• 2013
  • 10/8

Service Learning Project Information

Hilary George's art class at Blackburn Alternative Program, along with students from Skinner Magnet Center, will install their Truffula Tree at the Joslyn Art Museum. This is the culmination of their P-16 service learning project with Professors Stu Bernstein and Rosemary Edzie and the Peter Kiewit Institute, as well as Elmo Diaz at Blacksmith Shop Omaha. The event will run from 9 a.m. to noon at the Joslyn.

  • 10/9-10/12

UNO Theatre Presents The Cripple of Inishmaan

Come see Martin McDonagh's tale of a young man desperate to break away from the tedium of daily life. Performances run Oct. 9-12 in the UNO Theatre. The house opens at 7 p.m. with a 7:30 p.m. curtain for all performances.

Set on a remote island off the west coast of Ireland in 1934, The Cripple of Inishmaan is a strange but comic tale in the great tradition of Irish storytelling. As word arrives on Inishmaan that Hollywood director Robert Flaherty is coming to the neighboring island of Inishmore to film Man of Aran, the one person who wants to be in the film more than anybody is young Cripple Billy, an unloved boy whose chief occupation has been gazing at cows and yearning for a girl who wants no part of him. Billy is determined to cross the sea and audition for the Yank, and as news of his audacity ripples through the rumor starved community, it becomes a merciless portrayal of a world so comically cramped and mean-spirited that hope is an affront to its order.

For tickets, visit the UNO Theatre website or call the box office at 402.554.PLAY.


U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Traveling Exhibit at Criss Library | Oct. 9-Dec. 4

Criss Library will be hosting a United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Traveling Exhibition, "Fighting the Fires of Hate: America and the Nazi Book Burnings," from October 9 through December 4. This exhibit will be on display on the lower level of the library.

Additionally, in association with this exhibit, there will be a lecture by Chuck Johanningsmeier on Thursday, Nov. 21.

Willa Cather, Germany, and the Nazi Regime: A Complicated Relationship
Throughout her lifetime, Nebraska's best-known author, Willa Cather, greatly admired German culture and was deeply influenced by a number of German American friends. Such affinities, however, were greatly complicated by the rise of the Nazis in the early 1930s and their subsequent actions. Acknowledging that not all American authors responded in the same way to German actions of the 1930s and 1940s, this presentation will detail how Cather's relationship with Germany -- and that country's attitude toward her -- evolved during these tumultuous years.


Sen. Ben Nelson Guest Lecture | Oct. 10

The political science department at UNO has invited Senator Ben Nelson, politician in residence, to be a guest lecturer on Oct. 10 from 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. at the Thompson Alumni Center in Centennial Hall. His topic will be, "The Parties on the Shutdown and the Debt." All are welcome to attend.

  • 10/10
  • 7PM

KANEKO Hosting Free Screening of "The Other Half of Tomorrow" | Oct. 10

KANEKO would like to invite all UNO students, staff, and faculty to a special film screening of, "The Other Half of Tomorrow," on October 10 at 7 p.m. at Film Streams' Ruth Sokolof Theater [1340 Mike Fahey St., Omaha]. Q&A with filmmaker Sadia Shepard to immediately follow.

For more information, please visit the KANEKO website.

  • 10/12
  • 7AM to 5PM

East Parking Garage: Lot V Closure | Oct. 12

The top level of the East Parking Garage (Lot V) will be closed Saturday, Oct. 12, from approximately 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. due to construction activity. A crane will be blocking the entrances and exits to Lot V. The crane will be lifting materials onto the roof of Arts and Sciences Hall as part of the renovation project.

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


API Offering Desktop Publishing Training | Oct. 30, Nov. 6

The Academic Partnership for Instruction (API), a division of Information Services (IS), is offering two training sessions in desktop publishing.

InDesign I-- Wednesday, Oct. 30, 10 a.m. to noon, Kayser Hall 543
This session provides an introductory hands-on opportunity to learn desktop publishing using the InDesign software package. While designing a poster and a newsletter, participants will learn to insert and manipulate text and graphics and create a "master" template to use for future designs.

InDesign II-- Wednesday, Nov. 6, 10 a.m. to noon, Kayser Hall 543
In this next level of InDesign you will create a brochure. While designing the brochure we will address document planning, layout and bleeds as well as tools for publishing concerns. We will also reinforce skills learned in the previous class. Knowledge of other Adobe software titles is helpful but not necessary.

All UNO faculty and staff are welcome. Registration is required and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Although there is a limit of 15 seats for both sessions, we will take a waiting list for a future training.

To register for this training click here. For more information or to be added to the registration waiting list, contact IS Technical Support at 402-554-HELP (4357) or unohelpdesk@unomaha.edu.

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Chancellor Christensen Delivering State-of-the-University Address | Oct. 9

Chancellor John Christensen will deliver his annual state-of-the-university address at UNO's fall convocation Wednesday, Oct. 9, in the Strauss Performing Arts Center beginning at 10 a.m.

Christensen is expected to discuss the university's efforts to build capacity, implementation of an enrollment management plan, and strategic priorities across the campus, as well as progress on long-range goals.

Christensen will also discuss the development and facets of our value statement.

Convocation begins at 10 a.m. at the Strauss Performing Arts Center Recital Hall. UNO faculty, staff, students and the public are invited to attend the free event.

A reception at the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom will immediately follow Christensen's remarks.

For more information, call 402.554.3502.

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API Offering Series on UNO's Google Apps for Education (G-Mav) | Oct. 9, 11, 18

Join the Academic Partnership for Instruction (API) as we explore 10 of Google's most-used apps available through UNO's Google Apps for Education (G-Mav) subscription.

The suite of software applications and services available through our subscription may be accessed using your UNO NetID username and password.

The series kicks off Wednesday, Oct. 9, and concludes Friday, Oct. 18. Each session will focus upon different applications:

Wednesday, Oct. 9: Google Drive (formerly known as Google Docs)
Friday, Oct. 11: Google Gadgets (Google Forms, Translate, Google+ / Chat / Talk)
Friday, Oct. 18: Google Sites (wiki software)

All sessions will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Kayser Hall Room 543 and will feature API staff highlighting not only the technical features of these apps but also how you can connect these resources to your teaching, learning, and productivity needs.

To register for each session, visit the API event calendar.

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

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  • 10/10
  • 10AM to 1PM
  • MBSC

UNO's Fall Volunteer Fair | Oct. 10

UNO's Fall Volunteer Fair is happening on Oct. 10 on the second floor of the Milo Bail Student Center. Stop by from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and learn from local nonprofit organizations that are in need of our assistance.

Attending organizations will fall under these categories:

Education, Ages, Environment and Sustainability, International, Health, Arts, Social Advocacy

Individuals benefit in psychological, social and cognitive areas because of volunteer experiences. Volunteering is also extremely beneficial for your professional development and resume, as you will be exposed to new people, settings and skills.

For more information visit here.

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Writing Center Workshop Series: Citing Sources in the MLA and APA Styles | Oct. 10

Whether they're undergraduates writing research papers for class or advanced scholars writing for publication, many writers find themselves bogged down in the details of citation-- quotation marks or italics? Comma or period? Author's full name or just the initials? The UNO Writing Center can help.

The Writing Center's graduate consultant, Kathy Radosta, has developed interactive workshops on the most frequently used citation systems. Workshops are free and open to any member of the campus community.

Workshops on the APA style:
Thursday, Oct. 10: 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (MBSC Gallery Room)

Light refreshments will be served. These workshops are FREE, but space is limited. Please register by contacting the Writing Center at 402.554.2946 or unowritingcenter@unomaha.edu.

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  • 10/10
  • 3PM to 5PM
  • HPER

Wellness Center Open House | Oct. 10

The Wellness Center will be hosting an open house on Oct. 10 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. There will be opening remarks at 3:30 p.m. followed by food and tours. For more information, view their flier here. Stop by to learn more about the Wellness Center!

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Emmy-winning Composer Visiting UNO | Oct. 10

Larry Groupe, an Emmy-winning composer from Hollywood, will give a presentation on writing music for film, television, and other commercial applications. He is an active professional composer whose presentation is sponsored by the UNO Department of Music.

It is free and open to the public and will take place on Oct. 10 between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. in the Strauss Performing Arts Center Recital Hall. If you have questions about the presentation, contact Ken Bales at kbales@unomaha.edu.

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  • 10/10
  • 5:30PM

Dulce Matuz Giving Keynote Address | Oct. 10

Latino Heritage Month culminates this year with a keynote address by Dulce Matuz, president of the Arizona Dream Act Coalition, an immigrant youth-led organization focusing on the fight for higher education and immigrant rights.

Dulce, who was honored last year as one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World for her activism in the immigration reform movement, will share her story, talk about immigration issues, and discuss how she serves as an advocate for undocumented immigrants including college students.

For more event information, download the flier here.

The event includes an authentic Salvadoran dinner and features Mariachi performances by Las Cecilias. People are encouraged to arrive early for optimal seating. Event is brought to you by Multicultural Affairs, Association of Latin American Students, and American Multicultural Students.

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  • 10/11
  • 11:30AM to 1PM
  • PKI 279

The College of IS&T Roundtable Presents Mina Youssef | Oct. 11

The College of IS&T Round Table presents Mina Youssef of the Network Dynamics and Simulation Science Laboratory in the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech.

He will present on Network Reliability: Answering Questions about Dynamical Processes in Complex Networks on Friday, Oct. 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in PKI 279.

Wraps & veggies provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

Presentation starts at noon. Please rsvp to anastase@unomaha.edu.

About Mina Youssef
Mina Youssef is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Network Dynamics and Simulation Science Laboratory in the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech. His research is mainly focused on dynamical processes in complex networks, applications of optimal control theory in complex networks, robustness of networks, analysis of social networks and cascading failures in power networks. Mina received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Kansas State University in 2008 and 2012, respectively.

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Campus Community Rounding Up for United Way of the Midlands | All Week

"Round Up" to support the United Way of the Midlands! Now through Friday, Oct. 11, round up your purchase in the Milo Bail Student Center Food Court, and the difference will go to the United Way of the Midlands. Payments can be made using cash, credit card, or MavCard.

UNO in the Media

UNO in the Media

Brown Discusses Fear with Hansen
Joseph Brown, a UNO psychology professor, talked with Matt Hansen about fear and "why the vast majority of our fears make no sense — and also perfect sense."

UNO Initiative to Close IT Gender Gap Hits a Milestone
The College of Information Science and Technology has reached its first funding goal, according to Dean Hesham Ali.

Landow Discusses Government Shutdown
Paul Landow, professor in the political science department, discusses the government shutdown.

UNO Student Creates App for Artificial Insemination
Rachel Ostrander, a junior at UNO, created an app to help farmers keep track of the artificial insemination of their cows.

CBCSD Graduate Receives Promotion at UNO
Theresa Barron-McKeagney, the current director of the Grace Abbott School of Social Work, will be the new associate dean of the College of Public Affairs and Community Service, effective Oct. 14.

  • 11/6-11/8

UNO Hosting International Research Conference | Nov. 6-8

The International Association for Service Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE) is hosting its annual conference at the Hilton in downtown Omaha on November 6-8.

Hosted by UNO, the conference will showcase research conducted by scholars, practitioners, and community partners across the United States and the world. With more than 175 presentations and posters, and numerous networking and mentoring sessions, there will be many opportunities to learn about and share experiences rooted in community engagement.

The keynote speaker will be acclaimed writer, speaker, and activist Parker J. Palmer, founder of the Center for Courage & Renewal and author of several books including The Heart of Higher Education and Healing the Heart of Democracy. His keynote luncheon address on Nov. 7 is titled "Higher Education and the Future of Democracy."

In addition to full conference admission, participants may purchase one day admission, pre-conference admission, or tickets for the luncheon address by Dr. Palmer. Tickets for the luncheon address are included in the full conference admission fee. Early bird pricing ends Sept. 15.

For more information and to register, please visit here.