UNO alumnus publishes book about Omaha filmmaker Alexander Payne

Few Nebraska filmmakers have enjoyed the success that Omaha native Alexander Payne has. The film maker  is most known for his comedy-drama films "About Schmidt" and "The Descendants." But those aren't his only films. The UNO alumnus had his eye on Payne from the beginning when Payne made his directorial debut in 1991 with his student thesis film "The Passion of Martin."


Author of young adult book series ‘Nightshade’ to visit Omaha

Andrea Cremer, author of the "Nightshade" series, will be visiting Omaha.


Exploring the fiction of Patricia McCormick, crusading journalist and writer for young adults

National Book Award finalist Patricia McCormick discusses her work at the UNO Criss Library during an intimate reading of her latest novel, "Never Fall Down."


‘ The Dovekeepers’: an inspiring read

Alice Hoffman's novel  "The Dovekeepers" is a terrific, inspiring novel. It is also very complex, which makes it a bit harder to read compared to the common teen novel.


Journalism professor discusses his book on Native American culture

Hugh Reilly, associate professor in UNO's School of Communications, spoke Feb. 15 at a seminar for the Center for Great Plains Studies at UNL about The Great Sioux Uprising in 1862, a topic that inspired his book, "Bound to Have Blood: Frontier Newspapers and the Plains Indian Wars."


Award-winning illustrator speaks about his work at the Joslyn

Chris Raschka had a monumental decision to  make. He could either go to medical school, which would mean closing his sketch books for the next 10 years, or he could take a leap of faith into an art career.


Criss Library adds Kindle collection

The Criss Library's Kindle collection received an update recently, including the addition of a Kindle Fire and seven Kindle Touch devices. The devices arrived shortly before winter break and went into circulation as the spring semester began.


‘The Marriage Plot’ a good read

Jeffrey Eugenides' "The Marriage Plot" is not really about marriage, and while love and what it brings is a factor, this novel is really about self-discovery and the painful transition that often comes with entering adulthood.