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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.



UNO Welcomes Nobel Prize Winner to Campus for CBA-Hosted Conference

The public is invited to attend an exciting and unique event at UNO's College of Business Administration. The event will bring a Nobel Laureate and a number of distinguished Chinese scholars, policymakers, and business consultants to speak on "China's Sustainable Growth: Challenges and Opportunities."

This one-day conference will take place today, May 17. The day will begin with keynote speeches from Professor Yining Li and Sir James A. Mirrlees. Professor Yining Li is one of the most respected and influential economists in China. Sir James A. Mirrlees was awarded the Economics Nobel Prize in 1996 for his "fundamental contributions to the economic theory of incentives under asymmetric information." A series of talks will also occur throughout the day.

We invite you to view the complete conference program and the distinguished panel's biographical sketches at this link.

To attend, please register online at this link, or call Noelle Blood at 402.554.2303.

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Support Omaha Baseball In Their Quest for the Summit League Championship

Support your Mavericks during their final homestand of the season, as they compete for their first Summit League regular season championship!

In what will be a matchup of the No. 1 and No. 2 teams in the league standings, Omaha hosts South Dakota State for a four-game series at the Ballpark at Boys Town this weekend.

Links to live stats and audio will be available on The game will also be broadcast live on KVNO 90.7 HD-2, with student broadcasters Jared Meyer and Paul Dobler on the call.

The series continues today, May 17, with a doubleheader. The final game will be played on May 18.

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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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Firefly Scheduled Maintenance May 19

Firefly will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance on Sunday, May 19 from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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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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UNO Alumni Center Welcomes New Director

The UNO Alumni Association is pleased to welcome Steven Summers as its new Director of the Thompson Center.

Steven most recently was an adjunct instructor at Metropolitan Community College's Institute for the Culinary Arts. He has 16 years of managing experience in the restaurant industry with companies including Cutchall Management, Lone Star Enterprises and Darden Restaurants International. He has degrees from Texas State and Bellevue Universities.

Contact Steve at 402.554.3368 or email

More information about the center is available at

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World-Renowned Philosopher, Omaha Native the Focus of UNO Conference

The work of philosopher Saul Kripke, an Omaha native and professor emeritus at Princeton University, will be the subject of a three-day conference held at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) from May 20 through 22.

The conference, which is free and open to the public, will be held in Mammel Hall, 6708 Pine St., on UNO's Pacific Campus. Events run from 9 a.m. through 6 p.m. each day, and will include a keynote lecture from Kripke on Wednesday, May 22, from 4:30 – 6 p.m. to close out the conference.  Read more.

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TEDxOmaha Call for Speakers 2013

TEDxOmaha is accepting applications to speak at TEDxOmaha 2013. Applications are due before May 31.

"Our city is home to remarkable people who contribute their talents to the city, the nation, and the world community. TEDxOmaha is a dynamic opportunity to connect face-to-face with people who – like you – participate in shaping the future.

At TEDxOmaha 2013, we will explore the theme of Influence. The influences we recognize. Ones we don't understand. How the influence of a mentor shaped the way we see the world. How the world shapes our health. Influence is the push and pull on all of our experiences, internally, externally, globally."

Some past UNO presenters include:

Thomas Gouttierre, Dean of International Studies and Programs, and Director of the UNO Center for Afghan Studies
Debora Wisneski, Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education

For more information, or to apply, visit the TEDxOmaha 2013 website.

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UNO Alumni Center to hold Student-Alumni Networking Event June 6

The Thompson Alumni Center is hosting a Student-Alumni Career Networking Reception on Thursday, June 6, from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m.

UNO Alumni are returning to campus to speak with current students about career options. Students can come speak with a corporate attorney, pediatrician, banker, church youth minister, communications/events specialist, and many more alumni!

Interested students should RSVP through their UNO Career Connect account.

For more information, view this flier.

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In The News

Pol Previews Economic Conference
Lou Pol, dean of the College of Business Administration, was interviewed by KIOS-FM to preview a special economics conference hosted by UNO with a focus on China's changing economy. The conference features speakers from around the world, including Nobel Prize-winning economist Sir James Mirrlees.

Lipschultz Discusses Associated Press Spying Scandal
On Thursday, May 16, Jeremy Lipschultz, professor of communication, was on the Tom Becka Show on 1290 KOIL to discuss the news that the US Department of Justice had been spying on the Associated Press.

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Flexible Spending Account Claim Announcement

Monday, May 20, is the last day to submit Flexible Spending Account claims to UNO Human Resources (205 EAB).

All claims to be processed before the change to our new FSA Vendor, Wage Works, must be submitted to the Human Resources office by 5 p.m. on Monday, May 20.

After this date, there will be a hold on all claims until June 5, when Wage Works will begin accepting claims for Health Care or Dependent Day Care reimbursement.

More information regarding the new system will be arriving shortly.

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Salvation Army Back-to-School Backpack Drive Through May 24

In the past, UNO engaged in a friendly competition with Creighton University and College of Saint Mary in an effort to support the Salvation Army's Back-to-School Backpack Program. This year, the schools won't compete but rather work together as a Collegiate Coalition. Other members of the coalition include the University of Nebraska Medical Center and its College of Nursing, and Bellevue University. Methodist Hospital is sponsoring the event. Each member will be collecting a single school supply for students in Omaha. Team UNO will be lead by the Staff Advisory Council (SAC).

UNO's goal is to collect 2,000 rulers between now and May 24.

Students, faculty, staff and members of the community are encouraged to purchase rulers at the UNO Bookstore, located on the first floor of the Milo Bail Student Center.

The UNO Bookstore is selling three rulers for $1 and donations of rulers purchased off campus will also be accepted at the UNO Bookstore.

All of the donated items between the coalition members will be handed out to students at the start of the school year in August of this year.

For more information, view this flier, or contact Kim Kronschnabel at 402.554.3497.

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Do You Work On a UNO Affiliated Webpage?

If you are someone who works on a webpage at UNO - in terms of content, design, or IT - please take 10 minutes to fill out this survey about how our website should be governed in the future.

If a question does not apply to you, you can leave the question blank and move on to the next question.

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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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