• 2013
  • 12/13

Physics Colloquium

There will be a physics colloquium from noon to 1 p.m. in Durham Science Center room 170. Dr. Andrew Baruth from Creighton University will present on, "Directed Self-Assembly--a New Frontier for Nanolithography."

  • 2PM to 4PM
  • MBSC Umoho Room

Retirement Reception for Dr. Jeff Peake

After 40 years of teaching Geography at UNO, Dr. Jeff Peake is retiring. Please join us in celebrating his many years of service to the department, College of Arts & Sciences, and UNO. A campus wide reception will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the MBSC Umoho Room.


UNO Bands in Concert

The Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Concert Band will present their final concert of the fall semester. The concert is entitled "A Day Worth Living" and will feature works by Aaron Copland, Nathan Daughtrey, John Mackey and Ron Nelson. The performance will take place in the Recital Hall of the Strauss Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public with a $5 recommended donation. For further information, please contact Andrew Feyes at 402.554.3854 or Tim Nutting at 402.554.3602.


Best of 2013: Biomedical Informatics Degree Approved

It was a special year for UNO in 2013 with countless events, achievements, special guest visits and national recognitions for students, faculty, staff and alumni.

Back in March, UNO received final approval of a joint Master's of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program in biomedical informatics with the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) by the Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education (CCPE). For more information, visit the UNO homepage after noon!


Service Learning Over the Weekend

UNO aviation students from Professor Scott Vlasek's Introduction to Aviation course will be visiting the Strategic Air and Space Museum with Mr. Randall Howard's students from Burke High School as part of a P-16 service learning project celebration on Saturday, Dec. 14. The students will be presenting fact sheets on various aircraft they have made for the museum. The students will enjoy breakfast together as well as a day of free admission to the museum.

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  • 12/15
  • 10AM

Department of Black Studies Course to be Featured on Heartland News | Dec. 15

The Department of Black Studies course 'HIV/AIDS in Africa' taught by Dr. Manfred Wogugu will be featured on Heartland News Sunday, Dec. 15, at 10 a.m. The project is in conjunction with the Service Learning Academy.

Dr. Wogugu and UNO students have been working with students at Lewis and Clark Middle School about HIV/AIDS awareness.

For questions, please contact the Department of Black Studies at 402.554.2412 or Lblake@unomaha.edu.

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  • 12/15
  • 1PM to 3:30PM

Skate with the Mavs | Dec. 15

Interested in skating with your favorite Maverick Hockey players? You're in luck! Fans of the UNO Hockey team will have an opportunity to skate on the ice with the team when they host 'Skate with the Mavs' on Dec. 15. The cost is $10 and includes a game ticket to an upcoming hockey game, autograph poster and more.

For more information, please click here.

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Criss Library to Extend Hours for Prep and Finals Week

Criss Library will be offering extended hours for prep and finals week this semester. "We are pleased to offer students this additional time," said Steve Shorb, dean of Criss Library. The library will stay open until 1 a.m. Monday through Thursday during prep week, and Sunday through Wednesday during finals week to allow UNO students additional research and study hours.

Extended library hours schedule:

Sunday, Dec. 15: Open noon to 1 a.m.
Monday-Wednesday, Dec.16-18: Open 7 a.m. to 1 a.m.

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UNO Bookstore Holiday Sale | Continues through Dec. 21

Happy holidays from the UNO Bookstore! The annual Bookstore Holiday Sale going on now through Dec. 21. It's the best time of the year to pick up a gift for your favorite Maverick student, parent or fan!

Buy one, get one for 50 percent off in apparel, hats and blankets. Plus, all children's books, holiday books and hardbound and paperback bestsellers are 20 percent off. The holiday sale is in-store only and limited to in-stock items. Second item must be of equal or lesser value.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter (@MiloBailSC) & Instagram (UNOBookstore) to view the UNO Bookstore 12 Days of Gift Ideas countdown!

UNO Bookstore Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, December 14: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Saturday, December 21: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Questions? Please contact Jacinda Brooks at jbrooks@unomaha.edu.


December Health Insurance Premium Holiday

Thanks to positive results for our health plan, with lower-than-projected health claims for 2013, the University of Nebraska is offering all active employee members of our health plan a one-month "premium holiday" for December 2013. Employees will not pay medical or dental insurance premiums in December 2013. There will be no deductions on your December biweekly or monthly paychecks for medical or dental insurance premiums if you have coverage at UNO. Action is not required on the part of employees.

Your total savings will depend on which plan(s) you are enrolled in. For example, an employee enrolled in our Basic Option Employee Only medical and dental plans will realize gross savings of about $146 (before taxes), while an employee with Basic Option Family medical and dental coverage will realize gross savings of about $307 (before taxes).

If you have any questions, please contact your campus benefits office at 402.554.2465.


ORCA Announces FIRE Grant Availablity

The Office of Research and Creative Activity (ORCA) is pleased to announce the following internal funding opportunity for UNO faculty: Fund for Investing in the Research Enterprise (FIRE).

FIRE grants will support the collection of preliminary data / proof-of-concept for faculty projects that demonstrate a high potential for attracting substantial external funding. Awards of $20,000 are available to single investigator FIRE proposals, and multi –investigator/collaborative FIRE proposals may request up to $35,000.

Deadline for submissions is Dec. 17 by 11:59 p.m.(CST).