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Cast of Characters

Cast of Characters

photo by Robbie Jones

Meet the cast for the upcoming fall UNO Department of Theatre production of William Shakespeare's tragedy, 'Titus Andronicus.' Pictured from left to right: Qadir Khan as Titus Andronicus, Victoria Luther as Lavinia, Katlynn Yost as Tamora and Andre McGraw as Aaron. Previews and performances start this week in the UNO Theatre.

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UNO to Host Dual International Conferences Today & Oct. 6

Two conferences that focus on international issues convene at UNO today, Oct. 5, to Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC).

The Global Studies Conference started on Oct. 4. This year's conference will feature panels on the theme of water and global food security. Other topics will include Afghanistan, Africa, the Middle East, nation building, democratization, health care and literature.

Concurrently, the 37th Annual European Studies Conference will address multifaceted perspectives on the past, present and future of the European continent. Areas discussed will include art, history, languages and literature, philosophy, music, religion and film. Read more.

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Physics Colloquium Today

"Quasars, Super-massive Black Holes, and Outflows in Active Galaxagies" will be the topics of discussion at UNO's Physics Colloquium set for today, Oct. 5. Jack Gabel, professor of physics at Creighton University, will present.

Dr. Gabel's lecture will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in 170 Durham Science Center (DSC).

Questions? Contact Iulia Podariu at

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Opening Reception of Veteran Artists Tonight at UNO Art Gallery

An exhibition of assemblages and constructions by two veteran artists begins at the UNO Art Gallery with a reception tonight, Oct. 5, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Tom Bartek, who has recently turned 80, will be showcasing more than 40 pieces of work as part of a three-gallery retrospective. A selection of Bartek's work will also be shown in the Lied Art Gallery at Creighton University until Oct. 12 and the Nebraska Arts Council Fred Simon Gallery through Nov. 2. Read more.

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The Moving Company to be Featured Artists at Tonight's Omaha First Friday WRAP Party

The UNO College of Education's The Moving Company will perform tonight, Oct. 5, in Downtown Omaha. The troupe will perform at Omaha First Friday WRAP Party presented by Nebraskans for the Arts and House of Loom, 1012 South 10th St.

The party will run from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. There is no cover to attend.

The night's activities are highlighted below:

- Live interactive performances and movement by COE's The Moving Company (10 to 11:30 p.m.),

- DJ Music selections by Kethro,

- A chance to support Nebraskans for the Arts' "Student Spotlight" program (suggested donation is just $10).

For more information, contact Marjorie M. Maas at or 402.595.2125.

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UNO Theatre Production of 'Titus Andronicus' Continues on Stage Tonight

The UNO Department of Theatre presents William Shakespeare's sweeping tragedy, Titus Andronicus. Titus Andronicus is directed by D. Scott Glasser. Performances continue tonight, Oct. 5, and conclude on Saturday, Oct. 6, in the UNO Theatre, Weber Fine Arts Building. The house opens at 7 p.m. with a 7:30 p.m. curtain for all performances.

Titus Andronicus, William Shakespeare's early tragedy examines the themes of war, revenge, and family with startling familiarity. Titus returns home from war, a weary man in search of rest. He brings with him the Queen of the vanquished Goths, who sets out a quest of revenge that quickly incites others to follow suit. The revenge cycle is gruesome, shocking, and bloody as it sweeps its way through both families, destroying nearly everyone in its path.

For tickets, visit or call the box office at 402.554.PLAY. The box office, located on the first floor of UNO's Weber Fine Arts Building. For performances, tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors/military/faculty/staff.

Tickets are always free for all UNO students who present a valid UNO ID and $5 for all other students who present a valid school ID. The UNO Theatre Box Office now accepts all major credit cards.

Note: This production contains adult material.

Visit the department's Facebook page at For more information, contact Sarah Fogarty Campbell at

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Forensics Team Wins Season Opener

The nationally ranked UNO forensics team continued its winning ways to start the 2012-13 season, earning first place at a competition hosted by Kansas's Hutchinson Community College (HCC).

The forensics team, led by head coach Abbie Syrek, competed against 20 colleges and universities from Friday, Sept. 28 to Sunday, Sept. 30.

In addition to individual victories by Sophomore Karlee Curin in After-Dinner Speaking; Junior Cole Evans in Dramatic Interpretation; Junior Queeny Pimentel in Poetry; Evans in Individual Sweepstakes both days; Evans and Junior Trae Graham in Duo; Sophomore Natalie Schneider in Extemporary Speaking; Senior Lauren Ackerman in Program Oral Interpretation; and Graham in Poetry, the team placed first in the team sweepstakes for both days, as well as the entire competition.

Evans was also recognized as top-speaker for the weekend, winning the Overall Individual Sweepstakes.

Forensics competes once again starting Saturday, Oct. 6, at Bethel College for the annual Sunflower Swing. Those interested can follow live results on Twitter at @UNOforensics. Read more.

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NBDC to Host Intellectual Property Workshop Oct. 11, 12

The Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC), a department of the College of Business Administration at UNO, will present a special workshop on intellectual property on Thursday, Oct. 11, and Friday, Oct. 12, at the Thompson Alumni Center.

According to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, intellectual property theft costs U.S. companies $250 billion each year. Since many company's intellectual property is more valuable than physical assets, the NBDC encourages everyone from small business owners to innovators and researchers to participate.

The Introduction to Intellectual Property Protection workshop will cover topics including differences between patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets; how legal protections vary around the world; and how intellectual property can be protected online.

Representatives from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will be presenters at the workshop. Read more.

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History Dept. to Host Middle East Forum Oct. 25

The UNO History Department has announced the creation of a new Middle East forum for UNO students, faculty, staff and off-campus guests.

The inaugural meeting will take place Thursday, Oct. 25, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Chancellor's Room. The Middle East Project Fund, which is part of the UNO History Department, is sponsoring the forum.

Guests are encouraged to bring lunch, and questions, as Visiting Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Curtis Hutt moderates a panel of experts from UNO including Moshe Gershovich, professor of history and director of both the Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish studies, as well as the Middle East Project Fund, and Ramazan Kilinc, assistant professor of political science. Read more.

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UNO Health & Wellness Fair Set for Nov. 1

Mark your calendars! The UNO Health & Wellness Fair has been set for Thursday, Nov. 1, from 8 a.m. to noon in 128 Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building.

The fair is presented by Noodles & Company, UNO Health Services and UNO Campus Recreation, as part of its ongoing effort to inform, educate and empower the campus community to adapt a healthier lifestyle.

The fair will feature an affordable blood draw, free screenings, free chair massages, more than 50 vendors, demonstrations, door prizes and more. There will also be a blood drive, hosted in cooperation with the American Red Cross from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donors can sign up online at

For more information on the 2012 UNO Health & Wellness Fair visit

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Registration Under Way for Screenings at Annual Health & Wellness Fair

The UNO Health & Wellness Fair is set for Thursday, Nov. 1. That means registration for this year's health screen blood draw is under way. This takes place again in Health Services.

There are five options of different health screens to pick from. Click on this link for details.You can sign up for Option 1 and then add other optional tests to it if you chose. New this year is the option of paying at the time of registration for your lab - a cash price or you can chose to have Health Service file with your health insurance.

Registration takes place in Health Services, which is located off the atrium in 102 Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building. The forms are available online on Health Services website or they are available in Health Service. You just need to print, complete, and bring the form to Health Services and sign up for your time. You can pick a time for your lab draw from 6:30 to 10 a.m. on Nov. 1. Results will be mailed to you. A light continental breakfast will be available after your blood draw.

For those employees who are enrolled in the university's Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) medical plan you have $250 ($300 if did HRA) to use or lose by Monday, Dec. 31, for preventative care. Remember, you annual preventive care allowance is to use for "well visits" to the doctor, UNO health fair lab work or vaccinations. It cannot be used for sick visits to the doctor. You don't have to meet your deductible with using your preventative care allowance money.

If you are unsure how much money you have in your preventative care account call member services at BCBS 1.888.592.8963 and ask. You will need to give them your member ID number that starts with UNE.

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Lamanna to Present 'Constructing a Career through Chance and Choices Talk' on Oct. 24

The UNO Sociology & Anthropology Department will host a presentation with Dr. Mary Ann Lamanna, professor emerita of Sociology at UNO.  Her talk, "A Long and Winding Road: Constructing a Career through Chance and Choices," will be Wednesday, Oct. 24, at noon, in 344 Arts and Science Hall (ASH).

For more information, contact Sarah Wengert at 402.554.2626.

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Nominations Sought for Emerging Leaders

Nominations are being sought for the 2013 Emerging Leaders Class. Faculty, staff and organizations advisors are encouraged to nominate freshmen and sophomores for the program. Students will remain in the program until they graduate from UNO. Please check with the students and let them know you are nominating them.

Students must:

- Have at least a 2.5 GPA (freshmen will be checked prior to the first class in January)

- Be freshman or sophomore standing

- Want to acquire a broader skill set

- Be available Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. during the Spring 2013 semester

- Write an essay about why they want to be an Emerging Leader. Essays are due in the Student Organization and Leadership Program (SOLP) office Friday, Nov. 2, by 5 p.m. For any questions, contact Barb Treadway-Janousek at 402.554.2711 or email

For special needs or questions, call 402.554.2711 or 402.554.3799 (TTY)

Emerging Leaders is a program that aids in personal development, social awareness, building foundations for the future and fostering interpersonal growth. If you know a student who wants to further their skills and connect with resources in order to further develop as a leader on campus and in the community, please nominate them.

Nomination Link:

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Grants Applications Sought for University Committee on the Advancement of Teaching  (UCAT) Travel and Teaching Circle Materials

The Center for Faculty Development is now accepting University Committee on the Advancement of Teaching  (UCAT) Travel and Teaching Circle Materials Grant Applications, due on the 21st of each month. UCAT funds travel to conferences and workshops as well as materials monies focused on the improvement of instruction. 

Applications should focus on how attendance/participation/materials will enhance curriculum development & assessment, diversity and other designated themes available on the website.  For guidelines and applications, visit

Applicants must consult with college representative prior to submission of applications. To find your representative, go to:

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In the News

Petrow Addresses Shift in Nebraskans' Support for Same-Sex Unions

Gregory Petrow, associate professor and graduate program chair for Political Science, was quoted in the Omaha World-Herald on Thursday, Oct. 4, about a recent poll that shows a majority of Nebraskans now support same-sex unions.

Pickering Interviewed for DebateWatch

Barbara Pickering, associate professor and graduate program chair for Communication, was featured on the Crash Davis show on Wednesday, Oct. 3, to discuss that night's presidential debate.

DebateWatch Featured on KETV, WOWT, and KPTM

The 2012 DebateWatch, sponsored by the School of Communication and the Office of Academic and Student Affairs, was featured on KETV as part of their debate coverage on Wednesday, Oct. 3. WOWT and KPTM also lead off their debate coverage with stories about the DebateWatch at UNO.

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TIAA CREF Rep Openings Available through November

Jana Steigelman-Simon, a TIAA CREF consultant for Individual Client Services, will be on campus for individual appointments with employees on the following dates:

- Oct. 9

- Nov. 20 and 27

Appointments can be made by calling the Omaha TIAA-CREF office at 402.548.3614.

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Criss Library Offers Web of Science and EndNote Training

Are you interested in discovering who is citing your work or the work of others, or learning better ways to effectively manage your reference with a simple accessible tool?

Learn how to use the Web of Science to utilize your research time more efficiently.

*Tuesday, Oct. 16
10 to 11 a.m.
232 Criss Library

Learn how to use EndNote Web to manage your references more effectively and save time in your writing process.

*Tuesday, Oct. 16
11 a.m. to noon
232 Criss Library

Instructor will be Amy Braden, MSLIS, Customer Education Product Specialist, Science and Scholarly Research, Thomson Reuters.

R.S.V.P. not required, but encouraged.  Please email

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UNO's Information Security Office reminds you to STOP. THINK. CONNECT.

Make online passwords long and strong. Use a mix of upper and lowercase letters and numbers and symbols. Have a different password for every account. Learn more at

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