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Student Showcase Opens Feb. 22

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Denise Brady, Art Gallery coordinator, finishes hanging the last of the artwork at the UNO Art Gallery for the juried student art exhibit, which opens Feb. 22. The exhibit runs through Thursday, March 28.

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'Times Talks Series Comes to UNO Today'

The faculty group, Newspapers in Curricula (NiC) is once again hosting the Times Talks Series at UNO. Times Talks are informal conversations dealing with current issues in the news.

Please invite your students to join Dr. Bruce Johansen in a Times Talk open conversation today in the Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor’s Room at noon. Johansen will present “Warm winter days: climate catastrophe can be so ‘nice.’” Free pizza will be provided for the first 20 students. See this flier for more information.

Questions? Contact Maria Knudtson at

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Internship and Study Abroad Information Session for Graduate Students Today

Graduate students, have you thought about doing an internship or studying abroad? Please join us for a presentation by Megan Edwards, Master of Public Administration (MPA) student, who recently returned from conducting an internship and research in Cochabamba, Bolivia. She will discuss her experiences and what she did to set up her internship. Catie Miller, MPA student, Sarah Wernimont, MPA alumna, and Emily Hassenstab, Study Abroad Advisor at UNO, will also be at the session to answer questions.

When: Today, Feb. 26, 2013; 4 – 5:15 p.m.
Where: 208 CPACS and live streaming online

Please RSVP for the event on Facebook or email Dr. Eikenberry at If you plan to join via live streaming, please let Dr. Eikenberry know so she can send the link before the event.

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Chris Allen Presentation Today on His Fulbright Year in Oman

Chris Allen, School of Communication, will give a talk and photo show of his Fulbright year in Oman, today, in the CPACS Collaborating Commons at 4 p.m.

Allen taught at Sultan Qaboos University during the 2011-12 school year, and traveled throughout the country with is wife Elaine. They also visited six other countries during their 10-month stay in Oman.

This presentation is open to the public.

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Department of Black Studies Assistant Professor First Candidate Presentation Feb. 27

The Department of Black Studies will be hosting three finalists for the Assistant Professor vacancy. All university staff and faculty are invited to the candidates' job talks. The first candidate will present on Wednesday, Feb. 27 from 11 a.m. to noon in the Milo Bail Student Center Jenkins Room.

Dr. Jennifer Harbour, Ph.D., University of Iowa, will present "What Black Women's letters to the Lincoln Administration tell us about Reproductive Labor, Gradual Emancipation, the War's Effects on African-American Families." Up to Top

Wellness Wednesdays Continue Feb. 27 in HPER

The next Wellness Wednesday is set for Feb. 27. This week's seminar focuses on a holistic approach to wellness, and will be led by HVI Exercise Physiologist for Alegent-Creighton Health, Maggie Sweigart. The seminar runs from noon to 12:45 p.m. in 112 HPER.

For more information, contact Dave Daniels at 402.554.2008 or

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Petite Musique Returns Feb. 28

The University of Nebraska at Omaha’s (UNO) Petite Musique series returns on Thursday, Feb. 28 with performances from two local musicians.

Starting at 7 p.m. in the Strauss Performing Arts Center (SPAC) Recital Hall on UNO’s Dodge Street Campus, professional musicians Danielle Meier, double bass, and Jennifer Novak Harr, piano, will perform. The concert is designed to last for no longer than one hour in length.

Tickets can be purchased at the door the day of the event. Prices are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and free for all students.

Meier will also be providing a special masterclass to area youth prior to the concert, at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27 in 105 SPAC. The masterclass is free and open to the public.

The next Petite Musique event will take place Friday, March 15. More information can be found at

Questions? Contact Stacie Haneline at or by phone at 402.554.4897.

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OLLAS Guest Speaker March 1

The Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS) is bringing a special guest speaker to campus Friday, March 1. Dr. Cristián Doña-Reveco will present "Are all Latinos Equal? Some Evidences from the American Community Survey (ACS) and Policy Implications" at 3 p.m. in 132 College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS).

Dr. Doña-Reveco obtained his Ph.D. in Sociology and History from Michigan State University and his bachelor's degree in Sociology at the Universidad de Chile. His area specializations are International Migration; Latin American History; Intersections between Sociology and History; Macro Historical Dynamics; and Memory and Biography. His research focuses on Chilean immigration in the U.S. Currently he is working on analyzing media portrayals of immigrants coming to Chile between 1990 and 2010.

For more information, please visit Dr. Doña-Reveco's personal website:

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Human Resources Presents the Final Retirement Planning Seminar of the Spring

Human Resources presents the final Retirement Planning Seminar of the Spring: “Your Retirement, A Personal Journey."

The seminar will be offered twice: Wednesday, March 13, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the CPACS Collaborating Commons and Thursday, March 14, 3 to 4 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Council Room.

The seminar is open to all faculty, staff and retirees, who will learn how to plan what’s best for them in the years to come. This seminar will examine retirement planning at all stages. Discussion will help identify savings gaps and demonstrate the importance of choosing the most effective income options. Contact Tim Rochford at 402.554.2465 for more information.

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In The News

Toller Talks MyDeathSpace

Paige Toller, associate professor of communication, was interviewed for a WOWT story on the website MyDeathSpace, which allows people to share information about peoples’ deaths.

UNO Study Shows Shift in Real Estate Market

An Omaha World-Herald story on Friday, Feb. 23 references a study from UNO professor Steven Shultz, banking and finance, which shows the previous buyer's market for homes has reversed and is now a seller's market with people looking to buy homes.

KETV Covers Sen. Ben Nelson as Politician in Residence

KETV covered the news that former Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE) would be joining the UNO Department of Political Science as a “Politician-in-Residence,” which will allow Nelson to team teach with UNO professors.

Gouttierre Interviewed on Karzai Demands to Leave Afghanistan

Afghan President Hamid Karzai recently issued a declaration that United States special forces need to leave the country immediately. Tom Gouttierre, dean of international studies and programs, was interviewed by several media outlets about the announcement, including CBS Radio News and Radio Australia.

Ahmadzai Talks to BBC

Sher Han Ahmadzai, outreach specialist for UNO’s Center for Afghan Studies, has recently interviewed with BBC and Voice of America about the situation in Afghanistan. Ahmadzai is a regular commentator on the two stations.

KETV Covers Skate with the Mavs

On Sunday, the UNO Maverick Hockey team hosted its annual Skate With the Mavs event. KETV was on hand for the event.

Goldstein Lecture Previewed by Jewish Press

On Friday, Feb. 15 the Jewish Press previewed a visit to UNO by Zach Wahls, a University of Iowa student, as pat of the annual Leonard and Shirley Goldstein Lecture on March 12.

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'Your President is Black: Now What?' Event Canceled

The 'Your President is Black: Now What?' event previously scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 3 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Fireplace Lounge, has been canceled.

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English Department to Co-Host Canadian Author Feb. 28

Author Julija Sukys will be on the UNO campus Feb. 28, in the Milo Bail Student Center, Gallery Room from 10:00 a.m. until noon. She will read from her latest book "Epistolophilia: Writing the Life of Ona Simaite."

The book tells the story of a little-known university librarian and Holocaust rescuer who entered the Vilna Ghetto (Lithuania) for three years under the pretense of collecting unreturned library books. In reality, Simaite was bringing in medicine, food, and other forms of aid, then carrying out and hiding letters, manuscripts, and even children. Sukys painstakingly sifted through a collection of thousands of letters and scores of letters scattered to archives around the world. Fragment by fragment, she succeeded in painting a nuanced portrait of a compelling and courageous life.

This presentation at UNO is sponsored by the UNO Department of English. The author’s visit to Omaha is coordinated by the Omaha Friends of Šiauliai Committee (Omaha Sister Cities Association), with financial support provided by the Journal of Baltic Studies, housed at Creighton University.

Julija Sukys, currently of Montreal, Quebec, serves as the Technical Editor of the Journal of Baltic Studies, and is the author of several other works. The campus community is invited to attend.

For more information, please contact Joe Price at 402.554.3476.

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Physics Colloquium March 1

“Biophysical Imaging with Multiphoton Microscopy,” will be the topic of discussion at UNO’s Physics Colloquium on Friday, March 1. M.G. Nichols from Creighton University will present.

Optical imaging of living cells and intact tissues by non-linear, simultaneous multiphoton molecular excitation provides inherent three-dimensional diffraction-limited resolution while minimizing photodamage and peripheral photobleaching. The multiphoton laser scanning microscope raster-scans a focused, high repetition-rate femtosecond pulse train of infrared laser light across a biological sample and efficiently detects the resulting multiphoton excited fluorescence. This allows quantitative visualization of cellular processes and tissue architecture that had been problematic or impossible with conventional microscopies.

Nichols’ 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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Registration Now Open for 2013 UNO Spring Career Fairs

The UNO Career Center is committed to connecting UNO students to great career opportunities. The UNO Career Center is hosting a STEM Career Fair on March 5 and a Liberal Arts Career Fair on March 6. Along with these opportunities, the College of Business Administration is also hosting a Career Fair on March 6 at Mammel Hall.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) Career Fair
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Scott Conference Center
6450 Pine Street

Health/Wellness, Government, Human/Social Services, Liberal Arts Career Fair
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Scott Conference Center
6450 Pine Street

College of Business Administration Career Fair
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
1 to 6 p.m.
Mammel Hall
6708 Pine Street

Don't miss out on these great career networking opportunities!

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Fifth Annual Student Research and Creative Activity Fair in March

The 2013 Student Research and Creative Activity Fair is fast approaching!

The 5th Annual Student Research and Creative Activity Fair will take place on Friday, March 8, in the Milo Bail Student Center. A detailed schedule will be available in the next few weeks

Awards will be announced on Monday, March 11, 5 p.m. at the W.H. Thompson Alumni Center. All are invited to attend both the Fair and awards ceremony.

For questions, contact Wendi Chiarbos Jensen at You can read more atthis link.

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Fan Voting Open For Hobey; Walters a Frontrunner

Fans of UNO hockey are encouraged to vote for junior left wing Ryan Walters in the first phase of fan balloting for the 2013 Hobey Baker Award, given each year to the top player in Division I college hockey.

Fan voting opened Jan. 7 at the official Hobey Baker Award website,, and will remain open until Sunday, March 10. The second phase of fan voting, which begins on Friday, March 22, will include the top 10 finalists for the award. Fan voting accounts for one percent of the total ballot in each phase of the process.

Walters is one of 77 players nominated for the award. He leads the WCHA with 19 goals and 26 assists for 45 points, which is good enough for second in the country. Read more.

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Criss Library Newsletter Available

The Spring Issue of the UNO Criss Library newsletter is now available. You can access the “Criss Chronicles” by visiting this link.

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Participate in the New Website Survey

On Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, UNO launched Phase I of our new website.

Feedback and suggestions are encouraged, and can be sent to

We are also conducting a survey of website users. Please take 10 minutes and fill out this anonymous survey:

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