• 2013
  • 9/6
  • 12PM to 1:30PM
  • MBSC Ballroom

WiSTEM Meet and Greet

The second annual WiSTEM (Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Meet and Greet is today from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the MBSC Ballroom.

Explore opportunities in STEM majors and STEM careers. STEM departments will have tables and information to demonstrate the possibilities in STEM. Organizations that hire STEM students will showcase future career opportunities. Learn from current students, faculty, and alumni and meet others interested in STEM. You can also find out how you can join the student organization WiSTEM.

This event is open to everyone. Free pizza is available while it lasts!


P-16 Service Learning Students Touring Humane Society

As a part of their P-16 service-learning project and in conjunction with Professor Tanya Seina's Social Work and Civic Engagement course, students from the Omaha Street School will take an initial tour of the Nebraska Humane Society today from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

The UNO and Omaha Street School students will be working together this semester to help with the mission and goals of the Humane Society, such as promoting the adoption of animals.


End of Summer Concert Series Continues Tonight with Danielle Bradbery, Charlie Worsham, and Eric Paslay!

Join UNO's College of Business Administration as they host the End of Summer Concert Series at Midtown Crossing tonight!

A very special UNO opening act will perform at 6:30 p.m., followed by Danielle Bradbery, winner of 'The Voice'; Charlie Worsham; and Eric Paslay beginning at 7 p.m.

For more information on the free concert series, visit the Midtown Crossing website here.


Did You Know: Restoration to the Cupola on Arts & Sciences Hall

We're happy to announce that "Did You Know" is back! Each month we'll share an answer to a commonly asked question that has been submitted by our students, faculty or staff.

Have a question you would like to submit? Email enotes@unomaha.edu with the subject line "Did You Know?"

Did You Know that the cupola on Arts & Sciences Hall is being restored? UNO is also repainting; repairing brick; re-installing the original weather vane that fell off a few years ago; reroofing the slate portion of the roof; and replacing the original windows. The work will be finished, weather permitting, by end of January 2014.

For those who do not know, a cupola is a small, most often dome-like structure on top of a building.


September Cyber Security Newsletter

This month's cyber security newsletter discusses Java exploits. Please view the newsletter here.

  • 9/12
  • 1PM to 2:15PM
  • CPACS Collaborating Commons

Senator Ben Nelson to Guest Lecture Sept. 12

The Political Science Department at UNO has invited Senator Ben Nelson, Politician In Residence, to be a guest lecturer on September 12 from 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. at the Collaborating Commons in the CPACS Building. His topic will be Bipartisanship in a Partisan Congress. All are welcome to attend.


'Aristotle on Knowing Who You Are' Presented by Dr. Agnes Callard Sept. 12

The Philosophy department at UNO is sponsoring 'Artistotle on Knowing Who You Are' presented by Dr. Agnes Callard from the University of Chicago.

Akrasia, or 'weakness of will,' is the name for acting against your better judgment: doing X while recognizing that it would be better to do Y. Socrates was the first philosopher to propose an account of weakness of will, arguing that it was a form of ignorance. Aristotle agrees with Socrates that akrasia is ignorance, but criticises Socrates for failing to specify just what the weak-willed agent (the "akratic") is ignorant of. Aristotle remedies that error by specifying not only the sentence but even the word that he thinks akratics don’t know, or at any rate, somehow can't use. I am going to argue, contrary to other interpretations of the passage in question (Nicomachean Ethics VII.3) that the word in question is: "I".

For more information, please contact Dr. Laura Grams, 402.554.2629.


'The Most Human Thing We Do: Religion and the Need to Create' Presented by Dereck Daschke Sept. 12

The Religious Studies department in cooperation with the Journal of Religion and Film are sponsoring 'The Most Human Thing We Do: Religion and the Need to Create' Presented by Dereck Daschke, chair of the Department of Philiosophy and Religion at Truman State Univeristy.

About Dr. Daschke
Dereck Daschke, Ph.D., is Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Truman State University in Kirksville, MO. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Religion and Film and has covered the Sundance Film Festival for the Journal. He received a master’s and a doctorate degree in divinity from The University of Chicago Divinity School, specializing in the area of psychology and sociology of religion. He also holds bachelors’ degrees in psychology and religious studies from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

His academic interests include apocalypticism, the psychology of religion, new religious movements, religion and health, and ancient and modern Judaism. In 2010 he published two books titled City of Ruins: Mourning Jerusalem through Jewish Apocalypse and A Cry Instead of Justice: The Bible and Cultures of Violence in Psychological Perspective. He is co-editor with Dr. Ashcraft of the textbook anthology New Religious Movements: A Documentary Reader. In 2001, he served as an expert witness in a copyright infringement case against the producers of the film The Omega Code.


The New York Times Representative On Campus Sept. 18/Stipends Still Available

New York Times educational representative, Paul Wilson, will visit UNO on Wednesday, Sept. 18. Faculty are invited to meet with him between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in the Jenkins room in MBSC for an informal session. Faculty members are encouraged to bring questions about the use of the newspapers in courses, NYTimes educational resources, online access, and home delivery. Maria Knudtson will also be available to help faculty with ideas for assignments and course development. There will be refreshments.

The faculty group, Newspapers in Curricula, still has stipend positions available for 2013-2014. In August, newspapers on campus became open and available for all members of the UNO community.

Contact Maria Knudtson with questions at mknudtson@unomaha.edu.

Campus Notices

Encore Presentation of 'Consider This...'

UNO Television produces the program 'Consider This...' with host Cathy Wyatt in the UNO Television studios.

This week UNO Television will feature an encore production of 'Consider This... Aging Inmates.' Cathy Wyatt's guests include UNO's Dr. Julie Masters, chair of the Gerontology Department; Bob Houston, director of the NE Department of Correctional Services; and Dr. Hank Robinson, research director of the NE Department of Corrections.

It will air again today at 12:30 p.m. and Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 12:30 p.m. on NET 2. NET will broadcast the show Sunday, Sept. 8, at 11:30 a.m. on NET 1. All times are Central Daylight Time.

UNO in the Media

UNO in the Media

Stergiou Discusses Biomechanics Building in UNMC New Horizons Newsletter
Dr. Nicholas Stergiou discusses the new Biomechanics Research Building and how this building will increase recruiting opportunities for new students and faculty.

UNO Men's Soccer Team Mentioned in El Perico
The UNO Men's Soccer team was mentioned in the September 5 issue of El Perico. The article mentions our players and their stats, our coaches, and the soccer pitch.


UNO Course Evaluation Instrument Workshop Sept. 10

The UNO Course Evaluation Instrument and its use in TABS will be the focus of an upcoming workshop for all faculty members on Tuesday, Sept. 10, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Roskens Hall IDEAS room 412.

Saundra Shillingstad and Carolyn Gascoigne will teach attendees how to use the instrument to look for patterns across semesters, document strengths and identify new approaches to help meet teaching objectives. They will also talk about the use of this instrument in the TABS (Teaching Analysis By Students) program.

To register, please contact the Center for Faculty Development at 402.554.2427 or unofacdev@unomaha.edu.


Powerpoint in the Classroom Workshops

Join the Academic Partnership for Instruction (API) for a four-week series focusing on ways to use PowerPoint for instruction.

"Voice Over PowerPoint" will introduce how to add recorded audio over the top of a completed presentation for delivery via Blackboard. "PowerPoint: Not Just for Presentations" will guide you through the process of creating a non-linear presentation that can be used for games and simulations, both in the classroom and via the web. "PowerPoint: Infographics" will cover how to create an infographic in PowerPoint and stitch the slides together using a cloud-based collage tool.

The classes build on each other, though it is not required to attend all four.

To register or for full descriptions, visit here.

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

Dates for classes:

Voice Over PowerPoint
Friday, September 13
9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Kayser Hall 543

PowerPoint: Not Just for Presentations
Friday, September 20
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Kayser Hall 538

PowerPoint: Infographics
Friday, September 27
9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Kayser Hall 543