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UNO Celebrates Annual Student Research and Creative Activity Fair

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

Research projects and creative works by undergraduate and graduate students were on display at the fourth annual Student Research and Creative Activity Fair (RCAF) on Feb. 10. UNO students from all levels – undergraduate, graduate and doctoral – showcased their work during the event. More than 150 submissions were judged this year. Above: Graduate Student Alex Torres and Professor Kris Berg discuss her entry.

2012 Student RCAF Awardees

Through the Lens

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Mavericks Take on the Gophers

photos by Tim Fitzgerald

Conference rival Minnesota came to town last weekend and the two games provided plenty of ice excitement. Unfortunately the Golden Gophers won in overtime 3-2 on Friday (Feb. 24) and by the same score on Saturday. The Mavericks will host the University of Denver this weekend. Friday's game will begin at 6:30 pm while Saturday's is at the regular 7:05 pm.


Hayden House

Heydays of the Hayden House

On Oct. 8, 2010, UNO's new Welcome Center was unveiled with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Around $1 million had been invested in restoring what had most recently been the home of the Goodrich Program. With the renovation of the former-Engineering building to make-way for the new College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS) building, Goodrich had new home and something needed to be done with a building that, frankly, had too much history to get rid of. continue. . .



55th Annual Missouri Valley History Conference Starts Today

The 55th Annual Missouri Valley History Conference (MVHC) will take place in downtown Omaha starting today, March 1. UNO students are allowed free admission to any panel with presentation of their student ID card. The UNO Department of History organized the conference, which continues through Saturday, March 3, at the Embassy Suites Hotel in downtown Omaha.

* Conference theme:
The Tides of War

* Friday luncheon keynote address:
"Navies, Privateers & Pirates: aggression on the seas from antiquity to the present"

* Guest speaker: Philip De Souza, School of Classics, University College Dublin

Advance registration is required for tomorrow's MVHC keynote and luncheon. For details, see a copy of the conference program at this link.

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KANEKO-UNO Library Presents 'A Conversation with Jim Krantz'

UNO students, faculty and staff are invited to the KANEKO-UNO Library this Friday, March 2, from noon to 1 p.m. to join Jim Krantz in a discussion about his photography and upcoming show at the KANEKO.

The KANEKO-UNO Library is located in the Old Market, at 12th & Jones. Metered parking is available nearby.

KANEKO presents, "Homage: Remembering Chernobyl," an exhibition by the award winning, international photographer and Omaha native Jim Krantz. The exhibition opens this Friday, March 2, and coincides with a special presentation featuring Jim Krantz in conversation with Henry Henderson, director of the Midwest Program of Natural Resources Defense Council. They will discuss the humanistic impact of nuclear accidents like Chernobyl and the environmental ramifications in the current quest for energy alternatives. The exhibition opens at 6 p.m. followed by the presentation Q&A at 7 p.m.

For more information, contact Lindsey Bailie at

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Poetry Reading to Commemorate Baghdad Car Bombing

UNO welcomes the campus community, as well as the public at large, to a special reading of Arabic and English poetry on Monday, March 5.

Monday's poetry reading, which runs from 6 to 7 p.m. at the UNO Art Gallery, is titled "We Remember al-Mutanabbi" and marks the fifth anniversary of the car bombing that killed at least 30, injured dozens of others and devastated the titular historic literary and cultural center of Baghdad.  Read more.Up to Top

History Department to Host Lectures by Candidates

As part of its search to fill a position in Modern Europe/Holocaust and Genocide studies, the History Department will host several candidate visits and lectures in March. All lectures will take place between 2:30 and 4 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Gallery Room. They are free and open to the public and will be followed by a cookie reception.

On Tuesday, March 6, the first candidate, Brian Crim, will lecture on "'This Too is a Legacy of the Front!' The Specter of Judeo-Bolshevism in the German Military Community, 1914-1923."

Currently serving as assistant professor of history at Lynchburg College, Va. Crim earned his B.A. from James Madison University, an M.A. from Old Dominion University, and a doctorate in Modern European History from Rutgers University.  He has published a number of articles on anti-Semitism in the German Army during the Weimar period and other topics.

Other candidate lectures include:

* Thursday, March 8
Waitman Beorn, visiting assistant professor of History at Loyola University, New Orleans
His lecture: "A Landscape of Graves—The Local Experience of German soldiers and Jews in the Holocaust in the Soviet Union"

* Tuesday, March 13
Monika Flaschka, visiting assistant professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at Kent State University
Her lecture: "Masculinities on Trial: Sex Crimes and the Intersection of Nazi Gender and Racial Ideology"

Questions? Contact Gershovich Moshe at

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Spring Leadership Challenge Is March 9

Hey students! Take your leadership off cruise control this spring. Student Organizations and Leadership Programs (SOLP) is excited to announce its spring leadership conference taking place:

* Friday, March 9

* Noon to 5 p.m.

* Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Dodge Room 

Michael Miller, a nationally travelling leadership expert, will present an afternoon of engaging and humorous leadership enrichment. He has a knack for entertaining his audiences while educating them as well. The conference is for all students, regardless of your level of campus involvement. 

Complete the registration form at this link and return to the MBSC Business Office, along with your $10 deposit. After attending the conference, students will get a $10 credit on their MavCard. 

Contact Erin Cron in SOLP with questions at or 402.554.2711.

Note: Departments sending students will not be billed and no refunds will be given.

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Applications Sought for Maverick Productions

Maverick Productions is now accepting applications for the 2012-13 board. The Maverick Productions Board is responsible for planning much of the entertainment and educational programming on campus.

Some past highlights include homecoming, Mike Posner concert, Girl Talk concert, Bear-y Happy Valentine's Day and Chief Jay Jonas of FDNY. Students interested in event planning, marketing, advertising, music, entertainment and more are encouraged to apply. 

Applications are due in Student Organization and Leadership Program, first floor Milo Bail Student Center, by Friday, March 9, at 5 p.m. Click on this link for application. One letter of recommendation and a resume must also be turned in with the application.

Contact Maverick Productions Advisor, Erin Cron, with questions at or 402.554.2711.

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Henry Doorly Zoo Membership Drive Under Way

The annual Henry Doorly Zoo membership drive is under way at UNO. There are several different categories to chose from:

* Individual: $50 (Free Zoo and IMAX admission for listed owner only)

* Dual: $75 (Free Zoo and IMAX admission for both listed owners at one address or one listed owner and one guest)

* Grandparent: $89 (Free Zoo and IMAX admission for both listed owners at one address or one listed owner and one guest and up to six grandchildren of the owner (ages 0-20)

* Household: $89 (Free Zoo and IMAX admission for both listed owners at one address or one listed owner and one guest and up to six children (ages 0-20) at owner's address

The 2012 membership passes expire March 31, 2013.

Memberships are being sold in the Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, 202 Eppley Administration Building.  For more information, contact Christine Hoffman at 402.554.2263 or

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Photoshop Basics Friday

The UNO Academic Partnership for Instruction is offering Photoshop Basics in 112 Criss Library from 10 to 11:30 a.m. this Friday, March 2.

Using the basic Photoshop tools participants will learn how to enhance, compose, and publish images for use on the web, in print media, and for video display. Though taught in Photoshop CS4, the techniques demonstrated can be used in earlier versions of Photoshop, as well as, most standard photo and image editing programs.

To register, visit

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Spring Job Fair at UNO Is Next Week

On Tuesday, March 6, The Career Center will host a Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom. The fair will feature more than 70 employers who are actively seeking candidates for open positions and internships. Professional attire is expected and students should bring copies of their resume. For more information about the Job Fair and other services, contact The Career Center at 402.554.3672 or stop by 111 MBSC.

The Spring 2012 Job Fair is sponsored by the following: Union Pacific, Applied Underwriters, National Indemnity, Gallup, ConAgra, Interpublic, Wells Fargo, Northwestern Mutual, Werner Enterprises, NorthStar Financial, Streck, TD Ameritrade, Telvent DTN, Verizon Wireless and ExxonMobil.

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11th Annual Malcolm X Festival is March 7 and 8

The UNO Department of Black Studies will celebrate its 11th annual Malcolm X Festival Wednesday, March 7, and Thursday, March 8, on campus. Ameena Nuur Fort-Matthews, featured in the new documentary film "The Interrupters," will give a presentation during the afternoon of March 8.

This year's festival theme is "Juveniles and Justice: Law and the Prison Industrial Complex." Nuur Fort-Matthews will present "Making Our Communities Vibrant: Positive Interventions to End Youth and Community Violence" at 3 p.m. Her talk, and all other festival events, will take place in UNO's Milo Bail Student Center. Read more.

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A Discussion of UNO's Course Evaluation Instrument

All UNO faculty members are invited to join a discussion of UNO's course evaluation instrument on Tuesday, March 13. This discussion will be lead by William Addison from Eastern Illinois University whose research is focused on student evaluation of instruction.  He will speak at a campus forum and answer questions about UNO's recently adopted course evaluation tool, the SEEQ.

Plan to join Center for Faculty Development staff on March 13 in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service Commons from 2:30 to 4 p.m. to gain a greater understanding of the multidimensionality of our instrument, maximize your course evaluation potential and learn how our course evaluation instrument can be used for professional development.

For more information, click on this link.

To register, contact the Center for Faculty Development at 402.554.2427 or

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Paul L. Beck Memorial Faculty/Staff Scholarships

The Faculty Senate is now accepting applications for the Paul L. Beck Memorial Faculty/Staff Scholarships. Both residents and non-residents may apply. Three scholarships are awarded: 

*One $ 1,000 Full-Time Undergraduate Scholarship

*One $ 1,000 Full-Time Graduate Scholarship 

*One $ 500 Part-Time Graduate or Undergraduate Scholarship

Information on the scholarship history, criteria, application process and the application form can found on the Faculty Senate's website:


Applications are also available at the Financial Aid Office, EAB 103, or the Faculty Senate Office, ASH 105. The application deadline is March 30, 2012.

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