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November 16, 1973: Bobby Seale Visits Omaha, UNO

photo by Stephen Shames

On this day in UNO history, the Student Programming Organization brought Bobby Seale, one of the leaders of the Black Panther Party, to Omaha. He addressed more than 800 UNO students telling them that, "Those who think they can drop out of the system should try dropping out of the universe."

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UNO Celebrates International Education Week

video by Charley Reed

International Studies and Programs Dean Thomas Gouttierre discusses the importance of International Education Week and how UNO is celebrating the occassion.


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Allwine Preserve Burn

photos by Tim Fitzgerald

UNO's Dr. Tom Bragg and Alicia Mullarkey, manager of the Allwine Prairie Preserve, gathered their volunteers together Friday (Nov. 11) morning to burn three plots at the Biology department's preserve at 156th & State streets. Beautiful fall weather and very little wind made for a safe environment for the annual burn.



Service Learning Project Brings Students Together for Thanksgiving at Adams Park

UNO's Service Learning Academy will bring together UNO Gerontology students and students from Blackburn Alternative Program to create a P-16 service learning project that incorporates classroom learning and community needs. This Thanksgiving lunch will culminate a semester of serving meals to Adams Park Community Center seniors and building relationships.

At noon today, Nov. 16, Blackburn Alternative culinary arts students will prepare a meal for the Adams Park Community Center seniors to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. This is the second year in which the UNO Gerontology course, Blackburn Culinary Arts Program, and Adams Park Community Center have partnered on this service learning experience. Read more.

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Willson Memorial Lecture Series Continues Today

The UNO Department of Art and Art History, as part of its Willson Memorial Lecture Series, will sponsor two upcoming lectures featuring representatives from prominent regional arts organizations.

Today, Nov. 16, Brigitte McQueen, the director of The UNION for Contemporary Art, will speak in the UNO Art Gallery at noon. She will highlight the mission and goals of this newly formed arts organization, which promotes local emerging artists, art-based educational outreach to Omaha's youth and exhibitions of contemporary art.

On Monday, Nov. 25, Rick Sorich, a representative from The Iowa West Foundation centered in Council Bluffs, will discuss the public arts projects sponsored and funded by the organization, including the controversial Albert Paley sculptures erected at the 24th Street Bridge on Interstate 80. This lecture will also be held in the UNO Art Gallery at noon.

Contact Bonnie O'connell at or 402.554.4999.

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Silicon Valley Entrepreneur to Speak at Mammel Hall

The College of Business Administration will hold "An Evening with Anurag Bist" tonight, Nov. 16, starting at 6 p.m. in 215 Mammel Hall. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Bist is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur who has built numerous companies that have sold for hundreds of millions of dollars. He will speak on the development, commercialization and protection of intellectual property. He also holds 15 patents with more pending.

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Native Poetry Jam This Evening

Tonight, Nov. 16, the Inter-Tribal Student Council and Student Organizations and Leadership Programs (SOLP) will present Native Poetry Jam, as part of the celebration of Native American Heritage month. Along with poetry readings, the 6:30 to 9 p.m. event will feature Valery Killscrow Copeland's latest play, "The Offensive Mascot." Everyone is welcome to attend both events, which will be held in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room.

"We encourage all students, faculty, staff and community members to share their own poetry or to read their favorite poem," said Helen Kang, assistant director of Cultural Programs for SOLP. "Want to perform? Come with a reading prepared and we'll get you in."

Free food and beverages will be available.

For more information, contact Kang at 402.554.2711 or

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'12 Opehlias' Previews Tonight

The play "12 Ophelias," written by Caridad Svich, will open with a preview performance tonight, Nov. 16, in the Weber Fine Arts Building. Cindy Melby Phaneuf, theatre professor, has directed the production.

Press release materials describe "12 Ophelias" as a theatre song poem about broken society, love and being lost. The play is a lyrical retelling of Shakespeare's "Hamlet"

In addition to tonight's and tomorrow's preview performances, the show will also run Nov. 18 through 19 and Nov. 30 through Dec. 3. Curtain for all performances is 7:30 p.m.

For tickets visit or call the box office at 402.554.7529 (PLAY). The box office is located on the first floor of the Weber Fine Arts Building.

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Future of Israel to be Focus of Sokolof Lecture

The Natan and Hannah Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish Studies at UNO is pleased to announce Rabbi Daniel Gordis as the featured speaker at tonight's Annual Phil and Ruth Sokolof Lecture series event. 

Gordis, president of the Shalem Foundation and a senior fellow at the Shalem Center in Jerusalem, will present at UNO's Thompson Alumni Center tonight, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m.  The event, sponsored by the Schwalb Center and funded by the Phil and Ruth Sokolof Endowment, is now in its third year and is free of charge and open to the general public.

His presentation, "The Year 2048: Can Israel Survive to the Age of 100?" will draw on his expertise on Israel, and print and book writings, to provide an in-depth analysis on how past Israeli history and conflict can shape the future prospects of the country and Jews, and prepare people to overcome critical issues which will arise in the future, threatening the survival of the nation.   Read more.

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Writer's Workshop to Host Reading Tonight

Nationally-acclaimed author David Philip Mullins to read on campus tonight, 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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This Week In Maverick Athletics


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

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Study Break @ OPL This Week

Join Omaha Public Library (OPL) staff for a "Study Break @ OPL" event this Thursday, Nov. 17, at the W. Dale Clark Swanson Branch, 1901 W. Dodge Rd., from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The UNO community is invited to get familiar with OPL's services and resources. Come relax with food, games, music and eBook downloads.

Free shuttle services will be available between W. Clarke Swanson Branch and UNO campus at the following locations: Scott Village, Maverick Village, University Village, Durham Center and the Milo Bail Student Center.

For more information, contact John F. Carlotto at or 402.444.4852.

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Native Art with Donel Keeler Tomorrow

Join the Inter-Tribal Student Council, American Multicultural Students, and Student Organizations and Leadership Programs (SOLP) as they host Native American artist Donel Keeler for a talk and artwork showing this Thursday, Nov. 17. Come interact with this well-known artist from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom.

His preferred medium is acrylic paintings on small to large canvases, although he has also used graphite, pen and ink and colored pencils on paper.  An enrolled member of the Crow Creek Dakota Nation of South Dakota, Donel has won many awards such as the People's Choice Award from He Sapa Wacipi Na Oskate (Black Hills Powwow) and the Northern Plains Indian Art Market among others.  He currently has artwork is on exhibit at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's State Museum.

Free snacks and coffee will be provided.

For more information, contact Helen Kang at 402.554.2711 or

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EAB Spiral Staircase Carpet Replacement Notice

Carpet Replacement of the Eppley Administration Building spiral staircase will begin this Friday, Nov. 18. Work will be begin during the evening after 5 p.m. Friday, and should be completed by Saturday. Faculty will have to use an alternate route to reach the second floor during these days. 

The contractor is Commercial Flooring Inc. If you have any comments or concerns about this project, the UNO project contact is Ryan Kubr 402.554.4110 or Diane Sunde 402.554.2267.

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Faculty/Staff Email Project Brownbag on Dec 2

UNO Information Services will host a Faculty/Staff Email Brownbag Friday, Dec. 2, in the U mon hon Room of the Milo Bail Student Center from noon to 1 p.m.

This brownbag is an introduction to the campus Microsoft 365 project. The session will include a question and answer session following a presentation covering:

*Project background

*Project timeline

*High-level Microsoft 365 email/calendar product features

*Project issues and benefits

Please bring your lunch and join us for this informational session. No registration required.

For more information, contact Information Services Tech Support at 402.554.4357 or

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UNO Alumni to Host Night at 'A Christmas Carol'

Don't be a Scrooge. Join the UNO Alumni Association for its 3rd annual UNO Alumni Night at "A Christmas Carol" Wednesday, Dec. 14, at the Omaha Community Playhouse. For details, visit

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HRA Log In Reminder

UNO and other University of Nebraska campuses are still experiencing difficulties with the Health Risk Appraisal (HRA) log in. If it will not work for you, try it again at a later date or time. If difficulties still occur, email Dave Daniels ( or Esther Scarpello ( Please send your NU ID in the email.

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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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Green Tip of the Week

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Celebrate America Recycles Day This Week

This week the U.S. celebrates America Recycles Day! The GreenUNO Task Force encourages faculty, staff and students to recycle. If you can't recycle 365 days a year take time this week get reacquainted with recycling efforts at work and home.

"At UNO, we follow the City of Omaha's curbside program--all recyclables can be placed in the same container," said Patrick Wheeler, UNO's Environmental Advocate & Sustainability Champion. "And though we do not accept glass, FirStar fiber has made an exception to allow us to leave lids on plastic bottles (like pop bottles) to help with collection."

For other recycling tips or to pledge to recycle this week, visit

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

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