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2009.03.16 > For Immediate Release
contact: Wendy Townley - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2762 - email: wtownley@unomaha.edu

OLLAS Charla Event to Focus on College Success

Omaha - The Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS) at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) will host its next Charla* Series event on Tuesday, March 24.

The event, titled “Success in College: It takes more than just hope,” will take place from noon to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center’s U Mon Hon Room, on the center's third floor.

The event’s speaker is Troy Romero, OLLAS and Goodrich Program faculty member. Romero will discuss research that contributes to academic success in higher education.

He will focus on the following:

• What are the differences between traditional and non-traditional students?
• What is the relationship between academic performance and social networks?
• How does identify play a role in academic success?
• How do students deal with unexpected obstacles?

The event is free and open to the UNO and Omaha communities. For more information, call (402) 554-3835.

* Charla means conversation or chat in Spanish.

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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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