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Mutual of Omaha's Battles on Ice

On Feb. 9, UNO will take on the University of North Dakota and the Omaha Lancers will take on the Lincoln Stars as part of the Mutual of Omaha's Battles on Ice, which will be held at TD Ameritrade Park. The outdoor game is a first for all four of the hockey teams, and for Omaha. Tickets are on sale now!

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Contest for Tickets to Battles on Ice Day Five


Tomorrow, UNO will take on the University of North Dakota in its first-ever outdoor hockey game. As part of the Mutual of Omaha Battles on Ice, UNO and North Dakota will face off in an important WCHA matchup, with the regular-season title hanging in the balance. We want to help get you to the game by giving you the chance to win tickets!

Throughout this week we’ve provided a number of chances to win by answering UNO hockey trivia questions. Today will mark the last chance to enter for tickets to the game!

If you know the answer to today’s question, or think you know, email it with a subject line of "ATTN: Battles on Ice Trivia" to with your name and contact information. If your answer is correct, you will be entered into a drawing for a pair of tickets to Saturday's game.

Please make sure you submit your answer by noon today. If you are a winner of the contest, you will be contacted for instructions on how to pick up your tickets for Saturday’s game. The correct answer to today’s question will be revealed the Monday edition of eNotes.

Yesterday’s Answer:
UNO swept this No. 1-ranked team in October 2001, propelling the Mavericks to No. 5 in the national polls. -- Michigan State University

Today's Question:
Who scored the first-ever goal for the Mavericks against the University of Manitoba in 1997?

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This Week in Maverick Athletics


This Week in Maverick Athletics is a listing of the latest sports information. For a complete weekly update of UNO's in-season teams, click on this link

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Mavericks To Play UND in Outdoor Game This Saturday

The UNO hockey team will play North Dakota in an outdoor game at TD Ameritrade Park on Saturday, Feb. 9.  The Omaha Sports Commission, Metropolitan Entertainment & Convention Authority (MECA), UNO, Omaha Lancers and Mutual of Omaha made the joint announcement last February.

The event will be dubbed the "Mutual of Omaha Battles on Ice." The Mavericks and Fighting Sioux will be the second game of the day, while the Omaha Lancers will play United States Hockey League opponent the Lincoln Stars to open the day at 12:30 p.m. Read more.

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Wheels With No Strings Attached

Starting next week, Zipcar is coming to campus for all 18+ UNO students, faculty and staff.

Zipcar is car-sharing, an alternative to bringing a car to school, that gives members 24/7 access to vehicles parked right on campus. Low hourly and daily rates include gas, insurance and 180 miles per day to go wherever you want to go - all while being environmentally friendly and promoting sustainability.

Members can reserve cars online or with a smart phone for as little as an hour or up to four days. This semester, enjoy all the freedom of owning car without any of the hassle.

Find out more about how it works at or find Zipcar on Facebook.

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UNO Theatre Features Female Playwrights in Upcoming Productions, Previews Start Feb. 12

The UNO Department of Theatre presents 'The UNO Theatre Play Festival': three weeks of theatre featuring the work of two contemporary American female playwrights.

The productions include the regional premiere of “Or,” by Liz Duffy Adams and the world premiere of “The Archaeology of Dreams” by Caridad Svich. “Or,” is directed by Sarah Fogarty Campbell and “The Archaeology of Dreams” is directed by Thais Flaitt Giannoccaro. Read more.

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Faculty Senate to Meet Feb. 13

The UNO Faculty Senate will meet Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 2 p.m. in Mammel Hall 320-A. The speaker will be Dean Steve Shorb, Criss Library. The meeting will begin immediately after the presentation. All those interested are welcome to attend.

Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs BJ Reed will be available to answer questions and/or converse with Senators and Faculty from 1:45-2 p.m. in the same room, before Dean Shorb’s presentation.

For more information, contact the Faculty Senate Coordinator, Sue Bishop, at 402.554.3598 or

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Physics Colloquium Set for Feb. 15

"Super, Cool Liquids and the Liquid-Glass Transition," will be the topic of discussion at UNO's Physics Colloquium on Friday, Feb. 15. Dr. David L. Sidebottom from Creighton University will present.

To date, the liquid-to-glass transition remains one of the more challenging questions in condensed matter physics. In this talk, we examine the nature of very viscous, supercooled liquids and the unique problems they pose for classical thermodynamics. We also examine the role of chemical structure in predicting the visco-elasticity of liquids near the transition and review some recent studies using dynamic light scattering techniques.

Sidebottom’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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Informational Meeting for OLLAS' Cuba Summer Study Abroad Program Feb. 19

The Office of Latino/Latin American Studies will host an informational meeting for all students, faculty, staff and alumni for its summer 2013 Cuba study abroad program on Wednesday, Feb. 19th at 5:30 p.m. in 286 Arts and Sciences Hall (ASH).

This nine-day international, service learning and travel study program will be led by Dr. Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado, UNO Professor of Political Science and an internationally recognized Cuba scholar. The travel study program is offered in conjunction with a three credit hour, partially internet-mediated summer course (LLS 4950-851/8956-851). Course topics include: U.S. foreign policy toward Cuba; Cuba after the Castros; Cuba's medical diplomacy; the emergence of the Cuban oil industry, economic market reforms; and sustainable development policy.

In Cuba, site visits will include community and cultural institutions, museums, urban organic farms and bio-reserves, and historic Old Havana (a UN World Heritage Site). We will have conversations with those in academics, economists, artists, urban planners, students and young professionals. In the metro Havana area, we will engage with local community service organizations in an on-going service learning project to renovate a community arts and cultural center.

The total cost of the trip is $2,650.00 (this includes roundtrip airfare from Omaha to Cancun, Cancun to Havana, lodging, ground transportation, most meals, visas, insurance, program fees and tips).

For more information, contact Dr. Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado at 402.554.4859 or

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African Immigrant Jailed for Divorce to Share Personal Story on Campus Feb. 20

Omaha's Ruth Marimo spent three years in jail waiting to be deported after her now ex-husband turned her in as an illegal immigrant as punishment for asking for a divorce. On Wednesday, Feb. 20 Marimo will bring her story of struggle and self-acceptance to the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO).

Marimo is an African immigrant, lesbian and single mother of two. She will share parts of her memoir, “Freedom of an Illegal Immigrant,” from noon to 2 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room as part of Black History Month. The event is free and open to the public and will be followed by a Q&A-and-book-signing session. Free food will also be provided.

Marimo moved to the United States from Zimbabwe at the age of 19 in 1999. Her memoir addresses every aspect of her identity from losing her mother to suicide at an early age through finally accepting her homosexuality after a six-year marriage.

As part of her visit to UNO, Marimo will speak about the dangerous of coming out in a very anti-gay culture, as well as the struggles of what it means to be an LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning) in the United States, taken from the experiences of others she has met since writing her memoir.

UNO’s Student Organizations and Leadership Programs, Maverick Diversity Coalition, American Multicultural Students and UNO Sociology Club are sponsoring this visit.

Any questions about the event should be directed to Helen Kang, SOLP’s assistant director for cultural programs, at or by phone at 402.554.2711.

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Walker Recieves Book Award

Professor Emeritus Samuel Walker has received the 2012 Langum Prize in American Legal History-Biography for his book "Presidents and Civil Liberties from Wilson to Obama: A Story of Poor Custodians," examines the civil liberties records of modern presidents. Walker's book concludes that America's leaders have a generally poor record with regard to the rights of its citizens.

The Langum Charitable Trust, which is based out of Birmingham, Ala., awards the Langum Prize. The prize has been given out each year since 2001 and has covered such topics as American property law, the impact of the Civil War on the American legal system and the origins of the Pledge of Allegiance.

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In the News

Jones Discusses Play

Peggy Jones, associate professor of Black Studies, was featured on the "Les Femmes Folles" blog, a local blog about female artists, for her work as a playwright for an upcoming performance at the Rose Theater. The play premieres Feb. 16.

Mammel Hall Mentioned in Story on CU College of Business Renovation

A Tuesday, Feb. 5 issue of the Omaha World-Herald featured a story on renovations to Creighton University's College of Business. The article mentioned that Creighton is currently competing with schools like UNO, and Mammel Hall, for new students.

Gouveia, OLLAS Mentioned in El Perico

UNO's Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS) and its director, Lourdes Gouveia, were featured in a story in El Perico on Jan. 31 about a free screening at Aksarben Cinema of the film "Precious Knowledge," which focuses on the political climate surrounding immigrants in Arizona. OLLAS helped coordinate the screening with the Omaha Mayor's office.

Scott Residential Management Invests in New Facility Additions, Staffing

Scott Residential Management, which manages all of UNO's Pacific Street Campus properties (Scott Village, Scott Hall and Scott Court) was profiled in the Midlands Business Journal on Feb. 1. The story discussed the growth the company is seeing in the Aksarben Village area, including growth at UNO.

Heineman Mentions Intern Nebraska, UNO

In an opinion piece for the Kearney Hub, Gov. Dave Heineman discussed the Intern Nebraska program, which provides internships to area students, including those from UNO.The story was also picked up by the Beatrice Daily Sun.

Stec Mentioned in Midlands Business Journal

Jeffery Stec, who serves as a clinical supervisor at UNO, was named pediatric program manager at the Madonna Rehabilitation Hopsital last week. The story was picked up by the Midlands Business Journal.

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College of IS&T Roundtable Feb. 11

The UNO College of Information Science & Technology (IS&T) will welcome Bradley M. Kuhn, President and Executive Director of the Software Freedom Conservancy, on Monday, Feb. 11. Kuhn will talk on the possible points of collaboration between the Free, Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS) community and academia that can serve both students and researchers.

Kuhn began his work in the software freedom movement as a volunteer in 1992, when he became an early adopter of the GNU/Linux operating system, and began contributing to various FLOSS projects.

The roundtable will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., 279 University of Nebraska Peter Kiewit Institute. Pizza, salad and sodas will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. The talk starts immediately at noon.

RSVP to Angela Nastase at by Feb. 10, 2013.

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2013 IRB Education Series Continues Feb. 12

As you know, UNO's Office of Research and Creative Activity and the UNMC/UNO Institutional Review Board have developed a spring semester IRB Education Series for UNO faculty, staff and students who are involved with or interested in human subject research.

The series continues on Tuesday, Feb. 12, with a presentation by Ernest D. Prentice, PhD, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at UNMC and Institutional Official for the UNMC/UNO IRB and the UNMC/UNO IACUC. Previously, he served as the Executive Chair and the Co-Chair of the IRB. Ernie will help us to understand the importance of AHRPP (Human Subject Protection Program accreditation) in reducing the risk of non-compliance and enhancing the University’s standing with federal agencies that sponsor research.

The series continues with monthly presentations in March and April by speakers who will discuss various human subject research topics.

All sessions will be held from 12:00pm-1:00pm in UNO’s Milo Bail Student Center, Gallery Room. Pizza and beverages will be provided.

See this link for the schedule of presentations and for registration information. UNO is not handling registration for these sessions. Attendees must register directly with IRB online here.

We hope you will join us for these interesting and informative sessions.

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Teens Sought for ADHD Study

The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) is studying medications for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in teenagers, ages 13-17.

Symptoms may include:
- Difficulty paying attention
- Making careless mistakes
- Poor organization
- Trouble completing tasks
- Being forgetful
- Losing things

If this sounds like your son or daughter, please call or email to learn more about this clinical research study. Call: 402.552.6240 or 402.552.6340. Email: or Study evaluation and medication are provided at no cost to those who are eligible.

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