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Thanks for the Memories!

photos by Tim Fitzgerald

University Relations will celebrate UNO photographer Tim Fitzgerald's 42 years of outstanding service to the campus community with a retirement reception Thursday, Aug. 30.

The event will take place in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. All of UNO is invited to attend.

During the summer of 1970, Fitzgerald began working in UNO's Office of Information where his duties included producing weekly public affairs programs about UNO for both radio and television. He also began a long association with the UNO Athletic Department by filming and producing a Maverick sports program for UNO Television. At the same time, he began photographing the UNO campus and Maverick sporting events for use in a variety of publications.

During his public relations career at UNO, Fitzgerald has worked with local and national news media, the UNO Alumni Association and internal communication at UNO. For the last 15 years, he has been manager of photography for UNO University Relations.

Join us in remembering the years through the eyes of 'Tim Fitzgerald' one last time.



Flag Lowering

Gov. Dave Heineman, in accordance with the proclamation from President Barack Obama, announces all U.S. and Nebraska flags to be flown at half-staff as a sign of respect for the memory of American Astronaut Neil Armstrong.

Flags will be flown at half-staff at UNO today, Aug. 31. Read more.

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Deadline Today for 2012 Corporate Cup Team T-shirt

Wellness Stampede

Join the UNO team in the 2012 Corporate Cup! To get a 2012 Corporate Cup T-shirt for just $15 register online or come to the Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Control Desk by 5 p.m. today, Aug. 31.

To register, visit and enter the team name "UNO" or sign up as an individual. Registration is $15. Individuals can sign up until Sept. 14; however, late registrants will not receive a T-shirt. Participants can also pick up your information packet at the HPER Control Desk from 5:30 a.m.t o 9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14, and 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15.

Also, stop by the UNO Hospitality Table at the Civic Auditorium before the event.

For more details visit

Cinemateca Returns This Evening at Film Streams

The biennial Cinemateca film series, presented by Film Streams and the UNO Office of Latino/Latin American Studies, begins tonight, Aug. 31, with a screening of Luis Bunuel's "Los Olvidados" (1950), which runs through Sept. 6.

A special screening of "Los Olvidados" will be held Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 7 p.m. with pre-show cuisine provided by Maria Bonita and a post-show discussion will be led by OLLAS faculty member and UNO associate professor of history Maria Arbelaez.

Also starting tonight "Spy Kids (2001)", from director Robert Rodriguez, which also runs Sept. 8 and 13. Read more.

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Special Labor Day Message for the Chancellor

the nameOn this, our nation's 130th Labor Day, I want to acknowledge the efforts put forth by the UNO campus family. It is my honor to work with such talented and dedicated people. UNO celebrates the contributions all have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our community and campus.

Thanks to the hard work of our faculty and staff, UNO continues to grow and become stronger as an institution and as part of our city and nation. It is appropriate, therefore, that our country pays tribute on Labor Day to all those responsible for America's strength, freedom, and leadership.

We are proud of all you do to support our students and our mission. Enjoy the long weekend and have a safe and fun holiday.

Thank you for all you do.

Chancellor John Christensen

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Criss Library Schedule Changes from Labor Day Holiday

Criss Library hours for this Sunday, Sept. 2, will be noon to 9 p.m. The library will be closed Monday, Sept. 3, in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

Regular library hours resume Tuesday, Sept. 4, at 7 a.m.

For a complete schedule of library hours, visit

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HR to Offer 'Reading and Understanding Criminal Background Checks'

An instructional program titled "Reading and Understanding Criminal Background Checks" will be offered by Human Resources for anyone who may have questions about the new Background Check Policy that goes into effect this Saturday, Sept. 1.

Training will be provided by a former state patrolman and our background check vendor OneSource on how to read a Criminal Background Check Report.

Attendees will also practice utilizing the criteria in the policy to determine if the results will negatively impact the offer of employment. The class will be offered on Tuesday, Sept. 4, in 132D College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS). There will be two sessions: 10:30 a.m. to noon and the other from 1 to 2:30 p.m. One of the sessions will be videotaped to insure that individuals who are hiring managers and may have scheduling conflicts can receive the information.

For questions, contact HR Director Mollie Anderson at or 402.554.3664.

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WiSTEM Fall Meet-and-Greet Next Friday

Do you know of a UNO undergraduate or graduate student studying in or considering changing their major to a science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) discipline? If so, Women in Science Technology Engineering and Math (WiSTEM) invite them to attend its first Fall Meet-and-Greet on Friday, Sept. 7.

At the upcoming Fall Meet-and-Greet, affiliated STEM colleges and departments, will be in attendance. It will be held from noon to 2 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room. The event will include four speakers, lunch and different tables set up for the students to visit. Free lunch and door prizes will also be available.

"We believe this will be a great opportunity for many departments to get involved with students and to help these students get prepared for future careers by giving them appropriate insight to the field," said Rachel Burns, student WiSTEM president.

WiSTEM is dedicated to encouraging women's success in the STEM field. The student group provides opportunities that will help women find their way to the STEM fields, support them throughout their academic career, and guide their path to fulfilling careers. WiSTEM, is not exclusive, and welcomes both UNO men and women students.

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Physics Colloquium Next Friday

Lead will be the topic of discussion at UNO's Friday, Sept. 7, Physics Colloquium. Michael Cherney, professor of physics at Creighton University, will present.

Cherney's lecture "The Highest Energy Interaction Produced By Man Lead - Lead Collisions at the Large Hadron Collider" will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in 170 Durham Science Center (DSC).

This talk gives an introduction to ultra-relativistic heavy ion physics. The history of the study of relativistic heavy ion collisions is presented. The construction and early achievements of the Large Hadron Collider are described. An overview of the physics of the quark-gluon plasma is given. Particle production in the extremely large electric fields near the surface of nuclei in ultra-peripheral (near-miss) interactions is also considered.

Questions? Contact Iulia Podariu at

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UNO CEO's Slip-n-Slide Attempt Featured on KETV, WOWT, KMTV

UNO's Collegiate Entrepreneur Organization was featured on KETV, WOWT, and KMTV as they attempted to set a world record for most people on a Slip-n-Slide on Friday of Welcome Week. Read more here.

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UNO Library Friends to Host Sept. 12 Book Discussion

The UNO Library Friends will host a discussion of the book "I Am a Man": Chief Standing Bear's Journey for Justice, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12, in the Thompson Alumni Center. I Am a Man chronicles what happened in 1877 when Chief Standing Bear set off on a six-hundred-mile walk to return his son's body to the Ponca's traditional burial ground. It shows his efforts to reclaim his lands and rights, culminating in Standing Bear's successful use of habeas corpus to gain access to the courts and ultimately his freedoms.

The discussion leader will be the author, Joe Starita. Starita was an investigative reporter and New York bureau chief of The Miami Herald, where one of his stories was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. He is now a professor at the University of Nebraska's College of Journalism and the author of The Dull Knifes of Pine Ridge, which garnered a second Pulitzer Prize nomination, won the Mountain and Plains Booksellers Association Award, and has been published in six languages.

All are welcome to attend. Ample, free parking is available at the Alumni Center. For more information, contact Linda Riviera,

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