• 2013
  • 10/14
  • 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.


Service Learning Information

From October 14-18 students from a TLC Sophomore Seminar class will be hosting a change drive called "Change for Change" to help fund a hospital that is being built in Haiti. As a part of their P-16 service learning project, students in this TLC Sophomore Seminar class have been asked to create a project that involves both the community and residential life at Maverick Village, as well as utilizes their personal strengths. Students will be passing out envelopes throughout Maverick Village Saturday through Sunday (Oct. 12-13) for apartments to collect change. A flier regarding specific information about this fundraiser can be located in the Maverick Village Clubhouse.

Monroe Middle School students will join Dr. Karen Murch-Shafer and the Anatomy Academic Assistants from noon to 2 p.m. to participate in an advanced dissecting opportunity at the new Allwine Hall Lab. The event allows UNO's Anatomy Academic Assistants the opportunity to practice instructing younger students while the Monroe students will have an opportunity to partake in dissecting activities directed toward college undergrad students.

  • 10/15

How to Get Into Graduate School Workshop | Oct. 15

Are you interested in applying to graduate school? Come to this workshop to hear tips on how to find the right graduate program for you, the exams you need to take before applying, and the general application process. There will be representatives from UNL College of Law, UNMC College of Nursing and Medicine, departments from UNO, and more.

For more information, please view their flier here.

  • 10/29, 10/30

Active Shooter Training Offered | Oct. 29, 30

Active Shooter training is being offered to our campus community in order to help prepare us in the event of an incident. The training is being jointly offered by UNO EHS, Campus Security and the Omaha Police Department.

- Tuesday, Oct. 29, in Eppley Administration Building: Room 102 from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- Wednesday, Oct. 30, at Mammel Hall: Room 122 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

This training includes:

- 1.5 Hours of Interactive Training
- Review of Actions for Surviving an Active Shooter Incident
- Examine Potential Threat Indicators
- Work Area Security/Safety Review
- Emergency Preparedness Overview

For questions call Tyler Davis, EHS at 402.554.2239 or to RSVP email tadavis@unomaha.edu.

To view emergency training videos and information, visit here.

To sign up for UNO's Alert Notification System, visit here.


ESL Grammar Question & Answer Session Presented by the UNO Writing Center | Oct. 30

Students who are learning English as a second or third or fourth language have many questions about grammar, punctuation, and academic uses of the language. Kathy Radosta, the ESL specialist in the UNO Writing Center and an instructor of ESL classes in the English department, is hosting an English grammar question and answer session. Bring course papers with instructor's comments that need further explanation or those difficult points that have always caused frustration. This informative session will be driven by the questions that students bring with them.

The workshop will be held Wednesday, Oct. 30, from noon to 1 p.m. in Arts and Sciences Hall Room 154.

To register, please go here.

For more information email the Writing Center at unowritingcenter@unomaha.edu or call 402.554.2946

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Writing Center Offering GRE Prep Workshop | Oct. 16, 24, 26

Anyone planning to take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) will benefit from this workshop offered by the UNO Writing Center. It will introduce both the issue task and argument task portions of the GRE Analytical Writing Section. The workshop will be offered three times:

Wednesday, Oct. 16: 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 24: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 26: 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.

All three workshops will be held in ASH 154 next door to the Writing Center.

Seating is limited, so please register here.

Please contact the Writing Center with any questions at unowritingcenter@unomaha.edu or 402.554.2946.

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Peace Corps Event | Oct. 16

Are you looking for unique teaching opportunities? Do you want to make a difference? Learn about teaching opportunities in the Peace Corps and talk with former Peace Corps volunteers.

UNO's College of Education and International Studies and Programs invite you to a special Peace Corps event on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Roskens Hall room 412 (the Ideas Room).

UNO's Peace Corps recruiter Linda Tucker will be on hand to talk about the Peace Corps' distinctive opportunities and answer questions on how to apply for the toughest job you'll ever love.

"The Peace Corps has opened lots of doors for me in my ESL career, both here in the States and abroad," says Anne West-Leclou (RPCV Gabon 1988-90), ESL Specialist in the Intensive Language Program at UNO. "Not to mention traveling, learning to speak a new language, and meeting some incredible people."

Refreshments will be served. Questions? Contact Wendy Loewenstein, IDEAS Room Coordinator, 402.554.3653 or wloewenstein@unomaha.edu.

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API Offering Series on UNO's Google Apps for Education (G-Mav) | Oct. 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 kicked off Oct. 9 and concludes Friday, Oct. 18. Each session will focus upon different applications:

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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  • 10/26
  • 11Am to 2PM
  • HPER Gymnasium

Mav Kids Halloween Bash | Oct. 26

Celebrate Halloween a little early with the UNO community! The Halloween Bash is fun for all ages and features games, prizes and candy. The event is free and open to everyone. For more information, visit here.

If you would like to donate candy, prizes, or volunteer for the event contact Lisa Medina at 402.554.2859 or lmmedina@unomaha.edu.

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College of IS&T Grant Week | Nov. 4-8

The College of IS&T is hosting Grant Week Nov. 4-8 at PKI. The campus community is invited to stop by to hear speakers and panels on a range of topics from "How to Win a Federal Grant" to "The Proposal Review Process: An Insider's Look at Federal Review Panels." See attached schedule for more information.

Uno in the Media

UNO in the Media

Susan G. Komen Nebraska and UNO Partnering
Nebraska's chapter of the Susan G. Komen Foundation has partnered with UNO's athletic department this year to help raise money and mindfulness locally. Head volleyball coach Rose Shires said the partnership not only helps educate the public about the disease, it also helps bring the community together.

Sen. Nelson on the Govt. Shutdown
Sen. Ben Nelson was on campus this week and discussed the government shutdown.

Sleepout for the Homeless
Phi Beta Sigma fraternity stayed up all night to collect donations for the homeless. All of the donations will go to the Open Door Mission.


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. 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.


IRB Hours at UNO

To assist UNO researchers, the UNMC/UNO Institutional Review Board has scheduled walk-in hours in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Creative Activity, Eppley Administration Building, Room 203. No appointments are needed. Below are the dates and times they are available to discuss the IRB submission process, provide assistance with the IRB application, and answer questions about your human subject research study.

Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 14, from 10 a.m. to noon

Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 12, from 10 a.m. to noon

Contact Jenny Kucera at 402.559.6119 or jikucera@unmc.edu with questions or to schedule an appointment outside those hours.


Teaching Analysis by Students (TABS)

The TABS program, sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development, is designed to support faculty growth and development. Instructors may request TABS for their classes to help them improve their teaching methods. A trained TABS consultant will work with an instructor to identify and effectively use teaching strengths, isolate teaching problems and develop improvement strategies to achieve professional growth.

The fifth, sixth and seventh week of the semester is an excellent time to schedule TABS for your classes. For more information on the confidential TABS program contact the Center for Faculty Development at 402.554.2427 or unofacdev@unomaha.edu.