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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

The UNO flag is lowered to half-staff today, Sept. 4, in honor of student Cody Stump. He passed away Aug. 29 at age 19.

Stump, a freshman, had yet to declare a major and was enrolled in general education courses at UNO.

An 11:30 a.m. service will be held today at Korisko Funeral Home, 5108 F St., in Omaha.

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UNO's New Printing Solution Launches Today

It's here. In an attempt to provide a more flexible printing environment for students, Information Service (IS) is deploying 17 red and black WEPA (Wireless Everywhere. Print Anywhere.) print kiosks in major traffic areas across campus.

The WEPA print solution officially arrived at UNO today, Sept. 4, however the current UNO print kiosks continue to be available for students. With WEPA UNO students can produce a document here at UNO or at home and print it out at any WEPA kiosk on campus, across the U.S. or around the world. Students can print from a UNO lab, wirelessly from anywhere on campus, from a thumb drive inserted into the kiosk or from their home computer.

For more information, go to

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HR 'Reading and Understanding Criminal Background Checks' Today

An instructional program titled, "Reading and Understanding Criminal Background Checks," will be offered today, Sept. 4, by Human Resources for anyone who may have questions about the new Background Check Policy.

Training will be provided by a former state patrolperson 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 today 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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Cinemateca Returns This Evening at Film Stream

The biennial Cinemateca film series, presented by Film Streams and the UNO Office of Latino/Latin American Studies, continues tonight, Sept. 7, with a special screening of "Los Olvidados." Pre-show cuisine is provided by Maria Bonita and a post-show discussion led by OLLAS faculty member and UNO associate professor of history Maria Arbelaez.

Luis Bunuel's "Los Olvidados" (1950) runs through Sept. 6 and "Spy Kids (2001)", from director Robert Rodriguez, also runs Sept. 8 and 13. Read more.

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Husband, Wife to Discuss Work With Elders at Chuck Powell Lecture Series

UNO's Department of Gerontology's annual Dr. Chuck Powell Memorial Lecture Series will feature a husband-and-wife team of guest speakers in the month of September.

Paul Hogan and Lori Hogan, co-founders of Home Instead Senior Care, will speak at the UNO College of Public Affairs and Community Service Commons on Friday, Sept. 7 and Wednesday, Sept. 19, respectively. On Sept. 7, from 1:30 to 2:30, Paul Hogan will discuss how to pair entrepreneurship and the aging population. On Sept. 19, from 1 to 2 p.m., Lori Hogan will discuss prepare oneself for a job after college and what employers are looking for in prospective employees. Read more.

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Student Members Sought for Phi Alpha Theta

The Phi Alpha Theta, UNO history honor society, is conducting a membership drive through Friday, Sept. 7. Student membership details can be found online at this link. For questions, email:

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FirstStar Recycling Tour This Friday

Hey students! Join members of UNO ECUNO, GBASIS and Student Government on a tour of FirstStar Recycling this Friday, Sept. 7, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. This local material collection facility (MRF) processes the residential recycling for the Omaha/ Metro area, as well as commercial and industrial recycling.

Students planning to attend should register at -- so the staff at FirstStar can be informed of how many students will be participating.

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Robert Graham Retirement Reception Planned for Sept. 10

Physics Department will celebrate Dr. Robert Graham's 44 years of service with a retirement reception on Monday, Sept. 10.

The event will take place in the Milo Bail Student Center's Chancellor's Room from 2:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. All UNO faculty and staff are invited to attend. For more information, contact Ashley Oseka at 402.554.2511.

Other than teaching here at UNO Dr. Graham's career also consisted of 19 years as chairman of the Physics Department. This university was still Omaha University at the time he was hired. His career in education began when he joined the "Future Teachers of America Association" as a sophomore while in high school in Minnesota.

He is either primarily responsible for, or contributed heavily to, the development and continued support of the Aim for the Stars Science and Math Camps for youngsters ages 10 through 15 years of age, and the C.A.P.O.W. traveling science show. Shows have been presented primarily by Dr. Sullivan at several schools and libraries in Nebraska, several times to all the Nebraska Indian reservations, and many cities in several states as far away as Florida, Washington, and even Toronto, Canada.

Other projects include the development of the Mallory Kountze Planetarium and the observatory at the Durham Science Center. He was one of the group that founded the "Nebraska section of the American Association of Physics Teachers" and was the only one to serve two terms as a president of the organization.

He also received the UNO Chancellor's Medallion in 2001.

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Walker in Des Moines Register, USA Today

Sam Walker, professor emeritus of criminal justice, was quoted in the Des Moines Register, which was picked up by USA Today, a Wells Fargo employees that were fired as a result of new banking regulations regarding previous criminal offenses. Read more here.

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Writer's Workshop Series Returns Tomorrow

The UNO Writer's Workshop is once again hosting its Writer's Workshop Reading Series, featuring free public readings and discussions by nationally renowned authors.

Six authors will speak on campus at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays throughout the fall semester starting September and running through November. This semester's authors include two professors, two poets, a screenwriter and essayist.

On Sept. 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Dodge Room, Richard Duggin, founder of the UNO Writer's Workshop and fiction author, will read from his new collection of short stories called "Why Won't You Talk to Me?" Duggin has taught at UNO for 40 years and his work has honored by Best American Short Stories, Pushcart prize Anthology and Playboy Magazine. Read more.

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WiSTEM Fall Meet-and-Greet This 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 this Friday, Sept. 7.

It will be held from noon to 2 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Ballroom.

At the upcoming Fall Meet-and-Greet, affiliated STEM colleges and departments, will be in attendance. 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. R.S.V.P. to Rachael Burns at by Wednesday, Sept. 5, to be eligible for door prizes.

"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.

Event sponsors include NASA Nebraska Space Grant Consortium, UNO Dual Enrollment and UNO Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women (CCSW).

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Physics Colloquium This 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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Fifth Floor Kayser Hall Open House Sept. 12

The Center for Faculty Development, The Teaching and Technology Center and The Testing Center are now all located on the fifth floor of Kayser Hall.

On Wednesday, Sept. 12, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., you are invited to stop by to tour the newly opened spaces, enjoy some refreshments and enter your name for a door prize.

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Constitution Day Public Lecture & Discussion

Criss Library will host a Public Lecture & Discussion by Samuel Walker on Monday, Sept. 17. The event will be held at 7 p.m. on the main floor of the Criss Library.

Walker, UNO Emeritus Professor of Criminal Justice, will address "Presidents and Civil Liberties:  Obama and Romney in Historical Perspective" in light of the research that informed his latest book, published by Cambridge University Press.  His study of the Presidents extending from Woodrow Wilson through Barack Obama is the first comprehensive treatment of their actions most pertinent to civil liberties.

Free and open to the public.

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