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UNO December Commencement 2012

photos by Jeff Beiermann/UNO

The University of Nebraska at Omaha held its December commencement with two ceremonies on Dec. 15, 2012, at the Sapp Fieldhouse. More than 700 graduates were presented with doctorate, masters and bachelors degrees at the ceremonies.



Parking Request for Today

To help facilitate snow removal in the surface lots, Facilities and Parking Services are asking for your cooperation by parking in the lower levels of the East or West Parking Structures today, Dec. 20.

Gates to both structures will be open and the top level (V Lot) on the East Structure will be closed. The forecast for high winds and snow may create travel challenges out of the surface lots over the next couple days.

Your assistance is greatly appreciated.

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Criss Library Announces Schedule Changes

Criss Library hours for today, Dec. 17, through Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, are as follows:

- Today through Friday, Dec. 20-21:  7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

- Saturday, Dec. 22:  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

- Sunday, Dec. 23 through Tuesday, Jan. 1:  Closed

- Wednesday through Friday, Jan. 2-4:  7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

- Saturday, Jan. 5:  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

- Sunday, Jan. 6:  Noon to 9 p.m.

Regular library hours will resume at 7 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013.

For a complete schedule of library hours, visit

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Shuttle Operation Schedule

The UNO shuttle is scheduled to operate between Dodge and Pacific campuses from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. when the University is open for business. In the event of a snow day closing, the shuttle will operate for one hour after scheduled closing.

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

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Spring 2013 Campus Recreation Schedule Available Online

The spring 2013 schedules for UNO Campus Recreation programs are now available online. Visit to see the updated schedules for Group Exercise, the Outdoor Venture Center, and other fitness and wellness programs.

For questions or more information, email or call the Control Desk at 402.554.2539. If you would like to receive the Campus Rec Newsletter in January email or send a message on Facebook (

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New Course Seeks to Broaden Participation in Computer Science

In an increasingly digital world, America's competitiveness in the global economy is threatened by lack of attention to computer science education. The importance of broadening computing literacy was the topic of a recent Twitter conversation ( conducted as part of National Computer Science Education Week. In order to compete in the 21st century workforce, students must be empowered to create tomorrow's technology. In this context, UNO is offering a new course beginning in spring, CSCI 1200 - Computer Science Principles. It is aimed for students in all majors seeking an overview of computer science or considering a career in computing. The course will use mobile app development on Android platforms as a vehicle for teaching computer science concepts.

For more information, visit or contact Jon Youn ( or Harvey Siy (

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Free Home Delivery of the New York Times Spring Semester

Faculty who require use of the New York Times for assignments in class and who have that requirement stated on the course syllabus can receive free home delivery of the newspaper Monday through Friday in the Omaha metro area. For details and directions, contact Maria Knudtson at

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New Campus Reporting System Announced

The Business Systems Intelligence, Office of Institutional Effectiveness, and Information Services departments have been working together to develop a new system for the campus community to request reports. Much of the campus reporting needs has been addressed by the PING website and the Student List reports developed by the Office of Institutional Effectiveness. With the new system, if your department needs a new report to be developed, you can submit a request online at: Please allow three working days to be contacted via phone or email by a member of the reporting team.

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Now Accepting Applications--5th Annual Student Research and Creative Activity Fair

The Office of Research and Creative Activity at UNO is pleased to accept applications for the 5th Annual Student Research and Creative Activity Fair. The Fair will take place on Friday, March 8, 2013, in the Milo Bail Student Center.

All UNO students (undergraduate and graduate) and Engineering students from the Pacific Street campus are encouraged to apply. Registration materials are available at

Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013.

For more information, contact the Office of Research and Creative Activity at 402.554.2286 or

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