UNO researchers speak at autism conference

Asperger's Syndrome, or AS, is a common condition part of a larger subset of developmental disorders collectively known as the autism spectrum. Individuals who have AS are often very intelligent and have focused and narrowly defined interests, but have difficulty understanding and interpreting social cues, such as tone of voice and body language. Often they seem aloof, uncaring or even rude, when in reality they simply don't understand. They must be taught the social skills that their typically developing peers learn naturally, which can be a laborious process.


Fit-ting it in

Students worry about exams and tuition, but we also care about weight gain. Most college students will gain about three to 10 pounds, also called the "Freshman 15," in their first two years of college, according to the kidshealth.org article, "Beating the Freshman 15."


UNO students turn class project into reality

UNO graduates and corporate sponsors unveiled Omaha's first outdoor fitness park June 29 at Elmwood Park.


UNMC College of Public Health features diverse students, projects

For many Omahans, living on the brink of the worst flood in decades is a disaster waiting to happen. For the students and faculty in UNMC's College of Public Health, it's an opportunity to help the community.

 


Fuel up like Team USA

(Family Features) U.S. Olympic athletes know what it takes to build a champion: a lifetime of determination and training, countless competitions and...

Downing chocolate milk after a workout can help replenish exhausted muscles

A Fit, Fun Summer Make smart fitness choices with post-workout recovery and hydration (Family Features) During warm-weather months, fitness enthusiasts often take their exercise routines to...

Night bike trek offers excercise, fun

The Meyer Foundation for Disabilities will hold a late-night bike ride July 16 in Omaha to raise funds for the organization.


OVC Offers Students New Experiences

As summer turns to fall and the temperatures start to become more comfortable outside, many outdoor enthusiasts rush to take advantage of the fall camping season.  Whether they're into hiking, kayaking or climbing, the UNO Outdoor Venture Center offers students the opportunity to plan almost any outdoor activity.