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2009.03.18 > For Immediate Release
contact: Sarah Casey - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2762 - email: sk.casey@yahoo.com

UNO to Present Sold-Out Presentation of "Calculus: The Musical"

Omaha - While some may assume only "math geeks" enjoy calculus, "Calculus: The Musical" promises to present the history of calculus in a nontraditional manner everyone can enjoy.

The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) will present a sold-out production of "Calculus: The Musical" at 1 p.m. Friday, March 20. Seats remain available for the 10 a.m. performance on the same day.

The production combines humor and song in a unique brand of "matheatre." It is described as a "blend of sketch comedy, musical theatre and classroom lecture," and is designed to show that while calculus is used in rocket science, the subject itself does not have to be rocket science.

The concept behind "Calculus: The Musical" was initially created as a classroom teaching tool for a high school math class by teacher Marc Gutman. Gutman's teaching techniques combined both the study of math and the art of humorous song and dance to make the math concepts memorable and easier to understand. Since its earliest days in the classroom, "Calculus" has evolved into a full-fledged musical production that tours the country. After traveling with the production for two years, Gutman handed over the production reigns of "Calculus" to the Know Theatre of Cincinnati in 2008.

"Calculus: The Musical" will be presented at UNO in Room 101 of the College of Public Affairs and Community Service Building, south of UNO's Criss Library. It is sponsored by the UNO Dual Enrollment Program.

For more information, contract Kelly Malone at (402) 554-3810 or malonek@unomaha.edu

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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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