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Nebraska Biomechanics Core Facility Hosts Global Participants

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Scientists and clinicians from all over the world traveled to Omaha recently for an intense five-day sumer workshop. Why? The scientists at the Nebraska Biomechanics Core Facility (NBCF) are considered experts in a certain analysis of human movement and biological systems. Their approach is unconventional and this makes them world-renowned for their research using nonlinear analysis. Individuals from Australia, Denmark, Spain and Ireland traveled to the NBCF. In addition, 12 more individuals from all over the United States were in attendance. They came from places such as the National Institutes of Health, the West Point Military Academy, and the Johns Hopkins University and the University of California San Francisco. These 18 attendees underwent a grueling schedule of lectures, hands-on training and testing from 9 to 5 p.m. each day. In the evenings, the NBCF staff hosted several social events. By hosting these types of workshops, the NBCF helps place the University of Nebraska at Omaha on the map, scientifically speaking.



2nd Annual Freshman Convocation Set for Aug. 24

One of UNO's newest traditions, Freshman Convocation is planned for noon on Friday, Aug. 24, inside the Sapp Fieldhouse.

The event will feature a 45-minute ceremony that officially welcomes UNO's freshman class, with remarks from Chancellor John Christensen, as well as other campus administrators and student leaders. Families of the freshman are also invited to attend.

Freshmen will receive a commemorative lapel pin marking the occasion. The students will be encouraged to wear the pin at a number of campus events throughout their academic career at UNO, including graduation.

The convocation is designed to be a ritual that signals the beginning of a student's college experience that will culminate at the graduation ceremony, marking the end of their undergraduate career.

A reception for the students, their families, and UNO faculty and staff will follow in the Milo Bail Student Center.

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eSHOP Training Schedule Announced

Accounting Services will offer eSHOP training this August. Dates are: Aug. 10, 17, 24 and 31. All sessions will take place on Fridays from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Accounting Services' Conference Room, 208 Eppley Administration Building. Registration is not required.

Questions should be directed to Ken Hultman ( or Teresa Carlson (

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Lot U (Middle Level of East Parking Garage) Construction to be Completed Aug. 10

Lot U overhead light installation will be completed end-of-day Friday, Aug. 10. At that time, faculty/staff parking will be available in Lot U and Lot T, Lower Level.

Any questions, call Parking Services at 402.544.PARK (7275).

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Maverick and University Village Move-in Traffic Notice

During residence hall move-in on Thursday, Aug. 16, and Friday, Aug. 17, traffic on University Drive South will be restricted to one-way east bound from the entrance of West Parking Garage (Lot J) to the west entrance of Lot M (faculty/staff parking lot south of Criss Library). Access will be open to West Garage and Child Care Center motorists.

This will allow short term loading and unloading along the curb in front of the residence halls and east bound thru traffic during move-in. Parking and Security staff will be directing traffic.

Contact Parking Office 402.554.PARK (7275) if you have any questions.

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UNO Theatre to Hold Auditions for Fall 2012 Season

The UNO Department of Theatre is holding auditions for the Fall 2012 Season. UNO students, alumni and actors at large are invited to audition.

Upcoming mainstage productions include: William Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus, directed by D. Scott Glasser and Mary Zimmerman's Mirror of the Invisible World, directed by Cindy Melby Phaneuf.

Community auditions will be held on Sunday, Aug. 19, from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday, Aug. 21, 8 to 9:30 p.m. Both sessions will be held in 333 Weber Fine Arts Building. Prepared monologues are encouraged; however monologues and scenes will be available for reading. Read more.

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David Drodz Quoted on Income Segregation Statistics

Head of UNO's Center for Public Affairs Research, David Drodz, was quoted in the Omaha World-Herald on Sunday about a recent report from the Houston Chronicle that listed the most segregated cities by income. Drodz's census data shows that the Omaha/Council Bluffs area is far less segregated by income than many U.S. cities. Read more here.

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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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UNO Bookstore Summer Hours

The current regular summer Bookstore hours are:

Monday through Tuesday - 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Wednesday through Friday - 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m..

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