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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.



U.S. Flag Lowering for Peace Officers Memorial Day

The President of the United States has ordered all U.S. flags to be flown at half staff on Wednesday, May 15, for Peace Officers Memorial Day, which honors the service of fallen police officers across the country.

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Poker Walk/Run Today

Mark your calendars for the 14th Annual UNO Poker Walk/Run today 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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NASA Nebraska Space Grant Applications Due Today

The NASA Nebraska Space Grant is accepting Fellowships and Mini-Grant applications from UNO faculty and students through today, May 15. These programs provide Nebraskans with the opportunity to pursue projects that have strong relevance to NASA

The NASA Nebraska Space Grant Fellowship Program provides Nebraska graduate and undergraduate students a chance to engage in student research related to NASA. Funding levels range from $500 to $5,000. Underrepresented women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Details and application forms are available at: (Select Fellowships).

Faculty are eligible to apply for several types of Mini-Grants with different funding levels.

NASA EPSCoR Research: up to $20,000
NASA Space Grant Research: up to $5,000
Higher Education: up to $6,000
Teacher Training: up to $3,000
Informal Education: up to $3,000

Details and proposal forms are available at: (Select Mini-Grant Opportunities). The deadline for the Mini-Grant and Fellowship applications is today, May 15. The funding timeframe is from September 1, 2013 through May 31, 2014.

For more information, please call 402.554.3772 or

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Gershovich to Present Paper at Cambridge University

Moshe Gershovich, professor of history, will deliver his paper entitled "From Puppet to Hero: The Transformation of Muhammad V and the Endurance of the Moroccan Monarchy," at next week's "Morocco from World War II to Independence" workshop at Cambridge University. Gershovich will present during the "Representing the Nation" panel, on May 25.

To learn more about the workshop, visit this link.

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Standardized UNO Campus Maps Available

UNO now has up to date campus maps. The maps are for the UNO Dodge and Pacific campuses. These maps also include updated official building names and abbreviations.

The maps can be found on the UNO Maps web site by visiting and then scrolling down to the title/links: Dodge Campus Map and Pacific Campus Map.

UNO strongly encourages the use of these maps in all publications, materials, brochures, invitations, web sites, etc. to have a consistent and accurate map to share with the community including our students and visitors.

These maps were developed by the UNO Campus Directory and Wayfinding group.

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Special Offer for TD Ameritrade College Home Run Derby and Fireworks Tickets

On Wednesday, July 3, TD Ameritrade will host the annual College Home Run Derby, followed by the 29th Annual Omaha World-Herald Fireworks.

A promotional code has been provided for UNO students, faculty and staff, for tickets to the event for just $5 (youth and adults). Tickets are regularly priced $8 for youth and $12 for adults.

The Home Run Derby will feature the nation's premier power hitters, and fireworks will follow the derby.

For more information on this promotional code and how to get your tickets, view this flier.

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In The News

Robinson Provides Writing Advice to Doctors
Todd Robinson, instructor of creative writing, was featured in a story in the Omaha World-Herald on Tuesday, May 14, about a program run out of UNMC that allows doctors and physicians to receive training and creative outlets for their writing projects. Robinson is one of the tutors brought in to help improve writing skills and presentation.

Landow on KIOS
Paul Landow, assistant professor of political science, was featured on KIOS-FM Tuesday, May 14, to provide commentary on the evening's mayoral race between Jim Suttle and Jean Stothert.

Allen Praised in Public Pulse Letter
On Saturday, May 11, a Public Pulse letter to the Omaha World-Herald provided positive feedback to an earlier story about the travels of Chris Allen, associate professor of communication, to Kabul, Afghanistan to help revamp Kabul University's journalism program.

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Contemporary Folklore Class Offered This Summer

This summer, UNO's Goodrich Scholarship Program is offering "Contemporary Folklore," an online course taught by Dr. Todd Richardson that introduces students to the variety, resiliency and adaptability of folk expressions and traditions in the contemporary era.

Following a brief introduction to folklore and folklore studies, the course will identify and analyze the ways people make meaning in and through groups in 21st Century culture, emphasizing the ineradicable role of tradition in postmodernity. The course will introduce students to a variety of folklore genres, such as verbal art (tales, anecdotes, etc.), folk art, folk medicine, children's folklore (games, rhymes, etc.), folk beliefs (legends, conspiracies, ghostlore, etc.), foodways and customs (holidays, occupational lore, etc.).

Because the course will be entirely internet-mediated, special attention will be paid to digital and online folklore and folk communities, especially memes and fan art. The class will run from May 28 to June 28 and is open to all UNO students.

For more information, contact Dr. Todd Richardson at

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Mav Kids Summer Camp Slots Available

There are still limited spots available for Mav Kids Summer Camps that run from June 3 to July 26.

For more information on the camps please visit this link, or call Lisa Medina at 402.554.2859.

Registration will be filling up fast, and is now open to the general public, so act now!

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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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UNO Women's Athletics Golf Outing and Fundraiser May 31

The UNO Women's Soccer, Softball and Volleyball teams have combined to host the UNO Women's Athletics Golf Outing and Fundraiser, on Friday, May 31. All proceeds from the golf outing and fundraiser will directly benefit the teams.

The event will be held at Tiburon Golf Club, a beautiful 27-hole course. Maverick Soccer, Softball and Volleyball players and coaches will be on the course to greet you and talk about their upcoming seasons.

For a complete schedule of events, and the Golfers and Sponsors Registration form, click here.

Questions? Please contact Geri Backora, at 402.554.2506 or

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Service Learning Seminar July 15-19

The P-16 Initiative in the Service Learning Academy has designed an interactive training that provides an opportunity for faculty to learn about how to utilize service learning as a pedagogy, to connect faculty to K-12 instructors and community non-profit partners, and to explore mission-focused teaching techniques in a living laboratory while meeting community-identified needs.

Participation in the training will yield a course plan developed between the UNO and PK-12 instructor to be implemented within the next 18 months. Participants receive a $400 professional development stipend as well as project implementation support in the form of: graduate assistant time, project materials, transportation, and food.

Applications accepted at

Questions? Contact Julie Dierberger at 402.554.3268 or

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Social Media Inventory Underway

Do you manage a UNO-related, or UNO-sponsored page on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn or YouTube?

Please send your contact information, and information about your page(s) to

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Healthy Adults Needed for Research Study

The School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation is currently looking for healthy adults (45 to 80 years old) to participate in a study investigating how chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) affects how a person walks.

You are eligible to participate if you are older than 45 years of age, are free from any chronic diseases or lower body troubles (like a joint replacement in the leg) and are able to walk without help.

For further information, please contact Jenna Yentes or 402.554.3251.

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