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UNO Course Profiles: Cuba at the Crossroads

video by Charley Reed

Dr. Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado teaches a class that looks at where Cuba could be going in the future now that it is 50 years after the revolution.


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Flag Lowering

The UNO flag will be lowered to half-staff today, Aug. 2, in honor of UNO retiree Gerald "Gerry" Ohlinger. He passed away July 28 at age 60. Ohlinger, a public safety assistant, retired from the university in 2009 after more than 21 years in the Security and Traffic Department.

Paul Kosel, a former colleague and supervisor of Ohlinger, remembers his many contributions to UNO. "Gerry was with the Campus Security Department for 21 years as a dispatcher. He was a good employee and liked by everyone. He was very active with the Boy Scouts. After Gerry retired in 2009, he kept in contact with his former co-workers, coming back to campus a couple times a year."

11 a.m. services will be held today at St. Mary of Assumption Catholic Church, 104 Second St., in Panama, Iowa. Read more.

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Aug. 26 Benefit Hockey Game at Tranquility with NHL Stars, Former UNO Mavericks


National Hockey League players and former UNO Mavericks will once more team up to stage the Duchenne Cup benefit hockey game on Aug. 26 at 2 p.m. at the Moylan Tranquility IcePlex. Last year, eight NHL players helped the Omaha Hockey Hall of Fame Foundation put on the inaugural game and raise more than $30,000 for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

So far, players from eight NHL teams have committed to this year's game. The event will include a silent auction before and during the benefit game.  Faceoff is at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased beginning Aug. 1 at Tranquility IcePlex at 122nd and West Maple Road in Omaha. 

This year's NHL players attending are now on the rosters at Colorado, Chicago, Philadelphia, Anaheim, Minnesota, Los Angeles, Montreal and Washington. Roster spots may be purchased for $1,000 by anyone in the general public. Read more.

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Lin Quoted in Omaha World-Herald

Shuanglin Lin, who holds the Noddle Professorship in the College of Business Administration, was quoted in an Omaha World-Herald story Tuesday about the impact of China's elderly population on Omaha. An elder-care franchise based in Omaha, Right at Home, has expanded into China with large room for expansion in the coming years due to the country's large number of elderly. Read more here.

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Sidewalk Closing Notice

A section of the sidewalk on the northeast side of Arts and Science Hall will be closed for approximately one week beginning on Monday, Aug. 6.  This closing is for the installation of new underground high voltage electrical lines for both Arts and Science Hall (ASH) and Kayser Hall (KH). All entrances to the both ASH and KH will remain open at all times. 

Contact Larry Morgan or Wayne Miller at 402.554.3600, if you have any questions.

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Lot Q Construction Notice

Please be advised that Facilities Management and Planning is temporarily closing the southeast entrance, and the closing of the first two east rows of parking in Lot Q. This is due to future utilities locations are required to be located. Work will take place Aug. 7-13. Please use parking Lot M entrance to access parking Lot Q. 

Reopening of this area will take place on Monday, Aug. 13. If you have any questions, call Bob Fuder at 402.554.2284.

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Presentation of the Loening Trophy to the UNO Aviation Institute

Mark your calendar. The Loening Trophy will be presented to the UNO Aviation Institute Thursday, Aug. 23, at the Thompson Alumni Center. Chancellor John Christensen will also present the Flight Team with a special recognition. The trophy will be awarded at 3 p.m., followed by a reception.

The Loening Trophy was first awarded in 1929 as a perpetual trophy to be presented annually to the outstanding all- around collegiate aviation program.  You can learn more about the history of the Loening Trophy, and R.S.V.P. online at

For questions or additional information you may also call the Aviation Institute at 402.554.3424.

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Criss Library Summer Hours

Following are the Criss Library summer hours through Aug. 19:

* Monday through Thursday: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

* Friday: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

* Saturday: Noon to 5 p.m.

* Sunday: Noon to 9 p.m.

For a complete schedule of holidays and other schedule exceptions, visit

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