University Village Move-In Day
video by Charley Reed
On Friday, Aug. 18 many UNO Freshman and returning students started their Welcome Week early with an official move-in day for University Village.
Scott Court Move-In
photos by Tim Fitzgerald
UNO's newest residence hall, Scott Court, opened its doors to residents Sunday (Aug. 14) on the Pacific Street campus. Students are taking part this week in a variety of fun activities before classes start on Monday.
Nebraska Biomechanics Core Facility Hosts Global Participants
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.
eSHOP Training Offered Today
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.Up to Top
Lot U (Middle Level of East Parking Garage) Construction Ends Today
Lot U overhead light installation will be completed end-of-day today, 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).Up to Top
FAUST to Present 'The Aliens'
The Fine Arts University Student Theatre (FAUST) at UNO presents Annie Baker's "The Aliens," directed by Steve Hartman. Performances run Aug. 10-11 and 16-18. All shows will be outdoors at the Castle of Perseverance, just north of the Weber Fine Arts Building. The house opens at 7:30 p.m. with an 8 p.m. curtain for all performances.
Steve Hartman directs this full-length play as a part of his undergraduate honors thesis. Read more.Up to Top
Pete Simi Talks to National Media About Wisconsin Shooter
Pete Simi, associate professor of criminology and criminal justice, has made the rounds on multiple news media outlets recently to discuss meeting Wade Michael Page, the accused shooter who killed six people at a Sikh temple in a suburb of Milwaukee, during research on hate music. Simi has been featured on MSNBC's "Hardball with Chris Matthews," CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360," ABC's "Good Morning America," Al Jazeera, The Huffington Post, and New York Post, among others.
– NY PostUp to Top
Criss Library Intersession Hours Announced
Criss Library Intersession hours are as follows:
Monday, Aug. 13: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday through Friday, Aug. 14-17: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 18: Noon to 5 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 19: Noon to 9 p.m.
Regular library hours resume Monday, Aug. 20.
For a complete schedule of library hours, visit http://library.unomaha.edu/information/hours.php.Up to Top
TIAA CREF Rep Openings Available through October
Jana Steigelman-Simon, a TIAA CREF consultant for Individual Client Services, will be on campus for individual appointments with employees on the following dates:
- Aug. 14 and 21
- Sept. 11
- Oct. 2 and 9
Appointments can be made by calling the Omaha TIAA-CREF office at 402.548.3614.Up to Top
Tree Removal Notice for Aug. 16-17
Facilities Management and Planning staff report five Linden trees on the east side of the Pep Bowl will be removed before school is in session. Tree removal by Hughes Tree Service is set for Aug. 16 and 17. These 60-year old trees are near the end of their life cycle and have significantly deteriorated over the past few years, suffering from significant insect and structural damage. Major portions of the canopy have been removed and their continued deterioration poses a safety issue for the area.
"We have consulted with local arboriculture experts on next steps and all agree that removal is warranted," said John Amend, director Facilities Management and Planning. "Following removal new replacement trees will be planted."Up to Top
Changes to UNO's Wireless Network Announced
In an effort to improve wireless security on the UNO campus, a new wireless network, UNOSecure, will be activated on Monday, Aug. 13. The UNOSecure network will be available to faculty, staff and students and require a login to connect (only once for each device using your Net ID username and password - aka Blackboard/Office 365).
For guest to the UNO campus, the UNOGuest network will be implemented and limited to a basic Internet connection. The existing UNOWireless network will remain available for guest access but will be discontinued during the holiday break in December.Up to Top