• 2013
  • 08/12
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.

UNO in the Media

UNO in the Media

KVNO Covers Wohar as Eminent Scholar
On Friday, August 9, KVNO-FM broadcast a story on Mark Wohar, professor of economics, who was recently named an eminent scholar in the College of Business Administration. Wohar is the first eminent scholar from UNO.

Gretna Guide Covers Camp Abilities
Camp Abilities, a special summer camp for the blind and visually impaired, was profiled by the Gretna Guide on Wednesday, July 31. One of the locations the camp used over the summer to provide entertainment was UNO's Health, Physical Education and Recreation building.

Midlands Business Journal Covers Waiving of Application Fee for Vets
On Friday, Aug. 2, the Midlands Business Journal provided coverage of a recent initiative by UNO's Military and Veteran University Services Office (MaV USO) that allows military veterans enrolling for classes for the fall of 2013 and beyond to waive their application fee of $40.

Garver Talks Homestead Act
As part of the 2013 Sand Hills Discovery Experience in July, Bruce Garver, professor of history, provided insight into how the Homestead Act influenced settlement in the region. The Hartington Nebraska Life newspaper provided coverage on July 16.

  • 8/19
  • 11:30AM-1PM
  • PKI 279

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.


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).


'O' the Places You'll Go! Faculty/Staff Picnic Scheduled for Aug. 20

Join 1,478 of your favorite UNO colleagues at the 'O' the Places You'll Go! Annual Faculty/Staff Picnic on Tuesday, August 20, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the MBSC Ballroom. A brief program will begin at noon.

Please RSVP by Friday, August 16, to be eligible for great door prizes! Hosted by Chancellor John Christensen, the UNO Staff Advisory Council and the UNO Faculty Senate. See you there!


The New York Times Home Delivery for Faculty

Faculty can request home delivery of The New York Times in the metro Omaha area if use of the Times is required for courses and stated on the syllabus. Contact Maria Knudtson at mknudtson@unomaha.edu with the syllabus and home address. Request numbers are limited.


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

Midtown Crossing's Monday Night at the Movies (link)
Head down to Midtown Crossing and watch The Chronicles of Narnia in Turner Park! Movie begins at sunset.