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2012.03.02 > For Immediate Release
contact: Charley Reed - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2129 - email: cdreed@unomaha.edu

UNO College of IS&T to Feature “Symphonic Leadership” Workshop

Omaha - Area IT professionals are invited to attend the April 2012 IT Professional Development Academy hosted by the College of Information Science and Technology (CIST) at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO).

One of the highlights of the upcoming IT Academy will be the “Symphonic Leadership” session, led by Jeremy Baguyos, UNO’s coordinator of music technology, in collaboration with Barry Ford and the Heartland Philharmonic Orchestra (HPO). The presentation will use the setting of the symphony to demonstrate lessons in leadership.

“Symphonic Leadership” will be held on the afternoon of Friday, April 6, beginning with lunch and training in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS) Collaborating Commons and finishing with hands-on engagement with the HPO in the Strauss Performing Arts Center.

Five other IT Academy sessions will be held on Thursday, April 5, and the morning of Friday, April 6, at the Peter Kiewit Institute on UNO’s Pacific Street Campus.

The IT Academy leverages the intellectual expertise available at the university to offer high quality, affordable, locally accessible, cutting edge IT education and training in key topics of interest to local professionals.

IT Academy sessions combine current research with problems of practical interest to IT professionals. Each session includes specific learning outcomes that encompass some theory, problem-solving activities and in-class hands-on practical experience. IT Academy sessions are held quarterly covering new and emerging topics that are important to IT community. Some sessions from past academies are repeated, depending on their popularity. Faculty and staff from CIST lead the sessions.

The topics for the April IT Academy sessions include:

• Overcoming the Mum Effect: The Threat of Silence in Software Projects
• A Guide to the Landscape of Parallel Computing Innovation – Fundamentals of parallel programming
• Living with Legacy Systems: Techniques for Maintaining and Understanding Old Software
• Introduction to HTML5 for the Mobile Web • Increasing Individual Creative Capacity: Techniques to Improve Innovative Thinking
• Symphonic Leadership (offered in collaboration with the Heartland Symphonic Orchestra)

For additional information or to register for the April academy, please visit http://ITAcademy.unomaha.edu or call (402) 554.2380. Discounts for multiple session registrations are available. Each four hour session costs $175 per person and includes one meal.

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