Influential philosopher visits UNO

"I read Descartes when I was very young," said Saul Kripke, philosopher, teacher and genius, before a sizable audience Tuesday in the Arts and Sciences building.  "I thought, ‘philosophy is a terrible subject, very confusing.'"


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Let’s talk science

UNO Computer Science majors engaged in sessions on careers in computer science from Dec. 6 through 10. Through these events, the College of Information Science and Technology and UNO Department of Computer Science aimed to eliminate misconceptions about computer science careers and promote educational opportunities.


Holiday gone wrong

The holidays are a time to shovel mounds of sugary sweets into mouths, a time of mega-stores making mega-bucks off children's Christmas lists and a time of airports being backed up until the clock strikes midnight on New Year's Eve. But perhaps nothing defines the holiday season more than stories of poor traveling conditions. Here are five stories about holiday travel gone wrong:


Sculptures create inviting atmosphere

At the south entrance to Mammel Hall visitors, students and faculty are greeted by one of Jun Kaneko's massive sculptures. The piece is a bronze head with tabs projecting out of its sides. Gina Barrett, a visitor to Mammel Hall, stopped to take a second glance at the bronze head sculpture,
eyeing the statue with her right hand on her hip.

 


Aksarben Village adds excitement close to campus

What was once the home to the Aksarben racetrack is now occupied by a variety of entertainment, dining, shopping and residential units, all united under the name of Aksarben Village. Dining options at the Aksarben Village include Wohlner's, Godfather's Pizza and Jones Bros. Cupcakes. If students wish to grab a drink to go, they can also visit Juice Stop.

 


Entertainment Calendar: December 2010

What to expect this month in Omaha Entertainment.


Scott Court to add new South Campus housing

New housing developments at UNO will enhance the college experience for new and returning students.

Scott Court will be the latest addition to the student housing development on campus. Its four new buildings on the Pacific Street South Campus location will be home to nearly 500 students.