• 2013
  • 10/11
  • 10/11
  • 12PM

Biomechanics Hosting Presentation by Barbara Ainsworth

The Biomechanics Research Building cordially invites you to attend a presentation given by Barbara Ainsworth, Ph.D., MPH, FACSM, FNAK, beginning at noon in HPER 211.

The title of her talk is, "Physical Activity Assessment--Lessons Learned."

About Ainsworth
Dr. Barbara Ainsworth, the associate director of the School of Nutrition and Health Promotion and a professor in the Exercise and Wellness Program at Arizona State University, is a renowned researcher with an outstanding publication record in physical activity assessment, physical activity and public health, and physical activity in women. She is the past president of the American College of Sports Medicine and has received numerous honors and awards. We are truly privileged to have her here.

Epidemiologists have been measuring physical activity and sedentary behaviors as a risk for chronic diseases and mortality for nearly 60 years. They have used direct observation, questionnaires, pedometers and accelerometers, and proxy reports. While we have learned a great deal from these studies – that regular physical activity and avoiding sedentary behavior can prevent many chronic diseases and prolong life – advances in our ability to quantify human movement is variable. This presentation will focus on the progress in measuring physical activity over the decades and offer insights into our ability to capture daily movement and intentional physical activity behaviors.


Service Learning Project Information

Students from Dr. Strasser's Animal Behavior Laboratory Psychology course and students from Our Lady of Lourdes Parish and School will be meeting at the Omaha Henry Dooly Zoo from 9 a.m. to noon to carry out field observations on the animal behaviors of four different species of animals at the zoo. This P-16 Service Learning project will allow the students to work with zookeepers and behaviorists at the zoo to help them answer questions that they may have regarding certain animals' behaviors and interactions with other species being kept within close quarters.

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 visit the Nebraska Humane Society to complete their service project from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.


UNO Bands in Concert | Oct. 11

UNO Bands proudly presents the University Concert Band and the Symphonic Wind Ensemble in concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Strauss Performing Arts Center.

The concert will feature a unique program entitled, 'Ecstatic Beginnings,' and is designed to pay tribute to the founding of the Symphonic Wind Ensemble in the fall of 1978 by Dr. James Saker. The following pieces are included in the concert program:

UNO University Band
-Nathan Hale Trilogy - Mvt 1, Intrada by Jim Curnow
-Yorkshire Ballad by James Barnes
-Nevermore by Brian Balmages
-Joy Revisited by Frank Ticheli

-Brief Intermission-

UNO Symphonic Wind Ensemble
-Ecstatic Fanfare by Steven Bryant
-First Suite in E-flat by Gustav Holst
-October by Eric Whitacre
-The Debutante by Herbert L. Clarke
Mr. Jason Johnson, trumpet
-Symphonic Dance #3 'Fiesta' by Clifton Williams
-76 Trombones by Meredith Willson, arr. Ito

The concert is free and open to the public with a $5 recommended donation.

If you have any questions, please contact Interim Director of Bands Andrew Feyes at afeyes@unomaha.edu.


UNO Theatre Presents 'The Cripple of Inishmaan' | Through Oct. 12

Come see Martin McDonagh's tale of a young man desperate to break away from the tedium of daily life. Performances run through Oct. 12 in the UNO Theatre. The house opens at 7 pm 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.


Digital Hoarders Wanted | Oct. 14

Do you hold on to old computer files? Do you refuse to delete cell phone photos or old messages? Maybe you just purchase additional hard drives to hold on to old data? If any of these descriptions fit you, or someone you know, there is an opportunity to help out local NBC affiliate WOWT with a story they are shooting on campus Monday, Oct. 14. Please contact Charley Reed, UNO media relations coordinator, at unonews@unomaha.edu or at 402.554.2129 for more information.

  • 10/16
  • 7:30PM

UNO Writer's Workshop Reading Series Continues | Oct. 16

Monique Truong, author of the award-winning novels, The Book of Salt and Bitter In the Mouth, will be the next featured writer in the UNO Writer's Workshop Reading Series on Wednesday, Oct.16, at 7:30 p.m., in the Art Gallery of the Weber Fine Arts Building.

Truong's best-selling The Book of Salt has been translated into numerous languages, was a New York Times Notable Fiction Book and a Chicago Tribune Favorite Fiction Book, and was honored with the Stonewall Book Award-Barbara Gittings Literature Award and a Seventh Annual Asian American Literary Award, among other awards. Bitter In the Mouth was named a best fiction book of the year by Barnes & Noble and Hudson Booksellers.

Truong wrote a monthly online food column entitled Ravenous for the New York Times' T Magazine. She has contributed to Real Simple, Town & Country, Conde Nast Traveler, Food & Wine, and Gourmet, and other publications.

  • 10/20
  • 12PM to 3PM
  • PKI

Explore Innovation at PKI's Open House | Oct. 20

You are invited to explore our innovative programs at the newly renovated University of Nebraska, Peter Kiewit Institute. You will enjoy faculty and student lab demonstrations from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's College of Engineering and the University of Nebraska at Omaha's College of Information Science & Technology.

Information regarding PKI Scholarships, including the prestigious Walter Scott, Jr. Scholarship, will also be available. Please join us on Sunday, Oct. 20, from noon to 3 p.m. Pre-registration is encouraged but walk-ins are welcome. Register here.

For additional information contact PKI at 402.554.3333.

UNO College of Information Science & Technology
Computer Science
Information Assurance
IT Innovation
Management Information Systems

UNL College of Engineering
(Programs offered in Omaha)
Architectural Engineering*
Civil Engineering
Construction Engineering*
Construction Management*
Computer Engineering
Electronics Engineering

*A program of The Durham School of Architectural Engineering & Construction


United Way Campaign Underway

We are two weeks into the University of Nebraska at Omaha's annual United Way of the Midlands Campaign. From generous donors throughout campus, we have raised $28,077, hitting 51 percent of our goal! Donations will be accepted until Oct. 31. Help keep our COMMUNITY STRONG!

The University of Nebraska at Omaha has been a proud supporter of the United Way of the Midlands for several years, as just one part of our continued commitment to our great community. Donor dollars are used for a network of 134 specific human service programs serving children, adults, families, and senior citizens in the Omaha community. This network and programming is carefully designed to make sure our neighborhoods have the services they need.

Click here to read a letter from the Chancellor about supporting the United Way of the Midlands. For more information about the United Way of the Midlands visit here.

campus notices

Fulbright Scholar Giving Recital on Campus | Oct. 13

Fulbright scholar Catherine Compton and pianist Allan Armstrong will present a recital of lieder of Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel and Felix Mendelssohn on Sunday, Oct. 13, at 5 p.m.

This recital highlights Compton's Fulbright project entitled, "In Her Own Right: The Music of Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel." The recital will be in Strauss Performing Arts Center Recital Hall. Admission is free for UNO students and faculty. Tickets for general public are $5 for adults and $4 for students/seniors and may be purchased at the door.

  • 10/14
  • 1PM to 2:15PM
  • PKI 158

The College of IS&T Roundtable Presents Vint G. Cerf | Oct. 14

The College of IS&T Roundtable presents Vint G. Cerf on Oct. 14 from 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. in PKI 158. Cerf is vice president and chief internet evangelist for Google. He is responsible for identifying new enabling technologies and applications on the internet and other platforms for the company.

Widely known as a "father of the internet," Cerf is the co-designer with Robert Kahn of TCP/IP protocols and basic architecture of the Internet. In 1997, President Clinton recognized their work with the U.S. National Medal of Technology. In 2005, Cerf and Kahn received the highest civilian honor bestowed in the U.S.--the Presidential Medal of Freedom. It recognizes the fact that their work on the software code used to transmit data across the internet has put them "at the forefront of a digital revolution that has transformed global commerce, communication, and entertainment."

Cerf holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from UCLA and more than a dozen honorary degrees.

Contact Angela Nastase at anastase@unoamaha.edu for more information.

campus notices
  • 10/18
  • 8:15AM

BE a MAV Day | Oct. 18

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will be having an open house event, BE a MAV Day, on Friday, Oct. 18.

Prospective students and their families will have the opportunity to visit with different departments, groups and organizations. They will also get to go on campus tours, see the residence halls, and learn all that UNO has to offer! The agenda for the day looks like this:

8:15 a.m.-- Academic/Organizational Fair
9:15 a.m.-- Who Wants to be a UNO Maverick?!
10 a.m.-- Campus Tour/Student and Parent Panels
11 a.m.-- Campus Tour/Student and Parent Panels
Noon-- Apply for Admission (Optional)
Noon-- Dodge and Pacific Campus Housing Tours (Optional)
1 p.m.-- Tours of Mammel Hall College of Business; Peter Kiewit College of IS&T, and Engineering (Optional)

Students can register for the program here. The program will begin at 8:15 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom. If you have any questions regarding the open house, please contact Megan Nelson at megnelson@unomaha.edu or 4-3524.

UNO in the Media

UNO in the Media

It's Time to Tell Our Story: UNO
Chancellor John Christensen on Wednesday talked about the value the university brings to students and to the community. Christensen delivered his State of the University address to faculty and staff a day after UNO's 105th birthday.

New Partnership Formalizes Tribal Emergency Management as Specialized Field of Study
Tribal nations from around the United States will soon benefit from the knowledge of how to prepare for and respond to emergency situations thanks to a first-of-its-kind partnership between UNO and the Tribal Emergency Management Association (iTEMA), which was formally announced on October 8.

Play Now: Christensen joins Tom and Discusses UNO's Future
Chancellor Christensen was on the Mighty1290 discussing UNO and where we are heading in the future.


Men's Hockey and Basketball Season Tickets Available Through Payroll Deduction, 20 Percent Off

Athletics is offering 20 percent off the purchase price of season tickets for UNO men's hockey and men's basketball programs. You can purchase tickets with a payroll deduction.

The 2013-2014 UNO hockey season begins tonight and features 19 home games. The UNO basketball season's first home game is Nov. 13, and the schedule features 14 home games. Notable hockey opponents in Omaha this season include Michigan, North Dakota and Minnesota Duluth, while the basketball team will square off against Seattle, Western Illinois, South Dakota State and Denver at the Ralston Arena.

To learn more or if you have questions, please contact Athletics at 402.554.MAVS (6287).


IRB Ed. Series Continues

The IRB Education Series continues on Oct. 16, with a presentation by Jenny Kucera, UNMC/UNO IRB Administrator, and Teresa Carlson, UNO Assistant Manager AP/SAP Training, Accounting Services. Kevin Jenny and Teresa will discuss the "Nuts and Bolts of Compensating Research Subjects."

The IRB Education Series continues with monthly presentations in November and December and features speakers who will discuss various human subject research topics.

All sessions will be held from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center, Chancellor's Room. Lunch and beverages will be provided.

See the attached flier here for the schedule of presentations and for registration information. UNO is not handling registration for these sessions. Attendees must register directly with IRB via the link on the flyer.