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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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Professor Richard B. Felson to Visit UNO Today

Dr. Richard B. Felson, an internationally recognized scholar of interpersonal violence, will visit the UNO campus today, March 7. He will give a presentation of his research on sexual assaults at 10 a.m. in 132 CPACS Collaborating Commons. The title of the talk is: Sexual assault as a crime against adolescents.

Dr. Felson is Professor of Sociology at The Pennsylvania State University. The visit is co-sponsored by the UNO School of Criminology and Criminal Justice and the University of Nebraska Substance Abuse and Violence research cluster (SAVI). Everyone is welcome to attend.

For more information, please contact Dr. Jukka Savolainen at or 402.472.3677.

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Local High School Students Engage in P-16 Service Learning Projects

Girls Inc. Science, Technology, Education and Mathematics (STEM) students will join Dr. Karen Murch-Shafer's Thompson Learning Community (TLC) Biology students on campus from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today to build cell models as they continue their study of life systems. As a part of their P-16 service learning project, the students also traveled to the Henry Doorly Zoo earlier in the semester to learn about the components that are needed for life systems.

Elsewhere today, UNO students from Professor Arturo Miranda’s Spanish Language class and students from Millard West High School’s Advanced Placement Spanish class will be fostering cultural and generational understanding by partnering with seniors at the Intercultural Senior Center.  As a part of their P-16 service learning project, the students have been preparing for the Intercultural Senior Center by learning about Latin American music and traditional games, while improving conversational Spanish skills.

For more information, please contact Laura Krueger, or 402.554.2712.

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South American Flutist to Play at UNO

One of South America's most renowned flutists will perform a recital at UNO this evening, at 7 p.m.

Pablo Salcedo, from Mendoza, Argentina, will perform traditional and folk music written for the flute, along with other pieces featuring instruments such at the siku and ocarina. Salcedo will also perform some pieces with freelance pianist Jennifer Novak-Haar.

The performance will take place at the Strauss Performing Arts Center Recital Hall on UNO's Dodge Campus. Tickets for the concert may be purchased at the door for general admission at $5 and is free with a UNO MavCard.

Salcedo has performed around the world including venues in Stockholm, Madrid, Barcelona and New York. His work has also been included on a number of radio and television stations in Argentina.

The recital is supported, in part, by the UNO College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media and the UNO Office of Sponsored Programs and Research.

For more information, contact Christine Beard, Department of Music, at 402.554.2685 or or 402.554.2712.

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56th Annual Missouri Valley History Conference Begins Today

The 56th Annual Missouri Valley History Conference, sponsored by the UNO Department of History, will run from March 7 to March 9 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in downtown Omaha.The theme for this year's conference will be "Life Must Be Lived as Play: competition, sport & leisure in human history," although papers on all topics of history are presented.

UNO students may attend panels for free upon presentation of a valid MavCard at the registration desk. Non-UNO students who would like to attend may register at the conference.

Further information, including a PDF of the 2013 program, is available here:

Any questions may be directed to Dr. Jeanne Reames, conference coordinator, UNO Department of History, at

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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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John Bartle Named Dean of CPACS

The University of Nebraska at Omaha is pleased to announce that John Bartle has been selected to serve as Dean of the College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS) effective April 1.

Bartle has served as Interim Dean for the college since 2011 after spending the previous five years as director of the School of Public Administration.

During his time as dean, Bartle has led the college to major milestones, including:
· U.S. News & World Report naming UNO’s Bachelor of General Studies online degree program was named one of the best in the country,
· Programs within the School of Public Administration, the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, and the Grace Abbott School of Social Work receiving national rankings from U.S. News & World Report as some of best graduate programs in the country, and
· The Aviation Institute being named best program in the nation in 2012 by winning the Loening Trophy.

Bartle’s teaching and research interests are in the areas of public financial management, public budgeting and sustainable development. He has been at UNO since 1994.

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Monthly Security Tips Newsletter Available

The Monthly Security Tips Newsletter is now available. This month's issue focuses on protecting information stored on your smartphone.

In the newsletter, William F. Pelgrin (President and CEO the Center for Internet Security) notes that "We’ve come to depend on our smartphones so heavily it is hard to remember what we did before we had them. If you have a smartphone, you now carry a fully functional computer in your pocket or purse. That’s a tremendous amount of information at your fingertips! Therefore, it is paramount that you safeguard the smartphone."

To view the newsletter, click here.

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MavRadio to Broadcast Home Baseball Games Beginning March 8

MavRadio will be the voice of the University of Nebraska at Omaha home baseball this season beginning March 8. They will also join the team on the road as the Mavericks take on Minnesota and Iowa. MavRadio sports directors Jared Meyer and Paul Dobler will bring listeners all the action from the first pitch to the last strike. Listeners can tune in live on MavRadio KVNO 90.7 HD-2, or stream on

“All exposure provided by students/MavRadio will increase visibility of our program throughout UNO and the Omaha community,” said head coach Bob Herold.

To view this season’s UNO Baseball schedule, visit

For more information on MavRadio, contact MavRadio general manager Suzanne Fuhrer at or 402.980.5477.

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Lot M Temporarily Closed March 9

Lot M, south of the Criss Library, will be closed from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 9.

A contractor will be pouring the concrete bases of new light poles.

Contact Parking Services at 402.554.PARK(7275) with questions.

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Active Shooter Training Offered March 13

Active Shooter training is being offered to our campus community Wednesday, March 13 in order to help prepare us in the event an incident occurs here. The training is being jointly offered by UNO Enivronmental Health and Safety (EHS), Campus Security and the Omaha Police Department. Your participation is strongly encouraged.

The event consists of two sessions, both in Eppley Room 102: Session 1 (2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.) and Session 2 (3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.).

This training includes:
• 1.5 Hours of Interactive Training
• Review of Actions for Surviving an Active Shooter Incident
• Examine Potential Threat Indicators
• Work Area Security/Safety Review
• Emergency Preparedness Overview

For questions call Tyler Davis, EHS at 402.554.2239 or to RSVP email

To view emergency training videos and information, visit

To sign up for UNO's Alert Notification System, visit

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Writing Center Offers GRE Prep Workshop March 13 and March 14

Anyone planning to take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) will benefit from a GRE Prep Workshop. This workshop will introduce the GRE Analytical Writing Section, which includes an Issue Task and an Argument Task.

Sponsored by the UNO Writing Center, the workshop will be offered twice: Wednesday, March 13 from noon to 1:30 p.m. and Thursday, March 14 from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Both workshops will be held next door to the Writing Center, in 154 ASH.

Seating is limited, so please register in advance. Stop by the Writing Center, 150 ASH, or contact us via email at or phone at 402.554.2946.

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Writer and Artist Jose Faus to Discuss Latino Writers Collective March 14

On March 14, award-winning artist, writer and poet Jose Faus will discuss the Latino Writers Collective, a group of Latino writers living and working in the Kansas City metropolitan area and throughout the Midwest.

The event takes place at 3 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Gallery Room and is co-sponsored by the Office on Latino/Latino American Studies, the Department of English and the Goodrich Scholarship Program.

For more information, contact Dr. Todd Richardson (402.554.4027; or visit

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Third Petite Musique Concert Focuses on Strings March 15

String instruments are the focus of the third installment of the University of Nebraska at Omaha's (UNO) Petite Musique concert series, which will be held Friday, March 15 at the Strauss Performing Arts Center (SPAC).

Designed to last no longer than one hour, this 7 p.m. show will feature performances from Thomas Kluge, viola; Marie Rubis-Bauer, harpsichord; and Stacie Haneline, piano. Haneline is also a faculty member in the UNO Department of Music.

Tickets for the event are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and free for students with ID and can be purchased at the door. Read more.

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Visitor-Only Parking at Meters

Parking at the meters in front of Eppley Administration Building, Milo Bail Student Center and east side of Criss Library are limited to Visitor Only from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday when classes are in session.

This restriction will be expanded to also include those times when the university is open for business but no classes are scheduled (e.g. Spring Break, Dead Week between Semesters, Semester Break and other Student Holidays).

Parking Services will be issuing Courtesy Notices to remind people of the change, during Spring Break, March 18 through March 22; Dead Weeks, May 6 through May 10; August 12 through August 16; and, August 19 through August 23. Beginning with start of the fall semester, August 26, Violation Notices will be issued for faculty, staff and students parking at the meters, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Contact Parking Services at 402.554.PARK (7275) with any questions.

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In The News

Information Systems and Qualitative Analysis in Omaha World-Herald

The work being done by UNO's Information Systems and Qualitative Analysis, and its recogntion by the NU system for its teaching, was highlighted by the Omaha World-Herald in an editorial about the importance of teaching techniques.

Kris Argues for Gretna Mall

Ken Kriz, administrative fellow for Academic and Student Affairs, was highlighted in an article in the Omaha World-Herald for writing an independent anlaysis of a proposed mall in Gretna. Kriz was also mentioned in a KETV story on the subject.

Kriegler Previews Night-Time Light Show

Dave Kriegler, instructor of physics, talked with the Omaha World-Herald on how to best see a series of comets that will be crossing the night sky this month.

KPTM Talks Career Fairs

KPTM previewed a series of career fairs held on campus by the UNO Career Center and College of Business Administration

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Director of Financial Aid Candidate Forum Canceled

The director of financial aid candidate forum scheduled for Friday, March 8, has been canceled.

Dan Shipp, Associate Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs, chairs the search committee. For more information, email him at

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Spring Faculty Book Discussion March 27

"Not Quite Adults" by Settersten & Ray has been selected for the spring faculty book discussion on Wednesday, March 27, at 4 p.m. in 214 Roskens Hall.

Jonathan Santo will lead the discussion of the authors' research-based look at current twentysomethings' slower path to adulthood. Plan now to be part of this interesting discussion. A limited number of books have been ordered, so request your copy today by contacting the Center for Faculty Development at 402.554.2427 and register to attend the book discussion at

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Sen. Ben Nelson Public Lecture March 28

Continuing its commitment to education and engagement, UNO is pleased to announce a new educational partnership between former Sen. Ben Nelson and the UNO Department of Political Science.

Beginning this semester, Nelson will become the department’s “Politician-in-Residence.” Part of the Nelson’s responsibilities will include team-teaching an upper-division course each semester.

On Thursday, March 28, at 11:30 a.m in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS) Collaborating Commons, Nelson will join UNO’s Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado, professor of political science, for a lecture titled “The Impact of Hyper-partisanship on American Foreign Policy.”

This lecture is open to all UNO faculty, staff and students, as well as the media.

In his lecture, Nelson will speak to how the partisanship in Congress has hindered and/or distorted the foreign policy process. A question-and-answer period will follow the lecture. Nelson will also speak the following week on Tuesday, April 2.

For more information, contact Benjamin-Alvarado at 402.554.4859 or the Department of Political Science at 402.554.2624.

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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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