• 2013
  • 11/21

Extra Lab Hours for NUFlex Enrollment

There is an additional computer lab scheduled for assistance with the 2014 annual enrollment. Feel free to stop by Durham Science Center 104 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

  • 12PM to 1PM
  • MBSC Chancellor's Room

Middle East Forum

The Middle East Forum continues today in the Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room beginning at noon. Please view the flier for more details.


Service Learning Headlines

As part of their P-16 service learning project, the UNO Freshmen Leadership Council will be joining Nathan Hale Middle School's student council, led by Mr. Tyler Schaben, at 3:30 p.m. The Freshmen Leadership Council utilizes the opportunity to learn and grow in the knowledge of Student Government, in order to help students improve their experiences on campus through involvement and connections and positively represent the freshman class. Through this project they hope to have an impact on Nathan Hale students involved with student government.

As a part of their P-16 service-learning project and in conjunction with Professor Tanya Seina's Social Work and Civic Engagement course, UNO students will help Buffett Middle School students pitch project ideas to the Literacy Center of the Midlands. These projects revolve around raising awareness of literacy issues in the Omaha metro area, as well as raise awareness of the work of the Literacy Center.


'Willa Cather, Germany, and the Nazi Regime: A Complicated Relationship'

The Criss Library is hosting 'Willa Cather, Germany, and the Nazi Regime: A Complicated Relationship' presented by Dr. Charles Johanningsmeier, professor and Jefferis Chair of English, beginning at 7 p.m.

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.

This event is open to the public. Refreshments will be served.


Geography Awareness Week Continues

Geography Awareness Week continues with a talk on urban/environmental interactions in the Durham Science Center room 115 beginning at 7:30 p.m. For more information view their flier.

  • 11/22
  • 12PM
  • HPER 211

The Biomechanics Research Building Invites You to a Presentation by Marisol Rodriguez | Nov. 22

"Grants for Innovation and Businesses"

Marisol U. Rodriguez is the Technology Commercialization program director at the Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC). She has organized more than 20 training events in the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Technology Transfer (STTR) arena with training programs on SBIR/STTR proposal writing, cost proposals, commercialization and Intellectual Property. She has met with 95 businesses about the SBIR/STTR application process and requirements, funding assistance with the State and private investors, and as a result 12 clients have received $1M in funding and four research/industry partnerships have been formed. In addition, Rodriguez has facilitated visits of SBIR/STTR program managers to Nebraska from Department of Energy, Department of Defense--Missile Defense Agency and the National Cancer Institute.

Rodriguez assists the companies, investors, scientists, university researchers and entrepreneurs that have the potential to bring innovative technologies to the commercial marketplace. She provides services including secondary market research, startup advice, business model creation, stakeholder engagement, research and development funding, financing alternatives and networking/resource identification.


Math Calculus Bee | Nov. 22

The UNO Math Department is hosting its second annual Calculus Bee on Nov. 22 at 1 p.m. in the Durham Science Center, Room 115/116. Seventy-six Calculus I students took a written calculus exam last week and the top 16 scorers will go head-to-head in a speed round competition. There will be free pizza for all spectators, and students and faculty from all departments are invited to attend!


UNO Hockey on NET | Nov. 22

The UNO Hockey game versus Miami will be broadcast on NET on Friday, Nov. 22, beginning at 7:37 p.m. Can't make it to the game? Tune in to NET to watch your UNO Mavericks!


Writing Across the Curriculum Faculty Seminar | Apps. Due Dec. 2

UNO faculty are invited to participate in a two-day seminar on Writing Across the Curriculum. The seminar will be held in the Milo Bail Student Center on Thursday, Jan. 9, and Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Participating faculty will consider WAC's twin objectives--using writing tasks to promote students' understanding of course material in any discipline (writing to learn), and integrating writing tasks across the curriculum in order to support students' development as writers (learning to write). Faculty completing the seminar will be well prepared to teach discipline-based writing and writing-intensive courses.

During the two day seminar, interactive sessions will address the challenges students face when they undertake academic writing tasks, best practices for assignment design, responding to and evaluating student writing, and supporting multilingual writers. Participants will bring papers written by their own students, compare their assessments to those of their colleagues, and consider similarities and differences across disciplines.

The seminar is supported by the Writing Center and the Center for Faculty Development. Participants will receive $250 directed to their departments for travel and other professional expenses.

A brief application form is posted on the UNO Writing Center website, on the Faculty Resources page here.

Applications are due Dec. 2, and applicants will be notified by Dec. 6.

For more information contact Travis Adams, Writing Center director, at gtadams@unomaha.edu or 402.554.3587.

  • 12/10
  • 3PM to 5PM
  • MBSC Chancellor's Room

Retirement Reception for Anne Ludwig | Dec. 10

After 36 years of service with UNO and the International Studies and Programs department, Anne Ludwig will retire in January 2014. Please join us in honoring and celebrating her many years of dedicated service to UNO. A campus-wide reception will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 10, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the MBSC Chancellor's Room.


Electrifying Announcement from Criss Library

Criss Library is pleased to announce the availability of quick-charging multi-device hubs! Hubs are equipped to charge all USB micro and mini devices, Apple legacy and lightning devices, and also have standard outlets. Come check it out and recharge at the library!

This Week in Maverick Athletics

This Week in Maverick Athletics

This Week in Maverick Athletics is back. Click here to see how your Maverick athletic teams are doing!

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  • 11/22
  • 12PM to 1PM
  • MBSC Gallery Room

Creativity and Collaboration for Leaders Workshop | Nov. 22

On Thursday, Nov. 14, Drs. Gina Toman and Karen Falconer Al-Hindi participated in a workshop entitled, "Reimagining Leadership: Creativity and Collaboration," at Kaneko. They'll share what they learned in this informal, interactive brown-bag. Coffee and cookies will be available; feel free to bring your lunch.

What: Creativity and collaboration for leaders
When: Friday, 11/22/2013
Time: Noon to 1 p.m.
Where: MBSC Gallery Room
RSVP: Not necessary unless you are bringing a group.

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Open Parking and Shuttle Bus Schedule Over Thanksgiving Break

During Thanksgiving vacation, November 27, 28 and 29, there will be open parking on campus. See below for more information regarding the open parking schedule and shuttle bus schedule.

Wednesday, November 27:
- No parking permits will be required and the east parking garage will be open.
- Pay to park at the meters, will be limited to visitors only from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Faculty, staff and student parking at the meters during this time is not allowed.
- Parking in reserved or handicap stalls (unless displaying a valid handicap permit), drive aisles and fire lanes is not allowed.
- Loading Zone time limit is enforced.

Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29:
- No parking permits will be required and the east parking garage will be open.
- Free parking at the meters. Visitors, faculty, staff and students allowed to park at meters.
- Parking in reserved or handicap stalls (unless displaying a valid handicap permit), drive aisles and fire lanes is not allowed.
- Loading Zone time limit is not enforced.

Campus Shuttle Bus Service revised:

Wednesday, November 27:
- Pacific to Dodge shuttle will operate on limited basis from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Crossroads to Dodge shuttle will not operate.

Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29:
- No shuttle bus service.

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

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NBDC Professional and Organization Development Open House | Dec. 6

NBDC will be hosting a professional and organization development open house on Dec. 6 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Mammel Hall.

- Introduce ourselves to the public
- Give public an opportunity to meet NBDC facilitators and learn about our course offerings

- We will have breakout sessions throughout the afternoon and provide brief presentations
- We will have tables set up in atrium with information on courses and certificate programs
- We will have light hors d’oeuvres, desserts and refreshments set up in atrium
- We will have drawings for free individual classes!

UNO in the Media

UNO in the Media

Sizing up health care for students
Marcia Adler, director of Health Services, is quoted in this article regarding the Affordable Care Act and students.

UNO students, entrepreneurs, franchising professionals benefit from gift
UNO alumnus John Morgan recently gifted $1 million to UNO's College of Business to endow a community chair in entrepreneurship.

'Hunger Games' aside, odds not always in favor of film heroines
Adam Tyma, professor of communications, is quoted in this article regarding heroines in films.

Obamacare: Democrats, including Festersen, keep a healthy distance from website woes
Randy Adkins, political scientist at UNO, is quoted in this article regarding the Affordable Care Act.

Sen. Kintner applauds the University of Nebraska system
Sen. Kintner wrote an opinion editorial regarding the NU System.


Campus Holiday Open House | Dec. 4

The Chancellor and Vice Chancellors invite you to the UNO Campus Holiday Open House!

Date: Wednesday, Dec. 4
Time: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom

If attending, please RSVP to Donna at dhathawa@unomaha.edu no later than Tuesday, Nov. 26.

View the flier here.