• 2013
  • 06/17

Parking Lot Closures Announced for Hagel Event

On Wednesday, June 19, Lot C (metered parking spaces in front of MBSC), Lots D and E (located between Strauss Performing Arts Center and Criss Library) will be reserved all day for Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's visit to UNO.

Parking Services lot attendents will be assigned to manage reserved parking at the entrances to each of these lots and the Media Parking Area located in the southeast corner of Lot E.

Special permits will be required to park in Lots C, D and E.

East Garage Parking

The gates to all three (3) levels of the East Garage (Lots T, U and V) will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. These lots will be available for faculty, staff and student parking during the day and event parking in the afternoon. No permits will be required to park in the East Garage.

Extra Shuttles

Extra shuttles will be added to the Dodge Campus– Pacific Campus route from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the convenience of faculty, staff and students who park on the Pacific Campus as an alternative to parking on the Dodge Campus during the day of the event.

View the UNO Parking Map

For questions, contact Parking Services at 402.554.PARK (7275)


Lot V Closed for Maintenance Through June 18

Lot V, the upper level of the East Parking Garage, behind Arts and Sciences Hall will be closed June 17 and June 18 due to weather delays. New light installation and annual maintenance continues to be performed.

Lot T, the lower level of the East Parking Garage, is available for students with East Garage Permits.

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


Retirement Reception for Linda Parker

Linda Parker, associate professor and social sciences reference librarian, will retire on June 30, 2013.

Criss Library will host a retirement reception for Linda on June 27, 2013, from 2-4 p.m. in the Library Faculty Study. Please join in celebrating her distinguished career of 43 years as a librarian and 21 years at UNO. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, please contact Nora Hillyer, nhillyer@unomaha.edu; Melissa Cast-Brede at mcast@unomaha.edu; or Rob Smith at rlsmith@unomaha.edu.


Gerontology Faculty Candidate Research Presentation

Faculty, staff and students are warmly invited to attend a presentation by Dr. Stefan Agrigoroaei, assistant director and project manager of Lifespan Developmental Psychology Lab of Brandeis University on Wednesday, June 19. Dr. Agrigoroaei will discuss his research.

Two of Dr. Agrigoroaei's recent publications are:

Maintaining a sense of control in the context of cognitive challenge: Greater stability in control beliefs benefits working memory by Agrigoroaei, S., Neupert, D.D., & Lachman, M.E. (2013) in The Journal of Gerontopsychology and Geriatric Psychiatry, and

Cortisol response to challenge involving low controllability: The role of control beliefs and age by Agrigoroaei, S., Polito, M., Lee,A., Kranz-Graham, E., Seeman, T. & Lachman, M.E. (2013) in Biological Psychology.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Lyn Holley, Department of Gerontology, 402.554.4814.


UNO's Department of Foreign Languages' Students Featured in Spanish Newspaper

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A group of UNO students from the UNO department of foreign languages were featured in a June 7 newspaper article in Salamanca, Spain.

The students are in Spain and visited Salamanca's city hall. They were allowed on the second level, which is typically open only to dignitaries and for special occassions.

The article was titled "From Nebraska to Salamanca, a group of 10 students and their professor have arrived in Salamanca, Spain, to study our language and our culture" in the La Gaceta newspaper.

View the full-size photograph, by clicking here.

Summer in Omaha

Midtown: Movie Night

Join Midtown Crossing on Monday nights for movies in Turner Park beginning at 7 p.m.! For more information, visit Midtown Crossing's Monday Night at the Movies website.

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In The News

P-16 Project Covered by KETV
On Friday, June 14, KETV covered a mural project being done by students from the Blackburn Alternative School and UNO Summer Scholars at 25th and Hamilton. The project is part of UNO's P-16 service learning initiative.

Alum is Pilot for Secretary of Defense Plane
On Friday, June 14, the Omaha World-Herald ran a story on the "Doomsday Plane," a highly-fortified plane that is the Secretary of Defense's parallel to the president's Air Force One. The story addresses that the co-pilot of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's plane is UNO alum, as is Hagel

Walker Quoted on NYPD "Stop-and-Frisk" Policy
On Thursday, June 13, the Wall Street Journal ran a story on the NYPD's stop-and-frisk policy, which is highly controversial and may lead to federal oversight. Samuel Walker, professor emeritus of criminology and criminal justice, provided insight into the policy and its criticism.

Journal Star Previews Shakespeare on the Green
On Friday, June 14, the Lincoln Journal Star provided a preview of this year's Shakespeare on the Green festival, which begins next Thursday on the UNO campus.

UNO Partners with Department of Labor
On Thursday, June 6, The Reader ran a story on connecting students to employment opportunities in Omaha. In the story UNO is mentioned as a partner with the US Department of Labor in the area of energy efficiency and green construction jobs.

Engelmann Talks Dinosaurs
On Thursday, May 30, The Reader published a story on the T-Rex skeleton on display at the Durham Museum. George Engelmann, professor of geology, was quoted in the story to discuss the process of fossilization.

Drozd in Grand Island Independent
On Sunday, June 2, the Grand Island Independent ran a story on the continued growth of Grand Island as a newly-deemed metropolitan area. David Drozd, head researcher for UNO's Center for Public Affairs Research, was mentioned in the story for his recent data showing that Grand Island has likely crossed the 50,000 citizen mark needed for such a distinction.


Mav Mania in the UNO Bookstore June 18

Mav Mania, formerly Milo Bail Day, is back for a special summer savings deal on Tuesday, June 18, beginning at 10 a.m. Get a limited edition UNO t-shirt in red, white and blue for only $8 (plus tax, while supplies last), enter our prize raffle for a UNO Bookstore gift card and get a free bag of freshly popped popcorn.

Questions? Contact Jodi Cramer at jlcramer@unomaha.edu.


Shakespeare on the Green Begins Thursday

UNO is once again working with the Nebraska Shakespeare Company to host Shakespeare on the Green, now in its 27th year. This year's plays are Twelfth Night and Titus Andronicus, which has never before been performed as part of Shakespeare on the Green.

Twelfth Night performs on June 20-23 and July 3, 5, and 7.

Titus Andronicus runs June 27-30 and July 2, 6 (discretion is advised).

For more information, please read the press release here, or go to the Nebraska Shakespeare Company site here.


Classroom Response System (Clickers) Survey

In order to improve instructional technology training and development opportunities for UNO faculty and staff, the Academic Partnership for Instruction (API), a division of Information Services (IS), periodically asks for campus feedback. In order to gauge the use of Classroom Response Systems (clickers) at UNO, we are currently asking faculty and staff for their participation in a short 'Clicker' survey.

The survey is available and will be open for responses until July 1.

We greatly appreciate your participation, and thank you for your time. If you have any questions about the survey or Clickers, please contact API at 402.554.4357.

  • 7/15-7/19

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 are being accepted at www.unomaha.edu/servicelearning

Questions? Contact Julie Dierberger at 402.554.3268 or jdierberger@unomaha.edu.


Campus Recreation Memberships Payable by Payroll Deduction

Campus Recreation memberships can now be paid online through payroll deduction.

Visit www.unomaha.edu/wwwocr to fill out the form for payroll deduction.

For more information on rates and memberships please contact Angelica Jensen at 402.554.3291 or aljensen@unomaha.edu.


Log Your Miles with the National Bike Challenge!

UNO is looking for faculty, staff and students to participate in this year's National Bike Challenge. The National Challenge runs May 1 to August 31. You can join any time during this period and ANY amount of cycling will count (both miles and number of trips) toward helping UNO compete against other universities across the country. You can also win prizes! Even if you ride a few times this summer, we need you to join the team.

By joining the National Bike Challenge, we will also be participating in the Activate Omaha Bike To Work challenge running May 1 to October 1. Activate Omaha has joined in a partnership with the National challenge so we only need to record data once. UNO has won our local division the last five years in a row, and we want to make sure we win again this year, so sign up today!

It's never been easier to participate. You can sign up for an Endomondo account and join the Challenge at http://www.endomondo.com/campaign/national.

Enter “University of Nebraska at Omaha” when it asks for your workplace or university and accept notifications from Activate Omaha. Then you can download the optional app to record your commutes on your smartphone or iPod, or record your commute in the online calendar at your convenience. Get more details about the challenge and how to record your rides at http://www.endomondo.com/campaign/national/welcome.

For further information contact UNO Workplace leader Michael Grube at mgrube@unomaha.edu.


Plan for the Fall with The New York Times

Faculty using The New York Times as required reading in their classes are eligible for free home delivery beginning in August, which also includes online and app-based access. Stipends are available for faculty members interested in working with the Newspapers in Curricula (NiC) group, which encourages incorporation of the newspaper in courses and sponsors current events discussions on campus.

For information on subscriptions and NiC stipends, contact Maria Knudtson at mknudtson@unomaha.edu.