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UNO Celebrates International Education Week

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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.



Flag Lowering

The UNO flag will be lowered to half-staff Saturday, Nov. 19, in honor of UNO retiree Rev. Larry Menyweather-Woods. He passed away Nov. 2 at age 59.

Rev. Menyweather-Woods, an assistant professor of Black Studies, retired from the university in 2009 after more than 15 years of service.

Omaha services will be held Nov. 19 at 11 a.m. at Mount Moriah, 2602 N. 24th St. Read more.

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Final International Education Week Events Set for Today, Tomorrow

Two International Education Week community outreach events will culminate UNO's weeklong campus celebration. The weeklong celebration is a worldwide event promoted by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education since 2000.

They are:

*Today, Nov. 18
International Outreach
Gomez-Heritage Elementary School, 4:15 to 6 p.m.

UNO international students will visit OPS elementary students in the Completely Kids after-school program. The UNO students will make cultural presentations on Japan and Mexico and enjoy games and snacks with the elementary students. International students may still sign up to join the trip by contacting Julie Soper in International Admissions at 402.554.2293.

*Today and Saturday, Nov. 18-19
Nebraska Neighbors
West Point, Neb., all day today and Saturday

UNO international students will trek to West Point, Neb., to share their cultures with local residents and to learn about life in rural Nebraska. They will visit a school, hospital, music studio, feedlot, and West Point Implement and Design, staying the night in the homes of local families. The trip is a continuation of Nebraska Neighbors, a 33-year-old tradition of connecting UNO international students to Nebraska's rural residents.

For a full listing of this week's events, visit and click on International Education Week.

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Retirement Reception Today for Carlynn Hartman-Kurtz

The university community is invited to attend a retirement reception today, 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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EAB Spiral Staircase Carpet Replacement Reminder

Carpet Replacement of the Eppley Administration Building spiral staircase will begin tonight, Nov. 18. Work will be begin during the evening after 5 p.m. tonight, and should be completed by Saturday. Faculty and staff 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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"IA in the Real World" Brownbag Nov. 21 at PKI

On Monday, Nov. 21, come hear computer security researcher and game hacker Ben Schmoker speak about his experience with MITRE Corporation, Union Pacific, Strategic Command and Sandia National Laboratories. He will speak on "IA [Information Assurance] in the Real World" from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in 361 University of Nebraska Peter Kiewit Institute.

Free pizza will be served at the brownbag. To reserve a spot, R.S.V.P. to Rebecca Pray at 402.554.4902 or

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Lecture on 'How Soccer Explains the World' Next Week

The UNO Sociology/Anthropology Department will present "Globalization, Culture Wars, and Attitudes Toward Soccer in America: An Empirical Assessment of How Soccer Explains the World" by Dr. Daniel Hawkins, Monday, Nov. 21, at 2:30 p.m. in 214 Arts & Sciences Hall.

For more information, contact the Department of Sociology/Anthropology at 402.554.2626 or Dr. Timi Barone at

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Master Printer, UNO Faculty Member Harry Duncan is Focus of Criss Library Exhibit

Criss Library will honor Harry Duncan, a former UNO instructor, and print master, with a special collection of the projects he worked on during his life.

Duncan, who, most famously, was responsible for Robert Lowell's first volume of poetry, also worked with well-known authors including Wallace Stevens, Tennessee Williams and William Carlos Williams.

The exhibit, titled "Harry Duncan & The Cummington Press Exhibit," runs through Tuesday, Dec. 20, in the Criss Library's Osborne Family Gallery. It will feature work from Duncan's time on campus (1972-1985), including photographs, wood engravings, press books and other items that had previously been held in the library's Special Collections sections.

Duncan, who was referred to by Newsweek magazine as "the father of the post-World War II private-press movement" in a 1982 issue, retired from UNO in 1985, but continued to print under the Cummington Press imprint until his death in 1997.

As part of this imprint, Duncan also created the Abattoir Editions, UNO's fine print press shop, which is currently run by Associate Professor of Art and Art History Bonnie O'Connell. The Abattoir Editions includes works from William Logan, Sir Walter Ralegh and Charles Martin.

This is the first time Duncan's work has been collected and displayed to the public at UNO.

A reception featuring Duncan's family will be held at the Osborne Family Gallery from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 21.  The public is encouraged to attend this special event.

For more information, contact Linda Riviera at 402.554.2640 or

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Course Evaluation Teaching Circle Dec. 7

The Course Evaluation Teaching Circle invites anyone interested in discussing the new course evaluation instrument to join them. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 10 a.m. in 111 College of Public Affairs and Community Service.

For more information, contact Carolyn Gascoigne at

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In the News

In the News

- UNO members of Latino Men of Impact and Latino American Students were shown cleaning up graffiti in South Omaha over the weekend by WOWT

- Lucy Garza Westwook, UNO Service Learning Academy (SLA), and Lyn Holley, Gerontology Department, were quoted in a Nov. 17 issue of the Omaha World-Herald discussing one of the SLA’s P-16 Initiative projects: feeding seniors at the Adams Park Community Center with the help of Blackburn High School students.

- Assistant Athletic Director for External Operations, Josh White was featured on KMTV’s “Morning Blend” to discuss a collaboration between Athletics Department and Metro-area YMCAs.

- Paul Landow, Political Science, was interviewed by KIOS-FM about recent developments in the Keystone XL pipeline.

- David Booker, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Nov. 16 Omaha World-Herald column about the establishment of a new professorship in Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

- Nick Stergiou, Nebraska Biomechanics Core Facility director and a HPER Isaacson Professor was quoted in a Nov. 16 issue of the Omaha World-Herald story about a recently-awarded NASA grant of $750,000, which will provide funding for his studies involving correcting gait after severe physical trauma.

- Sam Walker, professor emeritus in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, was quoted by the Huffington Post about video released from the Occupy DC movement.

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) 554.2762.

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In Print

- Adam S. Smith (UNO M.A. Psychology, 2009), Andrew K. Birnie (UNO M.A. Psychology, 2011) and Jeffrey French (Psychology, Biology, Neuroscience) recently published a paper entitled "Social isolation affects partner-directed social behavior and cortisol during pair formation marmosets, Callithrix geoffroyi." It appeared in a recent issue of Physiology and Behavior.

The study revealed that the quality of pair-bond relationship between newly-paired males and females is affectrf by stress levels. A summary of the paper can be found here:

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. simple syndication.

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Campus Security Offers Holiday Safety Tips

The Campus Security staff would like to remind the campus community of some common sense safety tips to practice during the holiday season.

- When a person leaves his or her room or office, lock it up, even if it's only for a few minutes.

- Avoid leaving valuables or packages in plain view in a vehicle. Place them in the trunk or between the seats. When possible, do so before parking.

- During the holiday break, take valuables home from campus offices and residence halls.

- Anyone who is going to be working on campus late in the evening or when few people are around should consider advising Campus Security so that an officer can pay special attention to the area.

- Anyone entering a locked residence hall or campus building should make sure the door closes completely. Strangers should not follow anyone into a secure building.

- Students who live on campus and are leaving town for the holidays should make sure they have someone keeping an eye on their residence and leave emergency contact information.

For more information, call Campus Security at 402.554.2648.

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Nominations Sought for Who's Who and Hall of Fame Awards

Student Organizations and Leadership Programs is proud to announce the annual Who's Who In American Colleges & Universities nominations as well as the addition of a new, prestigious leadership award, the Hall of Fame.

Faculty and staff are asked to nominate students that are junior status or higher for the Who's Who award. UNO seniors are also eligible for the Hall of Fame. Both Who's Who and the Hall of Fame will be awarded on Feb. 2 at 3 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom. For submission details on both, click on this link.

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