Omaha – 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.
On Thursday, May 2, the Oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffett, made a special visit to Mammel Hall on UNO's Pacific Campus as part of an interview with Fortune Magazine that was broadcast live on CNN.com. During the interview, Buffett officially joined Twitter for the first time with the tweet "Warren is in the House," and was promptly followed by thousands including friend and fellow financial celebrity Bill Gates.
The interview was also important for many UNO students, who got the chance to ask Buffett questions about his investment philosophy and what the economy may hold for the next generation.
The visit wasn't Warren Buffett's only connection to UNO; however. A portrait of Buffett currently hangs in the Mammel Hall entryway and, in the 1960s, Buffett helped teach several classes as an adjunct.
Surprisingly enough, Warren wasn't the only Buffett to visit UNO in 2013. In November, Howard G. and Howard W. Buffett came to campus for a Q&A session with NU President J.B. Miliken about the father-son duo's new book "Forty Chances" about the steps that can be taken to begin ending world hunger.
Students who attended the event received free signed copies of the book as well as some expert advice.
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