• 2013
  • 07/08

Teaching and Technology Center Closed Today

The Teaching and Technology Center, located in Kayser Hall room 538, will be closed today. For assistance during that time please contact the Information Services Help Desk, located in the Eppley Administration Building room 104, at 402.554.4357.


Geography-Geology World Cinema Series Returns in September

The UNO Department of Geography-Geology announces its 6th annual World Cinema Series.

The weekly series will run from September 2 to November 6 with two films shown at 6:15 p.m. and approximately 8:15 p.m. every Wednesday evening in the Eppley Administration Building Auditorium, Room 102.

The series starts with a short film from Senegal titled, “The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun,” and a feature film from Canada called, “Le Grande Seduction.”

“The films are shown in combination with my course GEOG 3050: Geography in Film,” said Michael Peterson, professor of geography at UNO. “We’re inviting people from the UNO community to view the films along with our class.”

Other films in the world cinema series come from Australia, Austria, Brazil, Chile, China, Germany, India, Japan, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore and South Africa.

For more information about the series, contact Peterson at mpeterson@unomaha.edu.

Campus Notices

Skyworks Filming Aerial Shots of UNO July 3-10

Skyworks, the largest aerial HD footage resource in the world, will be filming UNO from the air between July 3-10. The UNO community may see the low-flying helicopter between these dates, and there is no need for concern.

Campus Notices

Lots D and E Closed for Construction July 8 to August 15

Lots D and E, located between Strauss Performing Arts Center and the Criss Library, will be closed for construction from July 8 to August 15.

These lots will be modified for visitor and special event use.

Starting on July 8 through August 25, the following temporary changes will be made to parking enforcement:

Surface lots on Dodge and Pacific Campuses will be open for all permits.
-Vehicles must park in white striped stalls.
-No parking is allowed in drive aisles, fire lanes and cross-hatched areas.
-Reserve and handicap parking is limited to authorized vehicles only.
-All valid permits, including Garage Only permits, will be accepted to park in surface lots, except metered stalls.
-Vehicles without valid permits will be subject to ticketing.

The East Parking Garage, behind Arts and Sciences Hall, will provide open parking.
-All three levels (Lots T, U and V) will be available for faculty, staff, student and visitor parking with no permit required.

Visitor Only pay parking will continue to be enforced at the meters from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.

On Monday, August 26, which is the start of the fall semester, new 2013 –2014 parking permits must be displayed and standard parking regulations will be enforced.

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

Campus Notices

Log Your Miles in 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.

Campus Notices

Hosting Visitors on Campus?

Is your department, college, or organization hosting visitors on campus for events, conferences or meetings?

The Office of University Communications would love to hear about it!

To help us promote your event through eNotes, social media, news releases and more, please contact our office in advance of their visit at ucomm@unomaha.edu.

Campus Notices

Have an Item to Submit to eNotes?

UNO eNotes is the daily electronic news source for the campus community. eNotes is published by the Office of University Communications, 113 Eppley Administration Building. Stephanie Montgomery, digital communications assistant, is the editor.

Faculty, staff and students who would like to submit potential eNotes items for publication may do so by sending requests to enotes@unomaha.edu.

You may also check out the guidelines for publication of items here.

UNO in the Media

UNO in the Media

UNO Team Visits Pakistan
On Friday, July 5, the Omaha World-Herald published a story on a visit to Pakistan by a group of UNO professors. The visit comes as part of an international exchange program between several American universities and several Pakistani universities. A delegation from Pakistan was on the UNO campus earlier this year.

Local Media Previews, Covers Carillon Concert
On Wednesday, July 3, and Thursday, July 4, local media provided coverage of the 24th annual "Let Freedom Ring" concert held at UNO. WOWT and KFAB provided previews while KETV and KMTV covered the event day-of.

Gouttierre Talks Egypt With Tom Becka
On Wednesday, July 3, Dean of International Studies Tom Gouttierre was a guest on the Tom Becka Show on 1290 KOIL to discuss the coup of Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi

NY Post Touts UNO Information Technology Online Degree
On Wednesday, July 3, the New York Post published a story on the topic of jobs that you can earn with an online degree. As part of the section on computer systems analysts, UNO's online bachelor's degree program in computer science was highlighted.

Walker Talks Use of Excessive Force by Police
Samuel Walker, professor emeritus of criminology and criminal justice, was quoted in an editorial by the Minneapolis Star Tribune on the topic of excessive force being used by the Minneapolis police.


API Offering Introduction to Video Editing Class July 17

The Academic Partnership for Instruction is offering an ‘Introduction to Video Editing’ Class for faculty and staff on Wednesday, July 17.

Using Windows Movie-Maker, class participants will learn basic editing techniques that can be utilized to create ‘movies’ in any video editing program. This hands-on class will include techniques for importing video into an editing timeline, adding title images, titles, musical underscores, transitions, and ending credits. The last part of the class will cover exporting the movie for computer, DVD, and web playback.

Class will be held Wednesday, July 17, from 12-1:30 p.m. in Kayser Hall, Room 543.

To register for the class, go here.

Questions? Contact the IS Help Desk at 402.554.4357 or unohelpdesk@unomaha.edu.


Discount to the Durham Museum Available until July 25

Through July 25, 2013, purchase or renew a Durham Museum membership or gift membership and you will receive $5 off Family/Dual or Individual memberships.

You can take advantage of this special offer by completing the membership application or by visiting www.DurhamMuseum.org/join.

Questions? Please contact Brittany Hoebelheinrich at 402.444.5071 ext. 515 or email membership@DurhamMuseum.org.


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.

Summer in Omaha

Summer in Omaha

Midtown Crossing is offering its Monday Night at the Movies at Turner Park with the movie 'Hook.' The movie begins at sunset.

For more information, click here.