will sponsor a discussion panel featuring UNO's own outstanding international female students. Join CCSW for "Women of the World Panel" on Tuesday, Nov. 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room.

"This week UNO takes time to celebrate our diverse student body of international students from around the world," said Elizabeth Kraemer, CCSW staff co-chair. "Join CCSW for a glimpse into a woman's perspective."

Participants will:

* Learn about women attire in other countries;

* Hear about local customs;

* Find out about the political environments; and

* Have the opportunity to ask the panelist questions.

Light refreshments will be served.

This panel discussion is being held as part of CCSW's Susan B. Anthony Coffeehouse Series.

For more information, contact Kraemer at 402.554.4802 or

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FUSE Grant Preparation Sessions Next Week for Students

Are you an undergraduate student at UNO?  Are you planning to submit a grant proposal by the upcoming December 15 deadline to the Fund for Undergraduate Scholarly Experiences (FUSE)?  FUSE grants support faculty-mentored undergraduate student research and creative activity. 

If so, you will not want to miss this opportunity! 

Dr. Nora Bacon, director of the UNO Writing Center, will present two FUSE grant preparation sessions. They will be held in the UNO Writing Center's west wing, 154 Arts and Science Hall, on Tuesday, Nov. 15, and Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 2:30 to 3 p.m.  Please plan to attend.

The FUSE proposal guidelines are available on the ORCA website at

Questions can be sent to

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Retirement Reception Nov. 18 for Carlynn Hartman-Kurtz

The university community is invited to attend a retirement reception Friday, Nov. 18, in celebration of Carlynn Hartman-Kurtz. The reception will take place at the Thompson Alumni Center from 2 to 4 p.m., with remarks at 3 p.m.

Contact Paul Sather at 402.554.3196 for reception questions.

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Next 'STEM Engagement Link' Set for Dec. 2

STEM Engagement Link. All interested faculty are invited to participate in an informal discussion of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education from noon to 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2, in the Milo Bail Student Center Dodge Room. Lunch will be provided and faculty are welcome to drop in and out of the event or to stay for the entire time.

The format of this meeting will involve discussion of project ideas in STEM education and research. Please send brief descriptions of project ideas to . Organizers hope that this discussion will allow UNO to explore commonalities and potential collaborations in STEM education and research. Please come to share and learn even if you do not wish to submit an idea.

The event is sponsored by the Office of Research and Creative Activity.

Questions? Contact Christine Hoffman at or 402.554.2263.

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In the News

In the News

- Mary Lopez, a recent retiree from the School of Public Administration in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service, was featured in a week-long series in the Omaha World-Herald as one of the several-hundred volunteers who traveled to Haiti with Habitat for Humanity to rebuild homes destroyed in the 2010 earthquake.

- The life of former Black Studies professor Rev. Larry Menyweather-Woods, who passed away Wednesday, Nov. 2, was profiled by the Omaha World-Herald and KVNO News.

- UNO’s Air Force ROTC was featured by WOWT and KETV on Tuesday, Nov. 8 for their 24-hour vigil in honor of MIA and POW soldiers who never returned home from their military service. The ceremony was held in conjunction with Veterans Day.

- Rami Arav, assistant professor in the Philosophy & Religion Department was interviewed by KIOS-FM about the 13th Annual Batchelder Conference being held on campus this week. The conference was also mentioned in a Nov. 9 issue of the Omaha World-Herald and Arav was interviewed by the Associated Press earlier this month about Bethsaida.

- Sophomore Athletes John Karhoff, from men’s basketball, and Ryan Walters, from men’s hockey, as well as senior basketballer Mitch Albers, were profiled by the Omaha World-Herald’s ‘Mavericks Today’ section this week. The men’s basketball team opens its first season as a Division I team on Saturday.

- Sam Walker, professor emeritus in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, was quoted by the San Jose Mercury News in response to the use of force in Oakland to quell the Occupy Wall Street protests in the city.

If you are a member of the UNO community and have been interviewed by the media - local, state, regional, national or international - we want to know about it. Send an e-mail with the particulars to Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call (402) 554.2129.

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In Print

- William C. Pratt, professor emeritus with the Department of History, published an essay entitled: "Another South Dakota or the Road Not Taken: The Left and the Shaping of South Dakota Political Culture," in Jon R. Lauck, John E. Miller and Donald E. Simmons, Jr., eds., The Plains Political Tradition: Essays on South Dakota Political Culture (Pierre: South Dakota State Historical Society Press, 2011): 105-32.

If you've authored or edited a book, article or other text that's been published recently, we want to know about it. Send an e-mail with the particulars to Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2243.

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CPACS Open House Saturday

The College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS) will host an Open House this Saturday, Nov. 12. The Open House will feature programs in the college, such as Aviation, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Social Work, Public Administration, Gerontology, Continuing Studies and the Goodrich Scholarship Program. Check-in for the event will be at 8:30 a.m. in the CPACS Commons. The event will conclude around 11 a.m. Free T-Shirts and breakfast will be provided.

For more information, contact Sara Martin at

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UNO Students to Wipe Out Omaha Graffiti Nov. 12

The Association of Latino American Students (ALAS) and Latino Men of Impact at UNO have teamed up to host this year's Graffiti Abatement event, which will be held Saturday, Nov. 12.

This event serves to clean graffiti off of walls, fences and even street signs that have been vandalized with graffiti. Read more.

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Annual UNO Faculty Women's Club Holiday Party This Saturday

The UNO Faculty Women's Club (UNOFWC) Annual Holiday Party at the General Crook House Museum, 5730 N. 30th St., on Friday, Nov. 12, from 4 to 7 p.m., is an enduring tradition. This year the club is opening the museum doors to UNO faculty or staff.

"There is no charge for this event we just ask you bring your favorite holiday treat to share," said Patti Gregor, UNOFWC member and one of the event organizers. "The holiday party is also a wonderful way to kick off your holiday season and a great opportunity to get acquainted with what our club is all about."

The annual holiday party and other events held throughout the year help raise money and awareness for the UNOFWC scholarship fund.

Refreshments will be served. Click on this link for this year's invitation. R.S.V.P. appreciated to Gregor at 402.213.9191.

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Heartland Philharmonic Orchestra to Perform at Strauss Sunday

On Sunday, Nov. 13, the Heartland Philharmonic Orchestra, directed by UNO music professor Barry Ford, will team up with the Nebraska Wind Symphony, directed by UNO music professor Dr. Courtney Snyder, for the joint performance of "The World's A Stage." Works for ballet, opera, modern dance, operetta and theater, by composers Mozart, Bizet, Sullivan, Shostakovich, Sousa and more will be featured.

The concert will be held at 3 p.m. in the Recital Hall of Strauss Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students.

For more information, visit

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