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2009.02.26 > For Immediate Release
contact: Beverly Newsam - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2129 - e-mail: bnewsam@mail.unomaha.edu

UNO Center for Economic Education to Host South African Educators

Omaha - Four South African economic educators will visit Omaha Tuesday through Sunday, March 10-15, in conjunction with a study tour hosted by the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Center for Economic Education (CEE) and the National Council for Economic Education (NCEE).  The group will meet with local businesses and tour UNO and Omaha schools.

The NCEE is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting economic literacy.  Study tours provide economic educators from partner countries with experiences designed to strengthen their ability to deliver economic education in their home countries. 

Through the exchange, U.S. educator-hosts and students have an opportunity to share their expertise with international colleagues and learn about economic education in emerging market economies.  In addition to the Omaha visit, the educators will spend time in Washington, D.C., and Cincinnati.

"The UNO Center, which has hosted similar study tours for economic educators from Ukraine, Georgia, Kazakhstan and Indonesia, is looking forward to meeting the South Africans and sharing information about its programs for teachers and school districts in the Omaha area that have made it a nationally recognized center for economic education," said Jim Dick, co-director of the CEE. 

At UNO, the educators will meet with College of Education faculty, tour the CEE and visit economics, human relations and elementary social studies methods classes.  The group will also visit Marrs Magnet School, Crestridge International and Global Studies Magnet School, the Omaha Branch of the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank, Werner Enterprises, the Durham History Museum, Joslyn Art Museum and the Holland Performing Arts Center.

For more information, call (402) 554-3464.

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UNO is celebrating its 100th anniversary. The celebration recognizes the partnership among the City of Omaha, its citizens and UNO to build a vibrant and dynamic community. The centennial theme is “UNO: Central To Our City Since 1908.” This theme acknowledges the past contributions of UNO to the community and sets the stage for great things to come.

UNO, inaugurated in 1968, emerged from the Municipal University of Omaha, established in 1931, which grew out of the University of Omaha founded in 1908. For Centennial information, go to http://www.unomaha.edu/100/.

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