• 2013
  • 07/24

UNO Sponsoring 'End of Summer Concert Series' at Midtown Crossing

Midtown Crossing's 'End of Summer Concert Series' will be sponsored by UNO this year. This is UNO's first year sponsoring the popular event.

Held on six consecutive Fridays, the series will begin on August 23. Performances are free and begin at 6:30 p.m. with musicians and performers from UNO serving as the opening acts.

For more information, click here.


West Parking Garage, Lot K Closed for Maintenance

The West Parking Garage and Lot K, in front of University Village Clubhouse and south of Weber Fine Arts Building, will be closed for stall painting from noon Friday, July 26 through Sunday, July 28.

Parking is available in any surface lot (faculty, staff or student) during these times. Parking is not allowed on access roads, in reserved or handicap stalls (unless they display a valid handicap permit), fire lanes or drive aisles.

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


University Housing Looking for Volunteers for Move-in

Would you like to volunteer during residence hall move-in? University Housing is looking for some dedicated staff members to help move in the students, talk with families and be a friendly face! Sign up here.

Campus Notices

Heath Draney Solo Exhibition at Criss Library Through August 16

The Criss Library is hosting Innocence, a Heath Draney Solo Exhibition, through August 16 in the Osborne Family Gallery.

For more information, visit the Criss Library current exhibits webpage.

Campus Notices

Geography-Geology Announces 6th Annual World Cinema Series

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

The weekly series will run from Sept. 2 to Nov. 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.ed.

Campus Notices
  • 9/17
  • 10AM-2PM

Mark Your Calendars: Academic Majors Expo September 17

The Academic & Career Development Center (ACDC) and student services staff across campus are collaborating to host an Academic Majors Expo on Tuesday, September 17, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

This will be an opportunity for new and continuing students to learn more about academic majors offered at UNO and identify career options associated with majors.

If you are interested in representing your college or department at this event, please contact Katie Wessel at kwessel@unomaha.edu. We hope to have all majors/programs represented!

UNO in the Media

UNO in the Media

New Superintendent Academy Covered by Omaha World-Herald
On Saturday, July 20, the Omaha World-Herald published a story on a new academy run by UNO for new or prospective school superintendents. The academy, managed through the UNO College of Education, will begin its first sessions in September.

Adkins Reacts to Terry's Inclusion on Vulnerable List
The National Republican Congressional Committee announced on Monday that Lee Terry, the second district congressman for Nebraska, was on the list of vulnerable incumbents for the 2014 election cycle. In a Tuesday, July 23, issue of the Omaha World-Herald, Randy Adkins, chair of the Department of Political Science, was quoted in the story on what the inclusion means for local politics.

Drozd Comments on Grand Island Population
On Monday, July 22, the Lexington Clipper Herald published a story on the high numbers of people in Grand Island during the day, compared to the evening, due to the large number of people commuting into the city to work. David Drozd, research coordinator for the UNO Center for Public Affairs Research, was quoted on how the numbers were reached.

UNO Professors Artwork Highlighted by World-Herald
On Monday, July 22, the Omaha World-Herald covered the work of Russ Nordman, associate professor of digital art, and Jody Boyer, an adjunct instructor for the UNO art department. Both Nordman and Boyer have their work in display at the RNG Gallery in Council Bluffs. The story was also picked up by the Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil.

Stergiou Edits Biomedical Journal
Dr. Stergiou, the director of the Nebraska Biomechanics Core Facility (NBCF), was a co-editor of a Special Issue just published by the Annals of Biomedical Engineering, a leading scientific journal in the area of biomedical engineering. The Special Issue features a collection of 14 papers from leading laboratories highlighting recent advances in fundamental concepts of human movement variability and their utility in solving particular problems in biomedical engineering.

UNO Study Cited in Gering Citizen Op Ed
On Thursday, July 18, the Gering Citizen published an opinion editorial from John Crabtree of the city's Center for Rural Affairs. The topic of the editorial was immigration reform and it citied a study conducted by UNO's Office of Latino and Latin American Studies (OLLAS) measuring the impact of immigrants on Nebraska and Iowa.

Khazanchi in Midlands Business Journal
On Friday, July 12, the Midlands Business Journal ran a story on an effort by local programs wanting to focus on women in tech-related careers. As part of the story, Deepak Khazanchi, associate dean of the College of Information Science and Technology at UNO< was quoted about IS&T's efforts recently, namely the new Women in IT Fund.


Discount to the Durham Museum Available until July 25

Through tomorrow, 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 visiting www.DurhamMuseum.org/join.

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


Retirement Reception for Marilyn Brown August 1

After 25 years with Business and Finance, Marilyn Brown is retiring on Thursday, August 1. Please join us in honoring and celebrating her many years of dedicated service to UNO. A campus-wide reception will be held on August 1, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center's Fireplace Lounge.


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.

Summer in Omaha

Summer in Omaha

Here are some fun activities to do around the UNO area today:

Aksarben Village
Free Family Flicks at Aksarben Cinema
11 a.m.
Come see Rio for FREE! Doors open at 10:30 a.m.

Midtown Crossing
Wohlner's Midweek Market
3-6 p.m.

For other fun activities in the Omaha area, check out the Visit Omaha website.