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Pi in Your Face

Pi in Your Face

photo by Jeff Beiermann/UNO

In honor of Pi Day on March 14 (3.14) students had the chance to give their professors a whip cream pie to the face. Dr. Michael Matthew, associate professor for mathematics, was one of the recipients of the UNO Math Club's 'Pi Your Professor' event.



UNO Flag Lowering Today

The UNO flag will be flown at half-staff today, March 18 in honor of John Domian, who worked as an engineer and instructor for UNO Television for 28 years, from 1964 until his retirement in 1992. Domian passed away on January 29, 2013, at the age of 82.

To visit Domian's obituary, please visit this link.

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Seven Days of Service Continues Today

What could you accomplish in seven days? Who could you help?

The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), through it’s Seven Days of Service program, now in its 11th year, is giving students, faculty, staff and metro-area citizens the opportunity to take the time usually used for Spring Break to give the community a break instead.

Approximately 1,500 volunteers will be working at sites around Omaha. This volunteer opportunity began Saturday, March 16, and continues today March 18, through Saturday, March 23. Read More.

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HPER Spring Break Hours

The HPER building will have will have special hours through Sunday, March 24, for Spring Break.

The hours are:
• Monday, March 18-Friday, March 22: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m
• Saturday, March 23: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
• Sunday, March 24: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

There will be no Group Ex classes during spring break hours. The golf and archery lab is closed during spring break hours.

For more information, please call 402.554.2539 or visit:

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NU Regents Approve University/Community Arena Program Statement

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents approved the Program Statement for the University/Community arena at the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) today. By a unanimous vote, the Board of Regents approved the budget and scope of the University/Community arena project, allowing the project to move forward with fundraising and completing finalized designs for the arena which will be located near 64th and Center Streets. Read more.

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U.S. News and World Report Gives Top Rankings to UNO Graduate Programs

According to U.S. News and World Report, half a dozen programs at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) have retained their top-tier rankings, and are joined this year by the College of Education and Psychology, as part of the journal’s 2014 rankings for Best Graduate Schools, which were released Tuesday.

In a confirmation of last year’s rankings, UNO once again holds two No. 6 rankings in the School of Public Administration: Information and Technology Management and Public Finance and Budgeting. The rankings place UNO ahead of similar programs at Harvard University, University of Texas-Austin, and University of Michigan. Read More.

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Writing Center to Host Second ESL Workshop March 27

The UNO Writing Center is holding another "English as a Second Language (ESL) Workshop: More Building Better Sentences" on Wednesday, March 27, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in 154 Arts and Sciences Hall (ASH).

ESL Specialist Kathy Radosta will present this workshop for ESL students who want to gain or improve their skills in writing more fluent, interesting and expressive sentences. Both new students and those students who attended the earlier session will benefit from this workshop.

This is a free workshop, but space is limited, so call or email to register today.

For more information or to register for this workshop, email the UNO Writing Center at or call 402.554.2946.

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Registration for New Student Orientation Begins April 3

New Students will be able to sign up for New Student Orientation beginning Wednesday, April 3.Students MUST register online at:

There are 18 new freshmen sessions and eight transfer sessions throughout the course of the summer, and parents are encouraged to attend sessions as well. There is a separate sign-up process for parents.

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In The News

Media Covers UNO Arena Vote

On Friday, March 15, the Omaha World-Herald provided coverage of that day's vote on approving the Program Statement for a proposed University/Community arena. The approval allows UNO to begin fundraising and designs for the building. The story was also covered by the Lincoln Journal Star, WOWT and KETV, among others.

Mayoral Debate Held on Campus

On Thursday, March 14, KETV and NRG Media provided a debate of five mayoral candidates who will be vying for the office this year. The debate was held in UNO's Mammel Hall. Loree Bykerk, professor of political science, was interviewed about the candidates for KETV.

Omaha World-Herald Talks UNO Grad Programs

After being highly ranked in a number of graduate programs by U.S. News and World Report, the Omaha World-Herald interviewed CPACS Dean John Bartle about the high rankings for the School of Public Administration and School of Criminology and Criminal Justice.

Omaha World-Herald Talks UNO Grad Programs

After being highly ranked in a number of graduate programs by U.S. News and World Report, the Omaha World-Herald interviewed CPACS Dean John Bartle about the high rankings for the School of Public Administration and School of Criminology and Criminal Justice.

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Spring Break Shuttle Bus Schedule

The UNO Shuttle Bus Schedule will be adjusted during Spring Break as follows:

No Crossroads Shuttle service. Crossroads Shuttle service resumes at 7 a.m. on Monday, March 25. Limited Dodge/Pacific Shuttle service. Two (2) buses run from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, March 18 thru Friday, March 22.

Full service resumes at 6:30 a.m. on Monday, March 25.

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

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UNO Benefits and Wellness Fair March 26

The 2013 UNO Benefits & Wellness Fair will be Tuesday. March 26, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room.

Faculty, staff and retirees are invited to attend this year’s Fair, where they can meet with and talk to the following providers: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Social Security, Eyemed Vision Care, Fidelity Investments, TIAA-CREF, UNO Health Services, Mav-Rec Wellness, FEAP, Human Resources and Payroll, the UNO Counseling Center, Johnson & Associates (Medicare), and the Young Health & Wellness Center.

There will also be free chair massages from 10 a.m. to noon, with a sign-up sheet available at 9:30 a.m. There will be door prizes and giveaways, a Wellness Video Corner, free blood pressure checks and refreshments.

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HR Offers Performance Evaluation Training March 27 and March 28

Human Resources is offering a performance evaluation workshop for new and experienced supervisors on March 27 and 28. Both sessions will be from 9-10 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center State Room. Participants will learn to:

• Improve communication and lessen conflict between supervisors and employees
• Address "problem" evaluations effectively
• Write objective, clear performance evaluations

To register, or for more information, contact Human Resources at 402.554.3998 or

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New York Times Representative On Campus March 27

All faculty members are invited to a reception with Paul Wilson, Educational Representative, The New York Times, on Wednesday, March 27 from 3-5 p.m. in 305 Criss Library (Faculty Commons).

Faculty members interested in using the Times in classes, having free home delivery of the paper, or developing curriculum to post on the Times website are encouraged to attend. Faculty involved with the Newspapers in Curricula initiative will be available to answer questions about the use of newspapers in their classes. Refreshments and Times materials.

Questions? Contact Maria

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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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Department of Black Studies Lecture Series Continues March 28

All faculty, staff and students are invited to attend part two of the lecture series presented by the UNO Department of Black Studies:

Thursday, March 28
“Black History Month: The African is Not a Toaster”
Dr. Nikitah Imani, Chair of the Department of Black Studies, will lecture from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Gallery Room.

For further information, please contact the Department of Black Studies at 402.554.2412.

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World Civilizations Film Series Begins March 28

The History Department's World Civilizations Teaching Circle is again hosting its spring international film series. The films are always hosted by a faculty member; each begins with a brief explanation of the film's context, and each is followed by an audience discussion.

This year times and locations vary. Our first film will be Lemon Tree, a film depicting the contemporary cultural tensions between Israelis and those living just across the border in the West Bank. This film, hosted by Dr. Moshe Gershovich, will be shown on Thursday, March 28 at 6 p.m. in 438 Arts and Sciences Hall (ASH).

For more information, please see the History Department web page, or contact Professor Jo Behrens at 402.554.2584.

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Register for College of IS&T's Techademy Summer Workshop

The College of Information Science and Technology invites you to find out what you are made of this summer! Register now for Techademy, summer workshops for middle and high school students.

Visit for more information on Bioinformatics, IT Innovation, Digital Music Synthesis and other fun tech workshops available from June 3 through July 19.

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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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