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Fanart: Works of Media Appreciation

The work of artist Chris Knudtson will be on display in the Criss Library's Osborne Family Gallery beginning Friday, May 10. Knudtson's work draws entirely from popular culture and features mosaics, paintings and scale models from famous movies, television shows and video games. Knudtson's work will be on display in the Criss Library, during regular library hours, until June 21.



Nebraska Department of Labor to Offer Resume Assistance Today

Representatives from the Nebraska Department of Labor will be at the Military and Veteran University Service Office (MaV USO) today, May 13, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. to help military and veteran students beef up their resumes and assist with job searches.

Please stop by the office, located in 117 EAB, and take advantage of this great resource.

The Nebraska Department of Labor is considering continuation of this service on UNO's campus pending the amount of business they receive.

Please contact Mike Wieneke at 402-554-2880 with any questions.

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RSVP Due Today for College of IS&T Round Table with Broes De Cat

The UNO College of Information Science & Technology (IS&T) will welcome Broes De Cat to its round table discussion May 14. Broes De Cat will speak on the subject of "Recent Advances in Automated Search Algorithms."

Broes De Cat is a 2009 computer science graduate of KU Leuven, a research-intensive, internationally oriented university located in the heart of western Europe. His master's thesis focused on automatically adapting railway schedules in cases of unforeseen circumstances such as delays or material breakdown.

This talk will provide an overview of important developments in solving search problems and finding solutions to a given set of constraints. These involve integrating SAT with Constraint Programming and include lifting inference techniques to handle general input languages.

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

Please RSVP to Angela Nastase at 402.554.4150 or by today, May 13.

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Registration for Racquetball Tournament Due Today

While many are tuned to the NBA and NHL playoffs, another kind of tournament will be going on in the Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) building on the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) campus: a racquetball tournament.

Some of the best players in Nebraska will be on hand Saturday, May 18, for the tournament, which is being organized by UNO's Racquetball club.

The tournament will begin at 10:30 a.m. on May 18. Participants will compete in five categories: Men's, Men's Doubles, Mixed Doubles, Women's and Women's Doubles. Each category is separated into divisions of "Open," "A," "B" and "C."

The cost to attend is $25 for adults for the first event and $10 for a second event. The cost for students is $10 for the first event and $5 for the second event.Prizes will be awarded to division winners. Breakfast and lunch will be served for participating players.

Interested participants must register by today, May 13. To register, email

Questions can be directed to Kelly Mand at 920.960.0302.

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Construction Project in East Parking Garage Begins May 14

On Tuesday, May 14, CBJ Construction will begin work on a stoop at the northeast corner of the East Parking Garage.

The garage's northeast stairwell will be closed Tuesday, May 14th, through Friday, May 17th.

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Young Entrepreneur Bootcamp June 3 through June 7

In collaboration with the UNO College of Business Administration, the Nebraska Business Development Center is offering a Young Entrepreneur Bootcamp designed for high school freshmen and sophomores. The event will be held Monday, June 3 through Friday, June 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Please visit this link to download a brochure with details. Scholarships are available for students to attend the event for free.

In order to receive the scholarship, registrants must:

-Complete the registration form (on the back of the brochure)
-Obtain a letter of recommendation from a business teacher
-Mail the completed registration form and letter of recommendation to the address shown on the form

The deadline for registration is May 20. Seating is limited so please mail registration documents back as soon as possible.

Nebraska Business Development Center
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Mammel Hall 200
Omaha, NE 68182

If you have any questions, please contact Aretha Prodjinotho at 402.554.6633 or

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In The News

Landow Interviewed on Mayoral Race
Paul Landow, assistant professor of political science, was interviewed on KETV on Thursday, May 9, about Omaha's upcoming mayoral election on Tuesday, May 14. Landow said while early ballots shows an increase of support for Mayor Jim Suttle compared to the previous primary race, it will be election day turnout that decides the election's outcome.

Weber Speaks Out on OPS Board Vote
Del Weber, chancellor emeritus at UNO, provided an editorial for the Omaha World-Herald ahead of Tuesday's election, which features a vote to appoint members to the Omaha Public School Board. Weber indicates the importance of the OPS Board on Omaha's future.

Adkins Provides Commentary on Suttle/Stothert Race
Randy Adkins, chair of the Department of Political Science, provided commentary on the mayoral race between Mayor Jim Suttle and Councilwoman Jean Stothert and the changing tactics being used by candidates thanks to the advancements in Social Media over the last five years.

Frauendorfer Honored by Hometown
On Wednesday, May 1, the Humphrey Democrat congratulated Paige Frauendorfer, women's basketball, for being honored with UNO's Connie Claussen Female Career Achievement Award and UNO's Scholar Athlete award at this year's athletics awards banquet.

UNO to Assist in Neighborhood Needs Assessment
UNO's Consortium for Organization Research and Evaluation will be working with the City Of Omaha to analyze information gathered from residents and community leaders in the city in regards to what can be done to best serve area neighborhoods.

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Poker Walk/Run May 15

Mark your calendars for the 14th Annual UNO Poker Walk/Run Wednesday, May 15, at noon. The event coincides with National Employee Health and Fitness Day. Registration and the start/finish line will take place in front of the HPER building.

Registration is free, and no advanced registration is needed. Please spread the word and invite friends and co-workers. For more information, view this flier.

Questions? Please contact David Daniels at 402.554.2008 or or Skyler Brooke at 402.554.2008 or

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API Photoshop II Workshop May 16

Join the Academic Partnership for Instruction (API) for a Photoshop II workshop on May 16.

Using Photoshop CS6, class participants will learn how to enhance, compose, and compress images for use in printed media, on video displays, and on web sites. The class will also cover the Adobe Camera Raw plugin used to preprocess images prior to refinement in Photoshop, color and tonal adjustments, image resizing, and compositing: the use of multiple images to create an original design.

Though the class is taught in CS6, many of the techniques demonstrated can be used in earlier versions of Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, and other image editing programs.

The class meets Thursday, May 16 from 10:30 a.m. to noon in 232 Criss Library.

Prerequisite: Basic computer literacy required. Previous experience with an image editing program is also helpful but not essential.

Visit the API Event Calendar page at to register for the Class.

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Letras Y Voces Reading May 18

The Writer's Workshop and El Museo Latino present authors Connie Spittler and Marge Saiser reading from their work at El Museo Latino, 4701 South 25th Street in Omaha.

The public is invited to attend on Saturday, May 18, from 1 to 2 p.m.

The series continues throughout the summer. June's readers will be UNO's Ramon Guerra and Lakota author and journalist Chuck Trimble.

For more information, contact Lisa Sandlin at 402.554.3159.

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KVNO Classical Kids Recital May 19

KVNO-FM, UNO's classical music radio station, is pleased to announce the Classical Kids Showcase Recital, the newest initiative in the popular Classical Kids program. Each year the Classical Kids program recognizes twelve outstanding young musicians from the greater Omaha metropolitan area. This year's Classical Kids will perform onstage at a public recital beginning at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, at UNO's Strauss Performing Arts Center.

Among those performing will be violinist Kaitlyn Maria Filippini. Ms. Filippini has shared the stage with Rod Stewart, Josh Groban, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Mary J. Blige and many other local and nationally renowned performing artists. Kaitlyn Maria Filippini is also a former KVNO Classical Kid.

There is no charge for admission to this concert, but seating is limited and attendees must reserve their tickets in advance. Tickets can be reserved by calling 402.554.5866 during regular business hours. For more information, please contact KVNO's Music Director, Ben Rasmussen, at 402.554.5877.

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Milo Bail Student Center Announces Summer Hours

Summer hours for the Milo Bail Student Center, which run through August 18, are as follows:

Sunday: 12 to 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Traffic Delay Notice Through May for University Drive West and South

Slight traffic delays may occur on University Drive West and South as heavy machine delivery trucks will be entering the new Community Engagement Center area through the end of May.

Facilities Management and Planning appreciates campus commuter's cooperation and patience.

For a map of campus, visit this link.

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Lot D Closed for Construction Through May 31

Lot D, west of Strauss Performing Arts Center (SPAC), will be closed through Friday, May 31 for installation of a new water main.

Questions? Contact Parking Services at 402.554.PARK (7275).

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Online Survey By UNO Geography, Geology Aims to Study Omaha Residency Motivations

A new online survey from the UNO Department of Geography/Geology aims to measure why some residents have chosen to live downtown rather than elsewhere in the greater Omaha metropolitan area.

Many UNO faculty, staff and students live downtown and are welcome to participate. The survey can be found at the following address:

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