East Garage Security Camera Upgrades
All three levels (Lots T, U and V) of the East Parking Garage will have security cameras upgraded starting July 19 through August 20. Portions of the parking stalls will be barricaded during installation of electrical/data conduit and cameras.
Contact Campus Security at 402.554.2648 or Parking Services at 402.554.PARK (7275) with questions.
DigitalCommons@UNO Uploads 1,000th Item
Six months after DigitalCommons@UNO was publicly launched, the repository passed a significant milestone logging its 1,000th document. The document helping DigitalCommons@UNO reach this mark was the December 3, 1962, issue of the Kabul Times published by the Bakhtar News Agency, part of the Arthur Paul Afghanistan Collection.
In January 2013, Criss Library publicly launched DigitalCommons@UNO, the institutional repository of the University of Nebraska at Omaha. The repository is an online, open-access archive that includes a wide variety of faculty and staff publications on topics ranging from educational robotics and ecosystem management to religious references in film and creativity in the workplace.
“UNO's Digital Commons not only serves as an archive for the University's intellectual output, but also as a showcase for current scholarly and creative works being produced by the faculty,” said Audrey DeFrank, associate dean of Criss Library. “It is a platform for wide dissemination of the great work of our institution to a global audience.”
The Journal of Religion and Film is the most downloaded collection, followed by the Arthur Paul Afghanistan Collection and Teacher Education Faculty Publications. While the majority of visitors are from the United States, the repository is accessed by researchers across the globe. To date, works in DigitalCommons@UNO have been downloaded approximately 43,500 times by 21,000 researchers.
To explore some of the scholarships at UNO, visit http://digitalcommons.unomaha.edu.
To contribute to DigitalCommons@UNO, authors may send a CV or list of publications to UNODigitalCommons@unomaha.edu.
Letras Y Voces Reading July 20
The Writer's Workshop at UNO and El Museo Latino present Poet & Master Storyteller Matt Mason, whose latest book is "The Baby Who Ate Cincinnati."
Mason will read on Saturday, July 20, 1-2 p.m. at El Museo Latino, 4701 S. 25 Street. Opening for Matt are Louder Than a Bomb Poets and UNO's Kristin Rix.
Questions? Contact Lisa Sandlin at 505.603.8860.
Criss Library Newsletter Available
The latest issue of UNO Criss Library newsletter is now available. Click here to view the Criss Chronicles. We look forward to your comments and suggestions.
Take the Campus Recreation Survey
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You can take the survey online here.
UNO in the Media
Gouttierre Profiled in Sports Illustrated
In the Thursday, July 18, issue of Sports Illustrated, Dean of International Studies and Programs Tom Gouttierre is profiled for his work with the Afghan national basketball team in the 1960s and 1970s. The 10-page feature also covers Gouttierre's work with the Peace Corps and his nearly 40-year career at UNO.
Clayton Anderson Story on Yahoo! Mentions UNO
A story from Business Inside, on the efforts of Nebraska astronaut Clayton Anderson, which ran Wednesday, July 17, was picked up by Yahoo! News on Thursday, July 18. The story talks about Anderson's struggle to get to space after being rejected by NASA several times; UNO was mentioned in the story as one of the institutions Anderson is working with in his retirement. Anderson visited the UNO campus earlier this year.
UNO Service Learning Seminar Featured on WOWT
As part of a service learning seminar run by UNO's Service Learning Academy, a visit on Thursday, July 18, by several dozen teachers from OPS to the Adams Park Community Center was covered by WOWT.
Board of Regents Approves City Agreement
On Thursday, July 18, the Omaha World-Herald provided coverage of the Board of Regents vote on UNO's agreement with the City of Omaha to build a University/Community Arena just south of Aksarben Village.
UNO-Michigan Rematch to be Broadcast on CBS Sports
The UNO Maverick hockey team's home matchup on Nov. 15 against the Michigan Wolverines will be broadcast on CBS Sports as part of an agreement between the network and the National Collegiate Hockey Conference. The two teams last met in 2011 at the first round of the NCAA tournament with Michigan earning a 3-2 win in overtime.
UNO Mav Kids on KETV
On the morning of Wednesday, July 17, members of UNO's Mav Kids summer camp were interviewed by KETV about their experience as part of a focus by the station on keeping kids active and healthy over the summer.
- Mammel Hall 320 A/B
NBDC Bringing Lean Product Development Workshop to UNO July 26
Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC) is offering a new workshop aimed at getting products to market faster. This half-day intensive workshop will be held Friday, July 26, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Mammel Hall room 320 A/B and will introduce companies to the process of how to become sustainable.
The goal of the workshop is to focus participants on their companies' shortcomings in the product development and launch arena, and to demonstrate that methods and tools are available to make rapid and significant improvements in resource utilization, product differentiation, time-to-market, and risk mitigation. All of which will translate directly to their bottom line.
The fee to attend is $299, and up to five employees are included for that price. Individual pricing is not included.
To register, visit the NBDC website at http://nbdc.unomaha.edu/NBDCstore/store.cfm?courseID=595&do=detail.
For more information or if you have questions about this workshop, you can call 402.554.2521 or email firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
Summer in Omaha
Omaha Variety Talent Show: Saturday, July 20, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Infinite 8 presents Omaha Variety: The Summer's Premier Talent Showcase. It is an opportunity to bring together the entire Omaha community in an effort to showcase the many hidden talents within our city, through a positive and productive outlet. What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon! Local families and other attendees will be offered a full afternoon of performances for free.
Big O Bocce Ball Tournament with the Special Olympics Nebraska Saturday, July 20, from 9 a.m.-2p.m.
The tournament will be held in Turner Park, July 20, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Teams will consist of two traditional athletes with two Special Olympic athletes. The cost is $15 per person and every participant will receive a t-shirt and lunch. All proceeds will go to Special Olympics Nebraska.
For more weekend ideas in Omaha, check out the Visit Omaha website.