• 2013
  • 08/08

API 'At the Ready' Aug. 19-23

During the week of August 19-23, the API staff will be on-call in the Teaching and Technology Center, located in Kayser Hall room 538, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to handle any of your instructional technology questions. We will also be available from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, August 26.

We can provide assistance with Blackboard, Adobe Connect, Clickers, and the Microsoft Office Suite. This assistance will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis and is not meant to replace any of our regularly scheduled training sessions.

If you have any questions, please contact Information Services Technical Support at 402.554.HELP (4357).


College of IS&T Round Table Aug. 19

The College of IS&T Round Table presents An Integrated Risk Management Framework: Measuring the Success of Organizational Knowledge Protection on Monday, August 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in PKI 279 with Stefan Thalmann and Markus Manhart.

In this research-in-progress paper we propose an approach toward knowledge protection adapting existing frameworks from IT security management. We argue that an organizational risk management framework should not only rely on the data security but also on knowledge protection which is underdeveloped in many cases and stops at the level of formulating abstract goals. We consider that a consistent translation from the organizational risk management goals to implemented controls is beneficial in particular to measure the success of the knowledge protection initiative. We further argue that the performance of the organizational knowledge protection should be considered when assessing the knowledge management success. The existence of controls for knowledge protection enables to measure how effectively controls implement the requirements and hence, indicate how well knowledge protection is actually pursued in an organization. This affects organizations abilities to proof compliance to risk management standards, laws, guidelines, or frameworks and creates transparency throughout the whole knowledge protection processes.

Stefan Thalmann holds a Ph.D. in Information Systems from the University of Innsbruck. He worked as a researcher at the Martin-Luther-University of Halle-Wittenberg and as visiting researcher at the London Metropolitan University (UK) and at the University of Jyväskylä (Finland). He is currently employed as post-doctoral researcher at the University of Innsbruck. Thalmann has published articles in journals and conference proceedings on knowledge management, information security and technology-enhanced learning.

Markus Manhart holds an MSc in Information Systems from the University of Innsbruck. Currently, he is a researcher and Ph.D. candidate in Information Systems at the University of Innsbruck. He has published articles in conference proceedings on information security management.

Thalman and Manhart are scheduled to present their research at the Proceedings of the Nineteenth Americas Conference on Information Systems in Chicago on August 15-17.

Pizza is provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Presentation starts at noon.

Please rsvp to anastase@unomaha.edu.

Campus Notices

Parking Updates

Listed below are UNO's parking updates. If you have any questions, please contact Parking Services at 402.554.PARK (7275).

Open Parking Aug.12-25
Starting on Monday, August 12, through August 25, there will be open parking on all UNO campuses. No permit will be required to park on surface lots or East and West Garages.

- Vehicles must park in white striped stalls.
- No Parking is allowed in drive aisles, fire lanes or cross-hatched area.
- Reserved, handicap and loading zone parking limited to authorized vehicles only.
- No payment is required to park at meters. Meters are intended for short term visitor parking. Please limit time you park at the meters.

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

East Parking 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.

Parking Permits Available for Online Purchase
Parking permits for the 2013-2014 academic year are now available for purchase online at www.unomaha.edu/parking/.

On the UNO Parking website, click MavPark. The site will require a NetID and password (same as your Blackboard login) and vehicle information for all vehicles parking on campus. Your vehicle information will include the vehicle's make, model, color, and license plate number. Before going online, please have this information available. Permits must be displayed beginning Monday, August 26.

All permits must be ordered online and be picked up at the following locations:

Monday, August 12 to Friday, August 16 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.):
Parking Office EAB 107

Monday, August 19; Tuesday, August 20; and Wednesday, August 21 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.):
Eppley Administration Building: Auditorium, 102

Thursday, August 22 to Friday, August 23 (7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.):
Eppley Administration Building: Auditorium, 102

Monday, August 26 and Tuesday, August 27 (7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.):
Milo Bail Student Center: 3rd Floor, Council Room

New updates from Parking Services for the 2013-2014 academic year can be found here.

Campus Notices

Heath Draney Solo Exhibition at Criss Library Through Aug. 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 website.

Campus Notices

Counseling Center Moving to HPER 102

As of Aug. 20, the Counseling Center will now be located in HPER 102 next to Health Services. The same services will be provided, and you can reach the Counseling Center at the same number (402.554.2409). If you have questions you can contact Cathy Pettid at cpettid@unomaha.edu.

Campus Notices
  • 8/29

Aviation Institute Partnering with Strategic Air & Space Museum for Hops, Props, and Wings Aug. 29

UNO's Aviation Institute is teaming up with the Strategic Air & Space Museum for their weekly Hops, Props, and Wings. Come out and learn more about what's going on at the Museum and Aviation Institute.

Purchase your tickets directly from the Aviation Institute and receive ½ price admission for adults. This is only available by purchasing your tickets in advance. The cost is $6 for adults and kids--this price is not valid at the museum, and Museum members receive free admission.

Cactus Hill will be performing. UNO alumnus, Scott Gaeta, is a member of the band.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

For tickets, stop by the Aviation Institute in CPACS 120 or call 402.554.3424. Tickets will also be available through Kailey Dwyer at the ConAgra Hangar.

Help us kick off the 2013-2014 year in style!

The Strategic Air & Space Museum is located at 28210 W Park Hwy in Ashland, Neb.

UNO in the Media

UNO in the Media

UNO Student Gets $500 Tip as Part of Last Wish
On Wednesday, Aug. 7, the Omaha World-Herald covered an event that occurred on Saturday, Aug. 3, involving UNO student Sara Petersen. As part of a nation-wide tour to give a $500 tip in each state to fulfill his brother's final wish, Seth Collins stopped by the Upstream Brewing Company and surprised Petersen with the generous tip. Petersen will be finishing her last semester of school in the fall.

Allen Research on Money Talks Blog
On Wednesday, Aug. 7, Joe Allen, an assistant professor of psychology, had his research profiled by the Omaha World-Herald's Money Talks blog. Allen, along with students from several other schools, are publishing a study on the psychological effects of meetings and, in particular, poorly planned meetings.

OLLAS Cumbre Previewed in El Perico
On Aug. 1, Omaha's weekly Spanish-language magazine previewed the upcoming summit – or "cumbre" from UNO's Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS). The summit, which will celebrate OLLAS' tenth anniversary, will be held in early November.

Community Engagement Center Highlighted by Omaha Young Professionals Newsletter
On Wednesday, Aug. 7, the weekly newsletter of the Omaha Young Professionals group profiled the recent call for participants by UNO's Community Engagement Center, which will open in Spring 2014.

  • 8/15

Schwalb Center to Host Visit of Israeli Professor Aug. 15

On Thursday, Aug. 15, the Natan and Hannah Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish Studies will host Professor Ido Perlman from the Technion, Israel's Institute of Technology.

Professor Perlman is the Pearl Seiden Professor of Vision Science and former dean of the Technion Faculty of Medicine. His visit to Omaha, which will begin on Aug. 14, is part of a tour to the U.S., organized by the American Technion Society. The visit will also include a tour of the new state-of-the-art Stanley M. Truhlsen Eye Institute at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and of UNO's College of Information Science and Technology.

The visit of the Schwalb Center will include a reception in Arts and Science Hall, Room 202.

For further information about the event contact Dr. Moshe Gershovich, director of the Schwalb Center at mgershovich@unomaha.edu or 402.554.3175.


HPER Membership Payroll Deduction for 2013-2014 Academic Year

HPER memberships for the 2013-14 academic year are now available online through payroll deduction. You can find the link to the registration form by visiting www.unomaha.edu/wwwocr or by going to https://orgsync.com/68441/forms/76158.

If this is your first time using MavSync, it will ask you to “Choose your Community” (University of Nebraska at Omaha). You will need to sign-in with your UNO ID, which is the same as email and blackboard login.

Questions or need more information? Contact Angelica Jensen at aljensen@unomaha.edu or 402.554.3291.

Summer in Omaha

Summer in Omaha

Aksarben Village: LIV to Ride (link)
Head over to LIV Lounge every Thursday at 6 p.m. to ride an easy 18-mile round trip on the Keystone Trail to Varsity Sports Cafe in Bellevue.

Midtown Crossing: Jazz on the Green (link)
Pack a picnic, grab a blanket, and get ready to wrap yourself in another season of Jazz on the Green at Midtown Crossing.
Park opens for seating at 5 p.m. Performers begin at 7:30 p.m.